This is a list of books that I recommend to trombone players aspiring to a career in music. Internalizing each one is like taking several lessons and/or years of life experience and, in my opinion, well worth the time invested.
You may be able to find the books in different formats and/or prices by shopping around. Frankly, I almost always just borrow from the public library!
My list starts with the ones directly related to trombonists and gradually moves towards less-direct recommendations. They are not listed from best to worst – In some cases, it might be the exact opposite!
Also Sprach Arnold Jacobs: A Developmental Guide for Brass Wind Musicians, compiled by Bruce Nelson.
What Every Trombonist Needs to Know about the Body, by David Vining
Sound in Motion: A Performer’s Guide to Greater Musical Expression, by David McGill
The Savvy Music Teacher: Blueprint for Maximizing Income & Impact, by David Cutler (Kindle, Paperback)
Indirect Procedures: A Musician’s Guide to the Alexander Technique (The Integrated Musician), by Pedro de Alcantara (Kindle, Paperback)
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, by David Epstein (Kindle, Paperback)
Any other books you think trombone players should read? As always, comment below or contact me!