What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body by David Vining is appropriate for trombone players at all levels.
What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body applies anatomically accurate information to playing the trombone—for example, the arm and slide technique, breathing and tone production, the tongue and articulation, etc. By teaching from a position of anatomical accuracy, this book provides a secure somatic foundation upon which to make music, thereby making your movements free of tension and reducing your risk of injury. The result is a beautiful tone, improved technique, and minimum effort in your playing.
"David Vining's research and increased self-awareness have resulted in his book What Every Trombonist Needs to Know About the Body. It is a remarkable volume which will be of tremendous use to future generations of trombone teachers and players." — Denis Wick, Principal Trombone (retired), London Symphony
Trombonist David Vining is the founder and co-owner of Mountain Peak Music, a publishing company devoted to offering innovative, healthy teaching methods for all musicians. Mountain Peak Music represents Mr. Vining’s personal mission, combining his extensive performing and teaching background with insights learned through his remarkable recovery from embouchure dystonia.
Mr. Vining is a dynamic performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals nationwide. As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company, he recorded several CD’s and toured the United States and Europe performing recitals, masterclasses, and concerts with orchestras. Currently a member of the Flagstaff Symphony, he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Vining has appeared on college campuses coast-to-coast in recital and as a guest soloist with ensembles, and recorded a solo CD, Arrows of Time.
Currently Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. A native of Cocoa, Florida, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff with his wife Leslie, daughter Sarah and son Benjamin.