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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:15 am

Northernlb wrote:
it's simply not going to end up being that appealing to very many females.
Put her on violin or voice first.
Tuba as fallback.


This is a poor idea, over half of my private tuba and euphonium students are girls, and all are great players. I hope you are joking about your idea, otherwise you should not be commenting on things you have no idea about.


hey!...FLUTE is THE girl instrument. :|

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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby Three Valves » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:33 am

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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby bone-a-phone » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:12 pm

If she really wants to play tuba, then get her a tuba. A small one maybe, 3/4 Eb. When she wants a bigger tuba, she can just get a bigger Eb. Lots to pick from. I recently went this route myself as an older tuba learner. You can start with a cheap one (rent, or used under $1000) to see if she likes it, and then upgrade.

Meanwhile, make sure she hears a lot of examples of stuff other than oompah you can do with a tuba, like replacing an electric bass in a band, add a microphone, pedals, and effects, street bands, Tubachristmas, etc.
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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby bloke » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:48 pm

Three Valves wrote:Flute, clarinet, violin.

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Shoehorning in obtuse references to banned topics, pink is for girls, too, isn't it?

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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby timothy42b » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:43 am

TheGoyWonder wrote:it's simply not going to end up being that appealing to very many females.
Put her on violin or voice first.
Tuba as fallback.


Probably that's intended as humor, but just in case:

I had exactly the opposite thought. Tuba is not the traditional "girl" instrument so a girl expressing interest probably really wants to play it and possibly is going to be proud to be a girl playing it. Don't disrespect her by making her settle for euphonium. (But plant the seed they are a good double when the time comes.) (my sister played tuba)
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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby mwlorrison893 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 am

TheGoyWonder wrote:it's simply not going to end up being that appealing to very many females.
Put her on violin or voice first.
Tuba as fallback.


I know and play with 7 female tuba players. If my daughter wants to play then I will let her play. I'm not one to stereotype.
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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby Biggs » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:25 am

mwlorrison893 wrote:I know and play with 7 female tuba players.


Then you would know that the proper term is, of course, ‘tubette.’
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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby Donn » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:34 am

I have encountered a couple, but not so many as to acquire the vocabulary ... but would have expected, "tuberette".
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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby Three Valves » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:37 am

Back in the day we said "Tuba Babe!!"

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Re: 3/4 tuba or a euphonium?

Postby hubert » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:48 am

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