Practical Suggestion to Improve Your Trombone Playing #6

TromboneWhen playing legato, concentrate on the air stream. Each note should be connected to the next by a constant and steady stream of air. The tongue merely touches the air stream to give the legato effect and to avoid glissing. The tongue is the glissando eraser. Practice legato phrases without tonguing and concentrate upon keeping the air stream steady. Then practice, legato tonguing by tonguing smoothly on a single note.