Mutes!

The blogosphere…. one more thing to take up valuable time! ¬†However, we will discuss trombone related issues here so I welcome any comments!

First post…. Trombonists (and all brass players for that matter), please make it a habit to show up to every big band gig you do with the following¬†mutes:
Cup
Bucket
Straight
Plunger

You can purchase all of these mutes for less than $100 and if you take care of them, the chances are good that you will have them for decades. There is nothing worse than sitting in a trombone section where two of the four members are sans mutes, having forgotten them or, in some cases, having never owned any! Not cool.