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« on: Sep 03, 2017, 12:31PM »

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I've been playing trombone for 2 years but all my teachers say I'm advanced for the time I've played. I can play fast pieces and am comfortable in the high range. I just got the v cornette method book but I'm not sure where to start. I already found something that might be on my level. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 2017, 03:37PM »

You mentioned in your "intermediate trombone" thread that you're studying with a private trombone teacher, right? Did he/she just throw the book at you and say "you're on your own, kiddo"? That's lousy teaching.

The whole point of having a teacher is so they can figure out what you're doing wrong, and assign you specific exercises to help you get better at it.

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« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 2017, 03:52PM »

As I recall (it's been several decades) the Cornette book isn't really about "fixing problems," it just teaches you stuff you should know.  It's a good book for where you are.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 03, 2017, 09:33PM »

I did just switch teachers and I'm not sure if she has such a good idea of my level.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 04, 2017, 08:19AM »

I did just switch teachers and I'm not sure if she has such a good idea of my level.

Well, then, a forum of strangers who've never heard you play will definitely give you a better answer.

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On a less sarcastic note, I'm not familiar with the book, but Doug's one of the most highly-regarded pros around here. Listen to him.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 04, 2017, 03:12PM »

I worked out of that book for a while, not a huge fan. A little scatterbrained. I prefer Arbans.
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