Brass Course

Brass Course is a graded tool that can be used in group settings or as an individual practice method book for any age and level. The pre-test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability. Final evaluations tests are provided for use as required. These should be completed and passed before moving on to the next level. Not everyone will progress at the same pace. It is advised to repeat or come back to a lesson so as to reinforce certain concepts. 

In addition, the Brass Course is designed as a companion to the Music Theory course. Students should utilize the music theory books to help advance their knowledge of music making. 

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Brass Course Video Lessons

Access the Brass Course video lessons here. These videos correspond with Brass Course Student Workbooks.

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Level 7

Topics covered include: stylistic development (playing loud), technique development (double tonguing), time signatures (3/2, 4/2, 7/8, 10/8), expanding the range.

The Level 7 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
Brass Course

Brass Course

  • Level 1 Download

    Topics covered include: buzzing and producing sound, playing C to G, note values (whole to quarter), playing higher (G to C), introduction to dynamics and tempo. The Level 1 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.

  • Level 1 - Eb Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: buzzing and producing sound, playing C to G, note values (whole to quarter), playing higher (G to C), introduction to dynamics and tempo.

    The Level 1 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 1 - Bass Clef Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: buzzing and producing sound, playing C to G, note values (whole to quarter), playing higher (G to C), introduction to dynamics and tempo.

    The Level 1 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and Eb adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 2 Download

    Topics covered include: bar lines and time signatures, accidentals, major scales (C, Bb and D major), tonguing and articulation.

    The Level 2 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 2 - Eb Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: bar lines and time signatures, accidentals, major scales (C, Bb and D major), tonguing and articulation.

    The Level 2 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 2 - Bass Clef Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: bar lines and time signatures, accidentals, major scales (C, Bb and D major), tonguing and articulation.

    The Level 2 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and Eb adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 3 Download

    Topics covered include: eighth notes and rests, ties, slurs, dotted notes, dynamic and tempo changes, more major scales (Eb, Ab, F, G).

    The Level 3 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 3 - Eb Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: eighth notes and rests, ties, slurs, dotted notes, dynamic and tempo changes, more major scales (Eb, Ab, F, G).

    The Level 3 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 3 - Bass Clef Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: eighth notes and rests, ties, slurs, dotted notes, dynamic and tempo changes, more major scales (Eb, Ab, F, G).

    The Level 3 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and Eb adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 4 Download

    Topics covered include: compound time signatures, sixteenth notes and rests, repeat signs, the chromatic scale.

    The Level 4 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 4 - Eb Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: compound time signatures, sixteenth notes and rests, repeat signs, the chromatic scale.

    The Level 4 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 4 - Bass Clef Adaptation Download

    Topics covered include: compound time signatures, sixteenth notes and rests, repeat signs, the chromatic scale.

    The Level 4 Final Test is available separately. A Bb adaptation and Eb adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 5 Download

    Topics covered include: warm up routine, tempo, tuning, triplets, stylistic development (legato, marcato), technique development (arpeggio patterns).

    The Level 5 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 6 Download

    Topics covered include: stylistic development (swing, leggiero), technique development (arpeggio patterns), time signatures (2/2, 5/4, 12/8), minor scales (C, D, F natural minor).

    The Level 6 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 7 Download

    Topics covered include: stylistic development (playing loud), technique development (double tonguing), time signatures (3/2, 4/2, 7/8, 10/8), expanding the range.

    The Level 7 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Level 8 Download

    Topics covered include: stylistic development (traditional, contemporary), technique development (triple tonguing), expressive sound (vibrato), other techniques (trill, tremolo, grace note).

    The Level 8 Final Test is available separately. An Eb adaptation and a Bass Clef adaptation are available separately.
  • Placement Test - Student Download

    This Placement Test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability.
  • Placement Test - Instructor Download

    This Placement Test material should be used to place each student in the appropriate level based on his/her ability.
  • Final Test - Student Download

    These are the Final Evaluation tests for each level, provided for use as required. A passing grade is recommended before moving a student on to the next level.
  • Final Test - Instructor Download

    These are the Final Evaluation tests for each level, provided for use as required. A passing grade is recommended before moving a student on to the next level.