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Tuba Methods

ArbanTubaSMALL Arban Complete Method for Tuba
$56.95
The Arban Complete Method for Tuba--334 pages in length--is the premier publication for tubists. It is used at virtually every University and Conservatory in the world and it is at the core of every tubist's library. This book contains all of the original material from Arban's Trumpet Method plus extensive text by Dr. Jerry Young, Professor of Tuba at The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Transcribed and edited by Dr. Jerry Young and Wesley Jacobs, principal tubist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Tuba instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Conveniently spiral bound for ease of practice.
SolfeggiSMALL Concone Complete Solfeggi for Tuba
$25.00
This 144 page book contains all of Concone's vocal studies transcribed for tuba. The songs are in comfortable keys for CC or BBb tuba. The songs work very well for F and Eb tuba--they are in the lower range for these instruments, but not too low. These important studies are similar to the Bordogni legato etudes but are generally shorter in length. Most etudes in this book are one page long and can be perfected in a shorter time than the longer Bordogni studies. One of the main musical purposes of this book is to help the tubist learn to phrase and interpret the music correctly. Therefore there are no dynamics printed in the book. The tubist must interpret this music in the style in which it was written. Concone Complete Solfeggi is appropriate for tubists at all levels and for instruments in all keys.
BordogniSolfegniSMALL Bordogni Complete Solfeggi for Tuba
$34.95
Here is the only complete collection of the famous Vocalises by Giulio Marco Bordogni. All 120 of the "Melodious Etudes" are included in this book. The book is 200 pages in length and spiral bound. Special attention has been given to page turns and clear notation. Careful editing has resulted in the most accurate transcription of Bordogni's famous work.
60etudesSMALL Georg Kopprasch Sixty Etudes for Tuba
$29.00
The Georg Kopprasch Sixty Etudes is essential for tubists. These etudes have proven their value to brass players for 150 years. This new edition presents the etudes in the most error-free publication ever. Complete text for every etude is provided by Dr. Jerry Young. Dr. Young highlights the most important musical and technical challenges for each etude.
Arban-Prescott First and Second Year for Eb & BBb Tuba
$13.95
Authentic excerpts from Arban's Complete Method for Eb and Bb Tuba. It is designed to provide young students with an affordable alternative to the Complete Arban Method. Published by Carl Fischer and Schmitt-Hall &McCreary Co.
Blazhevich -- 70 Studies for B-Flat tuba, Vol. 1
$16.50
Vladislav Blazhevich, Music for Brass no. 273. Robert King Music published by Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales.
Blazhevich -- 70 Studies for B-Flat Tuba, Vol. 2
$16.50
Vladislav Blazhevich, Music for Brass no. 273. Robert King Music published by Alphonse Leduc Editions Musicales.
AL28604.jpg Bordogni, Marco - 43 Bel Canto Studies for Tuba (or Bass Trombone)
$22.95
43 Bel Canto Studies for Tuba or Bass Trombone is a staple of the low brass repertoire. These works were originally for voice, but have traditionally been treated as legato studies when adapted for instruments.
Broughton, Bruce -- Mosey for Tuba and Piano
$8.50
Grade 3 for Tuba and Piano.
Concone / Jacobs -- Legato Etudes for Tuba
$20.00
Transcribed and edited by Wesley Jacobs, principal tubist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Tuba instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Conveniently spiral bound for ease of practice. Published by Encore Music Publishers.
Concone / Shoemaker -- Legato Etudes for Tuba
$11.50
based on the vocalises of Giuseppe Concone, transcribed for Tuba. They have been transcribed to enable the tubaist to become proficient in both the facility and interpretation of the legato phrase. Published by Carl Fischer.
jacobsthe100small Jacobs, Wesley - The One Hundred
$45.00

The book every symphonic tubist needs!

  • Performance tips for 100 essential symphonic works.
  • 277 primary tuba audition passages are presented clearly and accurately.
  • The errors present in the original tuba parts have been carefully corrected in the included excerpts and listed for quick reference.
  • Some passages are presented a second time with notated interpretation.
  • Practice techniques—including exercises and reference to appropriate etudes—are included.
  • Suggestions on size and key of instrument for every excerpt.
  • Biographical information on every composer.
  • Passages requiring memorization are highlighted.
  • Performance information is included for music that cannot be printed in this book due to copyright restrictions.

Jacobsstructurebig.jpg Jacobs, Structured Daily Practice
$15.00
The best daily routine is the one you design to fit your own needs. Here are the tools and information you need to develop your structured practice routine.
koppraschbb.jpg Kopprasch - 60 Selected Studies for BB flat Tuba
$19.95
C. Kopprasch: 60 Selected Studies for BB Flat Tuba. Transcribed version of all 60 etudes originally written for horn.
jacobspreludessmall Collinet - 18 Preludes for Tuba
$13.00

Edited by Wesley Jacobs


Jacobs, Wesley -- Low Register Studies for Tuba
$18.50
Low Register Studies is the standard text for low register development on tuba, for intense low register study. This is the only book of it's kind and should be used by tubists at all levels of proficiency (except beginning). This book also contains material useful for developing the lower register on the high tubas (Eb and F). It contains studies, etudes, fingering charts, and complete instructions for improving lower register playing.
24ProgressiveTSMALL Panofka 24 Progressive Vocalises
$15.00
The first complete edition of the Panofka Vocalises is here. We also publish the piano accompaniments for these fine studies. Panofka was a student of the great Bordogni. His music has been widely used by vocalists for more than a century. These songs are generally shorter than the Bordogni compositions. They are very musical and intelligently progressive. Young students will benefit from this introduction to the singing legato style. The range is not extreme, but both range and key signatures advance progressively throughout the volume. Advanced and professional-level musicians will find these studies an important addition to their library. By memorizing each etude and performing it with the piano accompaniment, new levels of artistic achievement may be reached.
24ProgressiveTSMALL Panofka 24 Progressive Vocalises Accompaniment
$22.00
This book contains all of the piano accompaniments for the 24 Progressive Vocalises of Panofka. Trumpet, Trombone and Tuba players will enjoy performing the Panofka Vocalises with these piano accompaniments.
LowLegatoSMALL Low Legato Studies Volume 2
$15.00
Low Legato Etudes for Tuba contains short legato style etudes (from Bordogni) transposed into the lower register of the tuba. These studies are ideal when combined with Low Register Studies for Tuba (T18) for development of a smooth, singing low register. While these etudes can be performed on high tubas they are intended primarily for the low (CC, BBb) instruments.
LowLegato3SMALL Low Legato Studies Volume 3
$15.00
Low Legato Etudes for Tuba contains short legato style etudes (from Bordogni) transposed into the lower register of the tuba. These studies are ideal when combined with Low Register Studies for Tuba (T18) for development of a smooth, singing low register. While these etudes can be performed on high tubas they are intended primarily for the low (CC, BBb) instruments.
LoudSMALL Loud Playing for Tuba
$14.95
Learn how to play loud passages with a beautiful tone. Develop the strength and endurance necessary for loud playing. Use Loud-Blowing techniques to improve sound and control at all dynamic levels.
DevelopingHighRegisterSMALL Developing High Register for Tuba Vol. 1
$15.00
High Register Development for tuba volumes 1, 2 & 3 provides the knowledge necessary for tubists to build and master the upper register. Book 1 focuses on building the foundation to support upper register expansion. Without a solid foundation in place, it is not possible to achieve the best results. Players at all levels should begin with book 1. Even when working in books 2 and 3 it will be necessary to continue practice in book 1. Book 1 is written for BBb and CC tubas.
DevelopingHighRegister2SMALL Developing High Register for Tuba Vol. 2
$15.00
High Register Development for tuba volumes 1, 2 & 3 provides the knowledge necessary for tubists to build and master the upper register. Book 1 focuses on building the foundation to support upper register expansion. Without a solid foundation in place, it is not possible to achieve the best results. Players at all levels should begin with book 1. Even when working in books 2 and 3 it will be necessary to continue practice in book 1. Use Book 2 to expand range on both low and high tubas. This book progresses into the upper register of BBb, CC, Eb and F tubas. Detailed practice instructions are included in books 1 and 2.
DevelopingHighRegister3SMALL Developing High Register for Tuba Vol. 3
$15.00
High Register Development for tuba volumes 1, 2 & 3 provides the knowledge necessary for tubists to build and master the upper register. Book 1 focuses on building the foundation to support upper register expansion. Without a solid foundation in place, it is not possible to achieve the best results.Even when working in books 2 and 3 it will be necessary to continue practice in book 1. Book 3 contains 11 solos with piano accompaniment. These familiar solos are presented in the very high register and likely will be played on F or Eb tuba. Use book 3 to learn to play expressively and with ease in the extreme upper register. Detailed practice instructions are included in books 1 and 2.
50etudesSMALL 50 Etudes by Grigoriev
$26.95
These are the only etudes Grigoriev composed specifically for tuba. They are very musical with a distinctive Russian style. Grigoriev makes use of every major and minor key, legato and marcato styles, and wide range. Although conceived for BBb tuba, these etudes are for all tubas including CC, F and Eb. With instructive text by L. Keating Johnson, additional text and musical examples by Wesley Jacobs, Grigoriev 50 Etudes is a very comprehensive book for tubists.
FlexibilitySMALL Flexibility Studies for Tuba
$10.75
Jacobs' Flexibility Studies for Tuba contains a concise compilation of flexibility studies that offers the tubist both effective material and variety. Studies of this type should be part of every tubist's daily practice.
BellScalesSMALL Bell Daily Routine for Tuba
$16.25
Bill Bell's famous daily routine for the tuba is presented here in complete form. The entire routine is notated for tubas in CC, BBb, Eb, and F. This is a very complete scale and arpeggio routine that improves endurance and flexibility. Mr. Abe Torchinsky (retired Principal Tubist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and a former student of Mr. Bell) and Wesley Jacobs have carefully prepared this book to be a true and accurate representation of the Bell Routine.
LowRegisterStudiesSMALL Low Register Studies for Tuba
$18.50
Jacobs' Low Register Studies for Tuba is a complete book on the low register of the tuba. This is the only book of it's kind and should be used by tubists at all levels of proficiency (except beginning). This book also contains material useful for developing the lower register on the high tubas (Eb and F).
getchell1tuba.jpg Getchell Book 1 for Tuba
$7.95
Practical Studies for Tuba, Book 1 composed by Robert W. Getchell. Edited by Nilo W. Hovey. For Tuba. Brass - Tuba Method or Collection; Method/Instruction. Book. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music This first book of Practical Studies is designed to develop chord consciousness and to provide additional experience in the fundamental rhythms, key signatures and articulations and to improve accuracy in reading through the use of interesting and melodic studies. It may be used either to supplement or to follow any beginning method book. Written by Kenneth Gekeler.