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  • Tuba | Dubai College Music

    THE TUBA Aerophone | Wind | Brass The tuba is the largest instrument of the brass family and is capable of playing extremely low notes. There is a misconception that the tuba is an ‘Oompah’ instrument and never plays any melodies, but this is not true. The modern tuba can be played in a beautiful and soulful style and there are some fine virtuoso tuba players around the world today. At the forefront of world tuba playing are Norway’s Oystein Baadsvik and Oren Marshall from the UK, these gentlemen are outstanding tuba players. Listen to the Tuba Notable examples of Tuba recordings, click on > for YouTube: Classical Orchestra George Gershwin, An American In Paris (tuba solo in orchestra) > Petrushka (Igor Stravisky) > The Firebird Suite (Igor Stravinsky) > James Barnes Symphony No 3 > Film Scores Jabba the Hut (from Star Wars soundtrack) > Classical Solo Oystein Baadsvik, Czardas > Oren Marshall, Badinerie by JS Bach (playing on a really interesting tuba!) > Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto > Jazz Solo Dave Bargeron – Blood, Sweat & Tears > ​ Brass Ensemble London Brass plays ‘The Chicken’ > Back to Brass Section

  • Clarinet | Dubai College Music

    The Clarinet Wind | Woodwind | Single Reed Aerophone I moved on to the Clarinet from the Recorder. It was a new challenge, a single reed to deal with and different fingerings. Based on its predecessor the Chalumeau, the Clarinet is generally accepted to have been invented by Johann Christoph Denner in the early 1700s. ​ The Clarinet has a mellow, woody sound, very different to the recorder. Learning to play the Clarinet gave me the opportunity to play in the beginner band at school. I made new friends and had a great experience. ​ A favourite of classical composers, with many concertos to choose from. The Clarinet is also a key player in Big Band and of course Jazz. A single reed aerophone, the B♭ soprano clarinet and A soprano clarinet are the most popular. Listen to the Clarinet Notable pieces that feature the Clarinet: ​ Aaron Copland - Clarinet Concerto Carl Maria von Weber - Clarinet Concerto No. 2 Johannes Brahms - Clarinet Sonata No. 2 in E flat Leonard Bernstein - Sonata for Clarinet & Piano George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue Claude Debussy - Premiere Rhapsodie Malcolm Arnold - Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano Gerald Finzi - Clarinet Concerto Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 Francis Poulenc - Sonata for Clarinet &Piano ​ Back to Woodwind Section If you are thinking about learning to play an instrument, or you’ve decided, but aren’t sure which one, let me help you choose. We can chat, and you can have a go at different instruments, to see which one would suit you best. If you leave your email, or ask your mum and dad to, I will get back to you, or your parents, with more information.

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