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    I think I blew a few notes on the prototype at...

    I think I blew a few notes on the prototype at ITEC 2019. I remember that they didn't have it early in the week, but it showed up towards the end of ITEC. I think I played it for a little bit. ...
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    Hmmm.... I might be tempted to sell my Dolce and...

    Hmmm.... I might be tempted to sell my Dolce and give this one a try. Sure looks nice, and I have to admit to being intrigued. This would not replace my Adams (which is irreplaceable), but would...
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    I just spent an hour listening to Aubrey Logan. ...

    I just spent an hour listening to Aubrey Logan. I am in LOVE!!! Hopelessly in love!! Well, I actually love my dear wife, Linda, but Aubrey is a force of nature. Wonderful trombone player and...
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    I believe that is Matt Harding, on cornet. He is...

    I believe that is Matt Harding, on cornet. He is solo cornetist with the "The President's Own" United States Marine Band.
  5. On any of the euphoniums I have owned with a...

    On any of the euphoniums I have owned with a trigger for the main tuning slide, there is a mechanism (barrel) to move the tuning slide in or out (separate from the actual trigger). I adjust this to...
  6. That's a great piece, Rick. Thanks for sharing.

    That's a great piece, Rick. Thanks for sharing.
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    Hello Michael !! Welcome to the forum. I...

    Hello Michael !!

    Welcome to the forum.

    I own a Wessex Dolce and a couple other high end euphoniums. I personally would choose the Dolce over the Festivo.

    1. $500 less
    2. Bell points...
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    Ditto what Dave said. I own the Eb Bombino. It...

    Ditto what Dave said. I own the Eb Bombino. It is a great tuba for a great price. The lacquered version is just a couple hundred more than the Mighty Midget.
  9. I have to agree that I don't much like playing...

    I have to agree that I don't much like playing (or hearing) a piece that has been altered from the original. After all, the composer put in the notes he/she wanted. If he/she had intended to have...
  10. I started on trumpet in 5th grade and of course,...

    I started on trumpet in 5th grade and of course, treble clef. In junior high, I switched to baritone (treble clef). When I entered high school, both baritone players (senior and junior, I was a...
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    This is an excellent suggestion. I know that...

    This is an excellent suggestion. I know that sometimes when playing some challenging music in orchestra, the conductor may take a section that is fast by beating each note rather than perhaps going...
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    Very nice, Tim!! I really enjoyed that. I see...

    Very nice, Tim!! I really enjoyed that. I see that you have an excellent instrument to sound good on!! But, I am just a wee bit biased, I think!
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    Another thought. You say you verbally count your...

    Another thought. You say you verbally count your parts with the subdivisions. Are you saying that you count like "1 and a 2 e and a", etc. where you have a syllable for every note? This can be...
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    I see you live in Florida (nice weather for this...

    I see you live in Florida (nice weather for this suggestion). As a person who played in the Army and marched while playing a lot, you might try taking walks and singing or thinking tunes to the beat...
  15. I just happened upon this post. I think no one...

    I just happened upon this post. I think no one welcomed you to the forum. Welcome to the forum, Carl!! I think we know each other. I played a little bit with you in a tuba/euphonium quartet in...
  16. Well, I own a Wessex Dolce, in addition to a...

    Well, I own a Wessex Dolce, in addition to a Boosey & Hawkes Imperial and an Adams E3 Custom. I bought the B&H Imperial for $1,000 a couple years ago, and it is in stellar condition (it is a 1956...
  17. Poll: Welcome Liuto!! I enjoyed reading your post and...

    Welcome Liuto!! I enjoyed reading your post and are happy that you have found the euphonium, it is after all, an absolutely exquisite instrument!! And trombone, too!! You must be staying busy with...
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    Warburton Demondrae Thurman signature mouthpiece....

    Warburton Demondrae Thurman signature mouthpiece. I love it. My lips, especially lower, tend to be on the larger side of normal.
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    Not sure what you mean by "if it doesn't play...

    Not sure what you mean by "if it doesn't play low". A 4 valve compensating baritone plays the same notes that a 4 valve compensating euphonium plays. The 4 valves can help by providing alternate...
  20. I suspect the Buescher horn of 1924 is pitched...

    I suspect the Buescher horn of 1924 is pitched lower than A=440. Not uncommon for that to be the case with horns built in that time frame. I don't think I would spend a lot of time trying to get...
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    Welcome to the Forum!! Here are a couple...

    Welcome to the Forum!! Here are a couple possibilities (assuming you are a euphonium player):

    1. Morceau Symphonique by Alexandre Guilmant (has both band and piano accompaniments)
    2. Rhapsody...
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    Now that is just downright cool. Strikes close...

    Now that is just downright cool. Strikes close to home, also, as Adam Vinatieri went to high school in Rapid City, just down the road a few miles from where I live.
  23. I searched for a bit with no luck finding a copy...

    I searched for a bit with no luck finding a copy in bass clef. I am assuming the books I saw are in treble clef. Have you considered the new version of Arban's Complete Method with comments by...
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    Wessex might be a very good choice. They...

    Wessex might be a very good choice. They currently have 4 Eb compensating models, 3 of which are the 3+1 variety, the other is a front valve 4 in line model. I own the Wessex Bombino model Eb. It...
  25. Well, age certainly can play a part in your...

    Well, age certainly can play a part in your playing. However, if you are in good health, I contend that you can play at a fairly high level (relative to your own playing proficiency over your life)...
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