Posted by Joe Baker on May 29, 2003 at 14:16:37:
I've just (finally) really blown the dust off my cruddy ol' tuba and started to play semi-seriously again. I'm pulling out some etudes that I never worked up before (notably Blazhevic book II), and I was wondering -- has anyone considered putting out a recording of these? I know that part of the value of these etudes is figuring the rhythms and styles, but after I've taken my best shot I'd love to hear how the pros would play them.
If no one can direct me to such a resource, I invite anyone who would like to, to send me recordings of themselves playing etudes. If I get more than a half-dozen or so, I'll figure out a way to make these available online.
If you do send them, I'll respect your wishes as far as identifying you or not; but please tell me whether you are a HS student, College Student, Aspiring Pro, Semi-Pro, Pro, Teacher, or Amateur (or more than one of the above!)
Joe Baker, who is finding that Blazhevic is sweeter the second time around.