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Which group of tuba players? (question in body of post...)

- per service orchestra musicians
5
6%
- salaried orchestra musicians
9
10%
- amateur orchestra musicians
3
3%
- service band musicians
0
No votes
- amateur band musicians
26
30%
- brass band or brass choir musicians
3
3%
- brass quintet-involved musicians
6
7%
- budding or transient musicians (age 18 - 23 - enrolled in school)
30
34%
- college teachers
4
5%
- ethnic/jazz music musicians
1
1%
 
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POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby bloke » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:09 pm

Which group of tuba players - in your own estimation - represents the largest group of *REGULAR F tuba users?
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*a "significant number" (no specific number, but - again - "significant") of annual performances/rehearsals/lessons utilizing their F tubas
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Bnich93 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:43 pm

I selected budding/transient, as I really don't know many tubists outside of education and audition circuit that play F tuba. I suspect that its because of the sound expected of us in auditions because they like to make us play Bydlo, Hungarian March, and Lohengrin. I went with a budget minded horn that still plays great because honestly if i manage to become employed it will either be sold off from disuse or replaced.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Schlepporello » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:04 pm

What's an F tuba?
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby williamp » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:31 pm

"what's an F tuba?"
Duh, one you play loud.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby bloke » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:49 pm

It's panning out as I expected...
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby roweenie » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:07 pm

bloke wrote:It's panning out as I expected...


Can I pick more than one?

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(BTW, I own several, and none are in F, so I must qualify as "none of the above" :tuba: )
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Casca Grossa » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:51 pm

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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Donn » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:59 pm

bloke wrote:It's panning out as I expected...


Really? You mean, confirming your own impression of F tuba usage? I was a little surprised to picture so many amateur band players on F tuba, and I wondered if people voted before they read the 1st post.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Ken Crawford » Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:11 pm

Donn wrote:
bloke wrote:It's panning out as I expected...


Really? You mean, confirming your own impression of F tuba usage? I was a little surprised to picture so many amateur band players on F tuba, and I wondered if people voted before they read the 1st post.


People are voting before reading...
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby bloke » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:54 pm

When I posted that, the "amateur band" thing only had a couple of clicks.

This one, "- budding or transient musicians (age 18 - 23 - enrolled in school)" is the one that I expected to lead, and it is leading.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby pecktime » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:36 pm

I would be interested in seeing a poll ranking tubas from most to least played with Bb, C, Eb and F.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby MN_TimTuba » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:19 pm

pecktime wrote:I would be interested in seeing a poll ranking tubas from most to least played with Bb, C, Eb and F.

Go for it, pecktime.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby NCSUSousa » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:17 pm

The service bands have received 0 votes so far. This also does not surprise me. My dad played in a service band in the late '70s/early '80s and has never even mentioned playing anything but BBb, which he still plays today. (Still true for this poll as of this edit).
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby Radar » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:27 pm

Ken Crawford wrote:
Donn wrote:
bloke wrote:It's panning out as I expected...


Really? You mean, confirming your own impression of F tuba usage? I was a little surprised to picture so many amateur band players on F tuba, and I wondered if people voted before they read the 1st post.


People are voting before reading...

Guilty as Charged, I said amateur band musicians before I noticed the F Tuba part of the poll. I probably would have said professional orchestra musicians if I had read the question.
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Re: POLL: Which group - do you suspect - is the largest?

Postby dgpretzel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:09 pm

Since the term "musician" was not used in "college teachers", but was used in the others, I inferred that you were considering the total population of college teachers. Got to be huge.

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