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Davidus1
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Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Wed May 09, 2018 12:29 pm

What method books do you recommend for players with experience. (i.e. crossing over from tuba) I have an Arban Tuba Method but was wondering what the recommendations are. I was thinking of getting the Schlossberg studies and Kopprasch. I have the Bordogni/Rochut etudes already. Would appreciate your recommendations. Thanks.
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Re: Method Books

Post by BGuttman » Wed May 09, 2018 12:51 pm

Go on IMSLP and get the Blazhevich School for Trombone and the Mantia Trombone Virtuoso. At one time they had the LaFosse method, but it seems to have been taken down. Note that Schlossberg and Chimera are available there for free as well.
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Re: Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Wed May 09, 2018 1:00 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Go on IMSLP and get the Blazhevich School for Trombone and the Mantia Trombone Virtuoso. At one time they had the LaFosse method, but it seems to have been taken down. Note that Schlossberg and Chimera are available there for free as well.
Thank you. I will definitely check that out. Much appreciated.
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Re: Method Books

Post by VJOFan » Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 pm

I recently had a period where I was able to get back into practicing for 20 minutes a day.

I chose two books: The Charles Colin Lip Slurs and the O. Blume 36 Studies.

A page and a study a day respectfully from each book got me back to speed very quickly. They are both progressively arranged and take you through a lot of keys and ranges as you progress.

Happy practicing!
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Re: Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Sat May 19, 2018 8:18 am

VJOFan wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 12:16 pm
I recently had a period where I was able to get back into practicing for 20 minutes a day.

I chose two books: The Charles Colin Lip Slurs and the O. Blume 36 Studies.

A page and a study a day respectfully from each book got me back to speed very quickly. They are both progressively arranged and take you through a lot of keys and ranges as you progress.

Happy practicing!
Thank you! Not familiar with those studies but will check them out. I'm very limited on practice time like yourself so I appreciate your feedback.
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Re: Method Books

Post by timothy42b » Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am

The Brad Edwards lip slur book is excellent as well. It has some variations you'd never think of on your own. At least I wouldn't have.
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Re: Method Books

Post by ghmerrill » Sat May 26, 2018 8:21 am

For bass trombone, I really like the Tommy Pederson etudes books. E.g., "Elementary Etudes for Bass Trombone" (https://www.amazon.com/Etudes-Bass-Trom ... 0769225861). I have the elementary and advanced books, and think they're about the best exercises I've come across. Wish the intermediate one was still available.

For bass trombone, the Arban tuba book isn't bad. But I'm not a huge fan of Arban.
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Re: Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 pm

timothy42b wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:16 am
The Brad Edwards lip slur book is excellent as well. It has some variations you'd never think of on your own. At least I wouldn't have.
Thank you. I was not familiar with these.
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Re: Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Sun May 27, 2018 6:59 pm

ghmerrill wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:21 am
For bass trombone, I really like the Tommy Pederson etudes books. E.g., "Elementary Etudes for Bass Trombone" (https://www.amazon.com/Etudes-Bass-Trom ... 0769225861). I have the elementary and advanced books, and think they're about the best exercises I've come across. Wish the intermediate one was still available.

For bass trombone, the Arban tuba book isn't bad. But I'm not a huge fan of Arban.
Thanks Gary!
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Re: Method Books

Post by afugate » Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 am

Brad Edwards has a new book out that might be of interest:

The Intermediate Trombonist!
Building Blocks for Tone Technique
Done with your beginning book?
Not quite ready for advanced books?
Here’s your answer!


http://trombonezone.org/books/int/

I purchased a copy for one of my students, a freshman in high school. I've been very pleased with it so far and plan to make it a regular part of my teaching list.

--Andy in OKC
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Re: Method Books

Post by Davidus1 » Wed May 30, 2018 8:01 pm

afugate wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 am
Brad Edwards has a new book out that might be of interest:

The Intermediate Trombonist!
Building Blocks for Tone Technique
Done with your beginning book?
Not quite ready for advanced books?
Here’s your answer!


http://trombonezone.org/books/int/

I purchased a copy for one of my students, a freshman in high school. I've been very pleased with it so far and plan to make it a regular part of my teaching list.

--Andy in OKC
Nice!
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