48 Low Register Studies for Tuba by Micky Wrobleski
Chicken Scratch Press.Copyright 2002.
The book is wire spiral hound, with a card stock cover, moderately priced at $12.00. The manuscript is relatively small with some fade-out in both the lines of the staves and the ledger lines. More low range etudes are desperately needed in our repertory, and Wrobleski has some very good ideas. In the etudes themselves, however, the melodic lines are a bit jagged and disjoint with quite a few awkward interval leaps. For most players as they approach the low range, it is helpful to use smooth, melodic patterns with intervals that ease them into the troubled areas. This allows the player to have more relaxed, better prepared airflow, the key ingredient for good playing in any range.
Janet Tracy, Trinity University