Trombone

Required and Recommended Music for Trombone Students (also see General Student Info)

Beginning Students

All beginning and middle school students should bring their band method book and a notebook to lessons. You will also need a few additional materials. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Rubank’s Elementary or Intermediate Method; Fundamentals of Music Theory
Recommended: Belwin Master Solos for Trombone (Intermediate)

9th and 10th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required: Daily Routines for the Student Trombone Player; Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes for trombone
Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory; Concert and Contest Collection

11th and 12th Grade Students

Always bring a notebook and your band music to lessons. Additionally, you will need the following. Scroll down for more info about each book.

Required:  Daily Routines for the Student Trombone Player; Rochut’s Melodious Etudes for the Trombone
Recommended:  Fundamentals of Music Theory; Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone; Vining’s Rangesongs for Tenor Trombone

MORE INFO (Click the links to purchase)

Beginning Students

Click to buy Rubank Elementary Method for Trombone  Click to buy Rubank Intermediate Method for Trombone

Required: One of the goals of private lessons is using the one-on-one time and customized instruction to reach and then exceed what you’re able to accomplish in full band class.  To this end, I like my students to have one or two method books in addition to what they use in band. This allows them to keep growing and progressing, yet still have something new to work on in band. Depending on your level, I recommend either Rubank’s Elementary Method or Intermediate Method for Trombone. I can help you determine which one best suits your needs.

Required: Each student needs a copy of Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student. Some band directors use this in class, so check to see if your student already has a copy. These can only be purchased through a music educator, so you will need to buy a copy from me.

Recommended: The Belwin Master Solos (Intermediate) for trombone are used for the middle school All-District Band audition. We will also use these solos for student recitals.

9th and 10th Grade Students

Required: David Vining’s Daily Routines for the Student Trombone Player is a series of groups of exercises that are meant to be a part of one’s daily practice. Available only through the publisher’s website.

forty progressive etudes

Required: Sigmund Hering’s Forty Progressive Etudes for trombone is a collection of melodic etudes that are perfect for practicing technique, phrasing, sight-reading, and range.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me.

Recommended: Solos from the Rubank Concert and Contest Collection are used for the 9 – 10 grade All-District Band audition. A practice CD is included.

11th and 12th Grade Students

Required: David Vining’s Daily Routines for the Student Trombone Player is a series of groups of exercises that are meant to be a part of one’s daily practice. Available only through the publisher’s website.

Required: Book 1 of Rochut’s Melodious Études for Trombone is used for the 11 – 12 grade All-District Band audition. It is also great for sight-reading practice and for developing melodic phrasing.

Recommended: Fundamentals of Music Theory for the Windband Student is a series of theory workbooks designed by a band director for band students. It helps students become fluent in the language of music. It is the musical equivilant of a grammar and vocabulary workbook. Available through me.

Recommended: The Arban Famous Method for Trombone is a method book, a great collection of scales, arpeggios, technical exercises, études, and solos.  You can purchase the standard edition, or the Platinum edition, which includes an accompaniment CD and is spiral-bound, which make it easier to keep open flat.

Recommended: David Vining’s RangeSongs for the Tenor Tromobone is a collection of exercises and melodies designed to expand your range — both high and low.

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