Re: Scales for tuba

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Posted by Rob P-M on February 02, 1999 at 09:20:15:

In Reply to: Scales for tuba posted by Je suis Le god de la Tuba, en francais on February 01, 1999 at 22:57:27:

I don't know where to get them on the net, but Boosey & Hawkes publishes a very good tuba scale book (since tuba is a non-transposing instrument, you play what's written so there's no such thing as scales for one tuba or another -- though it's true that some scales lie more easily on a BBb tuba than on a C or an F and its also true that what is a possible 3 octav e scale for a BBb may not (at the bottom) be possible for most people on an Eb or F, likewise, the upper range of some three octave scales might be a triffle tough on a BBb.

I recommend highly the Bell Warm-ups ed by Abe Torchinsiky, also the same publisher (Encore) has Dave Uber's Wqrm Ups for Tuba which lies well for BBb tuba. (especially if you are only an budding demi-god and not ready for 5 octave flights of truly divine virtuosity)

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