Progressive Exercises for Building Tone & Technique
This book is a MUST HAVE for trombonists -- an essential slurring method book. Due to the unique nature of the slide, special attention must be paid to natural slurs using alternate positions and the trigger. Because the patterns and action of the trombone slide are so different from other brass instruments, this book is worth a close look. Brad has done a thorough job, and explores trombone technique much differently than the usual presentation. The first section covers "slow" slurs. These deliberate and specified studies run you through the gamut of small and large intervals with ease and progressive challenge. Next, the book covers "fast" slurs, building facility and agility through the entire range of the instrument. Finally, the last section is a series of melodious etudes that can be entirely slurred -- a rare find that precisely covers all manner of technique with the slide, while focusing on the patterns themselves, regardless of key signature. In addition, Brad has broken down all of the studies by difficulty and skill level, allowing you to improve as quickly and logically as possible. All teachers should use this book. All students should use this book.