Lynton Beggs – Trombonist and Helicopter Pilot

Ever since learning to play the trombone in 1980 I have also wanted to learn to improvise but to do so seemed very daunting and almost impossible for an amateur ensemble player such as myself. I finally made the decision to learn improvisation using the methods and materials on It immediately took the “daunting and impossibility” out of learning to improvise. It’s amazing to be able to remove “the shackles” of sheet music and enjoy the freedom of improvisation, even if only at a basic level. Ever since starting, my range, endurance, tone and general playing ability has improved, I also feel a lot more confident playing the trombone. I’ve also found that the backing tracks are invaluable as are the informative links.