The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets for Tuba: 100 Sight Reading Challenges for You and a Friend by David Vining, edited by Alexander Lapins, is appropriate for high school through professional tuba players.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets provides a fun and effective way to improve sight reading. The 100 duets are progressively arranged—from rudimentary rhythmic exercises to devilishly difficult—so every skill level is addressed, and there are a wide variety of styles, keys, time signatures, and other musical requirements for plenty of diversity.
The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets comes in trumpet, trombone, euphonium, and tuba editions designed to coordinate with one another. If you have the tuba edition, for example, you can play along with a trombonist who has the trombone edition or a euphonium player with the euphonium edition. The only exception is duet #55, which is specific to each instrument.
Whether you play these duets with a friend or a teacher, sight reading with a partner provides an incentive for playing each duet without stopping because you don’t want to disappoint your partner. Using this simple principle and providing additional tips and advice for improvement, this book addresses a skill so important and so lacking for so many musicians.
Stop dreading sight reading—learn the secrets to reading music at first sight accurately every time with help from The Big Book of Sight Reading Duets.
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"Far too many musicians feel comfortable saying they are not good at sight reading. You have to work at it just like any other skill and this book is the best approach yet to becoming a great sight reader." - Andrew Hitz, Soloist; Professor; Clinician; Speaker; Music Business Consultant; Co-Founder, Pedal Note Media; Former Tuba Player, Boston Brass
100 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand
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