The Jazz Trombone Book is a text and online resource for those interested in learning, or continuing to further develop skill on the trombone. The text, focuses on the important areas of trombone playing - tone, sound, tonguing, articulation, breathing, etc. While discussing each of these areas, practical methodologies from motor learning are fused with each topic to create ideal practice plans.
At the core of The Jazz Trombone Book is an essential motor learning methodology, that we should practice with one of two possible outcomes in mind - further development of jazz skills or refinement for performance. These outcomes can be generalized as learned skills or performance. Frequently, many of our current practice habits are based on models that are best for performance, while a significant amount of our practice should focus on learning, or enhancing existing skills.