I'm not sure how many of these I'll be adding, but I did want to include a paper I wrote for a graduate jazz history course while at North Texas. It focuses on the big band bass trombone legacy, starting with Bart Varsalona and George Roberts.

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The Art of Trombone PlayingTo be honest, there aren't many titles available to the trombonist, let alone the bass trombonist. The texts listed are all good books that cover a wide variety of topics - from history to pedagogy to jazz. If you know of a good text that I don't have listed, please let me know.

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Unsung HeroThe bass trombone library has grown substantially in recent years. No longer do we have to raid the tuba library. Now, if we could only get Tom Everett to publish a new addition of his Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature...

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Thanks to people like Tommy Pedersen, Alan Raph, and Eliezer Aharoni, bass trombonists have some challenging and fun methods at our disposal. Although not listed, I also enjoy playing the tuba studies of Kopprasch, Blazhevich, and Tyrrell.

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Trombone Care

This area focuses on basic trombone maintenance and care. Eric Swanson, the trombone repair guru in Dallas, has provided us with an article on rotary valve and slide maintenance. If you follow his instructions, you will be amazed at the results.

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Teaching Materials

This area was formerly for my students only, but as I no longer teach for a living, I've decided to make these materials available. These aren just simple exercises that can be a solid foundation in any daily routine.

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Latest Project

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