June 25, 2008


Now I’m sad…



I now officially own my very own Tuba!

June 24, 2008

I have been bugging my parents for the longest time, and it just so happened that my teacher, Mike Milnarik, was selling his Rudy! I thought that there was no chance we would buy it, since it cost $6000, but I went and played it anyways. It sounded great, and it slotted so well! I could rip through those partial exercises (|: C E G E Ĉ G E G :|) like nobody’s business! I loved it! Especially with the new mouthpiece that came with the horn, my LM-7 didn’t work so well. After trying the Rudy out for about 30 minutes my mom came in, I played for her, told her how much I liked the tuba, etc. and she said she would buy it. I was like “Wait, what? I thought we couldn’t afford this kind of stuff!” I was ecstatic! And to make a short story shorter, it is now sitting in the corner of my room behind a chair (so no one knocks it over). I can’t wait to spend all day tomorrow playing it!
A Tuba of my own!
That’s Rudy!

Cna Yuo Raed Tihs?

June 24, 2008

I can read this as well as a normal paragraph!

fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can. 

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!


BYSO Tuba Smackdown! Part Drei

June 22, 2008


And the repertoire we’re playing is insane!

  1. Stravinsky The Rite of Spring; Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica
  2. Mozart The Marriage of Figaro
  3. Mahler Symphony No. 5
  4. Ligeti Concert Romanesc; Strauss Ein Heldenleiben
I have my work cut out for me! :-)

BYSO Tuba Smackdown! Part Zwei

June 21, 2008

The BYSO call-back audition is today and I am psyched! I have everything prepared. The excerpts are great, Kopprasch is great, Bordogni is great, scales are great. Every thing is great! All thanks to 4 and 1/2 hour practice sessions from tuesday to now! So we’ll se how it goes…


PS, the Global Thought project went very well! We got a score of 9.5/10, the best in the class I think!

Anyways, here’s a link to the video, if it plays choppy just wait until it’s done loading.

Jack’s Theme Suite

June 20, 2008

I’m addicted to the melody in this song!

It’s Jack’s theme from Pirates of the Caribbean.

BYSO Tuba Smackdown! Part Ein

June 17, 2008

I got a call from BYSO today. They called while I was at my lesson and so they left their number. When my dad told me to call them back I thought “ohmygodohmygod, I might get in!” So I called, with my hopes high, and discovered that I did not get in . . . yet. It seems that another tuba player auditioned late, and the auditioners were having trouble deciding who to pick, me or him/her. So now I have to play for the conductor and the three auditioners. That’s four people at the same time, all judging every note!

To make matters worse the audition is on friday or saturday! So it’s right in the middle of my final exams! I’ll be working my butt off during the next couple of days, considering that they’ll actually ask me some minor scales this time, and I have to make sure I still know the pieces and excerpts.