Matt Kingston & Steve Legge – Music Marvels
A great book for beginners about how to play trombone! 50 fun-packed pages that will start you on your way to being a Music Marvel! Along the way you’ll compose your first tune, discover music from around the world, and play in a band with your friends.
There are plenty of online resources available to access online
You can also buy the fully interactive online version of this book
Thirteen tunes in a variety of styles, with lyrics, actions and space for improvisation and copy-backs. Starting with simple 1-2 note tunes, and moving on to 4-5 note tunes, this book will aid creative music making and progression for whole class ensemble teaching. A great book about how to play trombone.
This document discusses the broader issues of how a program might develop using informal brass learning to deliver curriculum learning over an academic year via a broadly informal learning pathway.
pBone Circle Plan [PDF] – this plan was created for the NAMM Foundation pBone circles and is a basic introduction into both informal learning style and a first access to brass experience. The circle can be tuned to suit learners of all ages and is usable on pTrumpets and pBone minis but not pBuzz.
NEW! Plastic or Not? by Helen Minshall – The Trombonist Magazine, Summer 2017 [PDF]
This presentation is a blow-by-blow guide to presenting the pBone circle plan. It includes video examples from a variety of practitioners work around the world about how to play trombone, each making the concept into their own, using largely informal practice.