Intermediate Trombone Method, Volume 1
by Brian Kay
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Motivate and inspire your private lesson students with a balanced diet of musical challenges.
In a world short on attention, progressing trombone students need a method book that is focused, concise, enjoyable, and challenging. I wrote this book to meet that need. It presents a carefully curated sequence of material. Concepts are introduced progressively, developed, and reviewed regularly. The repertoire in this book creates a series of teachable moments that you can engage with in lessons, as you help your students improve their technique, range, endurance, reading ability, and musical sophistication.
Volume 1 is geared towards students who have completed two volumes of a beginner band method.
In Volume 1, a trombone student will:
- Build range from D above the staff to F, and slightly beyond.
- Build endurance through material of increasing length and complexity.
- Develop syncopated rhythm ability, and reading in 6/8 time.
- Develop trombone legato using progressively challenging tunes.
- Gain ability in the keys of Ab, C, G, and D.
- Be introduced to swing rhythms and blues scale patterns.
After completing Volume 1, a trombonist will be strongly prepared to audition for middle school regional honors ensembles, and capable of being a solid contributor in most high school bands.Trombone Volume 1 Sample
Praise for Brian Kay's Intermediate Methods
"Congratulations on putting together such a bright, clean, positive collection of music and ideas for this level of player."
Trombonist Boston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Trombone of the Boston Pops 1975-2007 (retired), Professor at New England Conservatory and Boston Conservatory at Berklee
"A terrific resource for younger players. It progresses logically through keys and rhythms allowing players early success on the instrument."
Trombone Professor and Brass Instructor, Boston Conservatory Former member, San Francisco Symphony and Empire Brass Quintet
"I like this book. This book is good!"
Seventh Grade Student