KDF-1011824 Melodious Low Register Etudes for Tubaw$19.50 KDF-1012124 Low Register Concert Etudes for Tuba w$19.50 Buy Both and Save!$35.00
How the Etudes Came to Be
At the Texas Music Educators Association conference in February of this year (2010), Mr. Daniel Perantoni, professor of tuba at Indiana University, approached me to write a set of etudes for tuba. Mr. Perantoni wanted these etudes to work out the low register of the player and at the same time, be fun to work up. This book would become 24 Melodious Low Register Etudes for Tuba.
I met Mr. Perantoni again at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Tucson, Arizona in May. As well as approving the first book, he gave insights and suggestions for a second 'step up' book for college upperclassmen and graduate-level players. After finishing this advanced book, I met Mr. Perantoni again in August at the Mendez workshop in Denver, where he approved this set.
After looking over other etude books and interviewing several students and teachers, I arrived on an idea that perhaps would motivate the student to tackle even the most difficult of these etudes. What about an actual title to give a more vivid image in the mind of the player? After much pondering, I went with a nature theme and proceeded to compose each etude with the same imagery in my mind as I hoped the student would 'see'.
The last three etudes were taken from unaccompanied movements of various works from my published catalog. Please compare them. My writing process for these etudes is not much different than writing concert works. They are truly written from the 'heart' of the composer.
KDF-1012230 MELLOW-dious StudiesBC/TC
A set of concert etudes in the 'cash register' of the instrument, this book focuses on the
songful approach to playing as is the demand in this day and time. Set for every possible instrument.
KDF-1013730 MELLOW-dious StudiesBC/TC
Follow up volume with slightly extended range and rhythmic challenges.
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KDF-10124Ten Tuba Duets for Teens BC/TC
KDF-10124e Ten Euphonium Duets for Teens BC/TC
KDF-10124fTen Horn Duets for Teens BC/TC
This set of duets was written at the request of friend and private teacher, Charlie Krause, who needed a set of duets for his young private students for solo and ensemble.
KDF-10128Tuba Duets for Teacher and Student BC/TC
Scott Roeder, tuba professor at UT-Pan American in Edinburg, TX, asked me to write a set of tuba duets that he could use with his beginner students and, at the same time, would interest him as a player.
A set of six duets designed for the beginning flute player and a high school level tuba player. Written for the musician at home who wants to play along with their second year level son or daughter.
KDF-10137Stylized Warmups for the Modern Tuba Quartet w Diff. 2 - 4
A set of eleven short, concerted etudes designed for the performing tuba quartet. Differing styles and diverse key signatures will keep any level group on their toes, while at the same time, providing adequate tuning and articulation matching in an ensemble setting. Sold as a set of four books to allow part-switching in the repeated sections.