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Re: switching to tuba
Start with straw and blow “ hot air “ through it. Don’t let the teeth touch it. Let the straw touch the softer inside lip not the lip that gets the “chapstick “. Corners in not stretched. As you blow “ hot air “ silently say “YO-YO. This drops the jaw. Stay on the “o”. Don’t tighten the lips. Pull out straw continue with “hot air”. Touch mp lightly and balance on thumb. If you want them to “buzz” cover end of mp shank with tape. 1/3-1/2. This gives enough resistance to make it “buzz”. Which ever note comes out work chromatically down. No horse whinny. When I start just tubas they will normally hit B-flat or D in the staff. 99% with a good centered tone. The we work chromatically down. If in class start on baritone and read the tuba book.