Project Description

B.Mus. (Laurier)

Andy Dolgin has been fortunate to have had an incredibly varied career. Though the majority of his musical training is in classical trombone, Andy plays many instruments in the brass family. Since graduating from the Faculty of Music at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2015, Andy has had the pleasure of both writing and playing in a wide range of styles from avant garde contemporary classical to hip hop and everything in between.

Get to know Andy…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: Watching television, Rock climbing, Martial Arts

Musical influences: Brass Band Music, Late Romantic and Impressionist Music, Ray Anderson

Favourite food: Kishke

Least favourite food: Kale

Favourite music: Anything with thick horn harmonies and a driving groove

Favourite song: Mister Chameleon by King

Favourite movie: Planet of the Apes (1969)

Favouirite movie music: Rhythm of the Pridelands (music cut from the 1994 Lion King movie)

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Into the Woods

Best quote from your teacher: “…and that’s the trombone.” -Jay Costello

Favourite quote: “You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake, it’s a choice.” -Steven Denn

Favourite book: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Best thing about teaching at ABC: At ABC I get the opportunity to positively shape musical minds.

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Melodious Etudes for Trombone

Cover of Melodious Etudes edited by Johannes Rochut

Widely considered among Trombonists as an almost sacred musical text, the Melodious Etudes of Marco Giulio Bordogni are required learning for musical style, range, and expression for the developing and serious Trombone student.

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Arban Complete Method for Trombone

 Cover of Arban Method for Trombone
Arban’s fundamental method book for trumpet was first published in 1864 and has held a top spot in trumpet studies ever since. In 1936, two of the finest trombonists of the day, Charles Randall and Simone Mantia, revised the method for trombone, creating the basis for trombone studies over the ensuing 75 years. Today, Alan Raph brings the Arban into the 21st century, enhancing and expanding the complete Arban text, and addressing new skills and techniques developed up to current times. Sections have been expanded (i.e., scales, arpeggios), and new sections have been added (i.e., slide drills, contemporary forms of double and triple tonguing). Alternate positions have been updated and expanded. Sometimes F-attachment positions are given to facilitate awkward slide movements.
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