Flow Studies for Euphonium
Flow Studies for Euphonium by David Vining, edited by Robert Benton, is appropriate for high school through professional euphonium players.
Flow Studies by David Vining is designed to help you develop air flow efficiency by playing musical phrases in a wide array of ranges, keys, and rhythms. The etudes are presented in a daily format with eight etudes per day, for a total of 56 etudes. Flow Studies offers a musical way to cultivate the important technical skill of breath control, and musical incentives are always more compelling to musicians than technical ones!
"I highly recommend this wonderful addition to our repertoire and hope that there are many positive outcomes and improvements for those who have the opportunity to use it!" - Dr. Matthew van Emmerik, Shires and Eastman Low Brass Artist; Conductor and Clinician; Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Australia
“This book will be a welcome addition to my library of materials centering around the idea of ‘flow’. I particularly enjoy the progression relative to harmony, style, and athleticism within each day of work. Terrific book!” - Dr. Demondrae Thurman, Professor of Music (Euphonium & Chamber Music), Indiana University
"Robert Benton’s revised Flow Studies is a great resource for euphonium players. He takes an already important book and with key tweaks makes it even more useful specifically for the euphonium. You’ll find an impressive variety of exercises divided up into daily sets, keeping your fundamental work fresh and interesting. I highly recommend it!" - Dr. Matthew Murchison, Cornell University; Euphonium/Tuba Artist, Composer, Educator
“Flow Studies have become an integral part of my practice day. They include a rich array of harmonic progressions, articulation, and styles that help me find my voice on a daily basis.” - Charles Villarrubia, Professor of Tuba/Euphonium, Butler School of Music, The University of Texas at Austin
“Flow Studies are a top-notch addition to your daily fundamental routine. These lyrical passages take the player through many wonderfully varying patterns in all keys, varying articulations, note lengths, and speeds over a wide range of the tuba. On a daily basis, the player is given different exercises so that the routine does not become routine…this is a great book!” - Michael Roylance, Principal Tuba, Boston Symphony Orchestra; Tuba Faculty, New England Conservatory of Music; Lecturer, Boston University
59 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand
The Breathing Book, a companion to this volume, provides concise information about establishing effective air flow to maximize the value of Flow Studies. Click here to order the Breathing/Flow Bundle for Euphonium at a discount.