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Brass - beginners

 

Getting Started

Getting your trombone out safely

Warm ups

First 5 notes - C D E F G

 

Click on the triangles to hear the notes on your instrument.

 
 

1. Clap the exercise.

2. Listen to it - click the yellow triangle (4 beats count in).

3. Try it together.

4. Do it again on your own.

1. Play the exercise.

2. Listen to it - click the yellow triangle (4 beats count in).

3. Try it together.

4. Do it again on your own.

 

1. Play the exercise.

2. Listen to it - click the yellow triangle (4 beats count in).

3. Try it together.

4. Do it again on your own.

 
 
 

Accompaniment

Demo

 

Two Blues Tunes

 
 
 

Jingle Bells

DEMO
Accompaniment
All parts
 

The Low Notes

These are the 7 lowest notes on your instrument.
Starting on C and working down in semitones.

Click the yellow arrows to hear the notes and try to match them on your instrument

Relax your lips as you go down.

Trumpets: Try to remember the fingerings in order - it's a really useful pattern:


Trombones: It's a bit easier for you - just push your slide out a bit further for each note.

Use your ears!
Unless you've got very long arms, you probably won't be able to reach the last note yet.

 

Jingle Bells

Part 2

Trumpet 2 demo
Accompaniment
All parts

Jingle Bells

Bass line (trombones)

 
Trombone demo
Accompaniment
All parts
 

Jingle Bells

verse tune

 

More easy tunes

 

3 higher notes

Now see if you can play a whole C major scale (click here).

When you can play Cs comfortably, try the Trumpet 1 parts for:
Mercy Mercy Mercy
St Thomas