Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here - Download the Course Sheet Music Companion Book

    • Beginning Trombone Sheet Music Companion Book

  • 2

    Module 1 - The Trombone

    • Lesson 1: Intro

    • Lesson 2: The Slide

    • Lesson 3: The Bell

    • Lesson 4: Types of Trombones

    • Lesson 5: Mouthpieces

    • Lesson 6: Handling the Instrument

    • Lesson 7: Putting it in the Case

    • Lesson 8: Posture

    • Lesson 9: What's in Your Case?

    • Lesson 10: Review

  • 3

    Module 2 - Notes on the Trombone

    • Lesson 11: Intro

    • Lesson 12: Recap

    • Lesson 13: Air

    • Lesson 14: Breathing Exercises

    • Lesson 15: Mouthpiece Placement

    • Lesson 16: Buzzing

    • Lesson 17: Note F

    • Lesson 18: Characteristics of a Good Sound

    • Lesson 19: Getting to Know F

    • Lesson 20: Smearing

    • Lesson 21: Changing Pitches

    • Lesson 22: Note Low Bb

    • Lesson 23: Getting to Know Low Bb

    • Lesson 24: Note High Bb

    • Lesson 25: Getting to Know High Bb

    • Lesson 26: Exercise

    • Lesson 27: Review

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    Module 3 - Trombone Slide Positions

    • Lesson 28: Intro

    • Lesson 29: Recap

    • Lesson 30: Glissando

    • Lesson 31: Positions

    • Lesson 32: Proper Articulation

    • Lesson 33: Pointing Exercise

    • Lesson 34: Articulation Exercises

    • Lesson 35: More Articulation Exercises

    • Lesson 36: Review

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    Module 4 - Reading Music

    • Lesson 37: Intro

    • Lesson 38: Recap

    • Lesson 39: Rhythmic Notation

    • Lesson 40: Counting

    • Lesson 41: Time Signature

    • Lesson 42: The Staff

    • Lesson 43: Music on the Staff

    • Lesson 44: Changing Pitch and Rhythm

    • Lesson 45: Partials

    • Lesson 46: Tuning Positions

    • Lesson 47: Tuning Positions on the Mid Bb Partial

    • Lesson 48: Tuning Positions on the Low Bb Partial

    • Lesson 49: Review

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    Module 5 - Trombone Slide Technique

    • Lesson 50: Intro

    • Lesson 51: Recap

    • Lesson 52: Slide Technique

    • Lesson 53: Note E

    • Lesson 54: Exercise - Getting to Know E

    • Lesson 55: Note Low A

    • Lesson 56: Exercise - Getting to Know Low A

    • Lesson 57: Note Middle A

    • Lesson 58: Exercise - Getting to Know Middle A

    • Lesson 59: Note Eb

    • Lesson 60: Exercise 1.4 - Getting to Know Eb

    • Lesson 61: Note Low Ab

    • Lesson 62: Exercise - Getting to Know Low Ab

    • Lesson 63: Note Middle Ab

    • Lesson 64: Exercise - Getting to Know Middle Ab

    • Lesson 65: Exercise - Dotted Half Note

    • Lesson 66: Exercise - 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 67: Melody - 'A Music Professor Tune'

    • Lesson 68: Review

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    Module 6 - Warming Up

    • Lesson 69: Intro

    • Lesson 70: Recap

    • Lesson 71: Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 72: Note D

    • Lesson 73: Exercise - Getting to Know D

    • Lesson 74: Note Low G

    • Lesson 75: Exercise - Getting to Know Low G

    • Lesson 76: Note Middle G

    • Lesson 77: Exercise - Getting to Know Middle G

    • Lesson 78: Note C

    • Lesson 79: Exercise - Getting to Know C

    • Lesson 80: Exercise - Bb Scale

    • Lesson 81: Melody - 'Twinkle'

    • Lesson 82: Warming Up

    • Lesson 83: Warming Up with Articulations

    • Lesson 84: Review

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    Module 7 - Trombone Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 85: Intro

    • Lesson 86: Recap

    • Lesson 87: Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 88: D Partial

    • Lesson 89: Note D

    • Module 90: Exercise - Getting to Know D

    • Lesson 91: Note C

    • Lesson 92: Exercise - Getting to Know C

    • Lesson 93: Melody - 'Tisket'

    • Lesson 94: Note C#-Db

    • Lesson 95: Exercise - Getting to Know C#-Db

    • Lesson 96: Key Signatures

    • Lesson 97: Scale Bb Major

    • Lesson 98: Melody - 'Skip to My Lou'

    • Lesson 99: Review

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    Module 8 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 100: Intro

    • Lesson 101: Recap

    • Lesson 102: Bb Scale Pattern

    • Lesson 103: Note B

    • Lesson 104: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to Know B

    • Lesson 105: Scale C Major

    • Lesson 106: Exercise - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 107: Melody - 'Skip to My Lou'

    • Lesson 108: Melody - William Tell

    • Lesson 109: Review

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    Module 9 - Mastering the Flats

    • Lesson 110: Intro

    • Lesson 111: Recap

    • Lesson 112: Melody - 'Lullaby'

    • Lesson 113: Note Db

    • Lesson 114: Exercise - Getting to Know Db

    • Lesson 115: Note Low Gb

    • Lesson 116: Exercise - Getting to Know Low Gb

    • Lesson 117: Note Gb

    • Lesson 118: Exercise - Getting to Know Gb

    • Lesson 119: Scale Db Major

    • Lesson 120: Melody - 'On Top of Old Smokey'

    • Lesson 121: Scale Ab Major

    • Lesson 122: Melody - 'On Top of Old Smokey'

    • Lesson 123: Review