Euphonium/Baritone for


Band Member Daniel Thomas
Position Principal Euphonium
Instrument Euphonium
eLearning:  for Beginner's

Course Description

Daniel Thomas, Black Dyke’s principal Euphonium and winner in 2019 of Outstanding Euphonium Player at the British Open Championships, is your guide as you start your journey learning the Euphonium. Our beginners’ course sets you on the right path from the word go. In this course, Daniel takes you through all the necessary basics in simple, easily understood steps. He explains the instrument’s basics, teaches you how to produce notes, introduces time signatures and gets you playing simple tunes. There are exercises to help you improve a range of different techniques, including flexibility and fingering. This ten-video course is designed to give you the very best start to enjoying playing the Euphonium.

The course sets you up for many years of playing ahead. Perhaps you would like to join a local band? If so, then these lessons are the perfect way to begin. The course is instructive and fun, and above all, it encourages at every step. You don’t need to have already played, and you will learn everything you need to know from scratch.

Course Content
Total Learning: 10 Lessons Time: 4 Hours

About the Euphonium

We cover the basics of the euphonium, ranging from assembly to note production.

20 minutes

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Time signatures and tunes

Recap of previous material and introduction of new note (D). Basic time signatures will be explained and some simple tunes will be learned.


More notes and tunes

Recap of C and D notes, then introduction to E. More complex time signatures will be explained, along with some more easy tunes.


Exercises to develop your skills

Brief recaps of notes before we look at a couple of exercises that will help you develop as a player, along with how to structure a practice session.


Adding a new note

We will now add middle F to our series of notes, on top of some more exercises and tunes to look at! Some more time signatures will be explored.


Improving flexibility through exercises

Middle G is next on the list! This is a great point to introduce flexibility exercises, which are amazing for developing sound and control.


A new note and greater complexity

Middle A is next, and our exercises and tunes are now starting to get a bit more complex and rewarding!


Improving finger coordination

Middle B is our last note before we reach the octave. In this lesson, we will look at more advanced ways to develop our finger coordination which will help with our practice and sight reading.


Octaves, sharps and flats

Middle C will be covered here; congratulations, you’ve covered all the notes! We will look at how to apply this octave to the rest of our range, and we will also cover sharps and flats, as well as some more exercises for your daily routine.


Advice for the future

Our final session, where I give you some words of advice and encouragement which will hopefully set you in good stead for your many years of playing to come!