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Tuba Tunes: Transforming Sound into Music

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Tuba Tunes: Transforming Sound into Music

Join Julian Dixon, Principal Tuba of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, as he shares his life as a professional musician and leads students through an inquiry into how sound waves are created and transformed into musical ideas that create moods, describe characters, and tell stories.



Tuba Tunes: Transforming Sound into Music


Program Description

Students will experiment with how vibration is generated, manipulated and refined, using common objects and the tuba, the biggest of the brass instruments. They will also discover how the structure of the instrument affects sound quality and the basic principles of how music is created on (brass) wind instruments. Mr. Dixon brings basic science to life as he shows off the tuba as a fun, versatile


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Program Detail

Program type: Any Given Child, In-School Performance/Assembly
Subject: Fine Arts, Science
Population Served Grades 4-6, Grades 7-8
Available dates:

DATES AVAILABLE: Mornings: Mondays - Thursdays;

Space / technical requirements:

LOGISTICAL NEEDS: armless chair, small table, hand cart; microphone; microphone stand (if available); CD player (if available); indoors only performance area: multipurpose room or classroom; Wi-Fi Access


Any Given Child Certified: Yes


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