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This Lifetime Access course gives you access to all the material… forever!

The four sections in the course:

Technique

Mastering the tuba

In-depth explanations and exercises where I will be teaching you, just as if you were coming to my personal studio for lessons. I walk you through step by step how to practice each exercise and the most efficient ways to become better and faster in your technical work. Posture, breathing, sound production, warmup, low register, high register, legato, articulation, clarity, intonation, flexibility, trills, vibrato, double tonguing, playing fast, and much more. For each topic there is a part called “10 minutes to success”. This tells you in detail how to practice that particular part of your playing to get lasting results after only 10 minutes a day for 3 months.

Musicality

From dots on a paper to a life changing performance

How do you bring the music to life and how do you “tell a musical story”? Here I am drawing from my 30 years of experience as a soloist to teach you my approach to crafting a great performance. From building and releasing energy to effective use of the complete musical toolbox. We also go in depth into the different musical styles and musical characters, and how to recognise and use them in the music. It is all about your passion for music – and how to turn that passion into concerts that can transform people’s lives.

Preparation

From daily practicing to planning your career

How do you get as good as possible in the shortest possible amount of time? How do you plan a concert? How do you get gigs? In addition to practicing strategies, you will get tips on how to deal with stress and nervousness, preparing a concert, memorizing music, developing a stage presence, dealing with different acoustics and everything else that happens before the concert.

Repertoire

In depth on solo repertoire

After having judged hundreds of international solo competitions I have noticed that players often make the exact same mistakes in the music. My goal is to help you avoid these, and to help you take the piece to the next level. I will go over the basic technical challenges as well as the more advanced musical concepts, such as shaping the music, style, characters, rubato and dynamics. This now contains hours of video covering the standard solo repertoire, including the Vaughan Williams tuba concerto. I will be constantly expanding with more music. As a Lifetime Member, you can also suggest new repertoire.

As a member, you'll have access to

  • The entire library of Tuba Academy videos (Lifetime Membership!)

  • Personal mentoring by Øystein Baadsvik

  • Members-only Facebook community

  • Facebook Live Q&A Sessions - have your questions answered in real time

  • Sheet music and exercises

  • Discount on sheet music on Lowbrassmusic.com

If you have any questions about the course, feel free to email me at oystein@baadsvik.com. If you have previously purchased any of my Tuba Academy courses, please email me and I will create a custom coupon code for that amount for you to enroll in this course!

Your instructor

Tuba Soloist

Øystein Baadsvik

Øystein Baadsvik is voted one of the top ten brass players in history by the listeners on Classic FM. He did the first TED talk about tuba and is one of the most popular classical musicians on YouTube with almost 7 million views. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist and recording artist has taken him all over the world. He gives master classes and clinics at major universities worldwide.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    WELCOME & FOUNDATIONS

    • WELCOME!

      FREE PREVIEW
    • How to use this course

    • My foundations to playing

    • How to use the 10 minutes to success

    • Links To All Of The Gear I Use

    • Facebook group, discounts and more

  • 2

    Body posture

    • 2 MINUTES TO BETTER POSTURE

    • Body posture

    • Holding the instrument

  • 3

    ENDI - Easy, No Drama Inhalation

    • Download PDFs inhalation exercises

    • Inhalation - what can possibly go wrong?!

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    • Start inhalation by relaxing

    • Inhalation exercises. Part 1 - position of the tongue

    • Inhalation exercises. Part 2 - the gap in the corners

    • Inhalation exercises. Part 3 - the switch

    • Inhalation exercises. Part 4 - doing things in the right order

    • Should I always inhale fully?

    • Inhalation exercises. Part 5 - adding tongue

    • Breathing on the tuba - fermatas

    • Breathing in tempo - quarter notes

    • Breathing in tempo - eight notes

    • Breathing in tempo - sixteen notes

    • 9 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - INHALATION

    • Submit your recording - get personal feedback

    • Test your knowledge on posture and inhalation

  • 4

    Warmup efficiently

    • Download PDF with warm-up exercises

    • 00 Why warm up?

    • 01 How my warm-up routine works

    • 03 The mind

    • 04 we are only humans

    • 05 Careful with those long tones!

    • 15 Minutes Warmup - beginner

    • 15 Minutes Warmup - advanced

  • 5

    Embochure and the lips

    • Download PDFs with good lip shape exercises

    • Embochure basics

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Is it ok to puff the cheeks?

    • Mouthpiece pressure

    • Lip shape

    • Fixing double buzzing issues

    • The shift

  • 6

    Articulation

    • Download PDFs with articulation exercises

    • 00 Introduction to articulation

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    • 01 Air in motion

    • 02 Starting the tone with air only

    • 03 Air in motion visualized

    • 04 The motion of the tongue

    • 05 Combining tongue and air to start the tone

    • 06 Repeated articulation

    • 07 To slur or not to slur - that is the question!

    • 08 Articulation variations

    • 09 The sigh articulation

    • 10 Double tonguing

    • 11 Triple tonguing

    • 12 Common articulation problems and solutions

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - ARTICULATION

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - DOUBLE TONGUING

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS -TRIPLE TONGUING

  • 7

    Sound

    • Download PDF Sound development exercises

    • What is a good sound?

    • Finding your own musical voice

    • Develop your sound

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - SOUND

  • 8

    Dynamics. How to play soft and loud?

    • Download PDFs - playing loud - exercises

    • Playing loud - the sigh

    • Playing loud - the active push

    • Playing loud - take some chances when you practice!

    • Playing loud - dynamic flexibility

    • Playing loud - with good sound

    • Playing soft - basics

    • Playing soft - support

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - PLAYING LOUD

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - PLAYING SOFT

  • 9

    Intonation

    • Intonation basics

    • Tuning your instrument

    • Tuning before the performance

    • Intonation during the performance

    • Practicing intonation

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - INTONATION

    • B drone tone for intonation training

    • Bb drone tone for intonation training

    • A drone tone for intonation training

    • Ab drone tone for intonation training

    • G drone tone for intonation training

    • Gb drone tone for intonation training

    • F drone tone for intonation training

    • E drone tone for intonation training

    • Eb drone tone for intonation training

    • D drone tone for intonation training

    • Db drone tone for intonation training

    • C drone tone for intonation training

  • 10

    Legato playing, slurring and flexibility

    • Download PDFs legato exercises

    • Legato tips part 1

    • Legato tips 2

    • Legato tips 3

    • Legato exercises

    • Lip plexibility

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - SLURS AND LEGATO

  • 11

    Mastering the high range

    • Download PDF high register exercises

    • Get better accuracy on high notes

    • Easier high notes

    • The magic high note exercise

    • Using support in high register

    • Bonus tip for extremely high notes

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - HIGH RANGE

  • 12

    Mastering the low range

    • Download PDF low register exercises

    • Low register part 1

    • Low register part 2

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - LOW RANGE

  • 13

    Master vibrato

    • Vibrato exercices PDF

    • 01 Vibrato - introduction

    • 02 Vibrato - what is it?

    • 03 Vibrato - how to make it and how to practice it?

    • 04 Vibrato - what is the best frequency and amplitude?

    • 05 Vibrato - when not to use it?

    • 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS - VIBRATO

  • 14

    Misc. skills

    • Playing fast

    • Air management

    • Trills

    • Play more relaxed and with less tension

  • 15

    Extended techniques

    • Multiphonics

    • Lip Beat

    • Fluttertongue

    • Harmonic Glissando

    • Wind sounds

    • Coin in mouthpiece

    • Electronic effects

    • Palm of the hand on Mouthpiece

    • Microtonality

  • 16

    From notes to living music

    • 01 Can you learn musicality?

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    • 02 Learning what's on the page

    • 03 Adding to the score

    • 04 Playing in style

    • 05 Your own imagination

    • 06 Musical clichés

    • 07 Musical archetypes and characters

    • 08 The unwritten rules of music

    • 09 The strength matrix

    • 10 Putting it all together - The concert

  • 17

    Exercises to improve your musicality

    • Download PDFs exercises for music making

    • 01 The important downbeat

    • 02 Show the meter of the piece

    • 03 Adding direction to phrases

    • 04 Create variation in similar phrases

    • 05 Use your breath to find a natural phrasing

    • 06 Breathing while maintaining a phrase

    • 07 Experiment with musical characters

  • 18

    Practice efficiently

    • The skill stairs

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    • Be your own teacher

    • Using a recording device for practicing

    • Practice hack 1: Learn the pitch

    • Practice hack 2: Paper

    • Practice hack 3: Octave down

    • Practice hack 4: Tech accents

    • Practice hack 5: Toothpick

    • Practice hack 6: Short notes long notes

    • Practice hack 7: Dotted eights

    • Practice hack 8: Relaxation and tension

  • 19

    Preparations before a performance

    • Preparations

  • 20

    Baadsvik - Fnugg TUTORIAL

    • Download the sheet music for Fnugg

    • 01 Fnugg Tutorial - Intro

    • 02 Fnugg Tutorial Multiphonics

    • 03 Fnugg Tutorial - The rock groove

    • 04 Fnugg Tutorial - Lipbeat basics

    • 05 Fnugg Tutorial - High pitch lip beat

    • 06 Fnugg Tutorial - The full lip beat

    • 07 Fnugg Tutorial - Combining everything

  • 21

    Bach - Saraband TUTORIAL

    • Download Bach Cello suite no 5 Sarabande for solo tuba

    • Sarabande tutorial

  • 22

    Monti - Czardas TUTORIAL

    • Solo part download

    • Czardas full concert

    • 01 Czardas start

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 02 Czardas fast part 1

    • 03 Czardas fast part 2

    • 04 Czardas slow part and cadenza

    • 05 Czardas end

  • 23

    Vaughan Williams - Tuba concerto TUTORIAL

Watch Intro Video

Watch Øystein in Action

Vittorio Monti - Czardas

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I am so happy to have access to the academy. The initial lessons are just awesome in all respects: I can imitate a perfect model and get tips from an expert,...

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I am so happy to have access to the academy. The initial lessons are just awesome in all respects: I can imitate a perfect model and get tips from an expert, who knows exactly what tuba players' weaknesses are. The lessons have a one-to-one feeling and the teacher is friendly and reassuring. And do not let the "Twinkle, Twinkle" fool you: to execute the variations perfectly in all the aspects to be able to play duets with Oystein Baadsvik will take some rehearsal time and give you a bit of a challenge. And this is where successful learning comes from.

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Vaughan Williams concerto tutorial

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I really enjoyed doing these tutorials, Øystein is really engaging and gives lots of insights into playing the concerto. He gives some interesting characteri...

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I really enjoyed doing these tutorials, Øystein is really engaging and gives lots of insights into playing the concerto. He gives some interesting characterisations for the first movement and good tips for avoiding pitfalls and mistakes. I ca wholeheartedly recommend the tutorials to young and more experienced players

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