Document Type


Publication Date

Fall 2023

Course Description

The instructional purpose of this course MUS TBA is to have the student achieve the highest competency possible regarding the techniques of playing the bass tuba, including good tone quality, facile finger technique, and smooth embouchure flexibility, all in extended ranges.

Student Outcomes

The structured, study of the technical exercises and repertoire of the bass tuba (including progressive etudes and solos) will greatly improve mechanical and intuitive musicianship and will help the student begin to understand the historical progression of the tuba’s use. Good sight-reading skills will be taught (also using these technical materials) and a greater confidence and higher musical aptitude will be evolved.