ALESSI MUSIC STUDIOS

        This site is dedicated to my father, Joseph Alessi Sr., who was a professional trumpet player and teacher to countless trumpet players in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was also my first brass teacher starting me on the cornet and later on the trombone. For many years I have thought about publishing a book on trombone technique. Instead of doing this, I redirected this idea in the form of a website dedicated to all aspects of trombone playing and musicianship. I intend to add content to this site for years to come, and I will dedicate my time and efforts to adding worthwhile content. Currently we have four areas for you to peruse. Warm-up, Video Tutorials, my recordings of orchestral passages, and the Orchestra “Machine” which is a new way to prepare orchestral excerpts; playing along with an orchestra as part of your audition preparation. We intend to improve this site and we welcome your suggestions.

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Warm up with Mr. Alessi Warm up with Mr. Alessi

        Mr. Alessi’s Documentation of his Personal Warm-up.  Warm up with him,  alternating between his playing and yours and listening to his thoughts on all aspects of the process. CLICK HERE FOR A DEMO

Mr. Alessi's Recordings Mr. Alessi's Recordings

        To guide you, Mr. Alessi’s own recordings of the excerpts will help you understand how to play with the correct sound, rhythm and style. CLICK HERE FOR A DEMO

Video Tutorials Video Tutorials

        With this feature, you can watch and listen to New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi on in-depth video tutorials. In these lessons, Mr. Alessi discusses many important aspects of trombone performance including buzzing, slide technique and tuning. All video tutorials have English and Italian Closed Captions (CC) subtitles and other languages will follow soon. CLICK HERE FOR A DEMO

The Orchestra ``Machine`` The Orchestra ``Machine``

        The ultimate in ‘real-time’ simulation, the Orchestra “Machine” is a complete library of sound samples, compiled with and without a complete trombone section, allowing you to create the professional, symphonic experience in your own practice space. Hear and feel how each excerpt works within the context of an orchestral performance of the highest caliber. CLICK HERE FOR A DEMO

YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES

Warm up with Mr. Alessi Warm up with Mr. Alessi
Mr. Alessi’s Documentation of his Personal Warm-up.  Warm up with him,  alternating between his playing and yours and listening to his thoughts on all aspects of the process.
Mr. Alessi's Excerpt Recordings Mr. Alessi's Excerpt Recordings

To guide you, Mr. Alessi’s own recordings of these excerpts will help you understand how to play with the correct sound, rhythm and style.

Follow the Maestro Follow the Maestro
You can follow M° Filippo Cangiamila as he conducts selected excerpts in the Orchestra “Machine”.
Pick Your Pitch Pick Your Pitch
Pick you pitch center A=440, 441, 442 and 443 are available.
25% Discount for a Private Lesson 25% Discount for a Private Lesson
Active subscribers receive a 25% Discount for a 1 hour in-person private lesson with Mr. Alessi.
Video Tutorials Video Tutorials
Exclusive “one-on-one” video lessons and commentary on orchestral excepts and performance. Mr. Alessi discusses interpretation, intonation, rhythm and more. All videos have English and Italian subtitles.
Orchestra ``Machine`` Orchestra ``Machine``
Click here for a list of the works already in the “Machine” and those “Coming soon”
Annotated Excerpts Annotated Excerpts
Click here for a short video about the detailed annotations for each excerpt with emphasis on Articulations, Breathing, Phrasing and Slide Positions.
Score Videos Score Videos
Click here for a short video about following the complete score to better understand the WHOLE picture
Excerpt Exercises Excerpt Exercises
Click here for a short video about making the best of your workout with the Excerpt Exercises!
Musical Terminology Musical Terminology
A dictionary at your fingertips of the meanings of all of the French, German and Italian musical terms found in trombone excerpts.
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        On this site you will find a new way to prepare orchestral excerpts; playing along with an orchestra as part of your audition preparation. Your orchestra is called  the Orchestra “Machine”. The developer of this audio device is my good friend Stan Adams, former trombonist with the RAI in Rome.  In my opinion, too many players present themselves at auditions not being aware of the musical score for the excerpt; the important musical themes, harmonies and orchestrations that precede the excerpt and that lead up to the “big moment”. On many occasions, the candidate will play in the wrong tempo or with incorrect style or faulty rhythm. I find that students and professionals will practice an excerpt over and over again, not ever getting the gist, essence of the meaning of the piece – not to mention the intonation and harmonic progressions.

        Somebody once said that going to auditions was always the same result, FAILURE, until this person started listening to and practicing with the recordings. After doing this for awhile, that person’s efforts led to success. Similarly, after practicing with the Orchestra “Machine”, you can take with you to the audition all the necessary information and play in a more calm and confident way because you are hearing the orchestra in your head.   Please try it out by clicking here.

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Joseph Alessi
The New York Philharmonic, Principal Trombone

Alessi Music Studios Presents the Orchestra "Machine"

Students Test Drive the Orchestra "Machine"

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