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Schwob School of Music
The trombone has a limited history concerning literature and technique development. A turning point for the literature of the trombone was with John Cage's Solo for Sliding Trombone. This composition brought about new techniques that would permeate throughout subsequent literature. These new techniques would also impact trombone pedagogy and accepted technique. This paper explains the impact Solo for Sliding Trombone had on the development of the instrument including literature and pedagogy.
Shelton, Andrew Michael, "Shifting Slides: The Effect of John Cage's "Solo for Sliding Trombone" (1957-58) On Modern Trombone Literature and Pedagogy" (2010). Theses and Dissertations. 81.