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Range?

Hello there! I was wondering about what everyone's range was. I am so self conscious that I have a tiny range. I also find that for big concerts where we play 10-12 pieces I can barely hit high notes at the end. I was looking for tips on how to expand range and build better endurance. Anything will help! 

Bass in XXI centure

 ▷ J.A. Moses – The Concordance of Frogs for Cello & Contrabass https://musescore.com/jmoses/scores/5170866

Bill Hails – Calling Card
for Bassoon
https://musescore.com/billhails/scores/4982392

Jan Willem van Ree – Septem ultimis verbis Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, Part III
for Bass Guitar and String Synth.
https://musescore.com/aquarius/jan-willem-van-ree-septem-ultimis-verbis-part3

Hans Jacobi - Michelle Fugue 
for Bass Guitar and Wind Duet
https://musescore.com/aquarius/scores/2786501

Jan Willem van Ree – Notation en mémoire de Pierre Boulez
for Contrabass and other instruments
https://musescore.com/jan-willem-van-ree/scores/4566531

Bass in music of the XIX – begining XX

Robert Fuchs – Double Bass Sonata
for Contrabass and Wind Quintet
https://musescore.com/user/352976/scores/5387345

Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumble-bee
for Bassoon and Piano
https://musescore.com/takernikov/scores/5412110

Camille Saint-Saëns – Sonata in G Major
for Bassoon and Piano
https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/sonata-in-g-major-opus-168-for-bassoon-and-piano

Claude Debussy – "Jimbo's Lullaby" 
for two Bassoons and Contrabassoon (Trio)
https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/jimbos-lullaby-for-bassoon--contrabassoon-trio

Bass in Baroque

J.S. Bach – Cello Suite №1 – Prelude
for Bass Guitar
https://musescore.com/aquarius/bach-cello-suite-1-prelude-bass-guitar

Simon Ives – "Ayre №2"
for Bassoon Duet
https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/scores/74268

G.P. Telemann – Fantasia II from "36  fantasias for Harpsichord"
for Bassoon and Contrabassoon
https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/scores/82994

J.S. Bach – Entrée from the Overture Suite
for Bassoon and Guitar
https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/scores/3367246

Hello!

Howdy, I'm new here so heres something about me. I have been playing horn for around three years. Its not the only brass instrument I play, but it is superior to the rest. I am about to go in to college as a Music major. Thats me, for the most part. since I have only been playing horn for three years, I am far from knowing everything. So I would love to hear any tips, tricks, or facts about horn, I'm all ears. Anyway, thats me.

Feedback wanted for a Brass Quartet score

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Hey,

I was requested a brass quartet arrangement for a Stardew Valley song (the arrangement is here : https://musescore.com/user/5174461/scores/3443856). However, I know close to nothing about theses instruments. I asked the "requester" (is that a word ?) for some feedback but it's been something like a month so I'm not sure I'm gonna get any... I'd still like to finish this arrangement properly so here I am seeking feedback :)

I've already been searching the web for advices but I'm not sure theses replace real experience with the instrument.

Some of my worries / concerns :
Some things may be weird, unplayable, and so on. The song is very rhythmic focused, so I think it's important every player can play his/her part very accurately, or the whole thing will
feel unstable - which is why it's not a good thing if some part are weird to play (some percussions would remove this concern, but it wouldn't be a brass quartet arrangement then)

More precisely :
- if there's not enough time to breath
- if a part isn't in the good range for the instrument (too high / too low / makes thing too difficult)
- if a part is just too quick to be played accurately
- if a part is too tiring for the player
- if a part is assigned to the wrong instrument (another instrument would play the part more easily)

In particular :
- measure 5-9 : not sure whether tuba or trombone has the easiest time for this part. It seems to be more in tuba's range but can definitely be played a bit higher if needed.
- measure 10-17 : same as above for tuba/trombone (for both parts). Also I removed a lot of stuff from the bass line (played by trombone) in order to make it more playable, but maybe that's not enough or is not necessary
- measure 18+ for trumpet : is that even remotely playable for trumpets ? Is it too tiring on the long run ? (i.e. I should switch the trumpets often, or even shorten the whole thing because it repeats a lot in the original song)
- measures 26-33 for tuba : is that too quick ?

Thanks a lot !

Rag Tales album

in Brass

My new album "Rag Tales" is out now. You can find it on Spotify, ITunes, Apple Music, and Google Play among others. I got started right here on Musescore when I was invited to the ragtime players group. Please check it out. I think you will enjoy it. Thank you friends. Just search for " CJ Brandt" or "Rag Tales". Thanks again

Publishing Offer

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We accept scores in these following formats: Sibelius files, Musescore files, PDF files
and handwritten files favourably in the respective order. If you have it in any other format
please indicate so that our IT team can assist you. (All submissions are done via email)

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Redefining Music

Music for a young band

in Brass

I am looking for some music for my young band to play at concerts and competitions.
I need 3 Cornet/Trumpet parts, 1 Euphonium part, 2 Baritone parts, 3/4 Trombone parts, 1 Tuba part and 2 Horn parts. I do not mind if their is not all the parts since i can do them myself. I just need inspiration.

Thanks! :)

Hi

Hey there, I'm new to this group. I play the alto saxophone but I'll be switching to french horn a couple weeks into school. I'm switching because the alto saxophone is really boring to me now. I can't wait, I've played a little bit of french horn before and it's awesome! And I might be keeping my username the same, because I like it, lol. So, if you have and tips and things like that, that'd be greatly appreciated!