Trombone for

Beginner

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

Course Description

Where to start your musical journey with the Trombone…well, with Brett Baker, a world-class Trombonist, you are in very safe hands. In this course, he guides you through all the essential basics in simple, easily understood steps. From producing your first sounds, to different first notes, playing scales, and simple pieces, this ten-video course is designed to give you a comprehensive beginning to playing a great brass instrument. You need no previous musical experience, as Brett will guide you through reading music and understanding time signatures and rhythms.

By the end of the course, you will be able to play a piece. Whether you want to play purely for personal enjoyment or join a local band, these lessons are a great way to start your musical journey. They are expertly structured, instructive, and we’re sure that you will have fun learning with them. When you have completed the course, you will be ready to move on to more advanced techniques and pieces and experience the joy of improving on your chosen instrument.

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

Making your first sounds

Instrument assembly, the use of the slide and posture.  How to make a sound and playing your first notes (middle G and low C)

20 minutes

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02.

Introducing new notes

A recap of Lesson 1 and introducing two new notes, (low Bb and middle F). Exploring concepts of rhythm and pitch.

20 minutes

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03.

Introducing time signatures

Reading simple note lengths: minims and crochets. Understanding the 4/4 Time Signature and a simple arpeggio.

20 minutes

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04.

Learning your first scales!

Introducing your first scale - the C scale and new time signatures ¾ and 5/4.

20 minutes

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05.

Understanding rhythms

Using “clapping” to help you understand and introducing sharps and flats.

20 minutes

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06.

Time signatures

Introduce compound time and tied notation

20 minutes

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07.

Different notes and scales

Introducing semiquavers and starting minor scales.

20 minutes

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08.

Hitting the Highs!

Introducing High E and High F and the E minor scale

20 minutes

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09.

Going higher!

Introduce you to triplets and the top note so far - high G.

20 minutes

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10.

Learning a piece

Finally, you can now play a number of scales and we will play a complete piece.

20 minutes

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