I recently had a play with some real hard-core dixieland players, and am likely to again as these are the only working jazz musos in my small town. I am replacing a tuba player who has gone to the big gig. My problem is that I find it a little tedious, all the 1,5,1,5 etc. I feel like a hillbilly player. I am sure that a better and more experienced player could make this role more interesting for both themself, and the other players and I was hoping that I might get some suggestions here on what I could do. Help please!