Posted by Andrew on December 30, 2001 at 00:40:14:
In Reply to: Re: bass vs. contra warmup posted by N Pain on December 29, 2001 at 23:22:24:
PUSH-UPS!!!!!!!!!! I have marched tuba (contra) in my marching band for three years now and all it takes are push-ups like MAD and just working on holding the horn about a foot away from your chest for a while and snapping it from attention (with it away from your chest) to playing position (on the shoulder), over and over and over.... you get the idea. Push-ups are the key though adding more and more every day. Doing that for a while every day will make it feel like your marching a flute......ok, a trumpet. :) Hopes this helps. Best of luck to ya!!!