Showing posts with label tuba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tuba. Show all posts

Friday, October 30, 2009

For Music Teachers - The Euphonium Gets a New Voice

Perhaps because I played both the Euphonium and the Tuba in high school (at one point I thought of majoring in music) I have listened with enjoyment to this young man's interesting Euphonium performance three times today. If you're a music teacher, this two minute performance might be something you'd like to share with your students to encourage them to develop their improvisation skills.


This video originally appeared on the TED Talks blog.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coltrane Animated

Here's a clever little video in which the sheet music to John Coltrane's Giant Steps is matched to the audio recording.



Thanks to Open Culture for the video.

Applications for Education
This video might be of use and interest to music teachers as an introduction to Jazz or listening exercise.

Back when I was playing the tuba in high school, listening to the audio recordings of the pieces we were learning sped-up the process of learning the music. The same is probably true today. If by chance your high school jazz band is trying to learn Giant Steps, this video might be helpful to your students.