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    If the group were to contribute, I would put...

    If the group were to contribute, I would put something in the communal pot. Is there anyone in the group who knows the family personally and could deliver it to them?
    - Sara
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    Digital Music Tools & Software

    I know several musicians who have switched over to using a tablet computer for storing and displaying their sheet music. I think that I want to join that crowd (me too -itis). I am not sure that I...
  3. I thought that I had been paying attention to the...

    I thought that I had been paying attention to the blog. But when scrolling through previous blog pages, the only post I found relating was...
  4. So is Overture a more recent or an older version...

    So is Overture a more recent or an older version of the Dolce? I am guessing older. Which "generation" of production are we currently in?
    - Sara
  5. I've been wondering about Overture versus Dolce. ...

    I've been wondering about Overture versus Dolce. They seem to have the same model number, but the image carved on the bell is rather different. It isn't that this is one of the early Dolce's with a...
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    Spkissane - Aha! I thought that it looked like...

    Spkissane - Aha! I thought that it looked like Wessex's "baby euphonium." Interesting looking. I found the youtube sound clips to hear what it sounded like.

    In any case, best of luck with the...
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    Is that you and your Geneva in your avatar...

    Is that you and your Geneva in your avatar picture? It is an interesting looking horn, either way. I wish that we could see more of it. In particular, I would want to compare it to the Wessex Maly...
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    "Chris Olka is an excellent example of playing a...

    "Chris Olka is an excellent example of playing a tuba with these strings." (RickF)

    I think I am jealous of how effortless and smooth his slides seem to work. It barely seems that he is pushing or...
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    No surprise that most of these are percussion. ...

    No surprise that most of these are percussion.

    But my favorite was probably the glass harmonica, a la Mesmer. A great historic instrument and musical idea.

    Some of them were mind blowing in...
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    I was referring to the placement of the valve...

    I was referring to the placement of the valve cluster, not the style of the bell. Though that also has a "upright" or "front" orientation choice, as you pointed out. In instruments with the valves...
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    I have also seen that 4 inline horns come in two...

    I have also seen that 4 inline horns come in two variants, four up top, or four in front. I asked once before, but I am not sure I saw an answer. I know how to tell if a 3 + 1 is compensating. I...
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    Yes, I am familiar with this article. It was one...

    Yes, I am familiar with this article. It was one of the first explanations I understood for how the compensating horn worked (and horn valves in general worked) and why it is a superior instrument....
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    3 + 1 vs. 4 Inline (valves)

    This is a brand question, or I think that at least part of it is.

    Euphoniums tend to come in two flavors. The valves are arranged in a 3 + 1 configuration, or in a 4 inline configuration. I have...
  14. Not the BR140, but close

    I have the Baritone that JinBao made and Wessex improved, to make the BR140. If anyone is in the Sacramento, CA area and wants to look me up, I will gladly let them have a blow on it. Not quite the...
  15. Got to love Salvation Army bands (grin)! But...

    Got to love Salvation Army bands (grin)! But then, I am biased.
    - Sara
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    I did a little more reading on the bulletin that...

    I did a little more reading on the bulletin that the IRS publishes about mileage claiming, and charitable deductions. Looks like the wording has tightened up quite a bit. It no longer sounds quite...
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    In years when I itemize my deductions, I take the...

    In years when I itemize my deductions, I take the mileage to practice as driving for charity. But then, the band is run through the church. I am one of the assistant leaders for the kids' band...
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    It all depends on if you are using the instrument...

    It all depends on if you are using the instrument to make money, or just playing a horn for the fun of it. And then from there, if you are getting paid by the gig, or receiving a regular paycheck...
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    Oh I quite agree on this point, personally being...

    Oh I quite agree on this point, personally being another example of the phenomena. All though, I will say that I am more a "numbers person" than a "math person." I do not claim to be a top of the...
  20. To summarize, yes, you can stop playing for a...

    To summarize, yes, you can stop playing for a beat or two, so you can breathe. Just make sure you keep track of the beat passing, so that you can jump right back in and at the right spot, like...
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    This depreciation and tax stuff can be a deep...

    This depreciation and tax stuff can be a deep dive. But it is starting to scratch another intellectual itch of mine. I was wondering how many musical people (using this forum as a sampling), are...
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    Thank you for the "technical" explanation Dean. ...

    Thank you for the "technical" explanation Dean. I follow what you are saying. I figured that there might be a difference between accounting's useful life and the IRS's useful life. That is why I...
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    Now you've done it (tease). You said...

    Now you've done it (tease). You said "depreciation". You may not know it, but my day job is being an Accountant. So I know about depreciation. Now you have me wondering. How long of a "useful...
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    Deducting musical instrument on tax forms

    I was going through the blog posts and reading results from past survey questions. I ran into one that asked about whether forum members in the USA deduct their horns on their tax forms. I did not...
  25. Do you plan on keeping your euph once you...

    Do you plan on keeping your euph once you transition to the tuba? - she
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