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    “Performed by the Louisville (Ky) Concert Band in...

    “Performed by the Louisville (Ky) Concert Band in 2013”?
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    Feel comfortable. I am about as non-professional...

    Feel comfortable. I am about as non-professional and unsophisticated on low brass as anyone can possibly be, but eager to learn, and I’ve learned MUCH more about low brass in 10 months here than I...
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    That is the case with my Festivo.

    That is the case with my Festivo.
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    I REALLY wanted to hear the Barfield. Thanks for...

    I REALLY wanted to hear the Barfield. Thanks for the link.
  5. Is there an estimated date when ordering for the...

    Is there an estimated date when ordering for the Sinfonica EP600 will be opened again?
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    I started last March after a similar “lay-off”,...

    I started last March after a similar “lay-off”, and began lessons with a fine teacher at the beginning of May.
    Finding a competent no-nonsense teacher had been on my bucket lists for 2019, and my...
  7. Wanting to wish you LOTS of encouragement ! I...

    Wanting to wish you LOTS of encouragement ! I STARTED playing euphonium last spring after losing the use of some of my fingers to arthritis, and also began playing in an inspiring local community...
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    TubaChristmas was one of the things on my bucket...

    TubaChristmas was one of the things on my bucket list when I started playing last spring. I had no idea whether I’d be able to play well enough to participate. I’m now pretty active with a delightful...
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    I spent the most active part of my musical life...

    I spent the most active part of my musical life playing Bass Clarinet. In Lincolnshire Posy all parts are essential. If there IS a bass clarinet in an ensemble with no bassoon, that’s a typical trade...
  10. Beginner Question - Should I get my horn washed at a shop?

    I bought a used horn just before Labor Day, from a very reputable dealer, and I’ve practiced an hour every day since I’ve had it.
    I’m especially pleased with the fact that until about a week ago, I...
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    “Edited by.....” Good idea or not?

    The recent discussion about the availability of the the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto repurposed as a work for euphonium, presumably with the composer’s consent, has reminded me of a concern that...
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    How soon could study copies of the manuscripts be...

    How soon could study copies of the manuscripts be available in the US? Specifically the VW and the Gregson, but I’d be interested in all 4.
  13. Some day soon I hope to get the chance to see if...

    Some day soon I hope to get the chance to see if I could fill a Miraphone m5050. If I were up to the challenge, that would be my choice.
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    I have to add, in my lesson yesterday my very...

    I have to add, in my lesson yesterday my very demanding teacher was impressed enough with my Rochut #2 to assign me Rochut#4. More rewarding and joy producing every time I practice.
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    A thought about being an Old Beginner

    Something occurred to me as I’ve been practicing my lesson material this week, and I want to share what’s happened, in case it might be of use to someone else.

    Besides my long tones, lip slurs and...
  16. Can anyone recommend a low brass repair tech. In...

    Can anyone recommend a low brass repair tech. In the North Jersey/Eastern PA/NY state triangle?
    I’d love to use Dillon’s but it’s tough to get to during the school year.
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    Thanks for your replies! The problem isn’t the...

    Thanks for your replies! The problem isn’t the instrument height. It’s the way it’s out of balance in my lap.

    Since I’m probably the oldest here I can’t discount the creaky joints factor either....
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    Some opinions needed-

    ;)I’m giving an instrument a trial-before-purchasing, and I’ve been positively impressed with it. I find myself getting a little more out of it every time I do my daily practicing.

    I have a...
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    Always ALWAYS in light pencil, always ALWAYS when...

    Always ALWAYS in light pencil, always ALWAYS when told to do so by the conductor and/or section leader, always ALWAYS as a tip to yourself when you’ve fluffed something within your grasp to play...
  20. HEFT- Which contemporary, available-in-the-USA euphoniums are the heftiest?

    I have now played the Cool Wind Euphonium for about 6 months, taken lessons with a teacher whom I find perfect for what I want to learn, and am playing in a delightful band of amateurs, pros, music...
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    If you can find a traditional piano/solo...

    If you can find a traditional piano/solo arrangement of “God Bless America” I’d be happy to be a member of your congregation.
    Only problem would be the risk of singers joining in.
    As a solo piece,...
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    I’m going to look into purchasing an instrument...

    I’m going to look into purchasing an instrument and claiming it as a medical deduction. I’ll post what I find out.
    I’m ready to bet that there are some people who post here who could make a VERY...
  23. It was a fine evening for me. The conductor was...

    It was a fine evening for me. The conductor was pleased with our performance and we had out three euphoniums, a massive tuba, three trombones and a French Horn.
    There were 2 missed starts, one of...
  24. Playing in my first outdoor concert in 55 years tonight.

    .......and not feeling “too old”.

    :cool:
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    I got my BA in Music Ed. as a voice major by...

    I got my BA in Music Ed. as a voice major by default, since my instrument was bass clarinet, and the clarinet professor said he’d resign if he had to try to teach me soprano clarinet. I loved being a...
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