Advanced Tuba Studies - Become a Master of the Tuba!​

Master tuba performance and practice techniques while studying five challenging musical studies also known as etudes.
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  • Lectures 63
  • Length 9 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

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  • (05/28/16) In order to more accurately reflect the value users get from our courses and to help us develop future content, MusicProfessor will adjust our prices from $20 to $30 on May 31, 2016. 


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

In this series, MusicProfessor instructor Kevin Wass guides you through five challenging, engaging etudes (also know as 'studies'). Dr. Wass breaks down each piece section by section, covering all of the important rhythmic, phrasing, and musical elements as well as performing each piece at various tempos. Learn how to master a challenging piece from beginning to end!

If you're looking to improve your Tuba skills, MusicProfessor provides the perfect easy, online way to do it! Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Each MusicProfessor Tuba course provides an entire year's worth of instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor and backed by Udemy's 30-day, 100% money back guarantee!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 60 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master five challenging Tuba etudes
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to increase tongue speed
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Learn how to break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Play each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. Nowhere else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

Fulfill your musical destiny by enrolling today!


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Kevin Wass, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas Tech University, holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, the Bachelor of Science degree (Summa cum laude) in Music Education from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and the Master of Music degree and Performers Certificate from Indiana University.

Dr. Wass has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Disneyland All-American College Band, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the Omaha, Lincoln, and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras, Santa Fe Pro Musica and various brass chamber groups. Solo appearances have included competitions in the United States, Canada, and the Czech Republic, and recitals and concerto appearances at colleges, universities, and regional and international tuba-euphonium conferences.

His teaching experience is equally varied, with experience as a band and orchestra director at the elementary and high school levels in addition to private studio and classroom teaching at the college level. In addition to his duties at Texas Tech, Dr. Wass has served on the faculty of the Las Vegas Music Festival and currently serves as Principal Tubist of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. His principal studies have been with Fritz Kaenzig, Daniel Perantoni, Harvey Phillips, and Craig Fuller. A long-time member of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (ITEA), Dr. Wass has served on the Board of Directors of the organization as Conferences Coordinator andwas Founding Chair of the ITEA Harvey G. Phillips Awards for Excellence in Composition.

Students of Kevin Wass can be found in teaching and performing positions throughout the United States, including Principal Tuba in the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra and Euphonium in the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West. Graduates from the tuba and euphonium studio at Texas Tech have also been admitted to study at some of the worlds most prestigious institutions, including the Juilliard School, Indiana University, the University of North Texas, and the Royal Northern College of Music (UK). Competition honors for Dr. Wass's students include first place in the ITEC Mock Orchestral Audition and two national finalists in the MTNA Young Artist Brass competition.

This course has been provided by MusicProfessor, an online music education company.

What are the requirements?

  • Working Tuba
  • Tuba Mouthpiece

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Master 5 challenging, advanced etudes
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Multiple run-throughs at various tempos
  • Perform musically, with dynamic range, vibrato, and ornamentation
  • Interpret complex musical phrases

What is the target audience?

  • Student
  • Teacher
  • Adult Learners

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Presto
Introduction
Preview
00:55
Scale Warm Up
Preview
08:15
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
Preview
00:34
Section A - Style
Preview
04:53
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:05
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:37
Section B - Diminished Arpeggio
03:25
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:34
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:51
Section C - Contrasting Style
03:41
Section C - Buzzing
03:13
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:32
Section D - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:59
Section D - Isolated Measures
03:21
Section D - Run Through at Practice Tempo
00:47
Performance at Practice Tempo
03:35
Performance
02:18
Section 2: Moderato Assai
Introduction
01:14
Scale Warm Up
06:18
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:00
Section A - Style
04:27
Section A - Buzzing
02:40
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:14
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:55
Section B - Practice Techniques
06:40
Section B - Wind Patterning
03:29
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:14
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
00:53
Section C - Repetition
02:23
Section C - Calando
03:07
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:07
Performance at Practice Tempo
03:24
Performance
02:22
Section 3: Andantino
Introduction
01:39
Scale Warm Up
04:59
Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:05
Section A - Phrasing
03:56
Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:16
Section B - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:06
Section B - Low Register Flexibility
06:47
Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:20
Section C - Run Through at Medium Tempo
01:02
Section C - New Measures
02:54
Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo
01:02
Performance
02:23
Performance without a Metronome
02:42
Section 4: Adagio Cantabile
Introduction
02:56
Section A - Overview
04:52
Section A - Overview, part II
07:17
Section B - Overview
08:00
Section C - Overview
07:06
Section D - Overview
10:21
Section E - Overview
14:21
Section F - Overview
09:31
Performance
04:27
Section 5: Allegretto
Introduction
03:18
Section A - Overview
07:18
Section B - Overview
06:00
Section C - Overview
06:20
Section D - Overview
07:56
Section E - Overview
12:05
Performance at Practice Tempo
02:30
Performance
02:13

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