Re: Is "oom-pah" really all that bad?

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Posted by Tubby the Tuba on January 13, 1999 at 22:17:15:

In Reply to: Is "oom-pah" really all that bad? posted by Leland Jordon on January 12, 1999 at 10:34:05:

According to the most famous tuba of them all - Tubby hated to play his oom-pah. Eventhough Mrs. Elephant astute as she was told him to "Be Yourself" (She also told him that his oom-pah turned her on!)he went in search of a lovely melody. Although the frog gave him a bea-u-ti-ful melody, Tubby relized his importance to the orchestra. The moral: Find your melody, play it well and enjoy it. But remember - without the bass voice an ensemble just isn't the same. Take your role seriously. Always play any notes, rhythms, etc. like it is the most important music in the world. A tuba player since the beginning, I relish the oom-pah or whatever part I'm asked to play because I know it's importance in the overall picture - pleasing the audience. Daryl Hickman

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