Posted by bloke on December 30, 2003 at 23:52:47:
In Reply to: Re: Tuba for Firebird posted by Mark E. Chachich on December 29, 2003 at 18:18:29:
Since you've never play this, the loud part in fast/odd time needs to be looked at and played along with a recording.
You have some VERY prominent "kicker" notes to play (Maybe they're D's ?). If you lose count in the fast/odd time measures, it could be embarrassing - even in the reading rehearsal...
...Don't worry. It ain't rocket science. Each of the loud quick brass chords equal beats in a measure. It's just that everyone else has a bit easier time counting, since most everyone else is "busy" playing something different on all of the beats, and you're either holding or resting/counting.