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    Valve oil asked for and given. Thanks for your...

    Valve oil asked for and given. Thanks for your interest.
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    Free Resilience synthetic valve oil

    TAKEN!
    I would like to offer free of charge to the first person who asks, a half bottle of Resilience valve oil and a full bottle of Resilience "Kick Gel" movable slide lube. (I'll have to limit it...
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    Hi John, Wow! I've never heard of such a...

    Hi John, Wow! I've never heard of such a catastrophic damage to so many home devices. However, that's probably because we all have so many more electronic devices today. I'm so glad that your house...
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    Thanks for the head's up. Tormod Flaten proved...

    Thanks for the head's up. Tormod Flaten proved that euphonium musicians play at a very high level in Norway.
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    Thanks to all for input on appropriate ways to...

    Thanks to all for input on appropriate ways to play Taps. As a lifelong euphonium player, I left that to the trumpet players and stood at attention while they played. Learning how to do it properly...
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    Thank you very much Dave. I don't think that I...

    Thank you very much Dave. I don't think that I listened to that particular recording but can clearly hear the vibrato in it.
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    What is the consensus (or common practice) on...

    What is the consensus (or common practice) on vibrato on held notes during taps? I've listened to Army, Navy and Coast Guard recordings. They seem to me to be mostly vibrato free until the end of the...
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    Taps Across America

    I caught this story on CBS news last night: Jari Villaneuva, former trumpeter and bugler for the USAF Band in DC, is promoting "Taps Across America" for 3pm local time on Memorial Day for anyone who...
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    I remember someone trying to tell me that the...

    I remember someone trying to tell me that the Conn baritone/euphoniums with short action valves added a kind of "schooping" noise that their regular valves didn't have. This was many years ago and I...
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    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben...

    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben Pierce (professor of low brass at the University of Arkansas) followed by discussion at Ball State University a few years ago. Dr. Pierce certainly...
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    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with...

    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with all 21st century music. I apologize for not being able give an earlier heads up, as I had just received an emailed notice that morning. IU Music Live...
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    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right...

    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right date. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Recital by Demondrae Thurman

    Dr. Demondrae Thurman is giving a euphonium recital at Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5pm EST. His listed repertoire is: Victorino d’Almeida: Insinuações (2018),...
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    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks...

    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks for $35 (through PayPal) for a pdf copy of his very nice arrangement of "Someone To Watch Over Me." He explained that there are royalty costs...
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    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean...

    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean your valves (and casings). But...another explanation could be that this valve oil doesn't react well with your spit. I've had that problem with every...
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    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument...

    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument specific. For example, a Schilke 51D is a great match for my Besson New Standard but works less well in an Adams E2. A Wick 4AL works best for me in that...
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    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick...

    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick 4AL on her Mach euphonium. It "opened" up her sound, she was pleased with the improvement, bought one a short time later and has been using it...
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    Indianapolis Indiana

    In my opinion, the best repair shop in central Indiana is Musicians Repair and Sales in Indianapolis. I've never had a worry or complain on any of their work. In fact, I pass up closer shops to take...
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    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New...

    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New Standard. These have some peculiar intonation problems (concert Eb can be a nightmare). However, in my opinion, when in good repair, the New Standard...
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    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed...

    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed the horn in the photo.
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    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to...

    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to look at their lap pillow, you might also take a look at the euphonium hand strap. Many of us like this option. A similar hand strap is also available...
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    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a...

    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a summer job in college erasing all the markings from orchestral parts. It was ok for her, as she was getting paid, but thinking about the our volunteer...
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    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves...

    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves shorter requires making them with oval holes (with oval tubing leading to and from)?
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    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his...

    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his Yamaha 842."
    I know that he's changed careers, but Jason Ham was an excellent euphonium player and I hope that it doesn't mean he has given up playing...
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    I've had success in putting an old sock through...

    I've had success in putting an old sock through the tuning slide loop to allow for a better grip. You probably should do this only after using the penetrating oils mentioned above. If it's still too...
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