Horns Tutorial

Play Trombone Today!

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9 Videos | Length: 21min 50sec
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  • Assembly 3:00


    In this first video, we are introduced to trombonist John Timmins and are shown how to assemble the instrument.

  • Maintenance & Breathing 2:44

    Maintenance & Breathing

    Next, John goes over the maintenance of the trombone as well as proper breathing.

  • Embouchure 2:05


    Here, we are shown the correct embouchure for playing the instrument.

  • Holding the Trombone & Posture 1:31

    Holding the Trombone & Posture

    The correct posture and holding of the trombone is discussed in this video.

  • Slide Positions & First Note 2:01

    Slide Positions & First Note

    After being shown differnt slide postions, we are ready to play our first note.

  • Reading Music 4:03

    Reading Music

    In this video, we go over the basics of reading music.

  • First Song 2:47

    First Song

    Now we are ready to play our first song.

  • More Songs 1:53

    More Songs

    Next, we learn more songs that we can play using what we were taught.

  • Disassembly 1:46


    In this final video, we are shown how to disassemble the trombone and put it back in it's case.

Product Overview

In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, master teacher and performer John Timmins guides you through the basics needed to start to play the trombone.

Specifically designed for the very beginner, it covers: parts and assembly of the instrument, breathing and posture, essentials of producing a good tone, and care for your instrument.

You'll also learn music reading with notes and rhythms, as well as learn to play your very first melodies, right along with a great backup band.

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