Low Brass Studies & Etudes

It is important that students warm up (at least 15 minutes) before their lesson.

Please also be sure the instrument is properly oiled so we don’t lose time getting the instrument to work properly.

Students should have a three-ring binder devoted to the material they will use in their studies and are expected to bring it to their lessons.

These are used to keep track of daily practice and specify weekly assignments. Students should have a blank one available for every lesson. These are double sided PDFs, so if you print double-sided, one page will work for two lessons.

Lesson Cancellations and Makeups

Trombone Basics

Trombone Basics

Trombone Basics contains several sub documents rolled into a single PDF file as follows:

  • Trombone Slide Position Chart – The bottom chart shows the preferred slide positions. The top chart shows the complete positions with alternates. This differs from most published charts in important ways.
  • Bass Trombone Position Chart
  • Harmonic Series – This page is used as a warm-up and lip-building exercises.
  • Thrills of Trills (6 pages)

Euphonium Basics

Fingering Chart for 3-valve Euphonium Bass Clef
Basic Scales
  • Scale Etudes

    All twelve major scales and some alternates are systematically explored in these etudes. Print these double-sided. Each scale is 4 pages ( 2 sheets double-sided).

  • Scale Practice

    Spreadsheet PDF self-study schedule for learning the Scale Etudes

Coming sooner or later.

Coming sooner or later.

Sooner or later…