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Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1: Nos. 1-60 (Selected from the Vocalises of Marco Bordogni). By Giovanni Marco Bordogni (1789-1856). Edited by Alan Raph. For trombone. Method book and CD. 96 pages. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.O1594X).
A staple in brass methods, Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Book 1 has been re-engraved, corrected by pedagogue Alan Raph, and printed with a lay-flat binding for ease of use. Additionally, Bordogni's original piano accompaniments, written specially for the vocalises, are presented with these etudes for the first time. As a bonus, the edition now includes a CD containing MP3s and printable PDFs of the original piano accompaniments, performed by Rae Moses. These etudes, transcribed from the vocalises of Bordogni, have been specially prepared for use by trombonists in order to perfect their overall technique and in particular to develop style in the interpretation of melody.
July 17, 2012
I had been practicing these etudes from the earlier Rochut edition. There have been some subtle changes in some of the etudes, in tempos and notes. Nothing major, but it did trip me up a little while playing through the book. Playing with the piano accompaniments CD is especially good...
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