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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby darthminimall » Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:59 pm

-Play in a band where people actually give a ****
-Play the Vaughan Williams concerto for somebody other than my tuba teacher
-Find a venue that will let me play Six Pack for Tuba while actually drinking beer
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby JasonEuphonium » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:59 am

1. Learn to play the tuba.
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby Casca Grossa » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:33 pm

1. Full scholarship with all needed tools paid for to Elephantplace, Blokeplace, Oberlohplace, Matt Waltersplace, Gnageyplace, and Village Tinkerplace.
2. Take my newfound skills and build the ultimate Frankentubas for myself.
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby Stryk » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:40 pm

bloke wrote:
pecktime wrote:
bloke wrote:Please apply for admission to blokeplace Conservatory.
We do have a work-study program


I don’t think i’d survive!

From what I’ve heard, it’s easier to join the SAS, Green Berets and Delta Force than graduate Blokeplace.


You could do like the young folks in the NYC/Philly conservatories and "come-and-go". :wink:

I guarantee you that - within 6 weeks - you would be playing some decent two-beat bass lines, and - within 6 more - some pretty good 4/4 ones as well.


Do. you have an online campus?
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:44 pm

LOL...

I damaged my fancy-schamcy tuba, once, turning around in the elevator of a ✮✮✮✮ hotel...so "summer camp" is not the only place where a tuba can pick up a scratch or a dent.
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby Doc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:31 am

Have the ability to acquire several tubas:
- B&S Symphonie 6v F
- Miraphone 497
- A good beer tent Kaiser tuba
- BAT BBb
- 4v Helicon
- A bellfront EEb
- Eastman 632 CC
- I secretly want a Hirsbrunner Kaiser BBb (a la HB6)
(The if-I-win-the-lotto- list is much longer. Maybe I should actually buy a ticket...?)

Go back to Germany and play again.

Take a tuba manufacturer and brewery tour in Germany.

Retire from my day job and have a boatload of tuba gigs.

Have a job where I can play tubas all day.

Become more educated on modern video/audio recording equipment, software, etc. to produce recordings. Mostly for my own fun and entertainment (and possibly provide humor to others). The old cassette 4 track recorder I have is a lot of work and it sure lacks decent sound quality.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby windshieldbug » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:52 pm

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I'm gunna need a bigger bucket...
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby Doc » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:34 am

And I'd really like to have a Kanstul again. I miss that sound. Soooo easy to play.

Maybe I should just go on and have shoulder surgery so I can actually hold any tuba and pull any slides in any situation.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby bloke » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:23 am

motivate myself (as the cimbasso project proved to me that I'm still capable of it) to complete several really promising projects
(all, for my own use)...
- Buescher 4/4 bell-front top-action 4+1 CC
- Buescher 4/4 20" bell-up front-action 4+1 CC
- Besson 24" bell-front 3+1 BBb comp. (These are extremely underestimated and somewhat-ridiculed instruments, which offer the potential of more, more-glorious, and more in-tune sound than most all other large tubas, and can even succeed in doing so outdoors.)
- Conn 2/4-size 4-valve (or 4+1) top-action F tuba
- pick over and refinish my B&S F tuba
- pick over and refinish my Besson 3+1 bell-front comp. Eb
- out of curiosity, convert my King Flugabone (i.e. bass trumpet) to a C bass trumpet

...and yes, several VERY nice instruments to SELL, NONE of which I'm going to list here, because I'll get messages about stuff that isn't ready to sell.
,,,and yes, if (??) either of the Buescher tubas prove to be winners, I might (?? :roll: ) consider selling the Buescher helicon. :shock:
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Re: Tuba Player's Bucket List?

Postby Doc » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:49 pm

bloke wrote:,,,and yes, if (??) either of the Buescher tubas prove to be winners, I might (?? :roll: ) consider selling the Buescher helicon. :shock:


The only case I know of in which unicorns actually exist. And likely worthy of unicorn pricing.

OTOH, if those 4/4 projects don't achieve unicorn status, I calculate they wouldn't last long in the For Sale section. Or the Sponsor's section, as may be appropriate... :mrgreen:
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