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Trombone Technique Doctor

Would you like to learn to play the trombone from a great professional?

Is your trombone technique smooth and fluent?

And your trombone tonguing technique?

Do you have any of these trombone technique problems?

Adrian Morris shows you how to play the trombone properly.

Adrian's Trombone Technique Doctor not only shows you how to play the trombone, it will help you to correct niggling little problems and set you on the right path to successful playing.

Trombone Technique Doctor - bass clef book coverSome of the technique problems covered are:

1. `My left arm aches after only a short time. What am I doing wrong?

2.  I get a horrible "splat" when I start a note.

3.  My bandmaster says my sound is harsh and cracks when I try to play forte. How can I make it better?

4.  My sound is raucous and brassy when I play fortissimo.

5.  My sound bulges when I play fortissimo.

6.  How do I play legato without tonguing?

7.  What is the correct way to play staccato. My staccato sounds awful.

8.  I run out of breath quickly.

9.  I keep going wrong on the same passage.

10. I can't play pianissimo.

11. I try hard to get the top notes like Bflat/C but I keep falling off the note no matter how hard I squeeze with my lips.

Trombone technique - treble clef book cover12. I can't start the sound at the same time as the baton falls - I'm always a bit late.

13. I have difficulty getting the right pitch when I am playing in the band or orchestra....................

The Trombone Technique Doctor, like all our books, is written in a no nonsense, jargon free style.

It is also small enough to slip easily into your pocket, purse or trombone case.

As you can also see from the cover pictures, there are Bass Clef and Treble Clef versions - you just take your pick.


One secret to a great trombone technique is accurate trombone slide technique - have a look at our Trombone Slide Charts

"This is a little gem of a book, a precise, no-nonsense manual for the trombonist; beginner through to seasoned pro.
Adrian has covered all the vital ingredients one needs to approach the basics of trombone playing in a totally fresh and unique way.
Certainly a book that will be living in my trombone case for years to come, for those urgent check ups we so need from time to time."

Simon Cowan
Principal Trombone - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

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