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Trombone Circuit Training

with Peter Gane

Led by Peter Gane and Chris Houlding.

Learn the practice habits, and mental and physical approaches of a top professional trombonist. A must for all trombonists in search of a secure, fundamental technique!

This online course comes complete with the acclaimed Circuit Training 2 digital book and sheet music to accompany each lesson. Get the book and videos together for one low price!

Instrument Trombone

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  • Over an hour and a half of video lessons and exercises
  • Full 'Circuit Training 2' Digital Sheet Music Book
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10 lessons · 93m 59s

Peter Gane is Professor of Trombone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Trombone Coach to the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and European Union Youth Orchestra. Chris Houlding is head of Brass at Birmingham Conservatoire and Professor of Trombone and Brass Ensemble at Folkwang University of Arts, Essen.

The course will help encourage student and teacher alike to develop the physical and mental approaches that will serve them well in a solo or ensemble situation. Professors Gane and Houlding reveal the core games, exercises, patterns and ideas that have informed their teaching over the past 30 years, as well as their own playing. Key concepts such as ‘Virtual Reality’ and ‘Mental Practice’ are explained and demonstrated, giving trombonists an indispensible arsernal of practice and performance advice.

This course provides the roadmap to a secure, fundamental trombone technique!

Lesson Plan

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2. Warming Up

3. Air Flow

4. Dexterity and Flexiblity

5. Co-ordination

6. Major Scale or Ionian mode

7. Natural Minor or Aeolian Mode

8. Other Modes

9. Diminished, Whole Tone, and Chromatic Scales

10. Ensemble Skills

Peter Gane

Peter Gane is one of Britain’s leading brass specialists and trombonists. At the age of 19 he became a member of the London Symphony Orchestra. He became a professor at the Guildhall School in 1971 and remains so to this day. He was elected a Fellow of the Guildhall School in 1981 and was Head of the Wind, Brass and Percussion from 1988 to 2008. He is Artistic Adviser to the Combret Music Festival, Aveyron, France. 

A founder and former president of the British Trombone Association, Peter is a noted educator. He has a long-standing association with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and the European Union Youth Orchestra where he has been professor of trombone since 1977 and 1984 respectively.

As a teacher, brass specialist and conductor he has taken masterclasses and workshops in many European conservatoires and with professional groups in Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, Holland, Austria, Italy and the US. In 1996 his international reputation was confirmed by the presentation of the Neill Humfeld Award for excellence in trombone teaching by the International Trombone Association. 

Peter's recent publications include: The Good Brass Guide, Trombone Books 1 & 2, published by Trinity Guildhall; Circuit Training for Trombone, volumes 1 and 2Slide Systems, Five Games, Guildhall 125, World in Motion, Mansion House Fanfare, all published by Warwick Music; How Trombonists Do It, published by Brass Wind; Brass Medals, published by the Associated Board. 

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