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At last there is a book that covers everything you'll need to know in order to play the alto trombone.

Alto Trombone Savvy is a comprehensive collection of etudes, exercises, wisdom and very practical advice for learning and improving ones skill on the alto trombone. The book comes in two versions: one in alto clef and one in bass clef.
Subjects include:
  • The unique physics and musicality of the alto
  • Learning the alto positions
  • Improving one's intonation
  • Developing a more consistent rhythm and groove to one's playing
  • A unique introduction to the subject of improvisation on the alto

Over 50 audio files accompany the exercises and demonstrations within the book. Michael has provided the reader with several Bach chorals, jazz standards and several pieces of music within his unique electronic style with which to play with. The book is part coaching, part play-along package, part sage advice for both beginner and advanced players.

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Some of the best trombone players in the world are praising Alto Trombone Savvy

"For anyone interested in learning to play the alto trombone, whether for classical or jazz, this book is a must. Clearly written with excellent exercises and links to audio examples, Michael Lake has provided the trombone world with a wonderful new resource."

Ralph Sauer, Former Principal Trombone, Los Angeles Philharmonic


"I really like this interesting and well-disposed book. So many good thoughts, facts and tips on alto trombone. Great guidance for the searching soul out there. A must have for the shelves."

Häkan Björkman, Principal Trombone at Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra


The nearly 20 page preview below will give you a good sense of the book as will the 16 audio files. Have fun playing over them waiting for your book to arrive.

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