Etudes

Etudes are a valuable way to develop musicianship through challenging and tuneful pieces written for not just brass instruments.  Here are some recommendations. NOTE- this is not an exhaustive list.  I will be adding to it constantly, so check back often!

We use the following Etude books for our weekly etude assignments

MUS 1124- Bordner- First Book of Practical Studies or Cimera 55 Phrasing Studies for Trombone

MUS 2224- Bordner- First and Second Book of Practical Studies, Rochut- Melodious Etudes for Trombone (book 1)

MUS 3324- Rochut- Melodious Etudes for Trombone (book 1), Sauer- Intermediate Clef Studies. For bass players- Tyrrel- 40 Advanced Studies for Bass Trombone.

MUS 4424- Rochut- Melodious Etudes for Trombone (book 1), Sauer- Intermediate Clef Studies, Kopprasch- 60 Selected Studies for Trombone. For bass players- Blazvehich- 70 Progressive Studied for BBb Tuba.

Other Recommendations Include:

Melodious Etudes for Trombone (Books II and III) by Johannes Rochut.  These etudes are based on selected vocalizes by Marco Bordogni.

Advanced Etudes- Tommy Pederson

Arban’s Famous Method for Trombone (Originally written for Cornet)- Jean Baptiste Arban

Clef Studies for Trombone- Vladislav Blazvehich

Simply Singing for Winds- Brad Edwards

66 Etudes in all major and minor keys for trombone, bassoon, string bass- Anton Slama.  This book is available via a free download (link coming soon).

Selected Studies for Trombone- Himie Voxman (Rubank Educational Series)

40 Progressive Etudes- Sigmund Hering

20 Jazz Etudes - Mark Nightingale

Lyrical Etudes for Trombone (originally for Trumpet)- Phil Snedecor

15 Rhythmical Etudes for Trombone- Marcel Bitsch

Bass Trombone/Tuba

43 Bel Canto Studies- Based off of the vocalises of Marco Bordogni- edited by Chester Roberts

60 Studies for High Horn (arr. for Bass Trombone by Benny Scluchin)- Georg Kopprasch,  This book is available for a free download (link coming soon). 

40 Progressive Studies for Trombone- H. W. Tyrell

Undertones for Solo Bass Trombone- Mark Nightingale

Advanced Etudes for Bass Trombone- Tommy Pederson

50 Etudes for Tuba (adapted for Bass Trombone & Tenor Trombone with F Attachment by Randy Hawes)- Boris Grigoriev