"Due to the increasing demands of the modern day trombone player, many etude and method books of late have been devoted to the improvement of range, volume and technique as it relates to these demands.  These books, while valuable in their own right, tend to lead the player away from the basics of playing (tone production and sound) , and can often result in the loss or diminishment of these fundamentals.

Lyrical Etudes for Trombone was composed, as the title suggests, to aid the serious student and professional with that portion of his or her practice session devoted to lyrical playing..."

-Phil Snedecor