A page for my trombone students at The University of Arkansas at Monticello. 

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

Or CLICK HERE for some great books to improve technique.

The Very Useful Trombone Book

Contains all sorts of useful information for trombone players including:

Practice tips

Daily routines

Tuning & intonation 

Technique 

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

Coordination

Tonguing

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)

 

SELECTED TROMBONE TECHNICAL STUDY

 

 

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