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Parts of the Trombone Fingerings Tips History of the Trombone Duets Trombone Repertoire
The Greatest Classical Trombone Players The Greatest Jazz Trombone Players

Below are tips and videos related to becoming the best Trombone player you can be!:

Check out this page showing the parts of the Trombone

Check out this page showing the slide positions of the Trombone

Trombone Tips (technical, etc.):
Holding your horn, Playing your first notes and more
(Page with linked video images, not embedded videos)

Trombone Page of the World

Theory Related and More
Key Signatures: Learning Key Signatures (.pdf file)
One Minute Club: One Minute Club - Study Sheet (.pdf file)
One Minute Club: Flash Cards (to print) (.pdf file)
More: Dynamic Levels in Music; Modes of Music (.pdf file); 4 Basic Chord Types (.pdf file); Chords and Their Positions (.pdf file); Circle of Fifths (.pdf file); Instrument Ranges (.pdf file); Learning Intervals (.pdf file); Main Scale Types (.pdf file); How to Read Ledger Lines (.pdf file); Ornaments (.pdf file); Roman Numeral Chords (.jpg file); Scales to Triads (Bass Clef) (.pdf file); So There! (plagal, half, authentic, deceptive) (.pdf file); Songs for interval recognition (.pdf file); Triads in Groups - Major (Bass Clef) (.pdf file); Working Transition Spots (.jpg file, .pdf file)

Patterns for all Major Scales (bass clef) (.pdf file)

Trombone Duets:
Great duets for 2 Trombones!

Trombone History:
History of the Trombone (per Standard of Excellence, Book 1)
History of the Trombone (per thoughtco.com)
History of the Trombone (per theinstrumentplace.com)
Horn (instrument) (per wikipedia.org)

Trombone Repertoire:

Great Trombone Players! (Classical):

The Greatest Jazz Trombone Players!:
Best Jazz Trombone Players Ever

Short List:

Kid Ory (1886-1973)
Miff Mole (1898-1961)
Glenn Miller (1904-1944)
Tricky Sam Nanton (1904-1946)
Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956)
Jack Teagarden (1905-1964)
Vic Dickens (1906-1984)
Lawrence Brown (1907-1988)
Kai Winding (1922-1983)
Bennie Green (1923-1977)
J.J. Johnson (1924-2001)
Al Grey (1925-2000)
Frank Rosolino (1926-1978)
Melba Liston (1926-1999)
Jimmy Cleveland (1926-2008)
Urbie Green (1926-2018)
Jimmy Knepper (1927-2003)
Carl Fontana (1928-2003)
Bob Brookmeyer (1929-2011)
Curtis Fuller (1932-2021)
Slide Hampton (1932-    )
Julian Priester (1935-    )
Bill Watrous (1939-2018)
Steve Turre (1948-    )
Wycliffe Gordon (1967-    )
Trombone Shorty (1986-    )

Best Jazz Trombone Players Ever
Some of the Best Jazz Trombone players as Composers
Jazz Trombone Solos - Audio Links (for my several books of jazz trombone solo transcriptions, and for more transcriptions I have not in those books!)

Playing Lead Trombone: Information on Playing Lead Trombone
     (including: Aspects of Playing Lead Trombone (via Eddie Lewis), list of the greatest lead players, and more)
Greatest Lead Trombone Players: Page listing some of the greatest lead trombone players and their associated bands

12-Bar Blues: List of Blues Heads (in Bass clef, sorted by concert key, .pdf file) ***
Jazz Standards: Sample Jazz Standard List (Bass clef parts)

Jazz Listening Worksheet (online form)
Jazz Listening Worksheet (.pdf file)

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