Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The importance of stylistic flexibility in the success of the modern trombonist
by Lenertz, Patrick D., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 63; 1527974
Abstract (Summary)

Many of today's trombonists are proficient in several musical styles. This report examines the importance of being both technically and stylistically proficient in the large range of music genres that today's trombonists encounter. The trombone has been a standard instrument in western music since its inception during the Renaissance period; this report focuses on its use in orchestral, jazz, and popular music. An investigation of the trombone's use within those genres shows the instrument's purpose throughout music history. An investigation of pedagogical methods provides insight into the techniques required to play specific styles on the trombone. In essence, stylistic versatility and technical proficiency are very important in determining the success of today's trombonists.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Frear, Robert
Commitee: Doyle, Alicia M., Jarvis, Jeff
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Music
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Trombone styles, Trombone versatility
Publication Number: 1527974
ISBN: 978-1-303-98498-3
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