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Alternate Positions (And How to Use Them)

By David Mathie • June 01, 2021

In the brass family, alternate fingerings are rarely needed and rarely used, with the exception of the trombone. On our instrument, alternate positions are of vital importance and make it possible for us to have technical facility approaching that of the valved brass.

 

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