So, now you're back in shape after some time off, and you're in the middle of summer. Schools out, and the next school year is still more than a month away. Perhaps you have a summer job, or some camps to attend, but this doesn't mean you should pack up your trombone, baritone, or euphonium until August! The summer is a great time to experiment, get a leg up before school starts, or just play for fun! Here's some options to explore:
And of course, there are plenty of other ways to stay active during the summer months, so find any music that excites you and get to playing! Use the same beautiful sound you make during the school year, and play your new music for your friends and family. And please share your music with me! I'd love to hear a performance in our next lesson, or a recording you made!
The best thing you can do is find music you enjoy and play it! Play with your friends, or play along with a recording. A quick search on YouTube might bring up some backing tracks that can let YOU play the melody too! Happy practicing!
Jeff Dunn, trombone
An avid educator, performer, and advocate for music.