Dueling Fundamentals for Two Trombones by David Vining is appropriate for
advanced high school through professional trombone players.
Darth Bruckner, The Hip Lip Flip Trip, Martian Lip Slurs, and Arban Freaks
Out are just some of the funbut make no mistake, also challenging! Duets
included in Dueling Fundamentals for Trombones. This book consists of seven
chapters: Long Tones, Flexibility, Stabilizers, Scales and Arpeggios, Range
Extenders, Mixed Techniques, and Tenor/Bass Duets. Throughout the book, both
lines are challengingthere is no student line and no teacher line.
Therefore this book works well for lessons or as an excellent tool for two
friends or classmates looking to challenge themselves and each other.
"As a teacher who begins nearly every lesson with a duet, I have profound
appreciation for materials that help to solidify the musical bond of teacher
and pupil. David Vining has gone one step further in Dueling Fundamentals by
bolstering that one-on-one experience with well-crafted exercises in nearly
every possible facet of essential trombone technique. I plan to use this book
on a regular basis with my students. - Matthew T. Guilford, Bass Trombone,
National Symphony Orchestra; Associate Artist-in-Residence, The University of
Maryland at College Park
Dueling Fundamentals is a great way for students to sharpen their skills
while keeping their ears open. The teacher can model everything from sound,
rhythm, style, and pitch while the student plays along. Much more enjoyable
and engaging than working on fundamentals by yourself! This will be a fun
addition to applied lessons! - Natalie Mannix, DMA, Associate Professor of
Trombone, University of North Texas