Rangebuilding on the Trombone will assist trombonists in developing playing skills in the high range. The books’s various chapters address skills far beyond merely “hitting the notes at all.”
This book also attempts to help players develop the endurance to play high for some time(lead), the intonation to play pleasantly, the finesse to play high in a variety of styles, the accuracy and reliability to play lead with confidence, and the agility to play intricate passages.
-- Tom Ervin
"…profound insights about the correct approach to the high range, as well as admonitions about commor traps. The exercises and the technical suggestions are presented undogmatically, allowing considerable latitude and ingenuity from each player. . . I am already recommending it to my students. . . Contains a number of ideas not previously in print."
-- Milt Stevens, Principal Trombonist, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington D.C.
"Don’t leave home without it!! Absolutely Essential!! All-comprehensive regarding the development of the high range. I like it!"
-- Bill Watrous, Jazz Recording Artist
"I found your approaches thoughtful and practical, developing physical responses and strength, ear sensitivity, intellectual awareness resulting in a more secure, expanded natural upper register…exercises and dialogue mixed–GOOD IDEA– students are more apt to read the stuff!!!I’ll use it!!"
-- Tom Everett, Director of Bands, Harvard University, Founder, International Trombone Association
"…contains all the elements conducive to good results, and is compiled in a concise and easy-to-use manner…a most valuable addition to the trombonist’s study materials…I know of no other book like it. Bravo!"
-- Byron Peebles, Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra