Murphy studied clarinet and saxophone when young and took trumpet lessons from Red Nichols’s father. In addition to being a talented composer, arranger, and musician, Murphy became a renowned educator, writing over 26 books on various topics in music, such as instrumental techniques and music theory.
Spud’s studies for the saxophone have been adapted many times, specifically used by James Stamp as a foundation to his upper register flow studies.
This edition by Erik Veldkamp 24 Legato Flow Studies that tuba players can use to connect all registers of the instrument with ease, with even intonation, tone, and power.
To the left you can play the first few pages for free, then you can click above for immediate digital download.