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    Warming up the high notes

    Great advice as always from Brandon...as a side note you should check his power lessons on the ITEA website!!vbmodified
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    Brass Gym or Breathing Gym

    This is a bit old hahaha but the Brass Gym has to be the best book I've ever purchased...PERIOD. It's full of the best kind of exercises to become the most fundamentally sound player you can.
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  3. Thread: Tonguing

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    Tonguing

    Tonguing takes YEARS and it is pretty impossible to see what is exactly happening inside our mouth...it tends to be more of a feel thing.
    When I think/teach tonguing I make sure the oral shape and...
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    Warming up the high notes

    It's been my theme lately for people with questions about physiology, ergonomics, musculature, etc. etc. to seek a trained (medical) expert as opposed to professional/amateur performers. Brass...
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    Euphonium standing or sitting in recital?

    There have been some excellent SOUNDING replies so far, but you should realize that nobody who has replied has a medical background. I find a bit of a gray area with the role that the right arm...
  6. Thread: Good Luck!

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    Good Luck!

    Hiram Diaz won the Marine Band audition. It was worth the trip just to hear this guy warm up...well deserved.vbmodified
  7. Thread: Good Luck!

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    Good Luck!

    Greg Battista...who, a week before, took 2nd in the Lieksa competition, won the USNA job. Still waiting Marine Band results.

    It was a great experience and the level of playing was incredible to...
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    DEG BB1 vs Shilke 51D

    The BB1 is sharper because Dr. Bowman has smaller lips....so this suits his setup best. It has been said to me that the BB1 requires a very strong embouchure to play. I think both pieces are for more...
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    Mouthpieces for sale

    message sentvbmodified
  10. Recordings of Thom Ritter George? Sonata for Baritone

    Not really...except Mary Ann Craig's CD.vbmodified
  11. Thread: NERTEC 2011

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    NERTEC 2011

    Info here:

    Northeastern Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference

    Should be fun!

    [Moderator edit to fix and show link]vbmodified
  12. Any Good Recordings of the Horovitz w/piano???

    Thanks so much, Doug! This is mainly for my accompanist...it's a difficult part!

    Always appreciated!!vbmodified
  13. Any Good Recordings of the Horovitz w/piano???

    Hey all,

    My piano accompanist and I were wondering if anybody had a good recording of the Horovitz euphonium concerto with piano accompaniment. It's quite the piano part...

    -Johnvbmodified
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    Touch of Brass in Claremont, NH

    This is going to be an AMAZING event. If you're within 4 hours I think you should go to this...

    More info here

    -Johnvbmodified
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    When to memorize solos?

    The best way to memorize is to practice, practice, practice. There's the answer http://www.dwerden.com/talk/forum/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gifvbmodified
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    Finger Speed Exersizes??

    You can either practice individual licks, or do technical studies every day (by far the more beneficial method).

    Arban's has pages of fast triplet exercises, as does Clarke's studies! Buy these...
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    Martin Cochran at UNA 11/30

    Hey Dr. C,

    Was this recorded?vbmodified
  18. Thread: USABTEC

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    USABTEC

    I'll also be there....can't wait to see some old friends and make some new ones!vbmodified
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    Upper register help

    An exercise that Brian Bowman and Steven Mead use are simple ascending arpeggios. The idea is to keep the SAME sound quality as your ascend. If you find your limit, find the note directly above and...
  20. Studies for someone restarting after many years?

    I would also pick up some low range books, as these will really get your air moving. If you're coming back to playing I would recommend A LOT of low range, and long tones. Also, all of the short...
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    Gareth Wood

    http://www.archive.org/details...ierecompleteDr.Stephenvbmodified
  22. McKay Sonata and Vivaldi Concerto in a Minor

    Vivaldi's concerto in a minor for what instrument????vbmodified
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    Embouchure Help!

    If you got a grade 8 then you must be European...so there's much better players around your area for sure. No offense to us in the states...but find yourself a teacher. Even a local amateur brass...
  24. US Army Band,

    If nobody has heard, Chris Buckley, former longtime student of Dr. B won the audition.vbmodified
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    Updates on York

    Dang...well I'm still going to be playing mine until it kicks the bucket!vbmodified
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