Technical Studies for Trombone

This compilation of technical exercises, general playing tips, and pedagogical concepts for the tenor trombonist is ideal for students to professionals, whether focused on classical, jazz, or commercial playing.

The exercises are those that McChesney uses for his own personal practice and shares with his private students.

This highly anticipated addition to McChesney’s growing list of publications provides tips and exercises as only he can on the technical nature of playing trombone really well. Mastery of trombone is a prerequisite for playing jazz at a high level and this book will help get you there.  

Digital edition: $24.95

Coil-bound edition: $32.95

(Coil-bound allows the book to lay flat on the music stand.)

This book covers:

  • A daily routine, practice schedule, and warm-ups
  • Breath control
  • Articulation
  • Time and rhythm
  • Buzzing exercises
  • Playing fast
  • Sight reading skill development
  • Playing high notes
  • Developing a good tone
  • Doodle tonguing
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Frequently asked questions

How is "Technical Studies" different from other trombone technique books?

A main difference in this Technical Studies book is  that it is more concise than many other technical studies books. The exercises are compact and explained instead of  writing out every note of an exercise. The book also contains practical advice on many areas of playing, not just one or two. Learn about warmups, slurs, single and double tonguing, range, slide technique, and an overview of doodle tonguing.

What level of player will gain from studying and play through this book?

This book is appropriate for most intermediate to advanced playing levels.

Do you provide any kind of practice schedule of routine?

This book suggests how often an exercise might be played – i.e. Daily, Every Third Day, or As Needed. The exercises are numerous, allowing you to  rotated them within your schedule. 

Will only jazz trombonists benefit from the book?
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Not at all. Technical Studies is written for trombonists of all styles and is not written specifically for jazz players.

Digital edition: $24.95

Coil-bound edition: $32.95

(Coil-bound allows this book to lay flat on the music stand.)

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