Trombone for

Advanced

Band Member Dr. Brett Baker
Position Principal Trombone
Instrument Trombone
eLearning:  for Advanced's

Course Description

Building on the previous two courses, the 10-video course takes your ability and musicianship to the next level. It will develop your musicianship in many key areas. Slide technique, lip technique, range, rhythms, key signatures, new scales and breathing techniques are all included in the course.

The ultimate aim of this course is to get you to a standard where you can play more complicated pieces, up to a Grade 8 standard. It will also introduce you to playing solo – one of the best feelings for any brass instrumentalist. This ten-video course enables you to improve and grow as a musician to the point where you will be able to take your playing to the next level through practice and a greater understanding of all the techniques that the course covers.

Course Content
Total Learning: 10 Lessons Time: 4 Hours
01.

Exploring Italian terms

Using different moods and styles of playing. Understanding Italian terms. Looking at a variety of two octave and chromatic scales

20 minutes

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02.

Sharps and flats

Exploring key signatures up to four sharps and four flats, and a variety of articulations using a graded piece.

20 minutes

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03.

Developing your style

Exploring dynamic, artistic and stylistic contrasts as well as alternative slide positions.

20 minutes

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04.

Slowing it down!

This lesson will develop and enhance your knowledge of slow melody playing on pieces of a Grade 6 standard.

20 minutes

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05.

Jumps and flexibility

Exploring octave jumps and lip flexibilities on an extended piece of music

20 minutes

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06.

Improving technique

This lesson will focus on slide technique using a graded piece.

20 minutes

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07.

Improving flexibility and technique

We look at more ways to improve techniques whilst playing pieces.

20 minutes

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08.

Stay relaxed and breathe!

We work on reducing tension while playing and look at breathing techniques whilst working on a graded piece.

20 minutes

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09.

Going Solo!

Playing a solo is one of the best feelings, especially when playing a slow melody and smooth playing - one of the hardest things to do on Trombone.

20 minutes

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10.

Tackling a Grade 8 piece

Using the Grade 8 Concert Piece by Guilmant, we will put all the skills learnt in terms of smooth playing, scales and technique into learning this very well-known piece of repertoire

20 minutes

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