Welcome to Brass in Color!
Trombone Book One of the Brass in Color Beginner Method Series introduces a color-coded tablature method (Color Slide Positions) to help students learn the slide positions of the trombone and apply them to notes in the Middle Range.
In this beginner method series students learn the note’s pitch by listening to his or her instructor, and by using the Color Slide Positions students will be able to easily match the note’s pitch with the positions of the trombone.
Standard music notation has also been included with each lesson to help the instructor know which notes to play and to teach students how to read the notes as they match them with the slide positions of the trombone. Breath marks, articulation, dynamics and tempi are not noted in the lessons and may be added by the instructor as needed. Also, key signatures are not used so that students will become familiar with the concept of reading notes as they are associated with the Color Slide Positions.
There are three main sections in Brass in Color. The first section is Lessons that introduces new slide positions, notes, and musical concepts. The second section is Technique Exercises that consists of two-measure exercises to help students practice and review the material. The third section is Songs that gives students the opportunity to practice playing longer melodies.
This beginner method series for trombone also has a companion website:
On the website you will find audio for each lesson as well as different activities, videos and other resources to help students learn to play the trombone.