Bodybuilding for Brass Players: Interview with Tim Anderson

Timothy Anderson is Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. Professor Timothy Anderson shares his experiences and wisdom related to growing up and recovering from heart transplant surgery. He discusses how becoming a better human-being will make you a better musician. He also emphasizes the importance of practicing fundamentals; quality of sound, air, endurance, and always playing with a good sound. Professor Anderson shares the importance of creating a family-like trombone studio culture that is free of tension.

Bodybuilding for Brass Players: Workout and Improvised Warm-up #1

In this episode I share an early morning practice and workout session. I alternate between lifting weights and improvising with the radio on multiple instruments (tenor trombone, bass trombone, and tuba). When going from weights to playing an instrument be mindful of your body’s fatigue level. Make sure you don’t over do it and hurt yourself.

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