for Trombone, Bass Trombone, and Trombone Choir or Piano Accompaniment Eric Ewazen’s Palisades Suite (A Trio for Our Time), scored for flute, clarinet, and piano, was transformed into a suite for trombone choir for the New Trombone Collective (Mvt. 4 on YouTube). From its genesis as a four-movement outline of the seasons, A Duet for […]
Stylistic Etudes for Trombone teaches different styles of music that players are likely to encounter as working musicians: from classical, to jazz, to funk, to blues. Modern-day professional trombonists are often expected to switch from one style to another, and these 20 original etudes by noted performer and teacher Tom Brantley, a member of the […]
Trombonist Melissa Gardiner has performed with several legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Geri Allen, Wycliffe Gordon, Arturo O’Farrill’s Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dave Matthews Band, and Vulfpeck. As a bandleader, she has released three albums, Transitions (2011), Second Line Syracuse (2016), and Empowered (2019), which features prominent jazz women Tia Fuller (Beyonce) and Ingrid Jensen…
Paul Nowell or simply “Paul the Trombonist,” as he’s known around Los Angeles, offers his top tips to becoming a great trombone player.
The pBone plastic trombone has been making the rounds in high schools and colleges across the US. Backed by British trombone soloist, bandleader, and educator Jiggs Whigham, it’s available in a wide variety of school colors. These trombones make marching less a chore and more fun, and can inexpensively add new sounds to your next gig.
For brass musicians looking to discover new sounds, mutes may be the way to go. They change the instrument’s sound by reducing airflow, altering the volume, and changing the resonance. Typically made of copper, aluminum, or brass, mutes can be placed either in the interior, or on the exterior of the instrument.