I currently teach at The University of Arkansas at Monticello, Arkansas.

Please browse my PDF books and links to great brass related websites.

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The Very Useful Trombone Book

Contains all sorts of useful information for trombone players including:

Practice tips

Daily routines

Tuning & intonation 


Care & Maintenance

Instrument choice and more...

Free PDF  (75 Pages)


Scales & Arpeggios For The Trombone

Major, minor & chromatic scales notated for the trombone.  Essential for developing:

Sound Production

Breath Control



Slide Technique 

Free PDF  (20 Pages)


Bebop Theory For Trombone

This PDF book explains scales, modes, and contains some cool patterns and jazz licks notated for the trombone in bass clef.

Chord Symbols

Scale & Modes

Patterns & Licks

Altered, Diminished, Augmented, Whole-tone...

Free PDF  (43 Pages)


Vowel Sounds On The Trombone

A quick simple explanation of how we can use vowel shapes to help us improve tone and play intervals more efficiently.

Free PDF  (2 Pages)

Brass Playing Websites 


Trigger Exercises for Tenor Trombone

If you are new to the F-attachement trombone, here are some simple exercises to help improve co-ordination, sound & intonation.

Free PDF  (9 Pages)





New Method For The Modern Bass Trombone - Eliezer Aharoni


Arban’s Complete Method For Trombone - Jean Baptiste Arban


Modern Flexibilities For Brass - Scott Belck


Progressive Lip Flexibilities For Brass - Scott Belck


Tenor Trombone Method - Buddy Baker


Musical Calisthenics For Brass - Carmine Caruso


Long Tone And Flow Studies For Trombone - Vincent Cichowicz


Setting Up Drills For The Trumpet - H.L. Clarke


Advanced Lip Flexibilities For Trombone - Charles Colin


Complete Modern Method - Charles Colin

10 Minute Warm Up - Michael Davis


Flexus - Trumpet Calisthenics For The Modern Improvisor - Laurie Frink & John McNeill

A Systematic Approach To Daily Practice - Claude Gordon


to be used in conjunction with the following:

(i)    Technical Studies - H.L. Clarke

(ii)  Characteristic Studies For The Cornet - H.L. Clarke

(iii)   Grand Method for Trumpet or Cornet  - Saint Jacome

(iv)   Lip Flexibilities  for Trumpet - Walter Smith


Thirty Velocity Studies For Trombone - Claude Gordon

Technical Studies - Clarke-Gordon

One Hour A Day - Urbie Green


The Remington Warm-Up Studies - Donald Hunsberger


The Original Louis Maggio System For Brass - Carlton MacBeth 


Doodle Studies and Etudes - Bob McChesney


Method For Bass Trombone - Allen Ostrander


The Breathing Book For Tenor Trombone - David Vining


The Double Valve Bass Trombone - Alan Raph 

The Pivot System - Donald S. Reinhardt