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Trombone Craft


Trombone Craft: Free sample pages





Bass Trombone Craft

Bass Trombone Craft: Free sample pages




We all need to build tone and technique. Why not do it in a more musical way?

More about Trombone Craft…

Trombone Craft presents a comprehensive approach to building the technical skills needed to play music well.
First Half

A varied diet of one-page assignments.

  • Motivation through musical interest
  • Pieces of reasonable length
  • A greater variety of key signatures.
  • Help with rhythm
  • Cross-referencing to other books

Second Half

Sections focusing on a given area.

      • Developing the legato tongue
      • Building the high range
      • Double tonguing
      • Extra scale patterns
      • Long tones and tuning exercises (including tuning over a drone)
      • Flow exercises (sing, buzz, play)

Here’s what people are saying about Trombone Craft…

This collection of excellent exercises by Brad Edwards gives new fuel to propel our daily routines. Professor Edwards presents these studies using the same concepts of natural slurs and alternate positions that I use in my own playing. A regular visit to this book will undoubtedly help you to play more evenly and consistently and, when used in the precise way that Edwards suggests, will result in your overall improvement. I highly recommend this book to all students and professionals.
Bravo Professor Edwards!

Joseph Alessi
Principal Trombone, New York Philharmonic.

More about Bass Trombone Craft…

Bass Trombone Craft presents a comprehensive approach to building the technical skills needed to play music well. This isn’t just a transposition of Trombone Craft Complete. It contains sections unique to the bass trombone.

First Half

A varied diet of one-page assignments.

    • Motivation through musical interest
    • Pieces of reasonable length
    • A greater variety of key signatures.
    • Help with rhythm
    • Cross-referencing to other books

Second Half

Sections focusing on a given area.

      • Developing the legato tongue
      • Multiple tonguing
      • Building the high range
      • Double tonguing
      • Extra scale patterns
      • Long tones and tuning exercises (including tuning over a drone)
      • Flow exercises (sing, buzz, play)
      • Introduction to tenor and alto clef for the bass trombonist

Here’s what people are saying about Bass Trombone Craft…

With Brad Edwards’ new book, “Bass Trombone Craft,” the teacher and player have a method that can take a young bass trombone player from the basic introduction of the valves all the way to true mastery of the instrument. The book introduces and focuses on every aspect of bass trombone playing, all in one volume. It is a welcome and needed addition to bass trombone pedagogical material that should be a staple of every teacher’s curriculum.

Denson Paul Pollard
Bass Trombone Professor, Indiana University
Former bass trombonist, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

This book is formatted exactly the way I wish many other books were…a technique, followed by etudes to reinforce that technique. Etudes frequently are in the middle and mid-low register. These registers are frequently neglected in other technique books; this is a great area of focus. The rhythmic “duet” etudes are well thought-out; they provide a rhythmic accompaniment to the main line. I like the page on Sing, Buzz, Play very much. I wish it was in the front of the book! The suggested supplemental exercises from other material is a welcome aid to students and teachers alike.

Dan Satterwhite
Trombone Professor, Lynn University Conservatory of Music
Artist-Faculty, Brevard Music Center