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    Keep the lyre box please

    I, for one, vote to keep the lyre box. But then, I came up through the marching band side of brass music. It also makes other stand up gigs, Christmas caroling anyone?, easier. I remember looking...
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    Thank you for checking and for the screen shots. ...

    Thank you for checking and for the screen shots. I found the exercises you were referring to (smile).
    - Sara
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    My issue does not seem to come from using my...

    My issue does not seem to come from using my tongue to stop or release the notes. Fortunately, that is one bad habit I do not seem to have.

    I do have the issue that my 1/16 notes are not uniform...
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    Looking for 1/16 note help

    In my most recent lesson, my teacher said, "Basically, you learned to tongue wrong." (single tonguing) What he meant was that I was using moving too much of my tongue to articulate short notes like...
  5. Questions for Trent Austin - First, About the...

    Questions for Trent Austin -

    First, About the brushed lacquer finish - The horn on the far right in the picture with three horns is the brushed lacquer. Is that correct? Since the "brushed"...
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    Oh this is wonderful! Do they produce this every...

    Oh this is wonderful! Do they produce this every year? - Sara

    Editing my post to say that "Yes they do!" (For roughly the last 20 years.) Now I am interested in finding videos of prior year...
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    I found this, this morning

    If you enjoy sacred music, and you enjoy brass bands, please enjoy this with my compliments! ...
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    As far as audience perception of a performer...

    As far as audience perception of a performer facing away goes, just make sure that you tell them what you are going to do. Then I think that they will receive it well. Just don't leave them...
  9. More questions - Where are these horns built? ...

    More questions - Where are these horns built? Where were they designed? The case in the video is very similar to what many JinBao produced horns are coming with. Are these horns made by the JINBAO...
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    For those of us who are not old enough, What did...

    For those of us who are not old enough, What did they say? - Sara
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    Toby - Were you thinking of something more...

    Toby - Were you thinking of something more resembling this...
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    Eb Alto/Tenor Horn & The Salvation Army

    There has been a lot of buzz on the forum lately about the Eb Alto/Tenor Horn. It is a rather obscure instrument outside the brass band world. But I wanted to share one place where it does get some...
  13. Not sure if it is Laf-able because it makes the...

    Not sure if it is Laf-able because it makes the funniest sounds.

    Or it is La-Fable because it is the mythical horn that is always in tune.

    In any case, the link no longer works, so I am glad...
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    Sounds like a typo there. Perhaps it is supposed...

    Sounds like a typo there. Perhaps it is supposed to be more like $6.569...? (European style for expressing large numbers) $6.5K sounds more like what I have heard of euphoniums going for. A horn...
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    I had the same thought when I saw the video. I...

    I had the same thought when I saw the video. I enjoyed hearing the story of the horn. But I also said to myself while watching it, "Let's hear the horn." Give us excerpts where we can hear what it...
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    My money is on "YES!" Over the last year or two...

    My money is on "YES!" Over the last year or two I have been casually looking into the physics of why horns sound the way they do, how they are made, etc. And basically all my questions come back to...
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    I need to watch this video again, because I am...

    I need to watch this video again, because I am not sure that I understood option 3. But an interesting demo none the less. It is nice to know the technical of how our instruments work sometimes.
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    My thoughts were more about dealing with a halo...

    My thoughts were more about dealing with a halo during an Arizona summer. Yuck! As a Californian, I think that I have some appreciation for what that is like.

    So to Dennis - Keep cool, keep...
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    So why not use an outdoor venue? Better air...

    So why not use an outdoor venue? Better air circulation for everyone, and more room to socially distance. I know there are challenges when playing outdoors, but it would seem to cover most of the...
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    In your post you wondered about how Boosey &...

    In your post you wondered about how Boosey & Hawkes horns stood the test of time. I remember that was one of the big questions here on the forum about the JinBao made horns (like Mack Brass and...
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    Need better pictures

    The pictures did not come through at the link. Can you post pictures here too, so we can take a look?

    - Sara in Sacramento
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    A nice deal when you consider that the gig bag...

    A nice deal when you consider that the gig bag alone is $135-ish of that $500 to $800 price tag.
    - Sara
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    Ole' ! (laughing) Such fun music. - Sara

    Ole' ! (laughing) Such fun music. - Sara
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    Are you able to do any horn playing? - Sara

    Are you able to do any horn playing?
    - Sara
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    Hello Dennis (smile). Would you give us an...

    Hello Dennis (smile). Would you give us an update on how you are doing my friend? You have been in our prayers.

    I have a family member who broke her neck under similar circumstances. No...
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