Forty-two counterparts for Vladislav Blazhevich "70 Studies for BBb Tuba Vol. I"

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Daniel Emerson Clouse (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dennis Askew

Abstract: The purpose of this project was to write duet counterparts for Vladislav Blazhevich's etude book, 70 Studies for BBb Tuba and to establish a desire for these duets among college applied-tuba teachers. A short biography of Blazhevich and history of his works is provided. A review of tuba pedagogy literature found little information regarding what materials are standard in studio teaching. Following this review, a survey was sent to 120 college teachers of tuba to determine what etudes are most often used, and how frequently 70 Studies for BBb Tuba is used in studio teaching. The survey was also used to determine how frequently and what duet materials were used in college teaching. Finally, it was determined in the results of the survey whether the tuba-teaching community might use duet counterparts for 70 Studies for BBb Tuba. The results were used to establish that a majority of tuba teachers use 70 Studies for BBb Tuba, and a majority use duet materials in their teaching. It was also determined that of those surveyed, there is a desire for duet counterparts for 70 Studies for BBb Tuba. A set of 42 duet counterparts was written to accompany the first volume of 70 Studies for BBb Tuba by Blazhevich. The counterparts were written mindful of the advice and requests gleaned in the survey. Finally, two areas for further study were proposed. First, there are few available accounts of Blazhevich's life and works, though his music is often played. There is opportunity for more scholarly work on his life and works. Second, 70 Studies for BBb Tuba is a two-volume set. Counterparts can be written to accompany the second volume.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2011
Blazhevich, Counterparts, Duet
Blazhevich, V. $q (Vladislav), $d 1881-1942
Tuba music (Tubas (2))
Tuba $v Studies and exercises
Tuba $x Instruction and study

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