Oh nothing, just a guy playing unbelievable multiphonic harmonies with himself on ONE TROMBONE

10 October 2016, 15:52

trombone multi-phonics

This is the work of brass wizard James Morrison, who can apparently play unbelievable melodies on his trombone in 1st position and harmonise with himself.

Here’s an incredible version of Duke Ellington’s ‘Things Ain’t What They Used To Be’, with extensive multiphonics from soloist James Morrison.

Basically we can’t really understand how this even works, but multiphonics is a pretty niche technique used in the woodwind world so that soloists can harmonise with themselves. It takes a LOT of practice.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Get Lucky Music History

Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' in every classical music style is both educational and impressive

Sunny Li Liszt Piano Workout

This pianist plays Liszt on four pianos and it's a full-on workout

Page turner concerto

This Concerto for Page Turner is breaking down barriers for page turners everywhere