Practice techniques with Dave Taylor

Posted July 31st, 2023 by Christan Griego in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

I was on a trip to NY recently and sat down to talk shop with Dave Taylor. I wanted to make sure I asked him all the questions I get asked, and Dave did not hold back. I asked Dave to share his warmup techniques, his practicing style, and how he uses each one of the David Taylor line of Griego Mouthpieces.

Dave and I have known each other for over 26 years, and we are always learning new things from one another. Dave has always started with a quick warm up followed by a 20-minute rest. I was able to explain to him why that is such a huge key to him successfully playing for hour long concerts.

It’s a long video but Dave Taylor if anything, is one of the most entertaining people in the industry. So, sit back and enjoy…

One Response to “Practice techniques with Dave Taylor”

  1. gianfranco says:

    hi, I’m a bass trombonist, I listened to your interview with Dave Taylor, I’m a huge admirer of his, I would like to know if Dave uses different mouthpieces, and which ones, in his repertoire or does he only use one, I play in a symphony orchestra and I sometimes find myself in difficulty with the various pieces, is it right to change the mouthpiece? I add that I am self-taught and I learned the bass trombone from records… unfortunately thanks for the answer, I currently play Schilke 58 and 59

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