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ok so what is easier to do? is it easier to switch from a brass instrument to a woodwind instrument or is it hard to to switch from brass instrument to another?

for me i think switching from one brass to another brass is easier but its a really hard switch. Right now my main istrument is Bass Trombone and I am doing Drum Corps and for concert seson I am playing French Horn, My BT Mouthpiece is the biggest the Bari Mouthpiece is a bit smaller and and the FH mouthpiece is the smallest that I use, I think that if you embochure switcher you can do anything, its really hard to do it as well but you'll get it. The hardest part making sure that say the FH sound of the mouthpiece doesnt make you to lose your chops for BT or Bari mouthpieces. thats what I think. What do you everyone else think?

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I played a few woodwind instruments before picking up tuba. One I learned tuba it was extremely easy for me to learn to play trumpet, horn, and baritone. The fingerings are the same. Once I learned how slide position corresponded to valve fingerings even picking up trombone was easy.

Morale... brass to brass is much easier than going to a woodwind. ;)

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bassoonuba wrote:
I played a few woodwind instruments before picking up tuba. One I learned tuba it was extremely easy for me to learn to play trumpet, horn, and baritone. The fingerings are the same. Once I learned how slide position corresponded to valve fingerings even picking up trombone was easy.

Morale... brass to brass is much easier than going to a woodwind. ;)


true that, and vice versa. Most woodwinds have corresponding fingerings, so it's fiarly easy to learn. THe only exception are double reeds, which are hard to learn period.

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Yup. That's true also; clarinet to t. sax was one of the easiest transitions I had. ;)

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I switched from woodwind to brass... it wasn't too hard after a few weeks..

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FluteOfTheNewWorld wrote:
I switched from woodwind to brass... it wasn't too hard after a few weeks..


*agrees*

the only problem for me was.. i was used to a light flute going to a heavy tuba ;) but thats only a problem for a day or so :)

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Yeah. Tuba is nice and heavy and I've played it for years but, I could never hold a flute up for hours. My arms start to shake and the angle just gets lower and lower. I have to give credit to the flute players for being able to do it day after day (especially those who play bass or alto flute). ;)

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bassoonuba wrote:
Yeah. Tuba is nice and heavy and I've played it for years but, I could never hold a flute up for hours. My arms start to shake and the angle just gets lower and lower. I have to give credit to the flute players for being able to do it day after day (especially those who play bass or alto flute). ;)


lol? you held tuba ok but Flute? was challenging? o_0

shouldnt it be other way around

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Not2Cre8tive wrote:
bassoonuba wrote:
Yeah. Tuba is nice and heavy and I've played it for years but, I could never hold a flute up for hours. My arms start to shake and the angle just gets lower and lower. I have to give credit to the flute players for being able to do it day after day (especially those who play bass or alto flute). ;)


lol? you held tuba ok but Flute? was challenging? o_0

shouldnt it be other way around


Why??????

Tuba rests on your shoulder.....Flute does not!

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thom wrote:
Not2Cre8tive wrote:
bassoonuba wrote:
Yeah. Tuba is nice and heavy and I've played it for years but, I could never hold a flute up for hours. My arms start to shake and the angle just gets lower and lower. I have to give credit to the flute players for being able to do it day after day (especially those who play bass or alto flute). ;)


lol? you held tuba ok but Flute? was challenging? o_0

shouldnt it be other way around


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Tuba rests on your shoulder.....Flute does not!

Exactly. The sousaphone would hurt your shoulder every now and then when playing a long set but, you could still "play through the pain." If you play flute and you start to hurt the instrument will fall and your intonation gets horrific.

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bassoonuba wrote:
thom wrote:
Not2Cre8tive wrote:
bassoonuba wrote:
Yeah. Tuba is nice and heavy and I've played it for years but, I could never hold a flute up for hours. My arms start to shake and the angle just gets lower and lower. I have to give credit to the flute players for being able to do it day after day (especially those who play bass or alto flute). ;)


lol? you held tuba ok but Flute? was challenging? o_0

shouldnt it be other way around


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Tuba rests on your shoulder.....Flute does not!

Exactly. The sousaphone would hurt your shoulder every now and then when playing a long set but, you could still "play through the pain." If you play flute and you start to hurt the instrument will fall and your intonation gets horrific.



meh. ive marched with a flute.. they would put pncils in it so if it fell out.. it was 50 push ups for the whole section for how ever many people dropped em.

:) Build up your engery XD lol good ole marching season

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All brasswinds are played exactly the same way. The lips vibrate, which creates sound. You really shouldn't buzz your lips together; there should be an aperture between your lips. That produces a nice clear sound. If you actually buzz your lips together, you will sound like the trombone player from Spike Jones's City Slickers, which is OK if that's how you want to sound! Trumpets have a tendency to create tension in the lip corners. Cornets feel the most comfortable to most people. Tubas require the most control, which is done at the lip corners.

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You just have to get used to the different mouthpieces. I played trombone in jazz and Horn in concert, sometimes a little trumpet. I sometimes would have to switch off in 2 min. or less. It just depends on what you practice. I have even switched instruments in the same song! I went from small to big so it seemed really easy to pick-up. It might help if you can get the higher trombone part then it would be so hard, I was 2nd and 1st sometimes. You'll get used to it in time.

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