This is an arrangement of the ever-famous Pachelbel’s Kanon for Solo Tuba. A few of my friends and I were playing our instruments in the music faculty lounge when I started fooling around with multi-phonics. I thought that messing around was OK once in a while, but what about REALLY doing something with this newer technique, and really make music?

I have subsequently performed this a on number of occasions, claiming that for some reason my duet partner was unable to make the performance, and therefore forced to perform the piece alone. The response of the piece is usually a mixture of applause and laughter.

With this piece I learned that listening is extremely important, not only to the singing pitches, but also to the played notes. Tuning ’to yourself’ is really the essence of this piece.

Note: The singing pitch could also be done in falsetto, sounding 1 octave higher (8va) than written.

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