While at Indiana University, Allan Colin studied with Alban Berg and Milton Babbitt, opening his mind to avant-garde music. At the suggestion of his composition teacher, Bernhard Heiden, he started to develop 12 tone etudes for trombone.
Now, thanks to the encouragement of Jimmy Maxwell and Sam Pilafian, (mega artists at our mid-town practice studios) Allan attempted a book that, incorporating the above, would be relevant for the professional musician dealing more and more with contemporary music of today.
Additionally influenced by one of his favorite books, Developing Sight Reading by Gaston Dufresne and Roger Voisin, Allan has attempted to offer some sight reading material with an entirely different sound than what you’ve seen in our other brass method books.
To the left you can try a page for free, then you can grab an immediate PDF download above.