R.N. Davis’ “The Imperial Method for the Slide Trombone in Bass Clef” is an epic, 144 page grand method that has stood the test of time. Like the Bonniseau, Mantia, Muller, and Clarke methods, this book takes players from the beginning stages of their development all the way through intermediate and advanced technique. For advanced players the selected solos, orchestral studies, and the 28 progressive studies will be worth the price of admission alone, and for beginners or studio teachers the 100 pages of exercises and studies that precede this material will be tremendously valuable for a lifetime of use.
Davis himself writes: “After considerable experience in teaching the slide trombone, having noted the many short-comings of existing methods, I have endeavoured in this work to supply those deficiencies and to produce a method which is as free from defect as possible and as complete as the space will allow.”
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