The Perceptive Trombonist is the exclusive multi-volume companion to the website www.TromboneExcerpts.org created by Seth T. Vatt. This series goes beyond the scope of traditional excerpt books by offering a listening-based pedagogical approach to orchestral trombone study.
In addition to containing score order parts for the entire low brass section, it offers in-depth perfomance commentary and stylistic listening guides to help you harness a vast array of audio examples into goal-oriented practice. All of the popular audition excerpts in each piece are here, supplemented by additional excerpts of interest in chronological order which allow for more contextual study.
Throughout the book are Perceptive Listening Exercises designed to open your ears towards new and unique ways of listening to each excerpt's audio content. Also, the end of each volume contains a recommended recording purchase list for each work, based on the frequency of appearance in each individual excerpt's overall recommendations.
Whether you are competing on the audition circuit, studying trombone in college, or performing any of these works on an upcoming concert, The Perceptive Trombonist is a must-have resource for any serious player.
Volume 1 contains listening guides to Robert Shumann's Symphony No. 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Russian Easter Overture, The Golden Cockerel Suite, and Capriccio Espagnol. Subsequent volumes will also be organized by composer.
Foreword written by Ralph Sauer.