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    Mr. Brasch sounds great, but I’m with Dave on the...

    Mr. Brasch sounds great, but I’m with Dave on the piccolo part. Hurts my ears in parts.
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    Ravel’s Bolero - played on one cello by four...

    Ravel’s Bolero - played on one cello by four musicians.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZhTQhXnWbc
    In 2004, Stringfever came up with the idea of performing a piece, all on one instrument at the...
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    Don’s story is similar to what Carlyle Weber...

    Don’s story is similar to what Carlyle Weber (retired Army Field Band) had happen to him a few years ago with his Willson. After hearing stories like that I now put my horn in its gig bag on the back...
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    If you’re looking for the hand strap Dave...

    If you’re looking for the hand strap Dave mentioned, see this link:

    Comfy Hand Strap
  5. Thread: Just Fun

    by RickF
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    That’s crazy! Crazy good!!

    That’s crazy! Crazy good!!
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    Nice job! Loved the comical video too.

    Nice job! Loved the comical video too.
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    Dennis Askew - RIP

    Dennis Askew professor at UNC at Greensboro suddenly passed away at age 56. He was an excellent tuba and euphonium instructor at UNC Greensboro and was very active in ITEA. He also played tuba with...
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    Not sure but sounds to me like something in your...

    Not sure but sounds to me like something in your body chemistry may be causing that. Do you have any black tarnish show up where you hold the horn? A possible remedy would be to have your mpc rim...
  9. Uniforms of "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band

    An interesting video uploaded a couple of days ago about the history of the uniform worn by "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.
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  10. Very nice! That sounds a lot better than the...

    Very nice! That sounds a lot better than the cassette copy Fred gave me long ago. Back then I asked him why he took it up an octave later in that piece. He said, “Because I could”. Tone, style and...
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    "Auld Lang Syne" (Which instrument is the best...

    "Auld Lang Syne" (Which instrument is the best for solo? Euphonium, Trombone or Cornet)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDDpcAQW_uU&feature=push-sd&attr_tag=mPNQPRxXEynV5Ov3%3A6
    Three brass players...
  12. Thread: Physics question

    by RickF
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    Not sure this is the physics you’re looking for...

    Not sure this is the physics you’re looking for but Sara Willis (hornist) has a video of her during an MRI while playing a natural horn. Linked below is what happens to her oral cavity when slurring...
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    The 621 is a non-compensating horn but is a good...

    The 621 is a non-compensating horn but is a good horn. Similar I think to the Yamaha 321, BUT, with the 4th valve on the side.

    See Snorlax post about this model here:...
  14. Thread: Flying with horn

    by RickF
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    If you happen to have a ‘Best Brass‘ practice...

    If you happen to have a ‘Best Brass‘ practice mute, that could also work in protecting the bell in its case against movement. See the second image in Dave Werden’s post awhile back shared below:
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    Hi Johnny, Since you’re used to playing with a...

    Hi Johnny,
    Since you’re used to playing with a 48 mpc I might suggest a Wick-5 or Schilke 51D. Both of those are available in small or tenor shank.
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    Brass Only Big Band - Epic Swing Jingle Bells...

    Brass Only Big Band - Epic Swing Jingle Bells
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vLveSHJIr4&feature=push-sd&attr_tag=hGdf5ua4U8TMUFhr%3A6
    Nice swing version of Jingle Bells. Matonizz et al do a great...
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    "Tuba Christmas" - Washington Metropolitan Phil....

    "Tuba Christmas" - Washington Metropolitan Phil.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo0W8l_cufk
    One of the best sounding Tuba Christmas ensembles I've heard. But if you read the credits, you'll...
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    "Salvation is Created" (arr. Drew Fennell) -...

    "Salvation is Created" (arr. Drew Fennell) - Tuba(2) and euphonium(4) - Matonizz. Both play with the River City Brass low brass.
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    "Season of Hope" USAF Band

    The USAF Band has been able to play concerts while practicing social distancing using special dividers. They seem to be doing it pretty well too. No live audience of course. Every musician is mic'd...
  20. Man, what a great resource! Thanks.

    Man, what a great resource! Thanks.
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    See Dave Werden's helpful video tip on reseating...

    See Dave Werden's helpful video tip on reseating a noisy valve spring:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlVYigd52-o
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    If you want info on how to best pack a horn to...

    If you want info on how to best pack a horn to ship, Norm Pearson has 10 yr old thread on TubeNet that’s still there. He shares some great pictures too. Be sure to scroll past the ads for more...
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    "Somewhere in my Memory" - Home Alone - (John...

    "Somewhere in my Memory" - Home Alone - (John Williams, arr. Robert Engelberth) (Dec 6, 2020)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhBJKq8B4&feature=youtu.be
    TDR Big Band in Germany. Reeds: Tim...
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    Hey Josh. I like to use Hagerty’s silver polish...

    Hey Josh. I like to use Hagerty’s silver polish myself. The spray on works best for me along with old clean T shirts. For getting into tight spots I cut a T shirt in strips then feed it thru tight...
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    Oh yeah, Kevin Powers is an accomplished repair...

    Oh yeah, Kevin Powers is an accomplished repair tech. He built a modern day double-bell euphonium from a Willson 2975. Believed it was commissioned by Dr. Ed Mallett.
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