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  1. Thread: It's "Pitchy"

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    It's

    Thanks for that quote, JohnB! I've just copied it out and stickytaped it to my music stand, for the benefit of myself and my students, with a minor modification:

    "There ain't no notes in a tuba,...
  2. Euphonium or Tuba players that became directors

    I've been known to waive a stick at a band or two............vbmodified
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    Getting the Sound out of your Throat

    stop thinking; just blow.
    Paralysis by analysis is fatal to good music-making.
    vbmodified
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    Best tuba key for beginners

    the best instrument to start on is the one that is available! Seriously! It doesn't matter. Tuba chops are tuba chops no matter what horn you stick them on.
    Sure, if you are starting out in a...
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    Tuba Arban's Method, Any good?

    and from where I live, the price wasn't fifty odd bucks, it was more like $120 to land it, and neither I, nor my students regret that cost!
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    Tuba Arban's Method, Any good?

    I would have to totally and utterly disagree. The tuba version is situated perfectly in the register for the C tuba, and not bad for the Bb tuba. None of my students are using the trombone version...
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    Would you buy one of theses tubas

    The Imperial is older but better, and more repairable into a decent horn.
    The 700 won't get better no matter what you do to it.
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    euphonium in orchestra surprise!

    That was good advice Rick! Thanks! It worked; I played quite nicely. Hadn't played euphonium in public for about four years, and what made it particularly scary was there wasn't really any chance to...
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    euphonium in orchestra surprise!

    I recently accepted a booking on tuba for Vaughan Williams' Pilgrim's Progressin a concert performance and was very surprised to find that the tubist is expected to double on euphonium for about...
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    Compensating euphs--3+1 vs. 4v (Marzan design)

    I learned on 3+1 instruments, played all through college on a smashing Eb Sovereign 3+1, then as finance permitted shifted to a 5v set up for both C and F. I do prefer the posture that one obtains...
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    Breaking in a new euph: best practices

    I've always been extremely fussy about cleaning new valves very frequently: for the first four weeks, after every half hour of playing, I take each valve out, wipe it down (with a cloth as described...
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    Playing and Dentures

    Luckily I too have a full set of gnashers, but I have taken steps to ensure that any artificial teeth/plate/dentures required will replicate what I already have. Many years ago an acquaintance had a...
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    Chicago Symphony Principal Tuba

    ye gods and little fishes! My heart skipped several beats just looking at the heading; I had nearly passed out by the time I read the last line!

    Ya got me good and proper!!!

    Sue
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    Stolen Euphonium DFW area

    the power of the internet! Yay! This is good news indeed.vbmodified
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    Stolen Euphonium DFW area

    Heartbreaking news. I will keep my eyes and ears peeled for it.

    If it's any consolation, I got my PT6 C tuba back, after it was stolen. But that night without it, before it was found, was awful....
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    Tuba duet - freebie!

    thanks for offering this, deebee! I've emailed you, and am sure myself and the other members of Melbourne Tuba Quartet will enjoy it.
    Suevbmodified
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    B&H Regent 3 valve Euphonium

    I'm based in Australia, and know the market here pretty well, dvc1964. I've sent you a private message with my email contact details. Happy to advise if you would like.
    Suevbmodified
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    Before or after?

    You'll always get fingering "flashbacks"! I shifted from Eb nearly 20 years ago, and still put down the odd Eb fingering - on a C or F tuba! However, having said that, learn as many fingerings as you...
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    Buying Euphonium Mutes

    For my euphonium I use a Denis Wick mute, and also the Denis Wick Practice mute. The latter is extremely good for developing core in the sound. I encourage my students to use it regularly in their...
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    Has this happened to anyone else?

    I love the silky feel of a gold plated mouthpiece, but I find it wears through fairly quickly, even when I had it replated as thickly as possible by a local plater. And I don't have particularly acid...
  21. Thread: Confused

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    Confused

    However, I'd like to add a possibly confusing note of caution. Some publishers, particularly Dutch and German ones, also publish Bb transposed bass clef parts. I've had the misfortune to be given...
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    Toughest music piece

    thanks for explaining that Dave. I did think it was an odd email address! I am such a computer dill that it didn't occur to me.
    Suevbmodified
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    Toughest music piece

    Kjetil, I tried to use your email addy in the avatar, but it bounced. Here's the info on tonight's live video stream of the Berg Concerto.

    http://www.abc.net.au/classic/
    Visit this page at...
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    Toughest music piece

    Only this morning I heard an announcement on the radio of a live broadcast of the Berg Violin Concerto later this week: it was described as "one of the most emotional pieces of the twentieth...
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    Toughest music piece

    Oh, sorry, no, I didn't mean band music!. I don't play in bands, as they're not really a big thing here, except perhaps at school level.
    I did mean the darn orchestra music. I'm not anti modern...
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