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  1. Beef's Avatar
    I laughed a little more than I should've at the "Our Euph from Dixie" title. Thank you Mr.Werden, you are really an amazing musician, not only in a professional sense but personality-wise too.
  2. John Morgan's Avatar

    I am planning to do some recording with my horn and piano in a church setting similar to what your venue appears like. I have some gear, namely a couple of Audio-Technica Pro 37R mics, and a Fostec Digital Recorder. I don't think I am going to use the Fostec. But I am going to add video, so I think I will purchase a Canon Camcorder "like" the one you mention above. You mention the setup with the Canon and the AT Stereo Mic plugged directly into the Canon. I think this is what I am going to do. I see the AT Stereo Mic comes with a short cable. I am guessing that you use another longer cable from the mic to the short cable and to the camera, correct? Because I assume the camera is back 10-15 from you and Sara and that short cord would not cover the distance by itself. Where do you position the AT Stereo mic if you are using it just with the camcorder? Is the mic above you and Sara and facing down on a boom?

    Do you know anything about the AT Pro 37R (and Pro 37) mics? Do you think two of them would be roughly equivalent to the AT Stereo mic? The cable with the Stereo mic - does that actually pass stereo inputs to the camcorder? I wonder how I would get two separate mics to send their input to the camcorder so I could get stereo sound.

    I don't expect you to do any research on any of this, just if you happen to know some simple answers, that would be great.

    BTW, I never did hear from the orchestra director about Morceau. Guess he has better things to do. But thanks for trying.

    You would be surprised at why I am doing the recordings.

    Thanks, Dave.

    p.s. You going to ITEC? I think Linda and I are.
  3. davewerden's Avatar
    If I recall correctly they are all bass clef.
  4. Harry Hilgers's Avatar
    Are these books in bass or treble or in both clefs?
  5. Blockhd's Avatar
    Wow, love this! I wondered so much about how this is done... Especially since i wanted to convert some 3 valve american style baritones into 4 valve.... Thanks Dave!
  6. Davidus1's Avatar
    Thanks Dave. Great information!
  7. euphmag's Avatar
    Many thanks.

    The CD is now available to download:
  8. rudibred's Avatar
    For years, I thought a euphonium part written in T.C. had the same notes as if it were written on a T.C piano part and I could just use the E-G-B-D-F / F-A-C-E trick. Never understood why the different key. When picking up a piece of music in T.C. (for any instrument) and trying to play it on euphonium, how can you tell if it's representing concert pitch or the T.C. part say for a piano (or is that just unique to piano?)
  9. Davidus1's Avatar
    Thanks to both of you for your reviews. I may pick up this CD myself!
  10. Davidus1's Avatar
    Great video! Thanks for sharing.
  11. Davidus1's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this. I've heard those same things about silver being "brighter". Nice to know this.
  12. Davidus1's Avatar
    That's a great comparison! Thanks for posting this.
  13. davewerden's Avatar
    I just updated the baritone horn video because the original had gotten messed up by YouTube (it threw off the aspect ratio).
  14. davidapaulson's Avatar
    I have tried to contact Big Mouth Brass, as their euphoniums are not listed on their web site. It would appear that they are no longer manufacturing euphoniums.

    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden
    Big Mouth Brass sent the following to state why they think the intonation/response may not have been representative on the horn I tried.

    I noticed when I got home and was cleaning my horns that the Euph had three bags of silicone packing gel in it. I don't know how that may have affected the tuning but I put it on a tuner and did not find the discrepancy you did but unfortunately I did not test with the bags in so couldn't compare.
  15. davewerden's Avatar
    bhodson: If packed properly in the Bonna case it should be as well protected as in any hard case. Use the wide leather strap that is at the end of the case to pull the horn "into" the padding there. This will keep the bell from hitting the end of the case if it is dropped.
  16. bhodson's Avatar
    HI Dave
    Quick question. I know this is probably not the right place to ask... I have an Adams with the Bona case. I'm going to be flying to NYC with it and was wondering if you think the case is 'good enough' to protect my horn? Or if not, do you have any recommendations on another case I should use? Thanks very much.
  17. iiipopes's Avatar
    I agree that the distribution of mass makes a difference. I noticed similar differences on tuba between the two versions of the Wick 1 tuba mouthpiece. I also found, not only from the comparison of the different Wick models, classic and heritage, but also from as far afield as a Kelly mouthpiece needing a ring of golfer's lead tape around the throat to stabilize the dynamic extremes and provide better flexibility.