Long Tone Duets by David Vining is appropriate for musicians at all levels.
Long Tone Duets provides an opportunity for musicians to play long tones together, learning to blend tone quality, balance dynamics, and play in tune. Long Tone Duets contains a duet in every major key, and provides the perfect forum for teachers to discuss details of intonation, tone quality, blend, and balance with their students.
“In Long Tone Duets, David Vining has presented a very practical volume for the study of intonation for the modern horn player. It may be used by teachers of any level and can be easily sight read, allowing these exercises to be included in lessons or small ensemble practice at any time. The final exercise is a great bonus for the horn teacher: a duo horn part for the famous horn solo from the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5. This is absolutely an excerpt that needs not only perfect intonation but awareness of the underlying harmonies and music. This duet will see much use in my teaching.”— John Ericson, Professor of Horn, Brass Area Coordinator, Arizona State University
"These duets are very fun and fairly challenging in terms of dynamic control and steady pitch in the lower range. This thoughtfully compiled and excellent learning tool should be a companion in every college studio." — International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal
Trombonist David Vining is the founder and co-owner of Mountain Peak Music, a publishing company devoted to offering innovative, healthy teaching methods for all musicians. Mountain Peak Music represents Mr. Vining’s personal mission, combining his extensive performing and teaching background with insights learned through his remarkable recovery from embouchure dystonia.
Mr. Vining is a dynamic performer who has delivered hundreds of recitals nationwide. As trombonist with the Chestnut Brass Company, he recorded several CD’s and toured the United States and Europe performing recitals, masterclasses, and concerts with orchestras. Currently a member of the Flagstaff Symphony, he has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Vining has appeared on college campuses coast-to-coast in recital and as a guest soloist with ensembles, and recorded a solo CD, Arrows of Time.
Currently Professor of Trombone at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, Mr. Vining has also served on the faculties of the University of Kansas and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. A native of Cocoa, Florida, Mr. Vining resides in Flagstaff with his wife Leslie, daughter Sarah and son Benjamin.