Trombone Learning Methods

The best way to learn the Trombone

Our ‘Beginner’s Guide To Learning The Trombone’ range was created to aid you with your desire to learn a brand new musical instrument. We are here every step of the way, and this section focuses on the types of learning methods that are available.

Trombone Learning Methods

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All people learn in a different way. Some individuals can recall telephone numbers immediately, though other individuals might not even have the ability to read. We’re all special and unique. It’s because of this that we can confidently state that there isn’t one fantastic method of studying a musical instrument.

The four essential learning methods that exist are:

  • Traditional, face-to-face, one-to-one learning
  • Traditional, face-to-face, group lessons
  • Video Tutorials
  • Apps 
If you’re a beginner or have been playing for years, one of those four options will be perfect for you. It’s just a matter of finding out which be is most suitable.
Trombone Learning Methods

Traditional, face-to-face, one-to-one lessons

This is the route through which many of us found our way into the profession. If you want to improve as fast as possible, then 1-to-1 teaching is the best option for you. Your teacher will tailor your development to you, helping you to develop both musically and technically whilst sharing all their knowledge and experience with you.

The only potential problem is choosing the right teacher. Being a great player doesn’t necessarily mean you are a great teacher, and being a great teacher doesn’t mean you are a great player, so it’s worth doing some research before making a decision.  

Being the most expensive option, it is worth requesting a consultation lesson, essentially a way to try before you buy.

Trombone Learning Methods

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Traditional, face-to-face, Group lessons

Trombone Learning Methods

Many schools and music services offer group lessons, whereby one teacher may have a number of students all at the same time. A much more cost-effective way of learning, but progress may be slower – five enthusiastic trombone players in the same room can produce quite a noise, even if they are playing the same piece!

That said, you still have direct access to a teacher, so there is much to be gained for the conscientious student. 



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Video Tutorials

Free Courses

Youtube Ted's List

YouTube is the obvious place to start, offering a plethora of videos claiming to take you from beginner to pro in no time at all.

Be careful who you trust though because many of the videos do not actually contain technically sound advice. You should start by watching Arlene Macfarlane, the trombone tutor of the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain.

Another one is Joseph Rodriguez in the video How to Play the Trombone.

Remember, just because something has had a huge number of views doesn’t mean it is any good!

Paid Courses

Paid Video

You will find 100’s of paid trombone courses on the web.  Once again, like YouTube, it’s not possible to analyze every one of them.  Suffice to say, two of the most well-liked platforms are:

 

Udemy Piano

There are four trombone courses on Udemy, covering three different levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced. They look well worked out, cover all aspects of playing and will certainly help you advance you playing – the key to getting the most out of any online teaching tool is making sure that you engage on a daily bases.

Trombone Learning Methods

For those players who want to take their playing to the next level, check out Trombone Bootcamp and Section Playing Success 101. These are courses run by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s trombone section. Find out more by following them on Instagram @rpotrombonetraining

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Trombone Apps

Trombone Learning Methods

We understand best if the training is tailor-made to our own individual needs.  Apps undoubtedly are a hybrid between conventional video tutorials and a real-life coach.  They alter their teaching in relation to your reaction to the application.  This is why, for those who aren’t in the position to have one on one training, we would always encourage specialized apps over generic YouTube video clips.  There are many, many apps available.  The ones we advise are:

Trombone Learning Methods

TONESTRO FOR TROMBONE

An interactive app which listens and gives you feedback as you play. Coming with a large library of music, this should keep you engaged with your practice for a while.

Trombone Learning Methods

LEARN TO PLAY THE TROMBONE

Another app to help beginners just starting out, with slightly more focus on scales, lessons and tutorials. 

Trombone Learning Methods

PLAYALONG TROMBONE

Another app which response to your playing, with the added benefit of it being able to record and share your performance. The loop function also allows you to practice over and over without stopping.

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Trombone Learning Methods - Summary

Different methods will give you different results. The most important thing is that you look for the one that fits your needs and your experience.

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