[Trombone-l] Positions

Tom Izzo contrabasstrombone at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 8 00:09:21 CDT 2008


Randy,


--- On Thu, 8/7/08, Randy Fendrick <jfendrick at bak.rr.com> wrote:

> From: Randy Fendrick <jfendrick at bak.rr.com>
> Subject: [Trombone-l] Positions
> To: "trombone-L" <trombone-L at server5.samford.edu>
> Date: Thursday, August 7, 2008, 3:48 PM
> I came across an etude book 66 Etudes by Anton Slama.  There
> are many 
> examples of numbers located over the top of notes. 
> Traditionally 
> thistypes of notation  indicate a position that is
> suggested for 
> placement of the slide to play the note, usually to make
> the passage 
> flow easier.  For instance,  Bb above the staff 5th
> position. These, 
> however, have position locations that I have never seen. 
> For example. 
> C in the staff, bass clef 4, D in the staff, 0, E 2, which
> is the 
> normal position, F natural 4, G 0, A 2, B 2, C 4.  Some
> position 
> numbers are underlined as 2 some have line over the number.

Some of those are fingerings for Bar & Euph.

>  Does 
> anyone have an explanation for this numbering system?  In
> other words, 
> is this written for trombones in G or Eb, or what?
> Any help in this regard would be greatly appreciated.
> later,
> rf
> Randy Fendrick
> Southside Chicago Seven
> Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, ret

Tom



      


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