Master the Tuba - Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!
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Master the Tuba - Intermediate Instruction Made Simple!

Move beyond beginner with MusicProfessor's intermediate Tuba course. Take a years worth of lessons in just a few hours!
4.9 (4 ratings)
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177 students enrolled
Last updated 1/2017
English
Price: $50
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • 149 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Read complex rhythms and meters like 6/8 and Cut Time
Play expressively with phrasing and dynamics
Interpret dynamic markings
Play the full, natural range of the tuba
Play for longer periods without fatigue thanks to numerous strength-building exercises
Learn dozens of familiar melodies and exercises
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Requirements
  • Working Tuba
  • Tuba Mouthpiece
Description

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Pick up where MusicProfessor's Beginner Tuba course leaves off, adding more complex rhythms, scales and tone exercises to your repertoire.

Tuba is an iconic, extremely fun instrument to play, and MusicProfessor's intermediate curriculum will help you get the most out of your learning. Master the range, tone, and technique necessary to become a great tubist. On the way, you'll also learn useful music theory and musicianship skills. Plus, sheet music is available for each lesson.

Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Factor in driving time and expenses and you realize just how costly lessons can be. 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!


COURSE FEATURES:

  • Over 105 video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master the challenging high and low tuba registers
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn new, complex rhythms and meters
  • Dozens of familiar melodies and songs
  • Dozens of technique-building exercises
  • Tons of lung capacity tips and tricks
  • Major scales and scale exercises
  • Tuba-specific troubleshooting tips and advice
  • Advanced Music Theory topics, including how to interpret phrasing and dynamics
  • Tuba 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!


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 TexasTech, Dr. Wass has served on the faculty of the Las Vegas Music Festival and currently serves as Principal Tubistof 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.com, an online music education company.

Who is the target audience?
  • Adult Learners
  • Students looking to catch up
  • Students looking to get ahead
  • Music students who can't access a private teacher
  • Intermediate Players
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 107 Lectures Collapse All 107 Lectures 08:23:37
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Extending Tuba Range
9 Lectures 44:53

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section as well as revisit some of the larger topics we covered in MusicProfessor's Beginning Tuba course.

Preview 00:44

Recap
04:51

Notes D and Eb
07:56

Eb-Major Scale
12:31

Let's learn a new series of buzzing exercises that will help strengthen our embouchure and improve our control.

Preview 05:14

Melody 1.1 - Ode to Joy
04:09

Melody 1.2 - Ode to Joy
03:46

Melody 1.3 - Ode to Joy
04:39

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
01:03
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Chromaticism
12 Lectures 55:49

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:46

Recap
05:50

Note B
02:08

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know B
04:18

Note E
07:28

Chromatic Scale - One Octave Ascending
06:00

Chromatic Scale - One Octave Descending
02:33

Chromatic Scale - One Octave
02:50

The Tuba Chromatic Scale
06:08

Learn how to improve tone production using chromatic passages.

Chromatic Tone Production
03:06

Melody 1.1 - Kookaburra
13:50

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
00:52
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16th Notes
10 Lectures 36:18

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:39

Recap
01:52

Melody 1.1 - Polly Wolly
07:14

Learn a new rhythmic element called the 16th note.

Exercise 1.1 - 16th Notes
04:25

Let's see what 16th notes look like on the musical staff.

Exercise 1.2 - 16th Notes on the Staff
02:39

Exercise 1.3 - 16th Notes Continued
03:38

Exercise 2.1 - 16th Note Scales
03:59

Exercise 2.2 - 16th Note Scales
02:41

Melody 1.2 - Polly Wolly
07:43

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
01:28
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Style and Phrasing
12 Lectures 54:35

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:31

Recap
05:45

Note F
03:41

Daily Routine
03:42

F-Major Scale
07:54

Learn how to improve your low register abilities on the tuba.

Low Register
02:40

Melody 1.1 - This Old Man
08:53

Note B
01:04

C-Major Scale
06:07

Melody 2.1 - All Through the Night
08:15

Let's spend some time talking about musical style, why it's important, and how we'll begin implementing it throughout the rest of the course.

Preview 04:55

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
01:08
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Style, Continued
12 Lectures 46:43

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:37

Daily Routine
01:41

Recap
03:02

Melody 1.1 - Skip to My Lou
04:21

Melody 1.2 - Skip to My Lou
01:55

Note Db
02:23

Db-Major Scale
04:48

Melody 2.1 - Home on the Range
09:41

Note Cb
01:24

Gb-Major Scale
06:00

Melody 3.1 - Going Home
08:46

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
02:05
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Sharps
13 Lectures 50:15

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:42

Daily Routine
01:34

Recap
02:00

Melody 1.1 - Minuet
06:58

Learn about a new type of accidental, different than both the flat and natural, called the 'sharp.'

Sharps
01:55

Note F#
01:12

G-Major Scale
06:27

Melody 2.1 - William Tell
08:29

Note C#
02:01

D-Major Scale
06:21

Melody 3.1 - Lullaby
08:24

Learn how many of the notes you've learned thus far are related to one another through accidentals.

Enharmonics
02:36

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
01:36
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Two-Octave Range
14 Lectures 55:22

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:42

Lip Slur Routine
01:04

Note E
03:15

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Low E
03:19

Note High E
02:36

Note High F
02:39

F-Major Scale, Two-Octaves
05:26

Chromatic Scale
07:04

Melody 1.1 - Scarborough Faire
05:49

Let's quickly review what enharmonics are and how they work.

Enharmonic Review
02:46

E-Major Scale
10:34

Melody 2.1 - America the Beautiful
04:35

Melody 2.2 - America the Beautiful
04:34

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
00:59
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Tuba False Pedals
16 Lectures 41:52

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
00:59

Chromatic Scale
01:44

Lip Slurs
01:12

Note Eb
03:00

Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Low Eb
02:14

Learn an alternative method for improving your low register clarity.

False Pedals
04:20

Exercise 2.1 - Eb-Major Scale Practice
02:35

Eb-Major Scale
01:49

Melody 1.1 - Scarborough Faire
04:06

Learn how the Chromatic Scale can be altered simply by changing the accidentals.

Chromatic Scale - A Respelling
02:58

Chromatic Scale, Two-Octaves
04:21

B-Major Scale
02:19

Melody 2.1 - Kookabura
03:06

A-Major Scale
01:52

Melody 3.1 - Ode to Joy
03:50

Let's review the topics we covered in this section as well as discuss different ways to practice these concepts.

Review
01:27
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Extended Tuba Technique
9 Lectures 43:50

Here, we'll quickly introduce the various topics being covered in this section.

Introduction
01:05

Warm Up
02:09

Learn a new series of lip slur patterns to implement into your daily routine.

New Lip Slur Pattern
04:35

Lip Slurs for Life
05:12

Major Scales
09:53

Review how to constantly improve your tone.

Basic Tone Production Review
04:50

Now that you've been playing for some time, it's time to learn how to carefully take care of your instrument on a periodic basis.

Instrument Care
05:07

Here, we'll discuss various ways to continue your tuba education.

Future Recommendations
05:59

Now that you're an ace Tuba player, it's time to learn how to play within a group (also known as an ensemble) and contribute positively to the group sound.

Ensemble Skills
05:00
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