Trombone Syllabus

Paul Blake

Freshman Year

Repertoire:
Crose and Spinelli, Solo De Concours; Rimsky-Korsakov, songs; Rachmaniinoff, songs

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Embouchure development, articulation, all major scales in two octaves, intervals, and arpeggios. Arban, Method; Schlossberg, Daily Lip Drills; Rochu; Melodious Studies

Sophomore Year

Repertoire:
Barat, Andante and Allegro; Grofe, Grand Concerto; Reich, Concerto No. ~; Blazhevitch, Concerto, Piece No.2; Saint-Saens, Concerto

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
All major and minor scales. Arban, Method; Schlossberg, Daily Lip Drills; Rochut, Book II; Dufresen, Sight Reading, Book I; LaFosse, Sight Reading, Books I and II; Muller, Book I; Blume, Studies, Books I and II; Kopprasch, Book I; orchestral studies

Junior Year

Repertoire:
Solos to be selected.
Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes

Intervals with added flexibility and range. Arban, Method; Schlossberg, Daily Lip Drills; Rochut, Book II; LaFosse, Method; Muller, Books II and III; Kopprasch, Book II; Blazhevitch, Clef Studies; orchestral studies

Senior Year

Repertoire:
Creston, Fantasy; Koussevitsky, String Bass Concerto

Scales/Arpeggios/Etudes:
Demerseman, Dix grands Morceaux for Trombone; Blazhevitch, Clef Studies; orchestral studies

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