Trombone for

Intermediate

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

Course Description

This Intermediate course will build on the lessons you learnt in our Beginner’s course helping you to improve technically and musically. Having mastered the basics of playing the Trombone this will be an excellent course to take your abilities to the next level. If you have already mastered the basics of playing the Trombone, this will be a good place for you to start.

Brett Baker will help you to expand your technical range, and develop your musical appreciation and understanding. New key signatures, different notes and rhythmic patterns are learnt as well as new scales. We develop your sight-reading, and new skills will be learnt alongside improving the basics. You will attempt more difficult pieces, and by the end of the course, you will have significantly developed as a player from where you started. This ten-video course will help to improve your playing and enjoyment of the Trombone.

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

Introducing breathing

Breath control, the use of warm ups, staccato and tenuto markings. We also look at two octave scales and chromatic scales.

20 minutes

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02.

A Recap for you

Looking back at key signatures already learnt, dotted rhythms and slurs (articulations).

20 minutes

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03.

Time signatures and scales

Revisiting the difference between compound and simple time signatures and introducing the dominant 7th scale.

20 minutes

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04.

Plumbing the depths!

Introducing low A and low G, more minor scales, the 7th position and the use of glissandos.

20 minutes

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05.

Aiming High!

Introducing top A, the short second slight position and important practice techniques.

20 minutes

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06.

Playing pieces

Working on two graded studies for to perform and the concept of tuning on the slide.

20 minutes

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07.

Time to Swing!

Introducing top B and low f sharp, and some ABRSM pieces using swing rhythms.

20 minutes

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08.

More difficult pieces

We look at playing in a number of sharps and working on an extended ABRSM piece, testing your technique.

20 minutes

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09.

Improving your slide technique

Exploring the minor melodic scale and the higher register slide positions, leading to greater ability.

20 minutes

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10.

All the C’s!

We look at the concept of sight reading the top C, pedal C and further dominant 7 scales.

20 minutes

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