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Lip Slurs

Lip Slur Melodies


Lip Slurs: Free sample pages

Lip Slur Melodies: Free sample pages

Lip Slur Melodies: Lyrical melodies and duets, all using natural slurs.

Presented as a companion to the well-known original Lip Slurs, this new collection offers up over 130 pages of etudes and duets, all using natural slurs on the trombone!


Lip Slurs: Progressive Exercises for Building Tone and Technique

Lip Slurs is an 84-page comprehensive supplement for any trombone player wishing to build technique and improve tone quality. The difficulty ranges from basic to virtuoso.
It includes three main sections:

  1. Slow Slurs – To build tone, improve range and develop control.
  2. Fast Slurs – To build facility throughout the range of the instrument.
  3. Lip Slur Melodies – All the legato phrases can be played completely with natural lip slurs.


Here’s what people are saying about Lip Slur Melodies

I love playing these because they are beautifully melodic and every note is coming from or going to a natural slur. I think you have really hit the essence of Arnold Jacobs’ teaching. This makes it easy: just blow air and move your lips and slide with the rhythm. Thank you, Brad Edwards !!

Charlie Vernon
Bass Trombone, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Depaul University

Here’s what people are saying about Lip Slurs …

This is the bible of Lip Slurs. If you ever get bored of your routine, simply get a copy of Brad Edwards’ Lip Slur Book and these exercises will last you a lifetime. I have always said that it essential to visit lip slurs everyday you pick up the horn. This is the perfect book to keep you going.

Joseph Alessi
Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic