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. 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”.
With this tool, you can listen to New York Philharmonic principal trombonist Joseph Alessi perform each excerpt. Isolate tricky passages, annotate your Alessi-edited sheet music and make note of how each individual note is shaped and executed.
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.
YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES
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.
Exclusive “one-on-one” video lessons and commentary on orchestral excepts and performance. Mr. Alessi discusses interpretation, intonation, rhythm and more.
Detailed annotations for each excerpt with emphasis on Articulations, Breathing, Phrasing and Slide Positions