Tuba Music Study
There are four levels of study, each including study material, and suggested repertory from the catalog of Southern Music Company. Therefore, this guide cannot be all-inclusive, but is rather a broad outline of a curriculum.
For those who are not low-brass specialists, it is necessary to point out that for student tuba players, range is a bigger problem than technique. Many young players, who are otherwise talented, become discouraged because they cannot produce the "high B-flat" that the method book indicates at a given time. Rather than squeezing it out and sacrificing tonal and technical development, be patient and play the phrase an octave lower. Remember that we do not all progress at equal rates.
For the purpose of giving the range of each work, I have adopted the pitch-names given in the chart below:
Key to the grading levels:
Level 3 - Junior high and easy high school
Level 4 - Capable high school
Level 5 - Advanced high school or easy college
Level 6 - College-conservatory and
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