Daily Routines for the Student Tuba Player by David Vining is appropriate for junior high and high school tuba players.
Daily Routines for the Student Tuba Player is a systematic approach to help student tuba players develop and maintain fundamental tuba skills. Designed to challenge students but not overwhelm them, there are nine routines: Beginning, Air, Valve Technique, Intermediate, Ear Training, Fourth Valve, Duet and Intonation, Intervals, and Advanced Routine. Each routine incorporates the following skill categories: long tones and mouthpiece buzzing, crescendo/diminuendo, flexibility, subito dynamics, resonant low playing, articulation, high range, and low warm-down. By applying these skill categories as a template to each routine, students are sure to develop all of their skills equally.
“David Vining’s Daily Routines for the Student Tuba Player is an innovative and very effective way for students of all levels to develop and maintain consistency and mastery of brass technique skills at a high level. I love that the book has routines that cover every facet of tuba playing, yet each routine also covers all the basics regardless of their specific focus. This is a facet of this fine book that makes it wonderfully unique and effective. The student simply needs to just play each routine completely in a given day and improvement is guaranteed. There is so much diversity in this book that the routines never get boring. I have long looked for a routine method that has both diversity and consistency. I finally found that book in Daily Routines for the Student Tuba Player!” - Scott Watson, Professor of Tuba and Euphonium, University of Kansas
66 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand