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You will be playing along with me!

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 over six million views. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist and recording artist has taken him all over the world. He regularly gives master classes and clinics at major universities worldwide.
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Let's play some duets!

A welcome message from Øystein...

What's included

16 duets, sheet music and instruction!

  • 1

    Welcome to the Star Variation duets!

    • Welcome to the Star Variations!

    • Before we begin...

    • Technical requirements

    • Download the sheet music here

  • 2

    Let's play!

    • The Legato Star (posture, breathing and musicality)

    • Changing Star 1 (downward slurs, creating variation in the music)

    • Changing Star 2 (upward slurs)

    • Jumping Star (tips to increase clarity)

    • Tricky Star (hacks for easier fast notes)

    • Trilling Star (introduction to trills)

    • Star 16th (double tonguing)

    • The Virtuosi Star (easier than it looks?)

    • Running Star (tips for smooth legato)

    • The Fun Star (just for fun!)

    • The Walking Star (playing walking bass)

    • The Surprising Star (scary dynamics)

    • The Funky Star (more fun playing with a drum track)

    • The Rising Star (slow dynamics)

    • The Accented Star (getting the articulation right)

    • Accelerating Star (can you follow me?)

Reviews

What students say about the duet course

5 star rating

Fantastic insight and depth into tuba playing!

Liam Mckeown

A lot of great recommendations and insights into style, musicality, articulation and the thought process behind how to approach each individual variation. Th...

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A lot of great recommendations and insights into style, musicality, articulation and the thought process behind how to approach each individual variation. There is something for everyone here! I will be use these videos as part of my routine for a long time to come! Thank you!

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A review of Mr. Baadsvik's tuba Academy

Matt Winter

I would highly recommend this valuable recourse for students and professionals alike. Its both a fun and a methodical way to work on your basics as a brass m...

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I would highly recommend this valuable recourse for students and professionals alike. Its both a fun and a methodical way to work on your basics as a brass musician and get to play with one of the foremost brass players in the world.

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5 star rating

Amazing Teaching

Jarol Munevar

Master Øystein is the amazing tuba player and I'm very happy to have played with him and to have the privilege of receiving his teachings and his enormous kn...

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Master Øystein is the amazing tuba player and I'm very happy to have played with him and to have the privilege of receiving his teachings and his enormous knowledge. Greetings from Colombia.

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5 star rating

Love the instructions and the amazing playing.

Miles Taylor

Thank you so much Øystein!

Thank you so much Øystein!

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5 star rating

Thank you

Christoph Piepenbrink

Thank you for the very helpful and interesting course. It was a great pleasure to play along with you. Greetings from Germany

Thank you for the very helpful and interesting course. It was a great pleasure to play along with you. Greetings from Germany

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5 star rating

Duets with a PRO

Melissa Williams

I am looking forward to the Tuba Academy!! As a teacher and professional player, I find the Tuba Academy inspiring and truly a fun experience for all. I lo...

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I am looking forward to the Tuba Academy!! As a teacher and professional player, I find the Tuba Academy inspiring and truly a fun experience for all. I love the great ideas and your visual learning concepts. I am most happy to share with students and my colleagues in the music world! Thanks so very much for taking your valuable time to share your thoughts about music and your incredible talent with the world! You are truly an amazing person live and virtual!! Keep up the great energy!!

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5 star rating

A great course for beginners.

Nicholas Neyhart

I am by no means a beginner, I am a relatively skilled amateur and I would recommend this to anyone trying to learn low brass. I love the short and simple ex...

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I am by no means a beginner, I am a relatively skilled amateur and I would recommend this to anyone trying to learn low brass. I love the short and simple explanations and wish I had them about 2 years ago. I still can't double tongue to save my life though.

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Thankyou

Giuliana Audenino

Hi, this course has helped me improve my breathing and posture, I learned new techniques and concepts, speaking very little English. Thank you

Hi, this course has helped me improve my breathing and posture, I learned new techniques and concepts, speaking very little English. Thank you

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