Arban Complete Method for Tuba Fourth Edition

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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 and it is at the core of every tubist's library. It is the largest selling tuba book in the world.

This book contains all of the original material from Arban's Trumpet Method plus extensive text by Dr. Jerry Young, Professor Emeritus, The University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

EXCLUSIVE: This book (and all earlier editions) offers access to the e-magazine for tuba players Arban.ZONE .

The new Fourth Edition includes:

  • Updates inside the book
  • Archival Quality Paper
  • Recycled Material
  • Strong Full-Spiral Coil Binding sits FLAT on the music stand

The Arban Complete Method for Tuba is essential for all tubists.

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  • 5
    The Best

    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!

  • 5
    Highly Recommended!

    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.

  • 5
    Great for bass trombone too!

    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.

  • 5
    very good book

    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.

  • 5
    I Love this book

    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.