Posted by Sean Chisham on February 10, 1999 at 09:58:24:
In Reply to: Tuba books posted by Authur on February 10, 1999 at 09:41:12:
You have polished all the etudes in all of those books?!!!! There are people who have used those books for decades and still not perfected the nuances of all of the etudes. There are other books, especially in the libraries of trumpet and horn, which could offer some more variety, but the books you mention are the bread and butter of tubists. Grab a tape recorder and record yourself performing some of the etudes. You may find that there is still a good deal of improvement they can offer. It is like a weight lifter saying they were nearly done with bench presses and ready to move on, or a trumpet player stating that she was nearly done with Arbans and ready to move on.
Indeed, expanding your musical library is a great idea, but don't desert an etude unless it is absolutelly perfect. Cello players develop Bach cello suites their entire lives.