Qpress Music Publishing released a whole serie of new books for low brass, mainly about articulation. So if you’re a trombone or tuba player check out this great material to improve your playing!
To be in shape for the challenges of professional playing, you need to be working on material that challenges your range, endurance, and your core skills; This includes your articulation. Erik Veldkamp’s series on articulation for low brass is a great place to find material to keep you active and agile in all registers.
These studies are a great test of your articulation, your dexterity, range, and endurance, all at the same time. These etudes take you through all parts of the range with a variety of scale wise studies, arpeggiated studies, interval based melodies, and chordal patterns. Ideal for Trombone, Tuba, and Euphonium players.
“My practice routine as a brass player contains a lot of staccato exercises because you’re doing a lot of things at the same time, like endurance, flexibilities, sight reading, fingering & single tonguing. My belief is that with these exercises you can progress to a high level quicker, and be in good condition for everything you have to play in the music scene.”
When you think of Veldkamp’s 8 Tone studies for Trombone, Tuba, Baritone, or Euphonium, I want you to think of beautiful Concone studies, Flow Studies, Bordogni, and other great champions of flow and wind based studies for low brass.
Each study is beautiful to listen to and rewarding to play, while giving students and professionals alike the opportunity to focus on their flow and phrasing while playing beautiful music.
Veldkamp’s 10 Characteristic Studies for Tuba are intermediate to advanced level studies that are meant to challenge your fingers, your flexibility, and your endurance.
These studies are beautiful and melodic while also being virtuosic. It is actually quite easy to write a VERY hard study. What is difficult though, is writing a difficult study that can be perfected when played with good facility, and is rewarding when played well. Veldkamp has achieved both of these things and it makes this book a wonderful addition to your catalogue.