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Miraphone Tuba Euphonium Academy of the West at Arizona State University For more information please visit: Miraphone Website
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Miraphone is pleased to announce the first annual Miraphone Tuba Euphonium Academy of th ...
ITEA/ITA/Bandirector.com E-Educator Membership Program
Welcome to the International Trombone Association and International Tuba/Euphonium Association Educator E-member program in collaboration with our friends at www.banddirector.com. We are delighted that you are interested in this program and hope that the resources at our web page will provide su ...
Which Students Do I Switch To Tuba?
Welcome back to the land of "All Things Brass." Before we get started with this issue's topic on brass technique I wanted to tell you about some exciting news concerning my newest original composition for marching band titled "Conquests of the Conquistador". This Fiery Hot, Heart Pounding, Spanish Sh ...
LIVE! University of Texas at AustinWind SymphonyRobert M Carnochan, conductor
Donald Grantham "Tuba Concerto" Premiere
On Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM, The University of Texas Wind Symphony and UT faculty tuba soloist, Charles Villarubia, will premiere Donald Grantham's "Tuba Concerto" in Bates Recital on the c ...
Growing Our Young Tubists
Keith J. Robinson
It’s a curious thing: a sixth grader, barely able to carry a ¾ size tuba more than ten yards, barely able to reach the mouthpiece, and yet, totally in love with this unique, wonderful instrument. The tuba provides many challenges for our young tubists beyond its weight and height. And a s ...
Improve Your Low Brass:
Start a Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble!
by Dr. Skip Gray Professor of Music University of Kentucky
How will forming a tuba-euphonium ensemble help my program?
There are many possible aspects to consider while making a plan on how to improve your tuba and euphonium section-sound, technique, musicianship, even camaraderie. Most of these i ...
Interview with David Zerkel
(Interview by Deanna Swoboda, Vice-President of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Western Michigan University)
David Zerkel is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Georgia, leading an active career as both a performer and educator. Previously, h ...
Lynn University Tuba Master Class
with Steven Campbell
Broadcasted LiveWednesday April 8, 20097:30pm EST
Click the links below to watch the archived videos!
» Student Master Class Session A - Part One» Student Master Class Session A - Part Two» Student Master Class Session A - ...
Brass Cueing Technique: Not Just Breathing
Evidently, integrating a clear and rhythmically decisive breath into a cue can be quite unnatural to many brass students. This is, most likely, simply a result of a lack of practice. When musicians are alone practicing their individual part they rarely incorporate a communicative breath into their drill ...
“A Teachers Guide to a Happier Tuba Section”
Richard Murrow Texas Christian University Miraphone Performing Artist/Clinician
I. Who’s right for the tuba?
Johnny, the 6 foot, 200 lb 6th grader can probably bench press the tuba AND a 200 lb set of free weights at the same time? The football coach, who is equally aware of Johnny’s tal ...
Tuba: The Light Instrument
Self-contradictory? Both yes and no I would say. We are, of course, talking about the heaviest instrument in the orchestra, but please bear in mind that there is a huge difference between heavy weight and heavy playing!
Compared to a grand piano the tuba is roughly 30 times lighter. No one expects the piano to s ...
Answers in Advance
Harvey Phillips - equipment: The "Harvey Phillips" model Holton TU 330 CC tuba with a Conn 2 mouthpiece. Norlan Bewley - equipment: The "Harvey Phillips" model Holton TU 331 BBb tuba with a Bach 7 Megatone mouthpiece, the "Urbie Green" model Martin TR 4501 trombone with a Bach 8 ½ BW mouthpiece, the Ho ...
Upgrading With Details
Harvey Phillips and Norlan Bewley
Warmup: Rhythm warmup. Learn to match pitch, articulation, release, tone. Learn to take a breath as a rhythm.
Low Brass Ensemble: Quartets in orchestrated parts. Low brass must often change musical roles quickly, and must determine which role they are playing at the moment to lead, accompany, bring ...
Harvey Phillips and Norlan Bewley
Warmup: Continue with Low-Middle-High. Also use it to learn lip slurs.
Low Brass Ensemble: Start with TRIOS. Have everyone play the A part, the B part, then the C part. Divide the parts in a variety of combinations so everyone plays each part, all learning the different musical roles of melody, harmony, ...
Tuba Tuning Hints
By Dave Borsvald
Fine-tuning on the tuba is best accomplished by moving slides while playing, usually the first slide. Large top action tubas can be awkward to hold. A player is fortunate if his embouchure corresponds to the mouthpipe height and angle. Access to the first valve slide for tuning is even more problematic.
Front action tuba ...
Tuba Recording Collection
The easiest way to start a band is from the bottom up. That is because we have the pied piper of low brass, R. Winston Morris, helping us. "Play That Funky Tuba Right, Boy", by the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, is THE best way to get youngsters to join up and play the tuba and euphonium. Your students wi ...
Double and Triple Tonguing
By Arnold Jacobs
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Double and Triple Tonguing
This seems to be a problem for some while others master it to an art form. Once I played in a group where a member (a college graduate) told us they did not know how to double and triple tongue and did not plan on learning! Here was a physiological barrier perhaps c ...
All Music Begins with a Good Breath (and Dies with a Lack Thereof)
Ask any brass or woodwind student or band director what the most important aspect of playing a wind instrument is and most will respond that it is the ability to effectively use one’s air. Ask them to estimate how much breathing and air control contribute to good wind pla ...