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Dr. Anderson's Trombone Page

Welcome to the Dr. Scott Anderson, Professor of Trombone at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, trombone page!

Here you can find his recommendations for trombones and all things trombone related.

Dr. Anderson is a Courtois Artist. 

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Dr. Anderson recommends,

Method / Etude Books Solo Repertoire
Tom Crown Straight Mutes Jo--Ral Bucket Mutes

 Dr. Anderson recommends

Any Valve oil except Al Cass

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yamahaslideoil Yamaha Trombone Slide Oil

Not the Slide oil you remember!  Very similar to Slide-O-Mix Rapid Comfort.  This is our staff choice for trombone slide lubricant.

tomcrowntrbcup Tom Crown Tenor Trombone Cup Mute - Aluminum
tuneup Tuneup: Basic Training Intonation System
With a timbre engineered to expose pitch discrepancy immediately, the Basic Training audio CD provides the player with three crucial exercises per Key. The player first sings, then plays against the CD, listening for the “beats of pitch discrepancy. As the player moves his or her pitch to correct the beats, perfect placement is found and held, establishing a “groove” where the perfect, pure interval is easily recognized in context.

The first exercise, the Tonic Track Exercise, is a drone using a complex timbre quick to expose the “beats” of pitch discrepancy. By following the provided studies, the player learns the location of each Major and minor interval per key, places the interval in both scales and arpeggios, and uses the exercise for excerpt, solo and etude development. However, Basic Training does not stop there!

The second exercise extends the intervals learned in the Tonic Track Exercises to full, perfectly tuned chords . The Interval Study provides the player with eight separate patterns that focus on the Root, Dominant and Third of the chord and on movement within the chord. Here the player learns to apply the intervals within the context of the chord.

Finally, the difficult skill of playing minor intervals is honed in the Minor Interval Study. Two patterns are provided to ease the player into mastering major and minor intervals.

The Basic Training Text lays an ample foundation for musical acoustics as it applies to intonation and also provides step by step guidance on developing the ear and using the audio CD. Included in the text is a Note Tendency Chart to track your instruments' tendencies and alternate tuning methods to compensate for them.

The Basic Training Workbook is available for instruments in C, Bb, Eb, F and Bass Clef.
Tuneup: Basic Training for Bass Clef instruments in C $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Horn in F $54.00
Tuneup: Basic Training for Trumpet in Bb $54.00



Scott Anderson is Professor of Trombone at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the head of the Brass and Percussion Area and trombonist in the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet. Dr. Anderson has taught at St. Cloud State University, the University of Minnesota, the MacPhail School of Music, and Dana College. He earned degrees from the University of Minnesota (DMA 1995), Northwestern University (MM 1987) and Iowa State University (BM 1985). He studied with Thomas Ashworth, the late Frank Crisafulli and Dr. David Stuart. Dr. Anderson is active as a recitalist, chamber musician with the University of Nebraska Brass Quintet and as an orchestral musician. He has performed solo recitals throughout the United States including Iowa State University, Concordia University, Luther College (Iowa), Trinity College (Texas), The University of Memphis, St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and the University of Nebraska. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Dallas Brass, the Strategic Air Command Band, the ACC Heartland of America Band, the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra, the University of Nebraska Wind Ensemble, the University of Nebraska Symphonic Band, the Omaha Wind Symphony, the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, the Iowa State University Symphony Orchestra, the Lincoln Municipal Band, the New Music Agency and the Iowa State University Wind Ensemble. The University of Nebraska Brass Quintet is dedicated to the performance of original repertoire works and new music for brass quintet. Their recent concerts have featured works by Eric Ewazen, Jan Bach, Witold Lutoslawski, Juraj Filas, Rayner Brown, Anthony Plog, Desire Dondeyne, Ingolf Dahl, Michael Kamen, Andre Previn, William Schuman, Eugene Bozza, Henri Sauguet and Arthur Harris. The quintet has toured extensively throughout the United States as well as internationally with recitals in the Czech Republic. Anderson is an active orchestral performer on trombone, tenor tuba and bass trumpet and has performed nationally and internationally as Principal and Second Trombone with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Omaha Symphony and the Des Moines Symphony and as second trombone in the Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet and Opera Omaha. He has performed under the direction of a number of conductors including Osmo Vanska, Christopher Hogwood, John Williams, Eiji Oue, Robert Shaw, Neeme Järvi, Christoph Eschenbach, David Zinman, Michael Stern, Hans Vonk, Christopher Wilkins, and Edo de Waart. As lead or principal trombonist, Dr. Anderson has performed on numerous national touring productions including Chicago, The Producers, Ragtime, 42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Hello Dolly and Victor/Victoria. He has also played in concerts backing Lou Rawls, The Lettermen, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme, The Moody Blues, The Temptations, Blood, Sweat and Tears, Pam Tillis, Mannheim Steamroller, Marvin Hamlisch and Mark O'Connor to name a few.

Scott Anderson is a Courtois performing artist. He plays the Legend AC420BR Tenor Trombone and the Prestige AC131R Alto Trombone.