Essentials for the Advancing Tuba Player


Below is a list of recommended etude/technical books for the tuba — some of the “Essentials for the Advancing Tuba Player.” They include many tried and true studies in tone production, technique, articulation, musicianship, etc. All of the literature/books itemized here can be purchased from Art’s Music Shop.

Also included here are some famous tuba artists with a corresponding recording that you may listen to. You can find many other recordings by these artists and more on YouTube, including master classes.

Just for fun, at the bottom, we’ve added some names of notable celebrities that have played the tuba.

Tuba Literature


Composer/Arranger

Blazhevich

Title

70 Studies for Tuba Vol 1

HL.48185234

blazhevich 70 studies vol1 tuba

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$22.99

Composer/Arranger

Bordogni

Title

43 Bel Canto Studies for Tuba

HL.48185242

43 Bel Canto Studies for Tuba

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$22.99

Composer/Arranger

Grigoriev

Title

50 Etudes for Tuba

EMP.9211

50 Etudes for Tuba

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$25.00

Composer/Arranger

Kopprasch

Title

60 Selected Studies for Tuba

HL.48185239

60 Selected Studies for Tuba

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$19.99

Composer/Arranger

Pilafian/Sheridan

Title

Brass Gym

XXXXX (94-9995-5)

Brass Gym Tuba

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$39.95

Composer/Arranger

Rubank

Title

Intermediate Method for Tuba

HL.04470250  (99-4088-3)

 

 

 

Advanced Method Vol 1 for Tuba

HL.04470460 (99-4142-8)

 

 

 

Advanced Method Vol 2 for Tuba

HL.04470470 (99-4184-0)

Rubank Intermediate Method for Tuba

Rubank Advanced Method Vol 1 for Tuba

Rubank Advanced Method Vol 2 for Tuba

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Composer/Arranger

Tyrell

Title

40 Advanced Studies for B-flat Bass

HL.48001043

Tyrell 40 Advanced Studies Tuba

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$12.99


Tuba Artists for Listening

 on YouTube

Alan Baer


Roger Bobo


Charles Daellenbach


Arnold Jacobs


Carol Jantsch


Gene Pokorny


 

 

 

 

baritone-tuba players

 

 

Celebrities/Notable People

that have played the

TUBA

Aretha Franklin


Andy Griffith


Malik Rose (NBA)


Harry Smith (NBC News Commentator)