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    Howard Johnson RIP

    Acclaimed tubist and multi-instrumentalist Howard Johnson has died at age 79. I first discovered Mr. Johnson while listening to Taj Mahal's album, "The Real Thing." I was finally able to hear him...
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    I've never heard of this product. Please give us...

    I've never heard of this product. Please give us a review if you try it.
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    If none of the excellent suggestions posted above...

    If none of the excellent suggestions posted above work, you may wish to have a low brass instructor look at your embouchure. I had a tone quality problem in high school (many years ago), and a...
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    What a great resource. Thanks!

    What a great resource. Thanks!
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    https://imslp.org/wiki/Semele,_HWV_58_(Handel,_Geo...

    https://imslp.org/wiki/Semele,_HWV_58_(Handel,_George_Frideric)

    Choose the "Vocal Scores" tab. Then scroll down to the "Selections" heading. The second selection is "Aria: Where'er you walk...
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    Thanks Jim. I listened to the Canadian Brass...

    Thanks Jim. I listened to the Canadian Brass version of "Where'er You Walk." To my ears, their recording sounded less like a love song and more like a march. Regardless of the interpretation, I'm...
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    Where'er You Walk

    I recently watched a streamed performance by members of the Academy of Ancient Music. (Wonderful!) For an encore, oboist Leo Duarte played an instrumental version of the song, "Where'er You Walk"...
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    Valve oil asked for and given. Thanks for your...

    Valve oil asked for and given. Thanks for your interest.
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    Free Resilience synthetic valve oil

    TAKEN!
    I would like to offer free of charge to the first person who asks, a half bottle of Resilience valve oil and a full bottle of Resilience "Kick Gel" movable slide lube. (I'll have to limit it...
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    Hi John, Wow! I've never heard of such a...

    Hi John, Wow! I've never heard of such a catastrophic damage to so many home devices. However, that's probably because we all have so many more electronic devices today. I'm so glad that your house...
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    Thanks for the head's up. Tormod Flaten proved...

    Thanks for the head's up. Tormod Flaten proved that euphonium musicians play at a very high level in Norway.
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    Thanks to all for input on appropriate ways to...

    Thanks to all for input on appropriate ways to play Taps. As a lifelong euphonium player, I left that to the trumpet players and stood at attention while they played. Learning how to do it properly...
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    Thank you very much Dave. I don't think that I...

    Thank you very much Dave. I don't think that I listened to that particular recording but can clearly hear the vibrato in it.
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    What is the consensus (or common practice) on...

    What is the consensus (or common practice) on vibrato on held notes during taps? I've listened to Army, Navy and Coast Guard recordings. They seem to me to be mostly vibrato free until the end of the...
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    Taps Across America

    I caught this story on CBS news last night: Jari Villaneuva, former trumpeter and bugler for the USAF Band in DC, is promoting "Taps Across America" for 3pm local time on Memorial Day for anyone who...
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    I remember someone trying to tell me that the...

    I remember someone trying to tell me that the Conn baritone/euphoniums with short action valves added a kind of "schooping" noise that their regular valves didn't have. This was many years ago and I...
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    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben...

    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben Pierce (professor of low brass at the University of Arkansas) followed by discussion at Ball State University a few years ago. Dr. Pierce certainly...
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    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with...

    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with all 21st century music. I apologize for not being able give an earlier heads up, as I had just received an emailed notice that morning. IU Music Live...
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    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right...

    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right date. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Recital by Demondrae Thurman

    Dr. Demondrae Thurman is giving a euphonium recital at Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5pm EST. His listed repertoire is: Victorino d’Almeida: Insinuações (2018),...
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    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks...

    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks for $35 (through PayPal) for a pdf copy of his very nice arrangement of "Someone To Watch Over Me." He explained that there are royalty costs...
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    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean...

    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean your valves (and casings). But...another explanation could be that this valve oil doesn't react well with your spit. I've had that problem with every...
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    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument...

    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument specific. For example, a Schilke 51D is a great match for my Besson New Standard but works less well in an Adams E2. A Wick 4AL works best for me in that...
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    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick...

    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick 4AL on her Mach euphonium. It "opened" up her sound, she was pleased with the improvement, bought one a short time later and has been using it...
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    Indianapolis Indiana

    In my opinion, the best repair shop in central Indiana is Musicians Repair and Sales in Indianapolis. I've never had a worry or complain on any of their work. In fact, I pass up closer shops to take...
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