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A comprehensive method for jazz style and improvisation for semi-experienced trombone players.
If you’ve decided to learn to play a unique instrument like the trombone, the best place to start is always with method books. Teaching you the ins-and-outs of the instrument without overwhelming, these study tools were specifically designed with beginners in mind. And with trusted names like Alfred, KJOS and Hal Leonard, you know you’re learning from the best.
Whether you’re starting from scratch or if you’re an instructor teaching beginners, a method book you definitely want to consider is the Hal Leonard Rubank Elementary Method Trombone Baritone. One of the most widely used books to teach the basics of the trombone, this method book takes an easy-to-understand approach and covers everything from scales to articulation, and everything in between. Providing ample information across a variety of topics, this book makes learning fun and easy for even the most inexperienced musicians.
Once you have the basics down and you’ve decided to start exploring specific genres that suit your tastes in music, there are method books offered to cover that as well. If you’re starting to lean towards jazz, you’ll definitely want to pick up the KJOS Standard Of Excellence for Jazz Ensemble 1st Trombone. This method book breaks down all the different types of jazz so you can truly focus on the parts you’re interested in, and even provides rhythm studies and improvisational training to help you grow as a musician. And with the accompanying CD, you can feel like you’re actually part of a band as you play.
Learning a new instrument can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. With such a wide range of method books available, covering so many different topics and techniques, all you need to do is start reading. Perfect for beginners, and those teaching beginners, these books are an invaluable resource for trombone players.