Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Practicing with helicon leadpipe

Tuba players usually don't like practicing with mouthpiece. I believe reason for that is the requirement to the huge amount of air (usually poor sound). Playing with smaller mouthpiece (ex. trumpet) is much louder and easier in that view. If you add lead pipe of helicon or sousaphone, these problems are suddenly reduced. I recommend it to everyone who doesn't have nerves to practice with mouthpiece only. If you do have nerves, you should continue with using only mouthpiece (you are forced to work harder).

I will publish the sound comparison (mouthpiece only and using lead pipe) later...

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