Re: Tuba books

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Posted by Jay Bertolet on February 10, 1999 at 15:14:50:

In Reply to: Tuba books posted by Authur on February 10, 1999 at 09:41:12:

If you are indeed finished with the books you mentioned, there are some others that are at "the next level". The ones I suggest are:

Walter Sear: Etudes for Tuba
Phil Snedecor: Low Etudes for the Tuba
Rochut: Melodious Etudes for Trombone (books 1-3)
Otto Maenz: 12 Special Studies for Tuba
Pierre Max Dubois: 12 Solos in the Form of Etudes
Walter Smith: Top Tones for the Trumpet

The Rochut is particularly effective if you can read down an octave. That gives you 120 studies to work with instead of the 43 in the Robert King version of Bordogni's etudes. Also, a very effective low range exercise is to read the Rochut etudes down 2 octaves while maintaining the printed slurs and phrases. The "Top Tones" book takes technique to a whole new level. If you can handle all the technique in Kopprasch, then learn to read treble clef and try the "Top Tones", they are some challenging studies. Hopefully, this will keep you occupied for the next 100 years or so...

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