On track again.... Tuba practise?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by jaberger, May 20, 2003.

  1. jaberger

    jaberger New Member

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    Hi

    After almost 17 years I have now taken up playing again.

    I have bought a used, but nice Eb tuba, and have started to practise. Something I suspect my neighbours do not appreciate as much as I do. :D

    I will, hopefully, join the local band, and also play together with some friends in a brass quintett.

    First, does anyone think it' s possible for me to learn to play decent again?
    And what should I practice? Do you recommend any books/ exercises?

    Any help/ tips will be highly appreciated.

    Regards
    Jan
     
  2. You wanna blow my what?

    You wanna blow my what? Member

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    Of course you can. Just do the bog standard warm up & practise that you did before init!
     
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Hello Jan - good to have you on board.

    I am sure you won't have too many problems picking things up again, even after such a long time. Some of the other tuba players will probably chip in with advice, but you may find this recent thread helpful:

    http://www.themouthpiece.com/viewtopic.php?t=1122

    For myself, I find a combination of long notes and any melodic material tends to do the trick.

    Best of luck with the practice :!:
     
  4. jaberger

    jaberger New Member

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    Short report

    Hi

    This is big fun! I have been practising for a week now, and I seem to remember quite a lot. Even after all these years.

    Why didn't I do this many years ago....
    :D

    Arban - Complete Method, is that something I should own? Or is it far above my level?

    Regards
    Jan
     
  5. Aussie Tuba

    Aussie Tuba Member

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    Re: Short report

     
  6. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

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    At the risk of re-opening a can of worms, I too would recommend Wright and Round. Its a good little book.

    I do use Arban too though. Both Arban and Wright and Round are excellent for players of any standard.
     
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