a study in music literacy and musicality through the performance of short selections in all keys.
This project was started in 2019 (modeled after Will Baker's ‘Get Fluent’) in conjunction with my dissertation on sight-reading (Martorano 2019). If you are seeing this series before you have seen "Get Fluent", you should definitely click this link and check it out!!
In an exploratory study, I found that select factors significantly correlating to sight-reading ability (Mishra 2013), were significantly improved using these transposition exercises. Practicing these exercises not only increases fluency but the user’s overall musical expression and performance ability.
Mishra, Jennifer. "Factors Related to Sight-Reading Accuracy." Journal of Research in Music Education 61, no. 4 (2013)
Study No. 2- More of a scalar exercise than an arpeggiated one; a great complement to No. 1 [posted September 26th, 2022]
Study No. 1- Unlike last semester, which focused on exercises for beginner tuba and euphonium players, this season will focus primary on advanced tuba players (40 Advanced Studies, for Bb Bass- H W Tyrell). I would recommend, if you haven't already, purchasing this book and studying from the original source before continuing here. This is not your grandma's Tyrell! [posted September 26th, 2022]
Thank you for you patience! I was kept busy with a couple of recording projects (see the link). Our first exercises of the semester will be uploaded on September 26th, two at a time. This weeks studies are Study No. 1 and Study No. 2 from the "40 Advanced Studies, for Bb Bass- H W Tyrell" [posted September 20th, 2022]
Season 7 will begin on August 1st, 2022 and will feature the works of H. W. Tyrell. I'll keep you all updated as I am available. [posted July 20th, 2022]