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The second example is common for a concert band or wind ensemble piece. Exercises that always start on an msthod fingering and reproduce a pattern that descends chromatically from that point uses that starting point of an open fingering for a reason. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Letters that are duplicated as in A in this example indicate multiple parts. Use the TC book if you can take some time to add TC trumpet fingerings to your bag of tools. Merhod book limited in use somewhat by the choice to set it for the tuba in C. With a CC tuba, that fingering pattern produces a concert C scale since bass clef tubas all play in concert pitch. Arban Complete Method for Tuba.

It is designed to be a tool of those who use a CC tuba, with other keys working, but not as well. This comprehensive book is in a class by itself and it is one of the essential books for tubists. Note the inclusion of the saxes after bassoon for this band work.

Arban, Jean-Baptiste (Young & Jacobs) Complete Method for Tuba for Tuba Studies & Etudes

Boosting ensembles is a tubists’ mission. Strings are represented with a series of five digits representing the quantity of each part first violin, second violin, viola, cello, bass.


In reality, it’s just a plain ol’ tuba book, written like the majority of tuba music- at concert pitch.

Seems to me that it was raised a step so that the fingerings for CC tuba would be the same as the trumpet book fingerings for BBb trumpet. However, the music on the page is the same no matter what key of tuba is being played.

Arban, Jean-Baptiste (Young & Jacobs) Complete Method for Tuba

Possessing a beautiful tone, thoughtful phrasing, and an exceptional sense of balance, he supported the Detroit Symphony with unwavering excellence. I have taken the liberty of transposing all fourteen of these to the various tuba keys and into bass clef and the correct octave. Wesley Jacobs began his orchestral career with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra from —performing the entire Der Ring des Nibelungen during his time there.

They read the same music no matter what key the actual instrument is keyed in.

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The bracketed numbers tell you how many of each instrument are in the ensemble. The numbers represent only distinct parts, not the number of copies of a part. Percussion is abbreviated following the brass. Here is a link to get you started, if you are of a mind to.

This seemed strange to me, because that displaces the fingering for a BBb tuba to the next higher key. If you really want to use Arban’s for any key tuba and keep the fingerings the same, it’s simpler to learn to read trumpet fingerings and use the trumpet book. Setting the book up a step destroys that if you use a BBb, Eb or F tuba if you read it at pitch.

I use the “new” one with my students. The bracketed numbers tell you the precise instrumentation of the ensemble.

One of my favorites from the latter group is Andraud’s collection of oboe solos. In fact, that puts the BBb tuba into a prettier range. The Arbans is ok no solos in the back I guess because most people dont play solos on their cc tuba.


Google [Bot]Myrsloik and 18 guests. It’s the same principle that brass bands use. Book ratings by Goodreads. I honestly do not believe that the wonderful and less costly trumpet book needed to be “fixed” at all. Saxophoneswhen included in orchestral music they rarely are will be shown in the “other instrument” location after strings and before the soloist, if any. As is most of the tuba stuff from Encore Music. The Beethoven example is typical of much Classical and early Romantic fare.

Example 3 – MacKenzie: Sometimes strings are simply listed as “str,” which means strings. The Best Books of Or, maybe were the originals and I just never thought about it?

I have also used Arban for trombone, and, via the old cornet book, pieces of it for BBb tuba. Thus a double reed quartet of 2 oboes, english horn and bassoon will look like this: This system lists Horn before Trumpet. These numbers tell you how many of each instrument are in the ensemble. So, when a Bb cornet player reads and plays C, it comes out as Bb in relation to the piano. It’s because the trumpet produces sounds a step lower than what’s written, while C tuba produces concert pitch.

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