Anticipating my upcoming vacation to Hawaii, my instincts lead me down an irresistible musical path.

Before I knew it, I was creating an ode to relaxation on sun-drenched beaches filled with beautiful women, cool breezes, and the calming rhythm of the ocean waves.

Coincidentally, I recently acquired the digital version of a grand thumb piano called the Array Mbira. This magnificent instrument is played with tines connected to a large resonant wooden chamber. At the time, I didn’t exactly know the use to which I would put it. I just fell in love with the gorgeous sound. Soon after I began learning it however, I discovered Hawaii living deep within its soul!

Enjoy Hawaiian Dreams.

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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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