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  1. Oystein Baadsvik, tuba - Czardas (Video)

    Here is the tuba virtuoso Oystein Baadsvik performing Monti's Czardas in a live concert. There are some nice closeup shots of his fingers in action during the 16th-note passages.

  2. Euphonium Soloist Michael Dodd Playing "Harlequin" (Video)

    This is a video of a live concert featuring the young British euphonium virtuoso Michael Dodd (who plays a Sterling Virtuoso euphonium). The solo is written by Philip Sparke and is fine showcase.

  3. Double-Bell Euphonium For Sale!

    A friend is selling a very nice Buescher True Tone double-bell euphonium in satin silver finish. To learn more and see photos, go to the forum on this site under:

    Tuba and/or Euphonium -> For Sale / Wanted to Buy section

    or click the link below (you do not have to be a forum member to see the post):

    Double-Bell Euphonium for Sale
  4. Moving Records and Tapes to CD or MP3

    I have a ton of older recordings that are on LP records or cassette tapes. Often I need to convert some of them to digital format for sharing on the web or to make a CD. There are a few ways to do this.

    My favorite new way is to use the Edirol Portable Digital Recorder, mentioned in a previous post. It is very simple to hook up the recorder to my stereo's line output. Then I just record on the Edirol. When done, I can easily transfer the file to my computer with a USB cable or ...
  5. Roger Bobo's Blog

    The great tuba player/teacher Roger Bobo has a very fine blog. You can find general/personal updates and some very good insight on playing:

    Roger Bobo Blog
  6. Live Recording Made Easy with Modern Technology!

    Technology has come a long way for those of us who like to do live recording. At one time I would lug a reel-to-reel tape recorder, 2 microphones, 2 mic stands, and enough extension cords to reach the nearest outlet. My setup was a bit conspicuous and time consuming.

    In a couple recent performances I used my super-small digital recorder and a one-piece stereo microphone. For one of those, I neglected to bring along a proper mic clip to fit a standard mic stand, so I simply used ...
  7. Tuba Mouthpiece Guide Now Available

    The Tuba Mouthpiece Page is now online. You can see various makers' specifications such as cup width, throat size, cup depth, rim width, etc., and you can limit the view to mouthpieces of similar size to one you use or one are interested in.

    As for any such comparisons, the numbers and descriptions do not tell the whole story. You still need to try a mouthpiece to know if it is a good choice for you. But this page might help you narrow the field or let you know of other brands ...
  8. New Roger Bobo CD???

    Yes! It's true, although the music this new CD contains was recorded in the 1970's when Bobo's career was at its peak. Some of the material this CD contains has never been heard on CD previously. The new CD is called Rainbo-Bo: Man With the Golden Tuba. There is a huge diversity in the music because Roger chose 2 of the most beatiful melodies ever (the Bach Air for the G String and Schubert's Serenade) and also has some 20th-Century music by Meyer Kupferman, Morton Subotnick, and Thomas Stevens. ...
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