Posted by David on February 06, 2003 at 09:41:28:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Suite for Tuba-Haddad posted by Steven Marquardt on February 05, 2003 at 21:07:35:
Do you have a teacher? A decent teacher can give you the insite you need much better than trying to read about it. We don't have a clue about how you sound, what your interpretation is, or anything else. If your sound is all nasally (a word?), or your short tonguing is clipped, or you don't use enough diaghram to support the air flow, then trying to create "music" will be overshadowed.
If you have no regular teacher, use the band director, orchestra director, choir director, or piano teacher as a listening post. Ask for suggestions. Is it musical? Can you hear all the notes? Is the air being used efficiently?
Just my opinion about what, or how, to refer to a piece of music. If you want to call something a song, do it. Music is meant to be enjoyed. I play songs, no matter whether they are concerti or have a few words stuck in for good measure. It's all just semantics. The older you get, the less it matters anyway.