If you want to play the trombone well then you need to play long notes.
Many people find long notes are boring and neglect this important part of their daily routine.
These beautiful slow melodies are fun to play - and a great way to perfect your tone.
The books also include useful practice and performance tips.
Peter Moore from Dr Downing Music 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".
Christian Jones (Principal Bass Trombonist of the Philharnonia Orchestra)
says in "The Trombonist" magazine:
"I have often wondered how such an accomplished musician approaches trombone playing and
Dr Downing's Bass Trombone Tone-Ups provides a valuable insight for us all."
"The idea of this book is to provide trombonists with famous, slow melodies to practise and perform,
instead of simply playing long notes, to acquire a better sound..........................
these apparently easy melodies are a real challenge for any player to perform well"