Bass Clef tutors

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Seedhouse, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    I'm in need of a good Bass Clef tutor (for Euphonium). I've worked through Tune A Day book one, and book two, and I don't feel like i've got anywhere! Can anyone recommend any good books- need to get it all covered over Summer before RNCM starts in Sept, thanks :oops:
     
  2. Daniel Sheard

    Daniel Sheard Member

    To learn bass clef? Borrow a book of studies from a trombone player and get on with it. The Reinhard concone studies would do. Or the Rochuts.
     
  3. bassbonebroughton

    bassbonebroughton New Member

    There are a number of good books out there. Perhaps you should try some of the tuba books, they can be helpful. Even finding your own way to learn bass clef can help. I taught myself bass clef because I wanted to play in the jazz band at school, so I don't actually have any books that teach how to play bass clef right from the start. But if you ask at a reliable music store that has someone who specializes in brass, a low brass specialist is even better, then they should be able to provide you with a fairly large list of books to try.
     
  4. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Leave that horrible clef alone mate!! Try and learn treble first :p
     
  5. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Oi Bunny! ;)
     
  6. TIMBONE

    TIMBONE Active Member

    If you can get hold of an "Otto Langey" then you can't go far wrong, it was alright for me.
     
  7. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    You're off to RNCM? Lucky you! I know a mate who's going there, say hi to her for me!
     
  8. fulcherc

    fulcherc Member

    I agree with Daniel, Reinhard concone studies is a good one - lots to get the teeth into. Certainly, when I was younger, and wanted to push myself a bit and also join the local wind band, I found learning the bass clef a bit of a struggle to start with, but the various trombone studies are a great help.
     
  9. basstrom36

    basstrom36 New Member

    Have you tried to get hold of the Arban for Euphonium in Bass Cless. I have it and it's cracking. Mind you I purchased mine from America many many years ago.
     
  10. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    You might have more luck if you are searching online for the Trombone version as that is what mine is called.

    I warn you though...there are a few errors (not many though) as it was transposed from the trumpet version. One of the nice things about doing the Arbans is you know how the excercises are supposed to sound so you can tell if you are playing something wrong.
     
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  12. ABERDEEN LOON

    ABERDEEN LOON Member

    I was just about to say that! :rolleyes:

    Or the Otto Langly as well, though someone beat me to that one as well. :oops:

    oh well, back to work!
     

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