Learn to Play Euphonium: Beginner to Pro in Under Five Hours

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  • Lectures 109
  • Contents Video: 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

COURSE UPDATES:

  • (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:

Euphonium is an extremely unique and fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's comprehensive curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great euphonium player.

Start from opening your case for the first time and progress all the way to playing your first melodies. On the way, you'll also learn basic music theory and musicianship skills.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. Each MusicProfessor Euphonium course provides an entire year's worth of lessons, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 100 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Euphonium-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Music Theory basics, including how to read music
  • Euphonium equipment recommendations

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. No where 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!


NOTABLE REVIEWS:

"Thank you! I'm a new baritone player and this video helps a lot!"

-B. Bishop


ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Characterized by a virtuosic technique and a warm, rich, velvet tone, Brian Bowmans playing has thrilled audiences for more than a quarter of a century. His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing have made him one of the foremost euphonium soloists in the world today. His history of euphonium firsts is impressive:

  • First euphonium recital in New Yorks Carnegie Recital Hall, 1976
  • First Euphoniumist to serve as president of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association(formerly Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association - T.U.B.A)
  • First euphonium concert tour of Japan
  • First Guest Euphonium Artist-Falcone International Euphonium Competition
  • First euphonium master class at the Paris Conservatory Superior of Music, France
  • Master teacher at the first Deutsche Tubaforum workshop to include the euphonium, tenor hornand baritone, Hammelburg, Germany, 1991

Dr. Brian L. Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist, educator and administrator. Dr. Bowman has held the principal euphonium position, in addition to being a featured soloist, in each of the bands he has been associated with: The University of Michagan Symphony Band, The United States Navy Band, The United States Bicentennial Band, The United States Air Force Band and The River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is in demand as a guest soloist with high school, university, municipal and professional ensembles. He has performed as a soloist in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, The Virgin Islands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Tonga Taiwan, Thailand and the Peoples Republic of China. He has appeared as tenor tubist with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Orchestra Symphonica of Xlapa, Mexico. He has performed concertos with the Lexington Kentucky Symphony, the Sapporo, JapanSymphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony and the Madison Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his live performances, Dr. Bowman can be heard on over 35 service band recordings and his six solo albums. He has appeared as featured soloist on Iowa Public Television with the Karl King Fort Dodge Municipal band and performed with the New Sousa Band in the Wolftrap PBS television special.

Perhaps it is his dedication to outstanding musical performance that makes him such an inspiring clinician and educator. Currently Regents Professor of Music (Euphonium) in the College of Music at The University of North Texas, Dr. Bowman has also served on the music faculty of eight other universities. His students occupy prominent positions in professional organizations worldwide. He is the author of Practical Hints for Playing the Euphonium/Baritone Hornand he frequently publishes articles in professional journals. His edition of the Arban Complete Method is the only complete bass clef edition of this famous brass method. His work as a clinician and soloist at such conferences as the Mid-West International Band Orchestra Clinic, The British Association of Symphonic Bands Wind Ensembles and many national and international brass symposia have won him international recognition. In 1989 he was awarded the British Magazines EUPHONIUM PLAYER OF THE YEAR, and in 1995 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association. He is the only living euphoniumist to be included in the book Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists by Michael Meckna.

As an authority in the field of euphonium performance, Brian Bowman has been asked to serve as adjudicator of many national and international euphonium competitions over the past thirty years. He has been a member of competition juries for international professional music competitions in the United States, France and Japan. He was the president of the TubaManiaeuphonium solo competition in Australia in December 1999. In 1994, an annual competition in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, was named the Brian L. Bowman Euphonium Solo Competition in his honor.

Brian Bowman is a member of the Symphonia Ensemble, a Tuba/Euphonium ensemble of professional players and teachers, which has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and recorded three compact discs with that group. He is the euphonium member of the Summit Brass Ensemble, composed of the leading soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players in the country. He is a regular artist faculty member of the Rafael Mndez Brass Institute each summer. He has been the euphonium artist faculty member at the International Tuba-Euphonium Summer Workshopat the University of Oklahoma and the International Euphonium Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brian Bowman has contributed significantly to the field of euphonium instrument design and was instrumental in the development and success of the Willson euphonium, produced by the Willson Musical Instrument Company in Flums, Switzerland and distributed by Getzen. He has also been a frequent consultant for other musical instrument companies and has designed a special line of Brian Bowman euphonium mouthpieces distributed by DEG Music Products.

Dr. Bowman has contributed significantly to the body of literature available for euphonium performers today. Not only have composers written new works at Bowmans specific request, but also many compositions have resulted merely from the composer being acquainted with Bowman and having heard his performance capabilities. Of seven new euphonium works commissioned by the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association since its inception in 1974, Bowman has premiered four. A major thrust of Bowmans career has been working to generate quality new compositions for his beloved instrument.

Many of Dr. Bowmans accomplishments and contributions have been documented in a doctoral dissertation, The Life and Career Contributions of Brian L. Bowman through 1991, written by Sharon Elise Huff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994. In 2010, Dr.Bowman received The Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship, at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Dr. Bowman believes that music is a most effective art form when used to communicate. To hear him or study with him is to know he is a powerful communicator and a master of that art form. Dr. Bowmans current and future projects include: performing solo/clinic/teaching tours throughout the world; creating CD recordings of all levels of literature for euphonium; commissioning and inspiring composers to write for the euphonium; and working to create performance, teaching and research opportunities for future generations of euphoniumists.

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

What are the requirements?

  • Working Euphonium
  • Euphonium mouthpiece

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Assemble and care for a euphonium
  • Form a correct, strong euphonium embouchure
  • Read and interpret musical notation
  • Play dozens of popular melodies and songs
  • Perform multiple Major scales
  • Recognize and play nearly every note on the Euphonium

What is the target audience?

  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Adult Learners
  • Absolute Beginners
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: The Euphonium
Introduction
Preview
00:32
History of the Euphonium
Preview
07:00
Parts of the Instrument
03:13
How the Euphonium Works
03:29
Euphonium Playing Position
07:37
Care and Maintenance
06:40
Mouthpiece Maintenance
02:00
Things to Have in Your Case
01:42
Section 2: First Notes
Introduction
00:29
Recap
01:04
Breathing and Blowing
Preview
04:17
Tone Production - Speaking and Singing
03:11
The First Note, F
02:31
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know F
05:05
Note Eb
01:56
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Eb
03:28
Note G
03:53
Exercise 1.3 - Getting to know G
03:17
Exercise 2.1 - Combining Notes
04:16
Starting the Note
03:14
Melody 1.1 - Mary's Little Lamb
03:50
Review
01:36
Section 3: Reading Music
Introduction
00:24
Recap
01:13
Tone Quality
02:59
Good vs. Bad Tone
02:51
Improving Tone Production
Preview
03:05
Improving Tone Production on the Horn
04:11
The Musical Staff
05:24
Melody 1.1 - Hot Cross Buns
03:25
Review
01:05
Section 4: Music Notation
Introduction
00:45
Recap
03:41
Rhythmic Notation
04:07
Pitch Notation
02:28
Exercise 1.1 - Reading Music
01:42
Note D
01:35
Note C
02:25
Note Bb
01:32
Exercise 2.1 - New Notes
04:03
Melody 1.1 - Mary's Lamb
04:57
Exercise 3.1 - Combining Notes
04:08
Melody 2.1 - Ode to Joy
05:38
Review
01:41
Section 5: Slurring and Tonguing
Introduction
00:33
Recap
01:33
Slurring
04:49
Key Signatures
04:26
Note A
01:11
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know A
03:19
Melody 1.1 - A French Tune
01:26
Note Bb
01:37
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Bb
04:29
Bb-Major Scale
10:06
Exercise 2.1 - Tonguing Exercises
05:21
Melody 2.1 - London Bridge - Duet
04:21
Section 6: Lip Slurs
Introduction
00:50
Recap
02:56
Eighth Notes
05:35
Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Notes
02:14
Lip Slurs
09:15
Exercise 2.1 - Lip Slurs
08:17
Exercise 2.2 - Lip Slurs
03:16
Note A
01:27
Exercise 3.1 - Getting to know A
01:48
Melody 1.1 - London Bridge - Duet
00:48
Exercise 4.1 - Exercise in Thirds
02:44
Melody 2.1 - Skip to My Lou
02:21
Review
01:08
Section 7: Time Signature
Introduction
00:35
Recap
05:10
Warm Up
00:41
Time Signatures
04:24
Melody 1.1 - Amazing Grace
02:47
Note Ab
02:23
Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Ab
01:42
Note Low Ab
02:45
Note E
03:49
Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know Ab and E
04:49
Melody 2.1 - Twinkle Variations
05:52
Review
01:11
Section 8: Chromatic Scale
Introduction
00:48
Recap
07:49
Exercise 1.1 - Eighth Note Scale Pattern
04:06
Note Low B
10:17
Note B
02:22
Note C
02:22
Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know C
03:07
Melody 1.1 - Long, Long Ago
03:53
Note Db
03:13
Exercise 2.2 - Getting to know Db
02:01
Note Gb
04:29

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