"Technical Studies for Trombone" by Bob McChesney
Doodle Studies and Etudes - Bob McChesney
For more than a thousand students and professional players it has proven to be an extremely valuable tool in improving fast legato skills on the trombone. Covering all aspects of the doodle tongue technique, this book was written for students, teachers and professionals alike. This complete method explains the fast legato technique in a step-by-step fashion, from how to correctly form the syllables to complex patterns incorporating natural downward slurs. Included - a 52 minute CD with demonstrations by the author. A common belief is that fast, clean legato playing is difficult to achieve on trombone mainly because it is difficult to move the slide fast enough. Actually, the issue of fast legato playing on trombone is much more one of articulation than slide movement.
It is a technique that enables you to play fast lines much smoother than with double tongue this is NOT double tongue for brass players! Playing fast lines on the trombone is actually more a question about articulation than being able to move slide fast enough.
A complete course of study using doodle tonguing for the slide trombone, with demonstration and play-along CD. Internationally renowned trombonist Bob McChesney is a product of the Baltimore, Maryland public school music programs, and is primarily a self-taught virtuoso. He developed a technique by which he could play fast groupings of notes on the trombone that sounded like a saxophone or trumpet. At the time when he was a child , he didn't know that the technique was known as 'doodle tonguing', and has since written this treatise on the subject. This technique is not intended to replace standard methods of trombone articulation, but is a technique that can add another dimention to the trombonist's performance. McChesney has become an internationally recognized soloist of both jazz and classical repertoire. He demonstrates an organized way to approach jazz improvisation, and discusses how to create interesting jazz solos, use of computers, and career strategies.