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Re: Tubas and Beards
I have a beard (trimmed to about 5-6mm, or at least that is what my beard trimmer states) and I don't seem to have any issues with tuba. I actually have more issues with trumpet and horn. I need to keep the area right around the lip trimmed or the mouthpiece slides around. The hairs right around the lip will also poke into the lip making it uncomfortable.
Hello Yellow Boarders. This odd-sounding question is for all of my beard-wielding tuba friends out there: Do you notice a distinct difference in your tone quality when in full bearded glory vs. when you have shaved? And follow up question: how do you make sure you still get a good tone and even seal on the mouthpiece when your whiskers are in full growth? I am by no means a great tuba player, but I can get a good sound when I am clean-shaven. However, I always feel like I sound God-awful when I have my beard. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!