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suggest me some play-alongs

Postby nworbekim » Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:12 am

i see the advertisements in ebay and amazon about the play-alongs like Music-1, Canadian Brass, West Coast Brass etc... and i'm tempted to try a couple. I need something like this, there's just not much opportunity for tuba players out in the wilds of southern KY and this might help.

have you looked/played any of these? your suggestions are always great and highly valued.

many thanks.
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby nworbekim » Sat Aug 30, 2014 9:22 am

Curmudgeon wrote:If you have any good recordings (service bands, etc.) of Sousa marches, the Library of Congress has most of the parts online to print out. You'll be amazed at the effort that is necessary to play with precision and musicality along with these high quality recordings. There is a whole world of pitch, rhythm, and style to work on in these little jewels that Sousa wrote.


yes, it had not occurred to me, but that would be an excellent thing to do because the little brass group i'm playing with does pull out some old marches from time to time.
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby swillafew » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:40 am

http://www.musicroom.com/se/id_no/0330338/details.html" target="_blank

Consider using other instruments. I have this book, it's pretty good.
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby Carroll » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:15 pm

There are LOTS of this type out there:
http://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/gol ... ic/7812243
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby Mark » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:34 pm

If you are comfortable reading music down an octave, you can access the much larger play-along repertoire for trombone.
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby EdFirth » Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:58 pm

I first played along with "The Royal Netherlands Marine Band Plays John Philip Sousa's Marches" sans music, heard it and figured it out In fact, I learned to play by playing along with whatever was on TV, The Flinstones, The Addams Family, all Warner Bros. cartoons etc. Also the oldies station on the radio. I think I learned to get in tune as well as developed an ear in the process. Music is an oral thing, although a lot of work is reading oriented, a great ear will take you far.FWIW, Ed
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby Art Hovey » Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:27 pm

Pat Sheridan has a book and CD on his website called "Musical Souvenirs". I don't remember the composer's name but it's good stuff. Just challenging enough, and still fun to play along with after more than a couple of years.
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby Three Valves » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 am

This will keep you busy...

http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio ... lip-Sousa/" target="_blank" target="_blank

Audio, sheet music, the works.

I have to slow down the tempo to keep up though...

(amplitube software on smart phone will slow tempo without effecting pitch)

Without it, I'd pass out!!

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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby ZIMETMUS » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:06 am

Here are an assortment - everything from solos to tuba parts from brass quintet. We get some nice feedback on the pacific coast horns CD.

http://www.hickeys.com/music/brass/tuba_and_euphonium/solos/tuba_collections_wcd_minus_1.php
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby fenne1ca » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:21 am

Strongly recommend just putting on some favorite tunes and hacking them out by ear, too. I learned a lot about melody and basslines from singer-songwriter music, and I attribute my double/triple-tonguing almost entirely to System of a Down!
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Re: suggest me some play-alongs

Postby Ernieball » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:26 pm

Three Valves wrote:This will keep you busy...

http://www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio ... lip-Sousa/" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Audio, sheet music, the works.



This is a FANTASTIC resource, thanks.
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