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Success isn't necessarily an arrival. Sometimes it is the first step in building confidence that you'll succeed. This is Denis Wick artist Carl Lundgren's account of those first successes that set the pace for his future career as a professional trombone performer, educator, and composer.

 

Your face and mouth structure has everything to do with how you make sound on the trombone. Carl experienced a debilitating injury that brought his life as a performing trombonist to a standstill. How do you handle that, and how do you come back? Find out in this #transform2perform interview with Carl Lundgren.

 

When faced with a new challenge or opportunity, what are the defining differences between the approach of a student vs. are a professional? Understanding this as a student is important because the professional approach is what the student is strives to achieve. Listen to Denis Wick artist Carl Lundgren's definition between the two - are you a student or a professional?

When you choose your mouthpiece, size and sound are 2 very important factors in that search. When all is said and done though, which one becomes more important? In this video, Denis Wick artist Carl Lundgren shares an interesting experience on stage that might shed light on the answer.

Many talented brass players have problems in high note playing which seem inexplicable. Often there is no obvious reason. These days the general standard of teaching and playing sophistication at a professional level is at an all-time high, but there are, of course, many amateurs who have not had access to the best teaching.

If there is one thing most brass players dread, it’s giving a lesson to a beginner.  No, it's not because we don’t want to see the next generation enjoying music the way we do, but it's because we have NO CLUE how to fill 30 minutes of time for a student that may or may not have her horn correctly assembled.