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Do you want a better trombone tone?

As you already know, you need to play long notes.

BUT long notes are deadly boring - so you don't play them do you?

Beautiful slow melodies are fun to play - and a great way to perfect your tone.

Adrian Morris gives you great advice in his

Trombone Tone-Ups Book 1 for Treble Clef

Tenor Trombone Tone-Ups  treble clef coverAdrian Morris, Principal Bass Trombone of the Hallé Orchestra, Senior Trombone Tutor at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England and Salford University, presents his selection of fifteen beautiful slow tunes - ideal for tone development.

Bass Trombone performance notes and technique tips for each melody.

Performance standard - easy to moderately difficult.

Peter Moore says: "In my many years of teaching, I have found that most students won't  practice long note exercises because they are so dreadfully boring.  I could not find enough interesting slow music for students to play - so we wrote Tone-Ups and Adrian's book is the latest in the series"

This book has fifteen carefully selected titles, complete with performance notes for each piece, for you to enjoy playing.  You will also develop your embouchure technique at the same time".


Below are scanned extracts of pages.  Click on the thumbnail pictures to see them full size.


Gymnopedie 2Gymnopedie No 2

Advice and guidance on performance.

Tenor trombone Tone-Ups Bk1 contentsContents

This is what customers say:

Shirley Hartlett, retired Headmistress of Shenington School, Nr Banbury, England says:

"I get frustrated when I buy a book of music and find that I can only manage to play one or two pieces.  With Tone-Ups I can play them all!" 

Stan Barrett, retired drama teacher and semi-pro clarinettist from Market Bosworth, England says:

"The 'Tone-Ups' are a joy to use.  Not only do they take the tedium out of long-note practice, but they are also sprinkled with technical and interpretive challenges.  The writers know where we're likely to need help.  They isolate each problem and tell us, in straightforward language, what to do about it.  Excellent.

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