Eric Klay - Principal Bass Trombone, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
 
Publications
  
Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone
 
Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone by Eric Klay - sold over 2000 copies worldwide.In 1993 Eric Klay published the highly successful Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone incorporating a new edition of Daily Exercises for Trombone by Richard MacDonald, with a demonstration CD. Over 2000 copies have been sold worldwide.
 
Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone covers the basics required for successful trombone playing in a clear and concise manner, with special breathing exercises, slow slurs, fast lip flexibility exercises, trills, staccato and legato tonguing, soft and loud playing, alternate positions as well as practicing away from the instrument.
 
The demonstration CD (approx. 65 mins) contains most of the above exercises, including a piano guide for "buzzing". The CD was recorded in a dry acoustic allowing the listener to concentrate on the sound, technique and method of performance.
 
 
Review Quotes:
 
"I just want to say thank you for your fantastic book 'Daily Exercises [for Bb/ F Trombone]'. I have been using it every day for 6 years and it's one of the reasons I'm in the Berlin Phil today."
(Jesper Busk Sørensen, 2nd Trombone, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.)
 
 
"Many years ago, my father introduced me to Richard MacDonald's famous Daily Exercises for Trombone, last published in 1926, these wonderful exercises had been out of print for 67 years until Melbourne Symphony Bass Trombonist Eric Klay incorporated them complete, in his own Daily Exercises for Bb/F Trombone. This comprehensive text is a thorough treatment of the all too often neglected fundamentals of the trombone. Especially significant is the emphasis on the development of the low register and the good balance of material that the text offers. This is the best book on the subject and one of the few to deal with the control of extreme dynamics. The demonstration CD provides a valuable audio example of much of the text. I highly recommend this important book."
(Michael Mulcahy, Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
 
 
"It has obviously been well thought out and is comprehensive in style and content.”
(Alan Jenkins, former tubist, London Symphony Orchestra)
 
Published by Australian Brass Work Pty Ltd 1993 ©
 
 
Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) Publications
 
Written to meet Australian examination requirements, these books contain many new Australian compositions that range from fun to serious.
 
Students, young and old, will enjoy playing this repertoire and will experience a steady improvement in their ability and musicality:
  • Orchestral Brass Series 1 Trombone Grades 1 to 4
  • Orchestral Brass Series 1 Euphonium Grades 1 to 4.
 
The workbook contains all the technical requirements for examinations for Grades 1 to 8:
  • Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Technical Work Book.
 
Available from All Music Publishing & Distribution Pty Ltd (AMPD).
 
 
 
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