The Melodious Trombone

“Besides Bordogni”


Tenor Trombone / Euphonium

60 Original pieces (with duet parts) to provide some lyrical variety to your diet.

In the Melodious Trombone, Mr Edwards revisits a long established approach to lyricism, composing an impressive number of new études that explore a wide variety of keys, range, and styles…The studies are progressive in complexity making it safe for players to advance in a logical and healthful fashion…

Let the singing start now. 

Thank you Brad Edwards!

Michael Mulcahy
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Northwestern University
Director, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass

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Beyond Bordogni¬†is just as described: everything that the original vocalises don’t offer, Brad Edwards does!
This book is meticulously planned out in its increasing difficulty in range, harmonic language, clefs, and more.
The supplementary duet parts are notable additions that make student lessons more engaging.
The amount of material “The Melodious Trombone” covers makes it so much more than just an etude book!¬†

Brittany Lasch
Indiana University
Principal Trombone, Detroit Opera Orchestra

I‚Äôm always excited when I hear Brad Edwards has written a new book as I know it‚Äôll be educational while being fun and engaging. The Melodious Trombone is no exception! I‚Äôve really been enjoying exploring these and am super excited to work on them with my students, especially the duets that go along with them!‚ÄĚ

Jim Nova
Trombone – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Adjunct Trombone Faculty – Duquesne University
Brass Coach – Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras

Brad Edwards has done it again! He has created another device that students and teachers can use to engage with one another in a way that is both technically sound and musically motivated. Nothing is more valuable for both parties involved than the chance to make music with one another Brad’s thoughtful approach and beautiful musical lines should make for hours of valuable time spent in trombone studios around the country. Thank you again Maestro, and keep up the great work. It is much appreciated.

Mark L. Lusk
Professor of Trombone
Penn State