Just listened to Audition tapes

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Just listened to Audition tapes

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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
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Love this. ^
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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.

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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!
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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!
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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!
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Problem solved by an anonymous admin. :lol: :tuba:
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