Posted by Rob Perelli-Minetti on May 01, 1999 at 07:54:42:
In Reply to: Re: COMPLETE ARBAN METHOD FOR TUBA posted by Bryan on April 28, 1999 at 15:59:09:
Actually, if you're a BBb player you should get the "William Bell Complete Method" from Charles Colin. It has Bell's Warm Up exercises, his Blazevich Interpretations version, his abridgement of Araban (the Arban-Prescott trombone/baritone version is also an abrigement) as well as many of the artistic solos and duets in Arban (including Carnival of Venice) in keys which give you the same fingerings on a BBb as on trumpet (allowing for some different octaves). Also has two Marcello cello Sonatas (G Major and A Minor) and a couple of unaccompaied "Bach Suites". At 260 pages it's not as complete as the "Complete Arban Method for Tuba", but the fingerings lie better for BBb tuba. Also has a good 4 octave BBb fingering chart.