Master the Trombone: Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!

Move beyond beginner with MusicProfessor's intermediate Trombone course. A year's worth of lessons in just a few hours!
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  • Lectures 110
  • Contents Video: 7.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE UPDATES:

  • (05/28/16) In order to more accurately reflect the value users get from our courses and to help us develop future content, MusicProfessor will adjust our prices from $20 to $30 on May 31, 2016. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Learn how to play the trombone with MusicProfessor's beginner curriculum. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great trombonist.

Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Trombone course provides an entire year's worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!

COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 120 lessons, with 6+ hours of video content
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Trombone-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music
  • Trombone equipment recommendations
  • Learn how to clean and maintain your instrument
  • Master all of the slide positions

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!

NOTABLE REVIEWS:

“Decided to pick up the trombone again after 10 years of it collecting dust. Really appreciate the lesson in helping me relearn the mouth's position on the mouthpiece."

-Jonathan S

"Easy warm up routines for Trombones, great for getting in tune and for working on vibrato as well as lip-muscle strengthening!"

-K. Simpson

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

R. Benjamin Osborne began his studies in music with the piano at age 5, and then on trombone at the age of 12. He grew up in Lubbock, TX, where he also received his bachelors degree in music performance from Texas Tech University in 2002 studying under Don Lucas.

After completing his Bachelors degree, Ben took a brief respite from music, spending one year in urban ministry in Chicago and then two years of full-time study at Dallas Theological Seminary, earning a certificate of graduate studies. In 2007, Ben completed a masters degree in trombone performance at Southern Methodist University where he studied with John Kitzman.

Ben has served as second trombone of the Austin Symphony Orchestra since 2008. He has performed on numerous occasions with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and has served as faculty at the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana and The Festival Institute at Round Top. In August of 2010 Ben was appointed as Adjunct Instructor of Trombone at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas where he currently teaches.

As a soloist Ben has performed with the Metropolitan Winds in the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas, with the SHSU Symphonic Band, and in recital as guest artist at Baylor University, Texas State University, the University of Texas, Southern Methodist University, and at the 2010 Junior International Trombone Festival in Austin, TX. Ben is an artist and clinician with the Edwards Instrument Company and owner and sole proprietor of Edwards House Texas.

Ben currently resides in Conroe, Texas with his wife Rachel.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working tenor trombone
  • Trombone moutpiece
  • Rudimentary knowledge of music theory and notation

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Assemble and care for a trombone
  • Form a correct, strong trombone embouchure
  • Read and interpret music notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Master all of the trombone slide positions
  • Identify parts of the trombone and trombone mouthpiece

What is the target audience?

  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Dotted Quarter Notes
01:03

Welcome to MusicProfessor's Beyond Beginner Course, a continuation of our Trombone - A Beginner's Guide series. Here, you'll advance from absolute beginner to a seasoned intermediate player. By the end of the course, you'll have mastered the full range of the instrument, all 12 major scales, a ton of melodies and exercises, and multiple troubleshooting and technique tips and tricks.

Here, we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

05:31

Let's begin by reviewing a few of the elements we covered towards the end of the Trombone - A Beginner's Guide course.

Exercise - Dotted Quarter Notes
Preview
04:49
Note F#
03:07
Exercise - Getting to Know F#
01:52
Melody - 'New World'
04:23
Note B
03:08
Exercise - Getting to Know B
01:31
Melody - 'This Old Man'
01:38
08:10

Learn about an important piece of Trombone Equipment, the F Attachment.

Getting to Know the F Attachment
02:01
Scale G Major
05:22
Melody - 'This Old Man'
02:22
Melody - Auld Lang Syne
05:36
01:31

Let's recap what we've covered in this Section.

Section 2: 16th Notes
00:48

Here we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this Section, including 16th Notes and an extended look into the Legato Articulation.

Recap
07:11
Exercise - 16th Notes
04:18
Melody - 'Mockingbird'
03:44
Note F
02:45
Exercise - Getting to Know F
01:44
Scale F Major
08:05
Melody - Home on the Range
04:48
02:48

Learn about a new articulation technique called Legato.

03:42

Spend some time working on the Legato articulation.

04:36

Let's continue working on the Legato technique.

Exercise - Eighth Note Legato
04:04
Melody - 'Explanation'
04:38
Melody - 'Hymn Tune'
02:03
01:20

Let's review many of the topics we've covered in this section.

Section 3: Expanding Range on the Trombone
00:52

Here we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section, notably a lot of new notes and scales.

Recap
04:11
02:40

Learn about a new, higher partial, the High F partial.

Note F
02:55
Exercise - Getting to Know F
01:59
Note Eb
02:52
Exercise - Getting to Know Eb
01:25
Melody - 'Ode to Joy'
01:32
Note E
03:14
Exercise - Getting to Know E
01:24
Melody - 'Man on a Trapeeze'
02:33
Scale Eb Major
03:59
Melody - 'Haydn's Surprise'
03:47
Scale F Major - Upper Octave
04:17
01:51

Let's rehash everything we've learned in this section.

Section 4: Chromatic Scale
00:39

Here we'll introduce the topics being covered in this section, including an extended look at dynamics and rhythm, a new type of scale, the Chromatic, and a couple of new melodies.

04:03

Let's begin by reviewing some of the topics we covered in the previous section.

08:16

Let's spend a lot of time learning how to prepare and play dynamics.

Rhythm
05:46
Melody - 'Baa Baa Black Sheep'
03:40
Melody - 'Old MacDonald'
03:44
Scale D Major
04:53
Melody - 'My Country'
06:13
Chromatic Scale
06:20
02:28

Let's conclude this lesson by reviewing the topics we covered in this section.

Section 5: 6/8 Time
00:50

Here, we'll introduce the various topics we'll cover in this section, including a new rhythm and time signature.

Recap
06:49
Recap - Articulation
02:53
Note E
03:50
Exercise - Getting to Know E
02:38
Exercise - Triplets
04:42
Melody - 'Sweet Betsy'
05:32
Exercise - 6/8 Time
07:25
Melody - 'Sweet Betsy'
03:02
Melody - 'Carnival of Venice'
06:09
Scale A Major
06:06
Melody - 'On the River'
02:35
02:24

Let's conclude this section by reviewing the topics we covered in this section.

Section 6: Dotted Eighth Notes
00:52

Here, we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section, including a new rhythm, the dotted eighth note, and a ton of new melodies.

Recap
08:11
Exercise - Dotted Eighth Notes
07:30
Melody - 'Alouette'
04:55
Melody - 'Alouette and Da Capo'
02:27
Melody - 'Beautiful Dreamer'
07:34
Melody - 'Sorcerer's Apprentice '
05:55
Melody - 'Sorcerer's Apprentice'
02:48
Scale Gb Major
05:46
01:45

Let's conclude this lesson by reviewing the many topics we covered in this section.

Section 7: Syncopation and Cut Time
00:49

Here, we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section, including a new rhythmic element and time signature.

05:35

Let's begin by reviewing a few of the ideas we covered in the previous section.

Melody - 'Aida'
05:57
Exercise - Cut Time
04:21
Scale E Major
06:46
Melody - 'Brahms' in E Major
02:45
Exercise - Syncopation
04:24
Melody - 'Hello Ma Baby'
02:43
01:12

Let's conclude this lesson by reviewing the many topics we covered in this section.

Section 8: Extended Warm Up
00:44

Here, we'll introduce the various topics being covered in this section, including a ton of new warm up techniques that will help you improve your tone and technique day after day.

Warm Up - Buzzing
04:14
Warm Up - Long Tones
03:43
Warm Up - Articulation
06:03
Warm Up - Slurs
10:32

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MusicProfessor provides pre-recorded, high-quality online music lessons for students who either can't study with a private teacher or would like to further supplement their education. We do so via a massive library of lessons taught by some of the finest faculty in the country.

WOODWINDS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

BRASS: Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

EXTRACURRICULAR: Music Theory, Conducting, Percussion

MusicProfessor launched in 2012 with a single instrument series, 'Bassoon 101,' but has since expanded to over 12 instrument series with just over 5000 video lessons. Our curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world.

Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum. Fulfill your musical destiny by signing up today!

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