Andromeda Lullaby


Experimenting with the Rounds synthesizer, I came upon the underlying morphing sound in the beginning. After laying the sound foundation, I improvised a little ditty over it.

If you’re curious, Andromeda is a gallaxy about one and a half times the size of the Milky Way and can be seen with the naked eye on moonless nights (unless you live in the big city!)

I’m somewhat concerned with the calculation of scientists claiming that Andromeda will collide with the Milky Way in four and a half billion years. I’m starting on my fallout shelter just in case their math is off.

In the meantime, I need a lullaby…

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Being familiar with the great alto trombone playing of Michael Lake, I can attest that his words of wisdom don’t come from a theoretician, but from a remarkably  accomplished artist. I highly recommend this great book!!”

– Cristian Ganicenco, Principal Trombone, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Good guidance for the searching alto souls out there. A must-have for the shelves.

– Håkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra

I highly recommend Alto Trombone Savvy for players around the world wanting advice on handling the alto trombone at the highest level. Classical and jazz players both share the same challenges, and it’s great to have this book in either bass or alto clef to help answer some of those challenges.

– Carsten Svanberg, International Trombone Soloist and Professor of Trombone at the University of Music and Arts Graz

For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written, with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource.

– Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic

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