Lafosse’s Complete Method of Slide Trombone is one of the most complete and thorough method books. It covers a wide variety of styles, incorporates interesting musical material, and includes helpful editorial suggestions in English, French, German, and Spanish.
This book has four parts totalling over 200 pages. Generally this book sells for $40 PER PART, but is going to sell at qPress for only $39 for the entire complete edition! Lets look at each part, then you can check out the samples and make a purchase at the link above.
Part 1: General Technique: This is about slide technique, how to articulate, posture, dynamics, reading, all of the stuff you need to get started.
Part 2: Scales & Embellishments: How to learn every key, major and minor, with even sound and even articulation. Includes style duets and everything you need to realize the markings of music from a variety of eras.
Part 3: Single and Double Tonguing, Pedal Tones, Studies in Style, Bass Trombone: This covers all types of articulation, pedal tones, glissandi, and the use of various types of mutest. There are 12 studies, two sonatas by Handel, studies by Bordogni, and 5 pages of music and material relating to bass trombone.
Part 4: Difficult passages from orchestral works: Works by Beriloz, Bizet, Borodine, Debussy, Dukas, Faure, Gounod, Grieg, Lalo, Moussorgsky, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Stravinsky and many more. Includes all trombone parts when applicable.