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  1. A fellow Southern Gospel composer/arranger, both...

    A fellow Southern Gospel composer/arranger, both of us Finale users, were discussing this one day, and he said that sometimes he feels more like a graphic designer. Truth.
  2. . . . or I could play my Conn 86I. It's a...

    . . . or I could play my Conn 86I. It's a front-valve horn, and the bell points to my left.
  3. With my bad right ear, it's a tradeoff. Either I...

    With my bad right ear, it's a tradeoff. Either I can't hear them, or they can't hear me. Which is more important?
  4. Our director was amenable; I've notified the...

    Our director was amenable; I've notified the section members, and we'll do the new seating when the new season starts. I love it when a plan comes together.
  5. I just now realized that I am not doing a good...

    I just now realized that I am not doing a good job of fulfilling responsibility (B). The section in the community band sits to my right, but I am pretty much deaf in my right ear. The French horns...
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    The compensating 3-valve baritones are actually...

    The compensating 3-valve baritones are actually quite flat rather than sharp on the 1-3 and 1-2-3 combinations, a result of not being able to make the compensating tubing short enough. The notes are...
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    "David Childs does it better." Yeah, and he's...

    "David Childs does it better."

    Yeah, and he's a lot more expensive :D
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    There is also a separate baritone part (TC) for...

    There is also a separate baritone part (TC) for the Holst Suite in Eb. I can remember it from the 1960s, but somehow it seems to have disappeared between then and now. It has been shared in this...
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    I played with the Brass Band of Huntsville for...

    I played with the Brass Band of Huntsville for 6-ish years, appearing as a walk-on with my euph, and eventually winding up playing bari (I bought my own horn). The experience prompted a musical...
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    I shall have to remember this next year.

    I shall have to remember this next year.
  11. Sticky: I sent them a message, and someone was actually...

    I sent them a message, and someone was actually in the office on a Sunday night and sent me a non-password-protected copy. All is well.
  12. Sticky: Be aware that the downloadable version is...

    Be aware that the downloadable version is password protected (I've never run into that before), and if for some reason the password becomes inoperative or inaccessible, then the whole product is...
  13. Sticky: Yay! Gonna order!

    Yay! Gonna order!
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    See an ortho doc and get an xray to see if you...

    See an ortho doc and get an xray to see if you are getting a bone buildup (osteoarthritis) between the trapezium bone (one of the small bones in the wrist) and the thumb metacarpal bone. I do have...
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    That's not true in our parish; the few times when...

    That's not true in our parish; the few times when I have been asked to contribute a euph solo (not in an actual Mass, but in a music program leading up to the midnight Christmas Mass), I was then...
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    Okay, but there is a problem -- I'm Catholic, and...

    Okay, but there is a problem -- I'm Catholic, and traditionally Catholics don't do instrumental music, other than the pipe organ.
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    I lived in Japan for six years, and while I was...

    I lived in Japan for six years, and while I was not involved in music at the time, I have to say, at the risk of sounding racist or chauvinistic, that this is typically Japanese.
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    Sometimes you just can't trust your ears. I have...

    Sometimes you just can't trust your ears. I have an almost total hearing loss in my right ear (nerve damage from a surgical procedure), and what I do hear in that ear is a half-step sharp compared...
  19. Euph playing and the trapeziectomy operation

    Have any 3+1 euph players on the forum ever had a trapeziectomy, an operation for treating arthritis at the base of the thumb, particularly on the left hand?

    I'm looking at the possibility of...
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    We played that same arrangement in a mass...

    We played that same arrangement in a mass ensemble (about 90 horns on stage) at IET in 2017. I have the video somewhere . . .
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    As an alternative to a recorder, one might...

    As an alternative to a recorder, one might consider a Mountain Inline Ocarina. Advantages: smaller than a recorder, much more durable, and less sensitive to breath pressure. Drawback: they can't do...
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    We're doing "Russian Christmas Music," the...

    We're doing "Russian Christmas Music," the slightly simplified arrangement. So that's covered :D
  23. . . . also had a top-level pharmacy program when...

    . . . also had a top-level pharmacy program when I was there in the late 1960s. Several of our top musicians were actualy pharm majors. If one's interests run in that direction.
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    It does sound like a lot, but it doesn't always...

    It does sound like a lot, but it doesn't always have to be in a chair behind a music stand in your music cave. Do you drive a lot? Take a mouthpiece with you in the vehicle and buzz at red lights...
  25. Thread: Bye-bye buzz

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    There was a long time where if I had gone back to...

    There was a long time where if I had gone back to college full time for maybe a PhD, I would definitely have carved out time for marching band. After I hit 65 -- not so much. Now that I'm 75 --...
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