The Breathing Book for Tuba by David Vining is appropriate for high school through professional tuba players.
To breathe well means to breathe free of tension, and tuba players who breathe well create a resonant tone quality. The Breathing Book provides concise information about breathing alongside etudes and activities encouraging application of this knowledge in musically meaningful ways. The Breathing Book teaches the truth about breathing, establishing a reliable foundation for improved resonance, articulation, endurance, and tone quality.
“This book is a fantastic guide for any brass player to understand their body's respiratory function. Further, the information presented here offers healthy and safe recommendations for playing development. Bravo, David Vining, for bringing brass pedagogy the information necessary to free our breathing and clear the obstacles which stand in the way of wonderful music making!” - Patrick Sheridan, Tuba Soloist, Co-Author, The Breathing Gym
33 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand