Tag Archives: tuba
Tuba Duo Four
Here is a little look at some playing I’ve been doing lately. Soon I will be doing a post talking about my experience using GoFundMe, the crowdsourcing website. Until I get to that here is a little taste of what I’ve been up to.
What Others Say / Arnold Jacobs
Don’t encourage mediocrity. Play at your best and don’t be second class in the head. —Arnold Jacobs, principal tubist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1944–1988 Tweet: What Others Say / Arnold Jacobs
You Will Not Win the Gig
As I’ve noted here before, I’m bad at math. Very bad, in fact. Despite the fact that many studies prove musicians are better at math than your average bear, I defy the odds. But at a very fundamental level I do understand some bits of mathematics. In this particular case, statistics. I have, since I […]
What Music Looks Like / Matt Owen, Eclectic Tuba
Matt Owen (@EclecticTuba) is making some great music out of Birmingham, AL. When you think, Tuba you may not immediately think of trendy bars, darkly-lit clubs, and a happening night scene, but Matt isn’t letting traditional stereotypes dictate the kind of music he makes. Here’s a great sentence from his website: He has taken a […]
Drop the Needle / Telemann Canonic Sonata
Here’s a little something I’ve been playing around with: Telemann’s Canonic Sonata No. 1, movement 3. A duet, both parts played by me. Many thanks to Mike Forbes for doing these transcriptions. Available on the Tuba-Euphonium Press website.
Sightreading Sundays / Aug. 26
This week is back to basics. Simple rhythms and all in the diatonic key. This should help younger students especially to feel more comfortable playing different “chunks” of a scale (not always starting on the tonic note). Download the Sightreading Sundays PDFs here.
What Music Looks Like / A Cellist. And Cows.
This certainly demonstrates the power of music, no? A cellist plays and a group of cows walks across the field to get closer, to listen. And it’s not just classical—cows like jazz too. Some scientists suggest that music boosts the milk output of dairy cows. We certainly know it boosts the output of students. […]
Feeling very chromatic today. Useful to get you out of the comfort zone and mess with your muscle memory a bit. Download the Sightreading Sundays music here!
What Music Looks Like / Sergio Carolino
Listening to this guy, Sergio Carolino, is a study in versatility. He manages to find himself in every realm of music. And he does it all great. Sergio really is a model for relevancy, innovation, and sustainability in our musical world today. You can keep up with Mr. SC here on FaceBook or here on Twitter.