Low Brass Player's Guide to Doubling


The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling by Micah Everett is suitable for high school through professional low brass players. Contributing authors include: Frank Gazda, Alexander Lapins, Marc Dickman, Jeffrey Cortazzo, Brian French, and J. Mark Thompson.

The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling is a guide for low brass players who wish to learn a different low brass instrument. By performing well on several instruments, doublers become more complete musicians, regardless of the instrument being played at any given moment. Taking up a secondary instrument will introduce you to new composers, repertoire, and ideas that will enhance your musicianship. Doubling necessitates more thoughtful playing and leads to more thoughtful teachingyour resulting instruction becomes more effective on every instrument you teach. Playing more instruments will also increase your earning potential!

The Low Brass Player’s Guide to Doubling includes chapters devoted to: tenor trombonists doubling on bass trombone, bass trombonists doubling on tenor trombone, trombonists doubling on euphonium or tuba, tuba players doubling on euphonium, and euphonium and tuba players doubling on trombone. Additional, there are chapters devoted to alto trombone, contrabass trombone, bass trumpet, and cimbasso. Also included are fingering charts, overtone series charts, and targeted fundamentals for each instrument. The targeted fundamentals are designed to help players learn the new instrument efficiently by extracting fundamental skills unique to the new instrument.

"This much needed book fills a gap for low brass players in what has become a necessity for teachers and performers alike. At one time, doubling on brass instruments was a rarity, but in today's world it is common to be passed over if one doesn't play at least one double, and usually more than one. Micah Everett and company tackle this issue in an organized, comprehensive, and systematic manner. Each section gives the would-be doubler a great head start over the traditional trial and error techniques of the past, and the challenges presented by each instrument are thoroughly explained. From motivation for doubling, to types and quality of instruments, to suggested materials and practice techniques, this book is a winner." - Les Benedict, Low Brass Artist

218 pages, spiral bound to lay flat on the music stand

Click here to learn more about primary author Micah Everett.

Click to learn more about each contributing author: Frank Gazda, Alexander Lapins, Marc Dickman, Jeffrey Cortazzo, Brian French, J. Mark Thompson.

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