This fall there is a second printing of Breakfast.
With the new printing there is a new companion audio compact disc.
In the second printing of Breakfast accompaniment drones now provide soft overtones of octaves and pure harmony (3-to-2) fifths.
The new drones also have a slight decay; each one sounds, then immediately starts getting slightly softer.
The new drones, for many trombonists, are more pleasant,are easier to align pitch with, andwork better at low volume.
In the second printing of Breakfast tracks 16 and 17 of the disc provide tonic, rather than dominant, drones.
Relationship to the tonic is basic,
the dominant is already embedded in the exercises themselves, and
practice of these drills will now be two cents higher than with dominant drones
-- the difference is small, but we might as well practice the very best notes for each key.
The second printing of Breakfast also has a new page of warm-up slurs entitled, "Before Breakfast."
It is a good idea, first thing in the practice day, to warm up the breathing apparatus, the torso, before asking the arm to move quickly.
It is also a good idea to get back in touch with the quirks of the instrument and mouthpiece.
The new page of slurs helps identify which partials of the instrument are likely to be naturally sharp or flat.
Knowledge of the quirky partials helps, both in individual practice and in ensemble, to figure out what to do when intonation doesn't sound right.
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