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    This page has been developed to provide students with a list of recommended method books that students can purchase from our local music store to help improve their technique.  These resources have been recommended by many band directors and music teachers from around the world.  It is my hope that our students will be able to use these resources to their maximum potential.  This page will be updated as new methods are recommended.
     
    Flute
    Selected Studies for Flute - ed. Voxman
    Rubank Advanced Method for Flute, Book 1&2 - H. Voxman
    60 Rambles - Lester
    Melodious and Progressive Studies Vol. 1 - ed. Cavally
    Developmental and Progressive Studies for Flute - Robert Cavally/ed. Bootsie K. Mayfield
    Blocki Flute Method Book 3 - Kathy Blocki
    Eck Method for Flute - Emil Eck
    The Mazzanti Method (Daily Exercises for Piccolo) - Nicola Mazzanti
    Practice Book for Flute - Trevor Wye
    Flute 103: Mastering the Basics - Patricia George & Phyllis Avidan Louke
    High Register Studies for Flute - Eric Allen
     
    Oboe
    48 Famous Studies (for Oboe and Saxophone) - W. Ferling/revised by Albert Andraud
    Oboe Method (Complete) - Barret
    Method for Oboe - Niemann
    Gekeler Method for Oboe - Kenneth Gekeler
    40 Progressive Studies - Hite
    Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on Oboe - Jagow
     
    Bassoon
    Practical Method for the Bassoon - Weisenborn
    Melodious and Progressive Studies for Bassoon - ed. Alan Hawkins
    Practical Studies for Bassoon- McDowell/Hovey
    24 Daily Exercises for Bassoon - Kovar
    Intermediate Studies for Developing Artists on Bassoon - Jagow
    25 Studies in Scales and Chords for Bassoon, Op. 24 - Milde/Kamins & Short
     
    Clarinet
    Celebrated Method for Clarinet - H. Klose
    24 Varied Scales and Exercises for Clarinet - Albert
    32 Etudes and 40 Studies for Clarinet - Rose
    Artistic Studies for Clarinet - David Hite
    The Audition Method for Clarinet, Vol. 1 - Barron & Nuccio
    Complete Method for Clarinet Vol. 1-2 Baermann/Langenus
    Complete Method for Clarinet Vol. 3 Baermann/Langenus
     Lyrical Studies for Clarinet or Bass Clarinet - Cunningham
    Velocity Studies for Clarinet - Opperman
     
    Alto Saxophone
    48 Famous Studies (for Oboe and Saxophone) - W. Ferling/revised by Albert Andraud 
    25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone - H. Klose/Timothy McAllister
    27 Melodious and Rhythmic Exercises - J.L. Small
    The Saxophonist's Workbook - Larry Teal
    Omnibook: For E-flat Instruments - Charlie Parker
    Melodious and Progressive Studies, Book 1 - David Hite
    Daily Studies for All Saxophones - Kynaston
     
    Tenor Saxophone
    48 Famous Studies (for Oboe and Saxophone) - W. Ferling/revised by Albert Andraud 
    25 Daily Exercises for Saxophone - H. Klose/Timothy McAllister
    27 Melodious and Rhythmic Exercises - J.L. Small
    Omnibook: For B-flat Instruments - Charlie Parker
    Daily Studies for All Saxophones - Kynaston
     
    Trumpet
    Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trumpet - J.B. Arban/adapted Claude Gordon
    Method for Trumpet (Books 1-7) - Anthony Plog
    Lyrical Studies - Giuseppe Concone /ed. John F. Sawyer
    Grand Method for Trumpet - Saint-Jacome
    100 Studies for Trumpet - E. Sachse/F. Herbst
    Concert Studies - Philip Smith
    Advanced Concert Studies for Trumpet - Philip Smith
    Technical Studies for the Cornet - Herbert L Clarke
    The Brass Gym - Sam Pilafian & Patrick Sheridan
    36 Celebrated Studies - N. Bousquet
    30 Etudes (for Trumpet or Cornet) - Sigmund Herring
    Vizzutti Trumpet Method - Allen Vizzutti
    Practical Studies for Cornet and Trumpet (Book 1&2) - Hovey/Getchell
     
    French Horn
    Lyrical Studies - Giuseppe Concone /ed. John F. Sawyer
    60 Selected Studies for Horn - C. Kopprasch
    40 Characteristic Etudes - Kling/Sansone
    200 New Studies for Horn in Six Books - Maxime Alphonse
    The Art of French Horn Playing - Philip Farkas
    335 Selected Melodious Progressive and Technical Studies for French Horn - ed. Pottag & Andraud
    Practical Studies for French Horn (Book 1&2) - Getchell
     
    Trombone 
    Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trombone - J.B. Arban/adapted Charles Randall
    Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trombone and Euphonium - J.B. Arban/Joseph Alessi/Dr. Brian Bowman
    Bordogni Complete Vocalises for Trombone - edited Michael Mulcahy 
    Melodious Etudes for Trombone (revised edition) - Johannes Rochut/ed. Raph
    Selected Kopprasch Studies - ed. Richard Fote
    Sequences for Trombone (26 Studies in Various Rhythms and Clefs) - Vladislav Blazhevich
    Low Range Studies for Trombone - Vladislav BLazhevich/arr. Charles Vernon
     
    Bass Trombone
    70 Studies for BB flat Tuba - Vladislav Blazhevich
    43 Bel Canto Studies - Bordogni
    24 Studies for Bass Trombone - B. Grigoriev/Ostrander
    Bass Clef Clarke Studies - Herbert L. Clarke/ed. David R. Hickman
    Double Valve Bass Trombone - Raph
    Bel Canto Vocalises for Bass Trombone - Raph
    32 Etudes for Bass Trombone - Hering/Stanley
    Melodious Etudes for Trombone - Rochut/Raph
    Method for Bass Trombone - Ostrander
    Bass Clef Clarke Studies - Clarke/Hickman
    Modern Flexibilities for Brass - Belck
      
    Euphonium
    Arban's Complete Conservatory Method for Trombone - J.B. Arban/adapted Charles Randall
    Melodious Etudes for Trombone (revised edition) - Johannes Rochut/ed. Raph
    40 Progressive Studies - H.W. Tyrell
    50 Concert Studies - L. Milde
    New Concert Studies for Euphonium, Vol. 1 - Steven Mead
    The Brass Gym - Pilafian & Sheridan
    Flexibility Studies for Euphonium/Trombone - Ware
    Concepts of Euphonium Technique - Askew/Bass
     
    Tuba
    40 Advanced Studies - Tyrell
    43 Bel Canto Studies - Bordogni
    Arban's Complete Conservatory Edition for Tuba - J.B Arban/ed. Michael Roylance
    Preparatory Book for the Arban Complete Method for Tuba - ed. Dr.  Jerry Young and Wesley Jacobs 
    Arban Complete Method for Tuba - ed. Dr.  Jerry Young and Wesley Jacobs
    Bordogni Complete Vocalises for Tuba - Wesley Jacobs
    Concone Legato Etudes for Tuba - Wesley Jacobs
    Georg Kopprasch Sixty Etudes Op. 5 - Dr. Jerry Young
    Georg Kopprasch Sixty Etudes Op. 6 - Dr. Jerry Young 
    70 Studies for BB flat Tuba - Vladislav Blazhevich
    60 Selected Studies for BB flat Tuba - C. Kopprasch
    The Brass Gym - Sam Pilafian & Patrick Sheridan
    First Book of Practical Studies for Tuba - Hovey/Getchell
    Second Book of Practical Studies for Tuba - Hovey/Getchell
     
    Snare
    Primary Handbook for Snare Drum - Garwood Whaley
    Intermediate Snare Drum - Mitchell Peters
    Musical Studies for the Intermediate Snare Drummer - Garwood Whaley
    Advanced Snare Drum Studies - Mitchell Peters
    Fundamental Studies for Snare Drum - Garwood Whaley
    Master Studies - Joe Morello
    Rudimental Etudes and Warm-ups - Chatham, Murphy & Testa
     
    Timpani
    Modern Method for Timpani - Saul Goodman
    Fundamental Method for Timpani - Mitchell Peters
    Fundamental Studies for Timpani - Garwood Whaley
    Primary Handbook for Timpani - Garwood Whaley
    Complete Timpani Method - Alred Friese & Alexander Lepak 
    Musical Studies for the Intermediate Timpanist - Garwood Whaley
     
    Mallets
    Fundamental Method for Mallets - Mitchell Peters 
    Simply Four-Mallet Method - Gifford Howarth
    Primary handbook for Mallets - Garwood Whaley
    Mallet Percussion Workout - Kristen Shiner McGuire
    Four-Mallet Independence for Marimba - Johnny Lane & Samuel Floyd
    Fundamental Studies for Mallets - Garwood Whaley
    A Fresh Approach to Mallet Percussion - Mark Wessels
     
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