Presenting the ultimate compilation for tuba enthusiasts, behold the complete collection of the renowned Vocalises by Giulio Marco Bordogni. This comprehensive book encompasses all 120 of the exquisite “Melodious Etudes” that Bordogni composed. With its spiral-bound design, the book spans an impressive 200 pages.
Impeccable attention has been devoted to ensuring convenient page turns and providing crystal-clear notation throughout the publication. Meticulous editing has resulted in the most precise and authentic transcription of Bordogni’s celebrated work, delivering an unparalleled musical experience for tuba players.
With this meticulously curated compilation, tuba performers can immerse themselves in the brilliance of Bordogni’s compositions, furthering their musical prowess and appreciation for this esteemed repertoire.
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Full of great lyrical and technical etudes that can help me advance my tuba playing
Bordogni Complete Vocalises for tuba
I have used the Bordogni vocalises in multiple formats for over 40 years beginning with the Rochut/Bordogni trombone versions right out of high school. This is my second copy of the Wesley Jacobs book as I wore out the first one. It is simply the most comprehensive single volume edition of all 120 etudes available for tuba today. The spiral bound format makes it easy to lay flat any vocalise in the entire book and the size of the staff on premium paper makes it easy to read!
Bordogni in the tuba’s native transposition
I’ve come to the BBb tuba after many years of playing the trombone, and to start with, I’ve been working from the Carl Fischer trombone edition of the Bordogni/Rochut vocalises. After several months of this and other studies and easy pieces mostly from my trombone library, I realize I’ve gotten much more proficient at sight reading trombone music down an octave than reading music written in the tuba’s octave, so as far as I’ve checked, this edition seems to be the same as my trombone edition, written in the tuba’s octave. I know the tunes from years of practicing them on trombone, but now I can associate them with the tuba’s notes on the page when I’m practicing the tuba—just what I need right now.
precious contents fragile container
Although I really appreciate Mr. Jacobs work about collecting and arranging this precious practice material I do not really understand why you used such low quality paper for this book. Paper is really thin and fragile. I would be happy to spend 5/10$ more for a more durable product. Please consider to improve this aspect for next reprinting. This is a nice and helpful mean of practice anyway. Thank you.
If you had to choose one method book - this would be the one
Clear notation, conveniently spiral bound, wonderful music. Although not completely error-free - the best presentation of these vocalises I've seen. All of my students buy this book.
The Jacobs/Bordogni book is fantastic. I have not found any errors, I love the spiral binding and clear print. This is the best single book ever for tuba players. I have all of my students get it and use it every day. Thank you, Encore.
This is a good book.
I have played Bordogni and other legato stuff for years. This book is way better than anything else out there. Plus all 120 etudes in one book. I recommend it.
Just what I wanted
this book is the best one i own. i am in hs and some of the songs in the back are too hard for me. but i love the book. it has made me play better