Pedal Prose for Practice Pros (2020) is a set of twenty-five short characteristic studies for tuba designed to emphasize low-register playing. These etudes were written with contrabass tuba in mind, but can also be a delightful challenge on bass tuba. Special thanks to Dennis AsKew for listening to me hack my way through these in lessons and Brent Harvey and Justin Worley for giving me great feedback and input.
This etude book is dedicated to the memory and inspiration from the late Dr. Dennis Askew, former director of the School of Music and professor of tuba and euphonium at UNC Greensboro. Dennis (or "Doc," as his students called him) was a kind and warm soul who was more than just a teacher to his students and colleagues. Although his numerous professional accomplishments and accolades are towering, it was his grace, leadership, and love as a man that we will remember most.
I am making this etude book available for free download as a .PDF in memory of Doc AsKew, in hopes that you will donate to a charity in his honor. If you have the ability, please consider making a donation of any amount to the Dr. Dennis W. AsKew scholarship fund.
Difficulty: Advanced (Undergraduate/Graduate)
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