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  1. Anyone know who did the arrangements of the...

    Anyone know who did the arrangements of the traditional Christmas Melodies at the beginning? I’ve tried unsuccessfully to find the arrangement of “Jingle Bells”.

    All of the music in that section...
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    A major name in my young adulthood. It’s GREAAT,...

    A major name in my young adulthood. It’s GREAAT, and the “in jokes” are a big part of the fun. Now I have to find a YouTube recording of Haliloke singing “Meli Kalimimaka”.
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    I had asked a dealer some time ago if an...

    I had asked a dealer some time ago if an instrument manufacturer could add a trigger to one of the new noncompensating “professional” euphoniums, and was told that while that could be done, the...
  4. Will a new Adams Sonic be a LOT BETTER than my elderly Willson 2704?

    I’m so ready to pursue a Sonic, but will I find it a significant improvement over my Willson?

    When I bought the Willson, its age was not firmly established, possibly decades, but I was thrilled...
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    Agreeing with tokuno, for several reasons. I...

    Agreeing with tokuno, for several reasons.

    I found myself desperate for lessons during the waves of lockdowns and reinfections in my geographic area, but continued to practice an hour EVERY DAY...
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    Funny, I’ve already tested my husband’s tolerance...

    Funny, I’ve already tested my husband’s tolerance with at least one disastrous experiment, and that’s what I’m hoping to avoid!
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    I’m also very interested in your desire to...

    I’m also very interested in your desire to “upgrade”.

    I’m playing advanced band music (working on Pineapple Poll, Toccata Marziale, etc. (tough stuff), the Horovitz and Vaughan Williams...
  8. Thread: F A Reynolds

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    Was Reynolds competing with Conn? This look like...

    Was Reynolds competing with Conn? This look like the 24 I/j, right?

    Does anyone have a Family Tree of makers during this time period?
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    In my case the euphonium has been seen by three...

    In my case the euphonium has been seen by three highly reputable and well thought of repair techs, two with years of experience and one younger and very well trained.

    Their attempts cost me over...
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    I’m always very cautious about addressing this...

    I’m always very cautious about addressing this kind of topic, but I bought what may have been a very early second hand Festivo just before the pandemic, and I would have to say that unfortunately I...
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    This is what I mean when I refer to myself as a...

    This is what I mean when I refer to myself as a “novice”.

    You learn this kind of ancillary but very important information by growing up with it as part your instructional routine. I jumped right...
  12. Thread: Step-up?

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    Brief answer to your question-- I need to know if...

    Brief answer to your question-- I need to know if the improvements and innovations in currently built instruments could potentially allow me to advance at a faster rate than I’m advancing on my...
  13. Thread: Step-up?

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    I was hoping you’d be thinking about doing your...

    I was hoping you’d be thinking about doing your review Dave, and also your assessment of the intonation of the Sonic.

    Whatever I learn from any comments here, I have to buy as locally as I can...
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    A little on the fence about this, thanks for...

    A little on the fence about this, thanks for mentioning, Larry.

    My 2704 is a non-compensating horn, as are the Sonic and the Bravo.

    I’ve wondered about a Willson compensated horn, but also...
  15. Thread: Step-up?

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    Step-up?

    I’ve been playing a Willson 2704 for almost exactly a year, and in my opinion, as a geriatric novice, it is a WONDERFUL instrument. The seller didn’t know its exact age when I bought it, but surmised...
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    My teacher had me “cool down” to release my...

    My teacher had me “cool down” to release my fatigued embouchure in my last lesson by playing sequences of low chromatic 3 note patterns, and I tried it today for the first time.

    I lose my very...
  17. Does Yamaha consider this as its “professional”...

    Does Yamaha consider this as its “professional” non-compensating euphonium?

    Might work for me. Will Yamaha import them to their dealers here in the US?
  18. Conn Constellation? I think I see the “collar” of...

    Conn Constellation? I think I see the “collar” of the changeable bell?
  19. Still looking. Appearance not important but needs...

    Still looking. Appearance not important but needs to be playable.
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    A little off topic Pat, but I want you to know...

    A little off topic Pat, but I want you to know that you are a current hero of mine. I’m playing with a local community college wind ensemble, and our music ranges up to about Gr. 5.

    I started...
  21. If anyone has a Willson 2704 in very good- excellent playing shape

    …..I’m looking for one.

    PM me your best selling price.
  22. I always get such good answers to questions I ask...

    I always get such good answers to questions I ask here.

    If I could arrange to do it, I’d love to play the Adams Sonic next to the Shires Bravo, and choose the one that fit me best. Many good...
  23. Recommendations for Lightweight, tall and narrow brands?

    I thought I’d never be able to play a compensating euphonium, but I happened to play a rather heavy one a couple weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised to find that I actually liked some aspects of...
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    I’ve downloaded both the euphonium and baritone...

    I’ve downloaded both the euphonium and baritone parts from an online source. I played the whole set one summer about 1/2 a century ago, under the direction of Keith Brion.

    My only experience EVER...
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    The David Child’s transcription (arrangement?)...

    The David Child’s transcription (arrangement?) for “Tenor Tuba” is online at Oxford Press this morning.
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