Course curriculum

  • 1

    Start Here - Download the Course Sheet Music Companion Book

    • Beginning Tuba Sheet Music Companion Book

  • 2

    Module 1 - The Tuba

    • Lesson 1: Introduction

    • Lesson 2: Creating Sound on the Tuba

    • Lesson 3: Changing Sound on the Tuba

    • Lesson 4: The Mouthpiece

    • Lesson 5: Exercise 1.1 - The Mouthpiece

    • Lesson 6: Parts of the Tuba

    • Lesson 7: Basic Rotary Care

    • Lesson 8: Basic Piston Care

  • 3

    Module 2 - Initiating Sound on the Tuba

    • Lesson 9: Introduction

    • Lesson 10: Holding the Tuba

    • Lesson 11: Matching Pitch om the Mouthpiece

    • Lesson 12: Matching Pitch on the Tuba

    • Lesson 13: Troubleshooting Embouchure

    • Lesson 14: Introducing Pulse

    • Lesson 15: Initiating Sound

    • Lesson 16: Initiating Sound on the Mouthpiece

    • Lesson 17: Initiating Sound on the Tuba

    • Lesson 18: Review

  • 4

    Module 3 - First Tuba Notes

    • Lesson 19: Introduction

    • Lesson 20: Recap

    • Lesson 21: Tuba Hand Position

    • Lesson 22: Two Ways to Play Notes

    • Lesson 23: Notes F and Bb

    • Lesson 24: Note Eb

    • Lesson 25: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Eb

    • Lesson 26: Note G

    • Lesson 27: Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know G

    • Lesson 28: Exercise 2.1 - Mary

    • Lesson 29: The Musical Staff

    • Lesson 30: Melody 1.1 - Mary Had a Little Lamb

    • Lesson 31: Review

  • 5

    Module 4 - Rhythm

    • Lesson 32: Introduction

    • Lesson 33: Recap

    • Lesson 34: Introducing Rhythm

    • Lesson 35: Introducing Rhythm, part II

    • Lesson 36: Note D

    • Lesson 37: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know D

    • Lesson 38: Note C

    • Lesson 39: Exercise 1.2 - Getting to know C

    • Lesson 40: Bb on the Staff

    • Lesson 41: Exercise 2.1 - Steps

    • Lesson 42: Exercise 3.1 - Skips

    • Lesson 43: Melody 1.1 - Lightly Row

    • Lesson 44: Review

  • 6

    Module 5 - Tuba Octaves

    • Lesson 45: Introduction and Recap

    • Lesson 46: Exercise 1.1 - Beginning Bugling

    • Lesson 47: Melody 1.1 - Twinkle, Twinkle

    • Lesson 48: Breathing

    • Lesson 49: Note A

    • Lesson 50: Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know A

    • Lesson 51: Note High Bb

    • Lesson 52: Exercise 2.2 - Getting to know Bb

    • Lesson 53: Melody 2.1 - Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

    • Lesson 54: Exercise 3.1 - Low Bb to High Bb

    • Lesson 55: Review

  • 7

    Module 6 - Major Scales

    • Lesson 56: Introduction

    • Lesson 57: Recap

    • Lesson 58: Introduction to Scales

    • Lesson 59: Upside-down Bb-Major Scale

    • Lesson 60: F Clef - Bass Clef

    • Lesson 61: The Flat Sign

    • Lesson 62: Key Signatures

    • Lesson 63: Exercise 1.1 - Bb-Major with a Key Signature

    • Lesson 64: Rests

    • Lesson 65: Exercise 2.1 - Rests

    • Lesson 66: Melody 1.1 - London Bridge

    • Lesson 67: Review

  • 8

    Module 7 - Octaves, part II

    • Lesson 68: Introduction

    • Lesson 69: Recap

    • Lesson 70: Note Ab

    • Lesson 71: Natural Sign

    • Lesson 72: Exercise 1.1 - Flats and Naturals

    • Lesson 73: Exercise 1.2 - Flats and Naturals

    • Lesson 74: Octaves

    • Lesson 75: Notes A and Ab

    • Lesson 76: Exercise 2.1 - Getting to know low A and Ab

    • Lesson 77: 3-4 Time

    • Lesson 78: Slurs

    • Lesson 79: Exercise 3.1 - Slurs

    • Lesson 80: Melody 1.1 - Down in the Valley

    • Lesson 81: Review

  • 9

    Module 8 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 82: Introduction

    • Lesson 83: Recap

    • Lesson 84: Notes Gb and Db

    • Lesson 85: Exercise 1.1 - Getting to know Gb and Db

    • Lesson 86: Exercise 1.2 - Gb and Db on the Staff

    • Lesson 87: Exercise 2.1 - Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 88: Ab-Major Scale

    • Lesson 89: Exercise 3.1 - Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 90: Exercise 3.2 - Eighth Notes on the Staff

    • Lesson 91: Exercise 3.3 - Ab-Major Scale in Eighth Notes

    • Lesson 92: Buzzing Lower

    • Lesson 93: Melody 1.1 - Bingo

    • Lesson 94: Review

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    Module 9 - Dotted Quarter Notes

    • Lesson 95: Introduction

    • Lesson 96: Recap

    • Lesson 97: Note Gb

    • Lesson 98: Note G

    • Lesson 99: Note E

    • Lesson 100: Exercise 1.1 Lip Slurs

    • Lesson 101: Exercise 2.1 - Dotted Quarter Notes

    • Lesson 102: Exercise 2.2 - Dotted Quarter Notes on the Staff

    • Lesson 103: Melody 1.1 - My Country

    • Lesson 104: Note C

    • Lesson 105: Melody 1.2 - My Country

    • Lesson 106: Review