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Trombone Curriculum - Brian Kay

This curriculum is designed to be an outline of what we will study over several years of private lessons. It is also meant to be a "buyer's guide" for the best and most appropriate music for any ability level.

Material is listed under the level it should be started. Items marked ^ are meant to be continued beyond the level listed. Click here for a list of Music Stores for ordering.


TROMBONE - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (3rd and 4th year of private study)

Method A)
Kay: Intermediate Method for Trombone Vol 1

B)
Kay: Intermediate Method for Trombone Vol 2, Rough Draft Edition
Fink: Studies in Legato (Accura) ^
Fink: Introducing the F Attachment (Accura)
Fink: Introducing the Tenor Clef, (Accura) ^
Scales and Arpeggios A, D, G-2 Octave, Db


Solos

(perform at least one from each category)

A)
Bach/Gounoud: Ave Maria, arr. Johnson *
Bartok: Evening in the Country, arr. Harris (Ludwig)
Faure: Apres Un Reve, ed Voxman **
Mozart: Sonatina, ed. Ernst (Kendor)
Ravel: Pavane, ed. Walters (Rubank)
Teleman: Fantasie in c minor, arr. Raph (Carl Fischer) ***
Vandercook: Trombone Gems: Amethysist, Sapphire, Diamond (Rubank)

B)
Bach: Arioso from Cantata 156, ed. Kent (Carl Fischer)
Bolter: The Joy In Being Able (OTJ Download)
Galliard: Sonatas I and II, ed Marx (McGinnis & Marx) ^
Handel: Thunder, Lightening, Whistling Wind, arr. Ostrander (Kendor)
J.A. Hasse: Hasse Suite, ed. Gower (Rubank)
Vandercook: Trombone Gems: Pearl (Rubank)

* from Johnson: Sacred Solos for Trombone or Baritone (Rubank)
** from Voxman: Concert and Contest Collection for Trumpet (Rubank)
*** from Teleman: Fantasies for Unaccompanied Trombone (Carl Fischer)

Jazz Aebersold: Vol 54, Maiden Voyage, book and play along CD (J. Aebersold) ^
Transposition of tunes and patterns by ear

A)
Snidero: Easy Jazz Conception (with CD featuring Slide Hampton) (Advance Music)
LaPorta: Easy Jazz Duets (with CD) (WB Music)


B)
Jazz and Blues Playalong Solos (with CD) (Hal Leonard)
Mintzer: 15 Easy Jazz, Blues, and Funk Etudes (with CD) (WB Music)
50 Essential Bebop Heads, Trombone (Hal Leonard)
Supplemental Voxman: Selected Duets for Trombone or Baritone Vol. I (Rubank)
History/Theory Barber: Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys (Sound and Vision) ^
Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts (Anchor) ^

 

TROMBONE - ADVANCED

Method Books A)
Bordogni: Melodius Etudes for Trombone, Vol 1, ed Tezak (Tezak)
available with SmartMusic Accompaniment or
or Bordogni: Vocalises, Vol 1, ed Howey on CD ROM in Adobe Acrobat Format. Includes complete etudes in 6 different clefs and in all keys--at least 72 books in one! Available by special request from www.cimarronmusic.com ($10) Highly Recommended.
Mantia: The Trombone Virtuoso (Carl Fischer)
Remington: Warm-up Exercises, ed. McCullough (Accura Music)
Tyrell: 40 Progressive Studies (Carl Fischer)

B)
LaFosse: School of Sight Reading and Style, vols. A-E (M. Baron)
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies (Carl Fischer)
Blume: 36 Studies (Carl Fischer)
Brown: Orchestral Excerpts for Trombone, Vols I-III (International)
Wagner: Orchestral Studies, ed. Hausman (International)

C)
Bitsch: 15 Etudes de Rythme (Leduc)
Blazhevitch: Clef Studies (MCA)
Bordogni: Melodius Etudes for Trombone, Vol 3 (Carl Fischer)
Brown: Orchestral Excerpts for Trombone, vol IV-X (International)
Scales and Arpeggios All Major Scales
Solos A)
Barat: Andante et Allegro (Cundy-Bettony)
Bernstein: Elegy for Mippy II (G. Schirmer)
Grafe: Grand Concerto, ed. Laube (Cundy-Bettoney)
Guilmant: Morceau Symphonique, ed Falaguerra (Warner)
Larsson: Concertino
Marcello: Sonata III, ed. Fote (Kendor)
Mozart: Concerto in Bb K191 (Rondo), ed. Fote (Kendor)
Rimsky-Korsakoff: Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes)
Teleman: Fantasies for Unaccompanied Trombone, arr. Raph (Carl Fischer)

B)
Clarke: The Bride Of The Waves, ed. Brandenburg (Warner)
David: Concerto, ed Gibson (International)
Grondahl: Concerto (Samfundit)
Handel: Concerto in f minor, ed. Marsteller (Southern)
Hindemith: Sonata (Schott)
Jacob: Trombone Concerto (J. Williams)
Pryor: Blue Bells of Scotland (Carl Fischer)
Pryor: Thoughts of Love (Carl Fischer)

C)
Bolter: At Far, Brought Near (Air-Ev)
Casterede: Sonatine (Leduc)
Dutilleux: Choral, Cadence et Fugato (Leduc)
Frescobaldi: Canzoni per Basso Solo, Vol 1 & 2 (Doblinger)
Gaubert: Morceau Symphonique (Southern)
Genzmer: Sonate (Peters)
Hidas: Fantasia (Editio Musica, Budapest) (unacc.)
C. de Jong: Aanraking Contact (unacc.)
Persichetti: Parable for Solo Trombone (Elkan-Vogel) (unacc.)
E. Reiche: Concert Piece No. 2 (Belwin)
Saint-Saens: Cavatine (Durand)
Stout: Proclamation for Solo Trombone (Philharmusica) (unacc.)
Wagenseil: Trombone Concerto (Boosey & Hawkes) (alto trombone)
Weber: Romanza Apassionata, ed. Laube (Carl Fischer)
Jazz A)
Lipsius: Key Jazz Rhythms (w/ CD featuring Jim Pugh) (Advance Music)
LaPorta: 14 Jazz-Rock Duets (Kendor)
Gale: 12 Jazz Duets (with CD) (Tezak)
Snidero: Jazz Conception, Trombone, includes CD (Advance Music)
Aebersold: Jazz Play Along Book and CD, Vols 2, 21, 3, 22, etc. (Aebersold)


B)
Gale: 24 Jazz Etudes (with CD) (Musician's Publications)
Johnson: JJ Johnson Trombone Solos
Mintzer: 14 Blues & Funk Etudes, Bass Clef, includes CD (Warner)

C)
Mintzer: 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes, Bass Clef, includes CD (Warner)
Parker: Charlie Parker Omnibook, Bass Clef Edition (Atlantic)
Supplemental Colley: Tuneup: CD-Based Intonation Training System (tuneupsystems.com)
Voxman: Selected Duets for Trombone or Baritone Vol. II (Rubank)
Theory Paul Harder: Basic Materials in Music Theory, A Programmed Course (Simon and Schuster)
Reading Kleinhammer and Yeo: The Art of Trombone Playing (Edition Piccolo)
Severson & McDunn: Brasswind Artistry (Accentuate)
International Trombone Association Journal
Robert King Music Sales: Brass Players Guide (catalogue)

Tuba Curriculum - Brian Kay

This curriculum is designed to be an outline of what we will study over several years of private lessons. It is also meant to be a "buyer's guide" for the best and most appropriate music for any ability level.

Material is listed under the level it should be started. Items marked ^ are meant to be continued beyond the level listed. Click here for a list of Music Stores for ordering.


TUBA - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (3rd and 4th year of private study)

Method Kay, Intermediate Method for Tuba, Vol 1
Beeler: Method For The Tuba, Book 2, (Warner)
Fink: Studies in Legato for Bass Trombone and Tuba (Accura) ^
Scales and Arpeggios A, D, G-2 Octave, Db
Solos

(perform at least one from each category)
A)
Ward: The Happy Hippo (Kendor)
Handel: Honor and Arms, ed. Harvey (G. Schirmer)
Bowles: Venetian Carnival *

B)
Dedrick: Touch of Tuba (Kendor)

* from Solo Sounds for Tuba, Vol 1 (Belwin)
Jazz Aebersold: Vol 54, Maiden Voyage (book and play along CD) (J. Aebersold) ^
Aebersold: Vol 54 (Maiden Voyage) Transcribed Bass Lines (J. Aebersold) ^
Coolman: The Bottom Line (Aebersold) ^
Transposition of tunes and patterns by ear
History/Theory Barber: Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys (Sound and Vision) ^
Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts (Anchor) ^

 

TUBA - ADVANCED

Method Books Blazhevich: 70 Studies (King)
Tyrell: Advanced Studies (Boosey & Hawkes)
Kopprasch: 60 Studies (King)
Bordogni, Melodius Etudes for Trombone, Vol 1 (Tezak) (down 1 octave)
Morris, Introduction to Orchestral Excerpts
Scales and Arpeggios All Major Scales
Solos A)
Beethoven: Variations of Judas Maccabeus, arr. Bell (Carl Fischer)
Dowling: His Majesty the Tuba (Belwin)
Handel: Allegro in f minor, ed. Barr (Ludwig)

B)
Bach: Air and Bouree, arr. Bell (Carl Fischer)
Lebedev: Concerto in One Movement, ed. Ostrander (Edition Musicus)
Hartley: Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba (Elkan-Vogel)
Frackenpohl: Tubatunes
Vaughan Williams: Concerto (Oxford)
Vaughan Williams: 6 Studies in English Folk Song, ed. Wagner (Stainer & Bell)
Hindemith: Sonata (Schott)
Jazz Aebersold: Jazz Play Along Book and CD, Vols 2, 21, 3, 22, etc. (Aebersold)
Sher: The Improvisor's Bass Method
Coolman: The Bass Tradition (Aebersold)
Theory Paul Harder: Basic Materials in Music Theory, A Programmed Course (Simon and Schuster)
Reading Severson & McDunn: Brasswind Artistry (Accentuate)
Stewart: Arnold Jacobs: The Legacy of a Master (Instrumentalist)
T.U.B.A. Journal
Robert King Music Sales: Brass Players Guide (catalogue)

 

Trumpet Curriculum - Brian Kay

This curriculum is designed to be an outline of what we will study over several years of private lessons. It is also meant to be a "buyer's guide" for the best and most appropriate music for any ability level.

Material is listed under the level it should be started. Items marked ^ are meant to be continued beyond the level listed. Click here for a list of Music Stores for ordering.


TRUMPET - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (3rd and 4th year of private study)

Method Kay: Intermediate Method for Trumpet, Vol 1
Beeler: Method For The Trumpet, Book 2 (Warner)
Scales and Arpeggios B, E, A-2 Octave, Eb
Solos (perform two) Anderson: Trumpeter's Lullaby (Mills)
Barrow: Scherzo *
Clarke: Trumpet Voluntary (Carl Fischer)
Fitzgerald: English Suite (T. Presser)
Grundman: Conversation (Boosey & Hawkes)
Handel: Aria and Bouree (T. Presser)
Vandercook: Trumpet Stars Vol 1: Arcturus (Voxman)


* from Solo Sounds for Trumpet, Vol 1 (Belwin)
Jazz Aebersold: Vol 54, Maiden Voyage, book and play along CD (J. Aebersold) ^
Transposition of tunes and patterns by ear

A)
Snidero: Easy Jazz Conception (with CD) (Advance Music)
LaPorta: Easy Jazz Duets (with CD) (WB Music)


B)
Jazz and Blues Playalong Solos (with CD) (Hal Leonard)
Mintzer: 15 Easy Jazz, Blues, and Funk Etudes (with CD) (WB Music)
50 Essential Bebop Heads, Trombone (Hal Leonard)
Supplemental Voxman: Selected Duets for Trumpet Vol. I (Rubank)
History/Theory Barber: Bach, Beethoven, and the Boys (Sound and Vision) ^
Bernstein: Leonard Bernstein's Young People's Concerts (Anchor) ^

 

TRUMPET - ADVANCED

Method Books Arban: Complete Method (Carl Fischer)
Bozza: 16 Etudes (Leduc)
Clarke: Technical Studies (Carl Fischer)
Colin: Advanced Lip Flexibilities (C. Colin)
Concone: Lyrical Studies (Brass Press)
Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for Trumpet Vols 1 & 2 (Carl Fischer)
Scales and Arpeggios All Major Scales
Solos A)
Corelli: Sonata VIII, ed. Fitzgerald (G. Ricordi)
Haydn: Concerto for Trumpet in Bb, ed. Goeyens (Carl Fischer)
Mendez: Chiapaneas (Carl Fischer)
Mozart: Alleluja, from Sacred Solos, arr. Johnson (Rubank)

B)
Arutunian: Concerto (International)
Clarke: Bride of the Waves, ed Brandenburg (Warner)
Goedicke: Concert Etude (MCA)
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto, ed. Stein (Musica Rara)
Jazz A)
Lipsius: Key Jazz Rhythms (w/ CD) (Advance Music)
LaPorta: 14 Jazz-Rock Duets (Kendor)
Snidero: Jazz Conception, includes CD (Advance Music)
Gale: 12 Jazz Duets (with CD) (Tezak)
Armstrong/Ecklund: Great Trumpet Solos of Louis Armstrong (Colin)
Aebersold: Jazz Play Along Book and CD, Vols 2, 21, 3, 22, etc. (Aebersold)


B)
Mintzer: 14 Blues & Funk Etudes, Bb Treble Clef, includes CD (Warner)
Gale: 24 Jazz Etudes, with CD (Musician's Publications)


C)
Mintzer: 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes, Bb Treble Clef, includes CD (Warner)
Parker: Charlie Parker Omnibook, Bb Treble Clef (Atlantic)
Supplemental Colley: Tuneup: CD-Based Intonation Training System (tuneupsystems.com)
Voxman: Selected Duets for Trumpet Vol. II (Rubank)
Theory Paul Harder: Basic Materials in Music Theory, A Programmed Course (Simon and Schuster)
Reading Brasswind Artistry, Severson & McDunn, Accentuate
International Trumpet Guild Journal (Quarterly)
Brass Players Guide, Robert King Music Sales (catalogue)

 

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