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    trombone improv technique

    Hello,
    I've been playing trombone for seven years now and I'm going to college to major in music next year. I, up to this point, have seen all the techniques trombonists can employ during improv or just any time. i.e. doodle tonguing, circular breathing, lip trills, etc. The only thing I've heard to this point that I can't make sense of is a improv trick used by the bass trombonist in the song "Twisted". http://www.rewindplay.com/airmenofno...bonevoyage.htm
    It is available for free download at that link. If anyone could inform me what its called and how to do it, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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    Oh, and by the way, he does it at 1:45.

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    It sounds like he is depressing his F attachment valve part way and just lipping to get a sort of glissando sound. Trumpet players do the same thing - there it's called "half-valve".


    Bruce

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    thats what i had figured and I tried it. If that is how its done, then it is really hard.

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