All State Tryout

All State Tryout    14:47 on Sunday, November 25, 2007          

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Posted by Snicket

Hi guys, I'm in 9th grade and I've been playing tuba for two years now.
In 7th grade when I first started playing the tuba, my highschool band director came to my middle school class and heard me play. It was only a month after I started playing and he commented that I had an incredible range and great sound.

I'm now in 9th grade and upon his recommendation, I'm trying out for All-State.
I'm working on the etude and I'm having some problems slurring.

You can view the etude here:
Go to the "Band division" tab, click on it, then click on All State Band, then click on 2008 scales and etudes and you'll find it.

Any tips?

Re: All State Tryout    06:37 on Wednesday, November 28, 2007          

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Posted by Snicket

High D to F slur.

Re: All State Tryout    16:49 on Thursday, December 27, 2007          

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Posted by drumlineisrad

trying out as a freshmen? good luck.

Re: All State Tryout    01:00 on Sunday, March 30, 2008          

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Posted by Snicket

Hi guys, I had a great experience trying out.
I played the etude just fine. The reason I didn't make it, though, was because of the sightreading.
The rules say that you're supposed to be given a certain amount of time to look over the music before you play it. I, however, wasn't given that time. I was told to immediately play it.
I thought that I played it through really well, but I was so nervous at that point that I misread the time signature at 4/4 and it was really 6/8.
Anyway, I got to look at the score sheet, so I know what I need to improve on.
I came really close to making it, though.


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