Re: Re: Re: Eb tuba in a British Brass Band

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Posted by Steve Marcus on May 05, 1999 at 22:58:03:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Eb tuba in a British Brass Band posted by Chuck on May 05, 1999 at 13:08:39:

Churck writes:

"Seems that the only people who suffer are those gifted/cursed with

absolute pitch."

Indeed. Playing BBb Bass from TC scores in a British-style brass band forced me, with my perfect pitch, to think intervallically. It's still an extra mental step that impedes sightreading, but it's getting better as I play more brass band literature.

Ironically, when I used to teach Aural Theory, I required the students with perfect pitch to transpose as they sightread for that very purpose. It kept me on my toes, too!

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