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
    Looks great!!!

    Posted by Mitchell Boles on 5th Mar 2018

    Book looks great, nice bindings to it and affordable price point.

  • 5
    Really good book

    Posted by Unknown on 11th Jan 2017

    i truly agree on the arban complete method it is a great has great exercises to build up your sound and technique.

  • 5
    One of the necessary texts

    Posted by Daniel on 17th Dec 2015

    This is one of the compulsory texts for tuba!
    Along with the Blazhevich and Bordogni (spelling) for etudes.

    But the arbans is better. spiral bound, it has everything! Etudes, scales, great info about breathing and playing.

    The authors have really improved upon the trumpet Arbans.

  • 5

    Posted by Sean Baker on 27th Jul 2014

    This book is amazing. Defiantly worth every penny. Should be the core of every tuba player's library

  • 5
    Best tuba book I have seen

    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!

  • 5
    Thanks for great customer service!

    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! :)

  • 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.