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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
9:49 pm
Not much action in this comm, is there?

I stopped by to let everyone know I created LJ syndicated feeds for Roger Bobo + Oystein Baadsvik's blogs:

Oystein Baadsvik

Roger Bobo


Current Mood: busy
Thursday, November 22nd, 2007
6:12 pm
Other than the obvious opening up my jaw & using more air, does anybody have any tips for not sounding so... pinched? Are there any specific mental notes you make to yourself while playing, or certain vowel sounds you've found to work a little better or anything like that? I get complemented on my tone a lot but I still feel like it sounds forced :/

Also, happy thanksgiving!

Current Mood: full
Thursday, August 2nd, 2007
10:20 pm
From The Onion
Activision Reports Sluggish Sales For Sousaphone Hero

Current Mood: amused
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
12:57 am
Catozzi - Beelzebub
Does anyone have a recording of the tuba solo "Beelzebub" by Catozzi? I'm playing it next weekend and want to find a recording of it. Let me know what you find,
Saturday, February 10th, 2007
12:05 pm
Monday, December 18th, 2006
9:00 pm
Hey all.. I'm fairly new here. I just got back from watching Columbus, Ohio's TUBACHRISTMAS. (Couldn't play because I had to work during rehersal).

There's tons of photos & videos you can see by following this fake cut to my journal

Just thought you'd be interested!
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
6:04 am
Thursday, October 5th, 2006
10:21 am
hi, i'm new and thought i would introduce myself. i'm play for the Fremont Philharmonic (that's Fremont, Washington, by the way, not Fremont, California) in which i play an Eb tuba, sousaphone, and i'm also the sound effects coordinator, which means that i'm in charge of all the annoying noises like the siren and the popgun. the fremont phil is, among other things, the house band for the Cirque de Flambé, in which i am also a fire performer. i'm also a studio musician, playing tuba, trombone and flute for a variety of live gigs and recordings, such as The Moisture Festival and RA Scion. i also play trombone (my original instrument) with the Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band, and have been approached recently by Banda Gozona to play tuba with them. i'm 46 years old and i had a brain injury a few years ago, which dramatically changed my life. prior to my injury, i was a typesetter and a professional computer geek, but since my injury, i have focused my attention on music, art, and my incense business, Hybrid Elephant.
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
5:55 am
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone out there had done the Michigan youth band?? If you did caould tell me what the audtions are like and if you liked playing in it. Thanks

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006
12:59 pm
Recognize any of these?
Hello fellow tuba players.

They just posted the auditions for Honor Orchestra/Band this year and I was wondering if you guys recognize any of these parts and if you could tell me if they're from a symphony or are they just Etudes?

I think the last one is just a lip slur etude.

Well here they are:


Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
1:06 pm
C tuba
Sooo...the other day I bought a C tuba thinking for some reason that it was a BB, and yet, I was wrong. And I can't exactly return it, so instead of wasting all of the money I'd like to learn how to play it. The problem is...I have no idea how to transpose it. And I don't have a fingering chart, if anyone has any point on how to read the music for a C tuba or has a fingering chart, I would so SOOO thankful!

Thank you!
2:55 pm
Hi, I am looking for some suggestions. Im looking to buy a tuba soon. I am going to custom music in Detriot michigan because ive heard good things about them and if not im going to go to brass wind in indiana. I was just wondering if you could tell me the tubas that you like or dont like. I would appreciate it very much. Thanks

Friday, June 16th, 2006
7:20 am
I'm sure at least a few of you have heard of Carol Jantsch... but in case you haven't... or you just want to hear her play...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032633?ta=y click on "A first for a female tuba player" (you have to use Internet Explorer)

Bit of information about her: She is the youngest member of the Philedelphia Symphony, being only 21 years of age (though she auditioned at 20)... and the first female to play tuba in a major American symphony.

Basically... She's amazing.


Current Mood: chipper
Sunday, May 21st, 2006
4:07 pm
Hi. So I am looking for a solo to work on. I was wondering if you could give me some ideas. To let you know how good i am i just finished playing the vaughn williams concerto. Im you could give me some ideas i would appreciate it thanks.

Friday, May 5th, 2006
11:51 am
HAPPY TUBA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are you guys doing to celebrate?

I'm going home. Gonna spend some time with some old high school friends. (-:


Current Mood: ecstatic
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006
5:51 pm
quick question
Has anybody been to one of the tuba & euphonium workshops at FSU over the summer?
I'd like to know a little more about it before I seriously consider signing up.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, March 24th, 2006
2:24 pm
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Sunday, January 22nd, 2006
7:59 pm
Trouble with new big tuba; honor band @ UGA
Hello all.

Anyways, next month in February, I should be going to University of Georgia for honor band. They say that I'm already in, but I need to play to the judges for chair positions. There is only 4 tubas. I don't know if we all have the same part or not. So if we do have all the same part, do we still have to try out for chair positions? Just wondering, because this is my first time doing anything like this...

My band director says to practice scales and sightreading...Is there anything else I really need to practice, and what do the judges like to hear the most from scales and such?


Oh, and I'm also having breathing trouble. I just got this really new BIG tuba. It's a whole lot bigger than the last one. My band director says that the pros play that kind. But anyhow, I've been noticing that I've been having trouble with it. I put so much air in it, and I already have to take another breath. It makes me kind of irritated and breathless, like if I just did a 100 yard dash, sprinting. What should help with that? I know that breathing exercises will, but it just doesn't feel like it...Will getting into better shape also help?



P.S. I love Phantom Regiment with all my heart!!! Yae!!!

Much love ya'll, Peace!

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, November 3rd, 2005
4:12 pm
Alright guys, I found a USED tuba, care to take a look-sy?

http://www.tubaexchange.com/used-product-detail.asp?PID=CSN-RM1c45</link? Suggestions?
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005
11:09 pm
alright its time for a post! I am using a CC tuba from my university...well the bastard is old and the bell cracked in 3 places....all tone is lost lol, and the rattling drives me and my professor up the wall. unfortunatly that means I have to buy one now...since i am a broke college kid im on a budget. but here is my 2 choices thus far...please give suggestions!

Ths is the Mirafone, its cheap...but it has no case. id have to get a cheap gig bag for starters.

This is the Kalison, I havnt heard much on these horns, but its on sale and has free shipping ad gig bag lol

If you know of any others PLEASE let me know! ok thanks!

Current Mood: crappy
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