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    Irish tune (brass quintet with euph)

    Hereís a video that my band did for St. Patrickís Day. I usually play bone in the quintet, but since the trumpet parts were for flugelhorn and cornet we went with a (mostly) conical quintet
    Enjoy ...
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    http://www.ozwinds.com.au/images/The%20Dynamics%20...

    http://www.ozwinds.com.au/images/The%20Dynamics%20of%20Breathing.pdf
    That last link went defunct. This one works. At least for now.
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    Nautical variations piano reduction

    Hello all,

    Would anybody know where to get piano reduction to Jeff Taylorís Nautical variations? Iíve performed it before with full band accompaniment, but I canít find the piano reduction. Any...
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    Unexpected double bell

    https://youtu.be/e19f0cWBzdY.
    I was watching a transcription of the fantastic flute solo (which coincidentally is also when you get the best look at the euph) and saw a cool horn in section. Itís...
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    Simone Mantia SHREDDING!!

    https://youtu.be/TcfyUlxpFh0

    I saw this video randomly through Facebook. The whole thing is worth a watch, but at 2:45 you can see footage of Simone Mantia himself ripping. I suddenly feel the...
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    Arban's first characteristic study

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    I was teaching a lesson on this and the student pointed out something that I either never noticed, or was covered by a teacher of mine so long ago that I forgot it. Did somebody forget to...
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    I recommend that one of the excerpts be Stars and...

    I recommend that one of the excerpts be Stars and Stripes. Itís not a glamorous one, but itís been on every premier band audition Iíve taken and itís never too early to start getting it perfect. Itís...
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    I actually really liked the sinfůnico. I...

    I actually really liked the sinfůnico. I preferred it to several ďproĒ horns that cost 2 to 3 times as much when I was playing horns at the most recent tuba/euph workshop. Itís a crazy amount of horn...
  9. Thread: Giddings

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    I got a lesson from him during the most recent...

    I got a lesson from him during the most recent army tuba euph workshops (in February I think) and he was playing an exl. Itís like that mouthpiece, but with a HUGE throat. Itís what I play on now and...
  10. Thread: Swollen lips

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    The lip roll isn't that common for low brass...

    The lip roll isn't that common for low brass players. If the time off didn't help, maybe there's excess tension somewhere. I fought tension through my college career into my professional career and...
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    Sure! I should say that the main thing leading...

    Sure! I should say that the main thing leading the change was me actively changing the way I wanted to sound. I did shift my playing quite a bit too. It shifted the horn from less of a free-blowing...
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    I downsized from an SM3 to an SMU4 then to a 51-D...

    I downsized from an SM3 to an SMU4 then to a 51-D within a year or so. Itís hard to argue with the sounds of roger Berhend, Col. Colburn, and Hiram Diaz. I find that the bigger mouthpieces helped...
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    Thanks! We still play the trio in every ceremony...

    Thanks! We still play the trio in every ceremony at Marine Band San Diego. Itís a favorite part of mine, sometimes weíll get a horn player and a trombone or two to jump in for a front rank of fun....
  14. Thread: Rochut 4 Help

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    Donít procrastinate with recording. Get used the...

    Donít procrastinate with recording. Get used the differences between what you hear in your head and what the recorder captures. I like to get a couple of days in the room, just so thereís less...
  15. Thread: Willson 2950

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    I tested out the 2950 and 2900 in my band and had...

    I tested out the 2950 and 2900 in my band and had an easier time with the 2900. The compactness of the sound made it much easier for me to blend with clarinets and horns and melt into the tuba sound....
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    That would work. I know the Presidentís Own and...

    That would work. I know the Presidentís Own and the Cincinnati winds did it as well. Any version of the concert band arrangement would work for me.
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    Goldman- Scherzo with band

    Hello all,

    Would anybody know where I can get the band accompaniment to the Edwin Goldman Scherzo a la Dr. Bowman and Hiram Diaz? I can find the piano versions, but the band one appears to be...
  18. Thread: Wessex Sinfonico

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    Itís an incredible horn for under $3,000. I won a...

    Itís an incredible horn for under $3,000. I won a spot into a Marine band on the Wessex Dolce, and when I played the sinfůnico, I was blown away by how much of an improvement over the dolce (which I...
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    Iím using the EXL and I used to play a...

    Iím using the EXL and I used to play a kadja(still do on tenor trombone). I saw a lot of Giddings used during the army tuba euph conference this year by many premier band players of each branch....
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    Sorry for the late response(November is a very...

    Sorry for the late response(November is a very busy time in every Marine musicianís life). I would say that a mouthpiece choice could be considered more important than instrument choice. Just imagine...
  21. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    What's your ideal sound concept? The more clear...

    What's your ideal sound concept? The more clear and specific you make your goal, the easier it is to play consistently and the embouchure magically tends to straighten itself out with patience. The...
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    Article on breathing

    I found this article on breathing in a big anthology of brass playing articles at my work, then found it and read it again online. It has a lot of quotes and information from Arnold Jacobs and David...
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    The higher you play, the lower the volume of air...

    The higher you play, the lower the volume of air you have to use, but at a higher pressure/ speed. For a low Bb imagine a bowling ball moving at 20 mph, pedal Bb a medicine ball at 10 mph. For tuning...
  24. Thread: Warm-up melodies

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    Pretty much every warmup. I'll do auld lang syne,...

    Pretty much every warmup. I'll do auld lang syne, or amazing grace around the circle of fourths( or fifths, but who's counting). I also like to do "impressions" of players I like on simple melodies...
  25. I usually warm up/ do fundamentals on both if I...

    I usually warm up/ do fundamentals on both if I need to play both during a day or focus on whichever one I need more that day. A simple thing to do is buzz melodies, arpeggios, or exercises on both...
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