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“Semester of Studies” for Bass Trombone: No. 3 – Andante con Molto by Kauko Kahila

For my next installment of these “Practice Posts,” I decided to go with a selection from a book of etudes that I’ve continually come back to over the years; the “Semester of Studies” by Kauko Kahila. This book is one of the most challenging, and I feel, one of the most relevant collection of etudes published today. Sometimes lovingly referred to as the “Three Semesters of Studies” due to the level of difficulty contained within, Kahila captured the ever-increasing “real world” technical demand placed on bass trombonists. Exploring the fringes of both the high and low ranges while featuring difficult to navigate interval jumps is well-covered in this book of sixteen studies.

"Semester of Studies" for Bass Trombone by Kauko Kahila

“Semester of Studies” for Bass Trombone by Kauko Kahila

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