The Torbjörn Hultmark Tuba Method

Exercises for tone control on the tuba

Torbjörn Hultmark

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Exercises for tone control on the tuba

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Composer Torbjörn Hultmark
Year of Composition 2018
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Catalogue ID ce-b-th1thtm2


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This book is for any player from elementary to advanced who wishes to learn to play the tuba better. Many exercises and studies require a great deal of skill, but most of the material can be adapted to suit almost every level and every stage in a player’s development. The method is based around the tuba pitched in Eb, but it is easily adaptable to tubas of all keys.

The exercises have all come about through a desire to find solutions, or sometimes just a different angle, to particular aspects of tone control, be it breathing, articulation, range or stamina, i.e. the essential basic tone-production techniques required in order to learn to master this wonderful but sometimes also rather awkward beast: the tuba!

Some exercises may be quite new to you, others will be similar to existing material (‘we stand on the shoulders of giants’, whether predecessors or great contemporaries!), but all exercises are here presented and developed in a way that I hope will encourage a new approach in your daily practice.

I am proud to be able to present this adaption for tuba by Jonathan Rees of The Torbjörn Hultmark Trumpet Method. It has been an enormous pleasure to be able to work with Jonathan and being able to tap into his insight and expertise during the work at adapting this method.

Reviews of the Torbjörn Hultmark Trumpet Method:

It is the best, simplest, and sanest approach I have yet encountered’ – John Wallace CBE – former Principal Trumpet with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music, London, and Principal at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

‘A valuable and refreshing take on familiar and not so familiar concepts. Highly recommended!’ – Mark David – Head of Brass at the Royal Academy of Music, London

‘…a very valuable addition to the library of the serious trumpet player…it gathers different aspects of trumpet playing…this book has it all in one’. – Kristian Steenstrup – ‘Professor of Trumpet, the Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus’

‘…lots of well organized material for all playing levels…a really nice overview of all aspects of trumpet playing’.- Raymond Mase – Chair of Brass, the Juilliard School, New York; American Brass Quintet (1973-2013)