Learn to Play Trombone: Go From Beginner to Pro in No Time!
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Learn to Play Trombone: Go From Beginner to Pro in No Time!

Master the art of Trombone! Cover a year's worth of private lessons in just a few hours, for a fraction of the cost.
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Last updated 1/2017
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Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 133 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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Requirements
  • Working tenor trombone
  • Working trombone mouthpiece
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  • (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!

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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Adult Learners
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
  • Intermediate Players
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Curriculum For This Course
123 Lectures
07:20:22
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The Trombone
10 Lectures 19:28

Welcome to MusicProfessor's Beginning Trombone Guide. We're excited for you to begin your musical journey, whether you're picking the trombone up for the first time or revisiting an old friend.

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including parts of the trombone, equipment you'll need to get started, how to correctly sit, and about the trombone mouthpiece.

Preview 01:58

Learn about the trombone slide.

Preview 01:22

Quickly learn about the trombone bell.

Preview 00:45

Learn about various types of trombones and how the trombone has been developed over the years.

Preview 01:32

Learn about the trombone mouthpiece, mouthpiece variations, and recommended mouthpieces.

Preview 01:18

Learn how to carefully pick up, hold, maneuver, and put down a trombone.

Preview 01:38

Learn how to correctly pack up a trombone in its case.

Preview 02:27

Learn how to correctly sit while playing the trombone.

Playing Posture
05:31

Learn about the various tools you'll eventually need to be a successful trombonist.

What's in the Case?
02:18

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 1 and how to prepare for Section 2.

Review
00:39
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First Trombone Notes
17 Lectures 58:23

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including how to form a trombone embouchure and buzz which will lead us to playing our first few notes.

Introduction
00:41

Let's begin by quickly reviewing some of the topics we covered in Section 1.

Recap
00:36

Learn about the importance of air when playing the trombone.

Air
03:05

Learn how to strengthen your air with these various breathing exercises.

Breathing Exercises
02:35

Learn where and how to correctly place the trombone mouthpiece on your lips.

Mouthpiece Placement
02:43

Learn how to create and troubleshoot a trombone buzz.

Mouthpiece Buzzing
03:05

Learn your first note on the trombone, middle F.

Note (F)
02:49

Learn about the importance of good trombone sound, or tone, and how to obtain it.

Characteristics of a Good Sound
08:14

Spend some time getting to know your new note, middle F.

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know F
04:51

Learn about a fun strength and tone building exercise called smearing.

Smearing
04:40

Learn how to change pitches with your buzz, mouthpiece, and trombone.

Changing Pitches
05:17

Learn your second note on the trombone, Low Bb.

Note (Low Bb)
03:35

Spend some time getting used to your new note, Low Bb.

Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Low Bb
02:32

Learn your third note on the trombone, Middle Bb.

Note (Middle Bb)
04:55

Spend some time familiarizing yourself with your new note, Middle Bb.

Exercise 1.3 - Getting to know Middle Bb
02:42

Let's learn a handful of new exercises that will help us strengthen our embouchure, hit all of our notes correctly, and play with a strong, clean tone.

Exercises
04:20

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 2 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:43
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Trombone Slide Positions
9 Lectures 34:39

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, notably about the trombone slide and slide positions.

Introduction
00:43

Let's begin by reviewing some of the techniques we learned in the previous Section, including buzzing our first few notes.

Recap
04:16

Learn about a new musical technique called glissando, why it's unique for trombonists, and how it can help you improve your playing.

Glissando
05:20

Learn about the various slide positions on the trombone.

Positions
05:43

Learn how to correctly articulate, which means using your tongue to separate notes, on the trombone.

Proper Articulation
03:23

Learn a new exercise meant to help improve your familiarity with articulations.

Pointing Exercise
03:14

Let's continue practicing various articulation exercises.

Articulation Exercises
06:01

Let's conclude our exploration of articulation with a handful of more exercises.

More Articulation Exercises
03:12

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 3 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
02:47
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Reading Music
13 Lectures 55:51

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including how to read musical notation and how to play in tune.

Introduction
00:43

Let's begin by reviewing a few of the topics we covered in the previous Section, mainly slide positions.

Recap
04:49

Learn how to read rhythmic notation.

Rhythmic Notation
06:27

Counting
03:52

Learn about a common tool, the time signature, used to figuring out how to correctly read and count rhythms within pieces of music.

Time Signature
06:43

Learn how to read music.

The Musical Staff
03:42

Music on the Staff
04:47

Changing Pitch and Rhythm
02:37

Learn about an extremely important aspect of playing any brass instrument called partials.

Trombone Partials
03:57

Tuning Positions
07:51

Tuning Positions on the Mid Bb Partial
04:30

Tuning Positions on the Low Bb Partial
04:06

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 4 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:47
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Trombone Slide Technique
19 Lectures 38:22

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including an extended look into trombone slide technique, a whole beavy of new notes, and a new time signature.

Introduction
00:49

Recap
01:47

Learn about the importance of slide technique for all trombonists.

Trombone Slide Technique
02:00

Note E
01:06

Exercise - Getting to Know E
01:48

Note Low A
00:59

Exercise - Getting to Know Low A
02:05

Note Middle A
01:10

Exercise - Getting to Know Middle A
04:07

Note Eb
02:28

Exercise 1.4 - Getting to Know Eb
01:30

Note Low Ab
01:08

Exercise - Getting to Know Low Ab
03:50

Note Middle Ab
01:07

Exercise - Getting to Know Middle Ab
02:18

Learn a new rhythmic element, the dotted half note.

Exercise 2.1 - Dotted Half Note
00:56

Exercise - 3/4 Time
02:20

Melody - A MusicProfessor Tune
05:02

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 5 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:52
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Warming Up on the Trombone
16 Lectures 44:12

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including lip slurs and how they affect the notes we'll learn in the future, articulations, scales, and how to correctly warm up.

Introduction
00:41

Let's begin by reviewing a few of the topics we covered in the previous Section, including 3/4 time and a ton of new notes.

Recap
03:29

Lip Slurs
04:21

Note D
02:15

Exercise - Getting to Know D
02:46

Note Low G
01:09

Exercise - Getting to Know Low G
02:20

Note Middle G
03:26

Exercise - Getting to Know Middle G
01:36

Note C
03:44

Exercise - Getting to Know C
02:52

Exercise - Bb Scale
01:35

Melody - 'Twinkle'
03:15

Warming Up
04:35

Warming Up with Articulations
04:50

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 6 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:18
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Trombone Lip Slurs
15 Lectures 44:31

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including a continued look into lip slurs, our first Major scale, Bb-Major, and a couple of new notes.

Introduction
00:54

Recap
08:40

Let's continue discussing Trombone Lip Slurs.

Trombone Lip Slurs
03:51

D Partial
04:56

Note D
02:07

Exercise - Getting to Know D
01:13

Note C
02:27

Exercise - Getting to Know C
01:43

Melody - 'Tisket'
01:47

Note C#/Db
04:30

Exercise - Getting to Know C#/Db
01:52

Key Signatures
02:37

Scale Bb Major
05:18

Melody - 'Skip to My Lou'
01:04

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 7 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:32
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Eighth Notes
10 Lectures 29:16

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including a new rhythmic element, the eighth note, a second Major scale, C-Major, and some fun, familiar melodies.

Introduction
00:38

Recap
03:44

Bb Scale Pattern
01:22

Note B
04:02

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to Know B
01:23

Scale C Major
05:03

Exercise - Eighth Notes
03:54

Melody - 'Skip to My Lou'
03:16

Melody - William Tell
04:31

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 8 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:23
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Mastering the Flats
14 Lectures 49:40

Here, we'll discuss the various topics being covered in this Section, including a ton of new notes, a new Major scale, Db-Major, and a few new melodies.

Introduction
00:58

Recap
06:58

Melody - 'Lullaby'
06:39

Note Db
03:58

Exercise - Getting to Know Db
01:27

Note Low Gb
01:49

Exercise - Getting to Know Low Gb
01:59

Note Gb
03:43

Exercise - Getting to Know Gb
01:49

Scale Db Major
05:30

Melody - 'On Top of Old Smokey'
04:47

Scale Ab Major
04:29

Melody - 'On Top of Old Smokey'
04:02

Let's quickly review what we learned in Section 9 and how to continue practicing these concepts.

Review
01:32
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