An Extension of Standard Trombone Technique and an Introduction to Some New Ones. Composed by Alan Raph Bill Watrous. Classical. Student book. With Standard notation. 47 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.O5130).
Item Number: CF.O5130
ISBN 082580342X. Text: Bill Watrous, Alan Raph.
Oriented towards the jazz and commercial tenor or bass trombone player, this book is a set of 47 one-page "units," each with a few short exercises on each concept. Unlike many technique books, this book does not just present a series of large etudes with many technical problems. Instead, each unit focuses on a specific trombonistic technical issue (lip-break articulations, glissando, chord progressions, etc). It also contains a nice section on "doodle" tonguing. The included demo CD contains recorded examples by Watrous (tenor) and Raph (bass) of most of the exercises.