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Ben's Basics For Trombone by Ben Van Dijk, pub. BVD Music


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For bass or tenor with F attachment, this book has exercises and discussion about everything from breathing pre-warm up, daily routines and warm up, as well as examples of excerpts from the literature. A lot of useful information for all.

"Bravo Ben! I am so impressed with your new method book. Many of your concepts I use myself in my own practicing and performing, especially your wonderful thoughts on breathing and blowing. It is great to see your own concepts documented in such a clear and convincing way, and so thoroughly! All trombonists will benefit from your words and exercises. I will recommend your book to all of my students"

-- Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone New York Philharmonic

"Congratulations to Ben on a wonderful book. Congratulations to the rest of us for having such a great resource available to us! Ben"s book will be a great help to players of all levels. This is a truly musical approach to the daily routine of trombone playing. I will use this book for my teaching and I for my own daily practice. Thank You Ben for your generous gift to the trombone world."

-- John Engelkes, Bass Trombonist San Francisco Symphony

"This is a unique, highly practical work for every serious student of the trombone - no matter how advanced he/she might be. Ben van Dijk's topics are Breathing, Daily Routines and Warm-ups, which he presents profoundly and with a healthy philosophy. The author's wealth of experience, insight and understanding is extraordinary.

Ever one of his many 'tips' will without a doubt prove invaluable, as it is carried by a strong enthusiasm and love for the trombone, its teaching and music in general. Beside text and exercises you find a rich collection of famous names and photos included, making users aware, in what elitist company they are.

Congratulations to Ben, who did the work and congratulations to the young players, who undoubtedly will benefit from it."

-- Heinz Fadle, Prof. Hochschule fur Musik, Detmold/Germany

"Dear Ben, cordial congratulations on the publication of your terrific book! I assure that this book is beneficial not only to the young generations aspiring to be trombone players but also to orchestra player like ourselves. With the many pieces of advice based on your experience, this book gives great hope and is encouraging to many players."

-- Inoue Jumpei, Bass Trombonist Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra


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