Methods

Ben's BasicsBen's Basics
Ben van Dijk

From the first time I picked up this method, I was impressed. First, it is spiral-bound, which proved to me that a musician had a hand in all aspects of publishing! Second, the glossy pages, stories and pictures were an added plus. However, these qualities are just the garnish -- the content is a meat and potatoes feast for bass trombonists. Ben van Dijk is a world-class musician that has accomplished what many of us dream of -- a position in an orchestra, teacher at a university, and solo artist. Buy this book and learn how he did it.

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New Method for the Modern Bass TromboneNew Method for the Modern Bass Trombone
Eliezer Aharoni

"I am both pleased and thankful to see Mr. Aharoni's Method in print, as it represents the most complete, logical and valuable single source to the understanding and mastering the instrument, the development and the intelligent use of the double valve and exposure to many of the valve and slide possibilities not presented in other texts. With diligent practice and careful listening, all students, performers and teachers may gain from the trial and work that have gone into Mr. Aharoni's Method."
Thomas G. Everet - Harvard University

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Advanced Bass Trombone Etudes
Tommy Pedersen

"These fifteen bass trombone etudes were written with the sober thought that, when you can play them, you can also play anything else written for this beautiful instrument! Among the selections you will find; a delightful jazz waltz; oodles of flexibility challenges; triple and double tonguing; the slow blues; a pretty ballad; and many other musical "traps" that you will thoroughly enjoy."

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Elementary Bass Trombone Etudes
Tommy Pedersen

56 original etudes by Tommy Pederson, foremost authority on the art of playing the trombone.

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Pedersen's Ten Duets for Bass Trombone
Tommy Pedersen

From Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature...

"These playful duets offer melodic and rhythmic interest for both players. The duets are good supplementary material for the high school player."

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Double Valve Bass Trombone
Alan Raph

From Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature...

"This is probably the most complete and thorough exercise book on all aspects of bass trombone valve performance. All aspects of playing requirements are covered with many of the exercises edited."

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20 Etudes For Bass Trombone
Lew Gillis

From Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature...

"These studies are quite tuneful and enjoyable to play. They make use of all registers including pedal tones and several octave skips. These are excellent phrasing studies in various styles, both lyrical and technical."

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Seventy Progressive Studies For The Modern Bass Trombonist
Lew Gillis

From Tom Everett's Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature...

"These systematic studies make use of the valve in the upper as well as the lower register. Positions and alternate positions are well marked as the book progresses through each valve position. Then pedal tone studies are included. These are logical and systematic intermediate studies."

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Recent additions to my portfolio include OSU Trombones, ITF2007, and the Getzen Gazette.