Materials for Low Brass Methods Students

Course Syllabus

MUS 189: Low Brass Methods Students will need to refer to the syllabus throughout the semester, so print a hard copy as early as possible!


"Brass Instruments: General Topics" *Materials from this document will be included on each of the three take-home tests.


Trombone

Reading
Take-Home Test *Covers materials from both the trombone and general readings.
Daily Routine and Scales *This will be used in class for each playing day on trombone.
Chromatic Slide Position Chart
Overtone Series Chart


Euphonium

Reading
Take-Home Test *Covers materials from both the euphonium and general readings.
Daily Routine and Scales (Bass Clef) *This will be used in class for each playing day on euphonium.
Daily Routine and Scales (Treble Clef) *This is also the routine for cornet or trumpet.
Chromatic Fingering Chart (Bass Clef)
Chromatic Fingering Chart (Treble Clef)
Overtone Series Chart (Bass Clef)
Overtone Series Chart (Treble Clef)


Tuba

Reading
Take-Home Test *Covers materials from both the tuba and general readings.
Daily Routine and Scales *This will be used in class for each playing day on tuba.
Chromatic Fingering Chart
Overtone Series Chart


Additional Materials

Daily Routine and Scales for Horn
*Note: This routine is written so that the sounding pitch for the horns is "a fifth off" from the rest of the brasses. This is so that horn players will be able to warm-up in *their* middle range, rather than straining to play too high or too low for the sake of keeping the entire group in unison. I have provided this routine here so that, if desired, you will have a "complete set" of my warm-up exercises for beginning brass players to use in the classroom.