Adkins’ “Complete Modern Tutor for the Bass Trombone” is one of the few grand methods written specially for the bass trombone. By focusing on the rudiments, scales & exercises, progressive studies in each key, extracts for band & orchestra, duets, trios, and quartets specific to the bass trombone the resulting method is a finely tuned pedagogical tool for an often overlooked instrument.
At 133 pages it is a huge text with a tremendous amount of content. Perfectly suited for students through intermediate to professional levels, this book has something for absolutely every bass trombonist. I have put many pages in the samples to the left, please take a look, then grab a PDF download above. You can read from the author’s foreword below.
Adkins writes: “This Tutor has been compiled with the object of providing an uptodate and comprehensive course of instruction on the Bass Trombone. Particular attention has been paid to the selection and arrangement of the exercises, so that a student, whether a beginner or advanced performer, can progress in easy stages to the end. I have tried to make this a practical book, which should be useful for study and reference, and which should suit the teacher as well as the pupil.”