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I play the Tuba in a wind orchestra (Klepp Hornmusikk). I also occationally play some guitar and harmonica at home.

I try to hang hout in chat occationally.


Oct
23
comment Improvisation on Piano
I guess he is talking about improvising to make it more interesting while playing to a song that others are singing. This means it has to fit an existing melody, and not in the sense of just playing something at random that sounds good.
Oct
21
comment Why is it common to write tuba sheet music in concert pitch?
When I was learning to play in the school band, we got all sheets transposed for E♭ tuba in G clef. See my examples: For the transposed version for E♭ tuba in G clef, the notes has the same positions on the note lines as the concert key in bass clef. The only difference is in the sharps and flats. As a general rule when transposing for E♭ tuba, I am just thinking "remove 3 flats (or add sharps)". This works just fine until we get something like A♯ in concert pitch, which translates to F♯♯ in my head, which is really G.
Oct
18
comment Quickly flip a page of sheet music while playing
I like this. An idea for app development would be to have midi-enabled file as source, and use sound recognition to turn the sheets automatically as you play.
Oct
18
revised Why is it common to write tuba sheet music in concert pitch?
Improved formatting to look niocer with ♭ and ♯
Oct
18
revised Why is it common to write tuba sheet music in concert pitch?
Improved formatting to look niocer with ♭ and ♯
Oct
18
comment Why is it common to write tuba sheet music in concert pitch?
My experience in Norway is that in brass bands, it's most common to have tubas pitched in B♭, but in wind bands, it's more common with E♭ tubas. I believe that a reason for this might be that most school bands are wind bands, and it is practical for kids to start with the smaller size E♭ tuba. Brass bands are not so common in school bands for kids. They start with that in young adult age.
Oct
17
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
1
answered How to play chords that overlap melody
Oct
1
comment How to find out the Major and Minor chords of a scale?
A workaround for the diagram is to wrap it in <pre></pre> to prevent from being interpeted as guitar chord diagram. See this meta post on this issue.
Oct
1
comment Can we tell by ear if a piece is in sharp or in flat without relative or perfect pitch?
@carlwitthoft: It is valid for brass as well, but probably not to a noticeable extent for most people to hear.
Sep
27
comment Drums: stiffening up when going for 'intense' fills
Very good answer. The part about rehearsing slow at first to be able to play fast is the key for playing fast on any instrument. It is a well known method, and it is well known for a reason: It's the only way to be able to play fast without stumbling.
Sep
26
answered How to disassemble a tuba for cleaning
Sep
26
awarded  Critic
Sep
26
revised How to remove a rusted or stuck mouthpiece?
Added "stuck" to the title as the solution is valid for a normal "stuck" as well as rusted
Sep
26
comment How to clean a tuba thoroughly
See also How to disassemble a tuba for cleaning.
Sep
26
comment Alto singing Tenor
I like the idea of speak in the opening. Specially if the problem area is only in this very first line of the piece. Maybe sing the notes on "harm you", and then speak "Not while" and then sing "I'm around". When speak, it should be kind of melodious, although not exact notes. More like proclaiming. Be sure to lead into the right notes when the singing comes in.
Sep
18
comment What is the smartest way to learn pop piano in a hurry?
@kdzia: Although this is a good solution for playing notes without being able to play yourself, this is not ideal for a creative process where you want to use the instrument as a tool to experiment and come up with nice melodies and sounds. To write the notes first is somewhat artificial in regards to musical creativity, and the result will often feel constructed.
Sep
18
answered What is the smartest way to learn pop piano in a hurry?
Sep
18
comment What is the smartest way to learn pop piano in a hurry?
My initial thought would be to NOT be in a hurry... Learning piano technique in a way that it comes to you naturally and "not in your way" will require long time earned experience. Sorry.
Sep
17
revised General questions about piano sheet music notation
Added picture as stack.imgur to make sure it never is invalid.