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Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:57 pm

This is my daughter with her take on the famous trombone silliness video by David Finlayson.

she's in beginning band this year, and has only been playing for a month. Really proud of her progress!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld7q7O2tJBw" target="_blank
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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby hduong » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:36 am

nice! Love the Rochut book!
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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby Ace » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:54 am

Very good progress in such a short time! Thanks for posting.

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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Oct 04, 2015 2:25 pm

here's a duet we just did. now she's been playing for 6 weeks


https://youtu.be/6ND7C8YK7Cc
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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby Michael Bush » Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:54 pm

58mark wrote:here's a duet we just did. now she's been playing for 6 weeks


https://youtu.be/6ND7C8YK7Cc" target="_blank


She must have had piano lessons or some other musical experience? Remarkable for six weeks in!
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Postby edsel585960 » Sun Oct 04, 2015 10:24 pm

Nice job for 6 weeks on. Nice to see dad and daughter playing together. I've been trying to get my daughter interested in playing for years to no avail. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Mon Oct 05, 2015 12:48 am

Michael Bush wrote:
58mark wrote:here's a duet we just did. now she's been playing for 6 weeks


https://youtu.be/6ND7C8YK7Cc" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank


She must have had piano lessons or some other musical experience? Remarkable for six weeks in!


Nope! Just been around music her whole life, but never played anything other than messing around. She's really taking to it. She could do a 5 note lip slurs after a few weeks, can play two octave scales from memory, and is really getting the reading down
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Re: Trombone silliness (my daughter)

Postby Michael Bush » Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:17 am

58mark wrote:
Michael Bush wrote:
58mark wrote:here's a duet we just did. now she's been playing for 6 weeks


https://youtu.be/6ND7C8YK7Cc" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank


She must have had piano lessons or some other musical experience? Remarkable for six weeks in!


Nope! Just been around music her whole life, but never played anything other than messing around. She's really taking to it. She could do a 5 note lip slurs after a few weeks, can play two octave scales from memory, and is really getting the reading down


That's impressive.
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:21 am

new video, here's three months of progress

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8HK-tMEPdI
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Dec 02, 2015 10:34 pm

change of pace, this time she's playing Euph.

nice high range, especially for a beginner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i8CPGQ ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:35 pm

She made it through tuba christmas season like a champ. played for our Church, and two full concerts, including Austin and Dallas

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkRa39-bbbM" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

here's some shots from the dallas and Austin TC

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Also, we just found out she's being promoted from beginning band and placed in her school's top band! Very exciting, and rare moved for somebody that's only been playing 5 months
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Three Valves » Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:04 am

That's a blast!!
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:44 pm

more updates

she got 1st chair top band on her second chair test

She was the only trombone to receive a one with honors at solo and ensemble, despite only having 4 weeks to prepare for it, and playing a class 2 piece (class two is usually challenging jr high, easy high school lit)

As of today, she's been playing for 5 months

I'm so amazed by this girl

I want to record her solo over the weekend and sent it to my close friend Barry Hearn (assistant principle of the National symphony) and get him to listen to her
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:44 pm

She got to play for Megumi Kanda today. we were at a masterclass, and Megumi Asked for volunteers. April raised her hand and ran up to the stage when she was called. Did Great! It was only afterwards that anybody found out she was a first year player.

Took some guts, playing in front of a whole audience of music majors and Professionals

so proud of my little girl


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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Thu May 12, 2016 1:07 pm

Yesterday I decided to upgrade her instrument after getting this killer deal on ebay

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That's a $3500 horn new
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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Sun Aug 21, 2016 10:52 pm

we played a trombone quartet tonight This was done at my Church's talent show. I'm the Alto player, but of course naturally I'm a tuba player. My wife is playing Soprano, even though it's been years since she played her trumpet. My daughter April has been playing Trombone for one year in school, and my son is a drummer who learned Bass Trombone just for so he could play this piece. I'd say it turned out pretty good considering all of that!

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Re: Trombone progress (my daughter)

Postby Mark Finley » Mon Aug 22, 2016 1:22 pm

Thanks, someday we might put an Edwards bell on it. I love the 22g red brass bell, but this one will do us fine for a long time

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