STUDIO WITH DR. H: FUNDAMENTALS
Let’s begin my series on the Basics of Brass Playing, in four parts.
I like to think of brass playing as comprising four main elements, those of Tone, Rhythm, Clarity and Flow. With playing examples and tips, these tutorials break down each element into smaller areas of focus, providing a foundation of thought behind the way we approach our instruments.
Brass Basics No. 1: Tone
Join me as we walk through the four main elements of creating tone on a brass instrument, most specifically tuba and euphonium, in this first installment of thoughts on brass playing. In this video I am playing my 4/4 Rudolph Meinl C tuba, my Yamaha 621 F Tuba, and my Yamaha 321 Euphonium with added fifth valve. This is the first of the series of four videos.