Pasquale Bona (1808 - 1878) was an Italian composer. He studied music
in Palermo, receiving a diploma in composition and singing in 1830.
Bona taught at the Conservatory in Milan, where he counted among his
pupils Amilcare Ponchielli, Arrigo Boito, Franco Faccio and Alfredo
Catalani. Today Bona is best remembered for his teaching methods of
reading music and numerous collections of solfeggio.
The Jeanné publication includes Part II from Bona's Metodo Completo per la
Divisione. The objective of the etudes is to gain an understanding of rhythm
through subdivisions of the beat. 24 etudes are included, gradually
increasing in rhythmic difficulty. John Anderson has edited the etudes and
has included suggested ways to improve rhythmic precision.
This volume is for any bass clef instrument. They are excellent for rhythm
studies and also work well for transposition practice.
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