The Arban Complete Method for Tuba—334 pages in length—is the premier publication for tubists. It is used at virtually every University and Conservatory in the world and it is at the core of every tubist's library.
This book contains all of the original material from Arban's Trumpet Method plus extensive text by Dr. Jerry Young, Professor of Tuba at The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Posted by Paul J on 20th Feb 2014
I bought this book for my son in high school. It is very complete. I don't know what else could be said about playing the tuba!
Posted by Keith W. Estabrooks on 19th Feb 2014
I ordered this tuba method for the band library. This is a well transcribed edition for all tuba players. I have rated it as a 4 because of the spiral binding allows the back cover and subsequent pages to become loose and fall out of the book. Upon receiving the book, the metal spiral coil had already released the rear cover. Other than that, great book and prompt delivery to my US address.
Director of Music
Valley Concert Band
Posted by Unknown on 10th Dec 2013
My daughter has wanted this book for awhile and it comes highly recommended by her Tuba instructor. She will be very surprised for Christmas! :)
Posted by Dan Perantoni, Provost Professor of Music Indiana, University on 28th Jan 2013
Encore publications are simply the best methods for the tuba. They cover all facets of performance.
I highly recommend these studies to all tuba students. They are a must for your library!
Posted by Debbie on 1st Jul 2012
This was recommended by my son's tuba teacher. I'm sure it will be a useful tool for many years to come. He loves to look at the duets, he and his teacher play one after every practice session.
Posted by Dave on 7th Jun 2012
I use this method book to keep my low register skills sharp. Also, For every exercise you play staccato, play it as legato as you can with both du and lu (loo) tonguing. That triples the size of the book and makes it even more challenging. If you listen closely, you'll improve your intonation for everything below the staff. You might be surprised on how out of tune you are playing.
Posted by Unknown on 11th Feb 2011
Thank you Encore for making this Arban book! I will be a senior next year and I am working on this arban now so i will play good auditions for college. It is even better than i expected.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Jan 2011
This book is the king of tuba books. It is BIG, a bit too big to carry around all the time. It has exercises on everything for the tuba. I guess I will never finish it.