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    That was really wonderful! The group I play...

    That was really wonderful!

    The group I play with (Charles River Wind Ensemble), will be performing a Marco Putz piece, "Three Sketches For Band", this Fall.
  2. I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best...

    I imagine you'll get some good advice on the best combination of felts/corks on this forum. The most important thing is that the total thickness provides the correct alignment when the valve is in...
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    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of...

    Good choice of a horn to review! In terms of feedback to you, you might come off as more critical than you intended. I'm thinking specifically about your comments regarding the high register. Also,...
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    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing...

    Maybe it is caused by air pressure developing when you are playing.

    Not sure what kind of flaw would cause this, but you can test it.

    Sometimes the 2nd valve can pop out; using a heavier...
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    Using a high pitch instrument in a modern...

    Using a high pitch instrument in a modern ensemble wouldn't work out well at all; it would be very very sharp. You might be able to pull the slides and lip down, but it would be difficult and tiring...
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    I'll give it a try. If this post goes through,...

    I'll give it a try. If this post goes through, I'm on a different machine and using Safari.
    (No problem posting, so I'll move to the problematic machine and give it a try).
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    Noticed on a particular computer... it's hard to...

    Noticed on a particular computer... it's hard to post replies...
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    Many problems stem from poor breathing. On a bad...

    Many problems stem from poor breathing. On a bad day, you may be tense and not breathing well. So take a moment to get grounded and in touch with how you're feeling in general, then try some mindful...
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    Same here. Attempt #4...

    Same here. Attempt #4...
  10. I think a "dry" horn may not sound and feel as...

    I think a "dry" horn may not sound and feel as good as a "wet" one, where a "wet" horn has oiled pistons, lubed slides and a certain amount of condensation and the former inside all the tubes. My...
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    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome...

    Can the Korg run its tuner and metronome simultaneously? That would be very useful.
  12. Nice! (I am a soccer fan)

    Nice! (I am a soccer fan)
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    That's interesting. Do you think the term...

    That's interesting. Do you think the term "baritone" refers to the instrument we now often call the "American euphonium"?
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    I've been running a spitball through the horn...

    I've been running a spitball through the horn before the washing on the theory that it'll help loosen up any grime.
  15. That was fun, thanks!

    That was fun, thanks!
  16. Sounds like you did well by taking it to a good...

    Sounds like you did well by taking it to a good repairman. Sounds better I'll bet!
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    Well said. Saxophones provide unique and...

    Well said. Saxophones provide unique and beautiful voices but players who can really produce the characteristic sound of the instrument are rare. I think this is true for many instruments, including...
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    I will!

    I will!
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    Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 at Watertown...

    Tuesday evenings from 7:00 - 9:30 at Watertown High School.
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    Charles River Wind Ensemble

    The Charles River Wind Ensemble, a Boston area group is looking for players for the upcoming season. Although we are OK for Tuba. Euphonium and trombone at the moment, we do need alternates and I...
  21. It may well be a "high pitch" instrument, in...

    It may well be a "high pitch" instrument, in which case "A" may be as high as 465 before the slides are pulled (very sharp). There are some forum threads regarding high pitch instruments and the...
  22. Looking for "Keystone Chops" by Lenny Niehaus

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXb4faF7fwg

    I played this tune this summer with a tuba/euph ensemble and would like to do it with another group I'm in. Unfortunately it's out of print. Are there...
  23. The musescore sheet music site has Concerto In G...

    The musescore sheet music site has Concerto In G Major for Two Violas.

    If that is it, you can install MuseScore (free), download the score and transpose it into the clef and key of your choice.
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    Yes, so the compensating valves are additive. On...

    Yes, so the compensating valves are additive. On reflection, running the spitball through with and without the 4th valve depressed might result in a different "action", so I think it is worth while....
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