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Just listened to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:54 am
by WoodSheddin
just listened to some Audition tapes

#1 play a great musical line with direction and flow, don't fall too in love with your own sound or the line gets stuck, forward motion always, say something besides individual syllables or you sound like a toddler
#2 always play in tune and play in time when appropriate which is most of the time
#3 on a recording blasting loud just sounds shrill
#4 put what you do near the top of your resume. I review a lot of resumes for all kinds of positions. don't make me dig around to find out you play the tuba
#5 please please please refer back to #1

if you tell a story in tune and with a pleasant, appropriate sound you are 90% there

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:35 pm
by johnhadden
Love this. ^

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:05 pm
by bloke
#6 If you don't think you will be chosen, you are correct, and don't punish those assigned to filter through tapes. They are not your teachers.

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:10 pm
by FarahShazam
bloke wrote:#6 If you don't think you will be chosen, you are correct, and don't punish those assigned to filter through tapes. They are not your teachers.

True

and #7: at a live audition long ago, the last player of the 1st round was dismissed early because it was plainly obvious this person was smoking awesome. The person was crushed after they played (usually that means 'you're done' or 'no thank you') and packed up only to be recommended to be given a job after the 3rd round.

Don't punish the messenger. :tuba:

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:02 pm
by Watchman
For the last year and a half, every time I pop into the forum and see that the typo in the subject line of this thread is still there, it drives me crazy. Will someone get in there and change "listed" to "listened". Also, capitalize that L. What if some violin players popped in here one day? They would think we were just a bunch of drunken idiots. We can't have that!

Re: Listed Audition tapes as c.d.'s

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:21 pm
by bloke
c their ?

Re: Just listened to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:23 pm
by Mark Finley
Fixed. Easiest thing anybody has asked me to do all day

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:34 am
by gregsundt
Watchman wrote:For the last year and a half, every time I pop into the forum and see that the typo in the subject line of this thread is still there, it drives me crazy. Will someone get in there and change "listed" to "listened". Also, capitalize that L. What if some violin players popped in here one day? They would think we were just a bunch of drunken idiots. We can't have that!

We can't?

Re: listed to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:56 am
by windshieldbug
gregsundt wrote:
Watchman wrote:For the last year and a half, every time I pop into the forum and see that the typo in the subject line of this thread is still there, it drives me crazy. Will someone get in there and change "listed" to "listened". Also, capitalize that L. What if some violin players popped in here one day? They would think we were just a bunch of drunken idiots. We can't have that!

We can't?


We're not!?

Re: Just listened to Audition tapes

PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:08 am
by gwwilk
Problem solved by an anonymous admin. :lol: :tuba: