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My Ambitions for 2012

This image copyright © 2012 Susie Ahrens

Several of Twitter’s #MusEdChat teachers have posted blogs about their 2012 Resolutions/Goals. I have enjoyed reading them and they got me thinking about my own resolutions for the year. I began thinking of areas that I have been wanting to improve as a musician and as a [...]

Practicing Without the Horn

Creative ways around an awkwardly large instrument.

One of the biggest challenges to beginning tuba players is the ability to practice. Since walking home with a tuba or trying to carry it on the bus is unpractical, here’s a few suggestions for overcoming this difficulty.

Multiple Horns:

If your school has multiple [...]

Tuba Q and A: Increasing the high range

Question: What are some helpful techniques for improving the high range of my high school tuba players? Most high school band music is written in the lower register.

Answer: I was once told that the best way for tuba players to improve their range in the upper register is to play up there. As [...]