Interview with Douglas Yeo

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National Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist Matthew Guilford has published a fascinating interview with his teacher, Boston Symphony Orchestra bass trombonist Douglas Yeo. Doug's insights into life in the back row of an orchestra are refreshing and worth reading by every trombonist.

My favourite thing to do in the orchestra? Play soft chorales. I love playing softly. Really softly. For me, the most rewarding part of any piece is the moment when I get to play a soft chord with the rest of the low brass section. It may not be moment that has any great musical significance and most people won't even notice it. But the satisfaction I get from being part of a soft chord is something that I find deeply rewarding, far more rewarding than blowing my head off in some fortissimo passage.

Interview with Douglas Yeo.

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