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    Question about Sterling valves/springs

    I tried inverting them but it didn't work. These springs aren't tapered.vbmodified
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    Question about Sterling valves/springs

    I've been having some noisy spring issues with my Sterling for a few days. When checking out the valves, I noticed that the springs do not slot into the indentation on the bottom valve cap but sit on...
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    Upper register help

    Make sure during these ascending slurs and scales that you come back down into the low range. This helps develop consistent tone, flexibility, and, more importantly, relaxation. Always playing up to...
  4. Euphonium Recital -- St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

    For anyone near the Twin Cities, this Friday, October 29th at 7:00pm is my senior recital. Information is listed below. Google maps directions are usually pretty good but message me if you have...
  5. Thread: Tenor Tuba in B

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    Tenor Tuba in B

    Wow. Who is the composer?vbmodified
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    Tenor Tuba in B

    Check to see if the parts are in a foreign language. In several European countries (especially Germany), B flat is sometimes notated as "B" while B natural is notated "H". vbmodified
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    Position at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

    I've had some friends work at Blue Lake and they thought it was a fantastic experience. They're looking for someone close to graduating or with their degree (though something tells me they would be...
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    Moving the Corners

    I've had the same corner moving problem and I've tried to fix it multiple times. Yet every time I try to change, I find I do more harm than good. It caused a ton of tension to creep into my playing....
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    Moving the Corners

    When it comes to embouchure stuff, my gut reaction is usually to stick with whatever you're doing as long as it works for you. Not everyone has a textbook embouchure and it doesn't necessarily work...
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    Repertoire Suggestions

    I'm working at a camp this summer that has an intensive piano academy for talented high school students. Part of this experience is that they perform a piece with a soloist to give them a chance to...
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    Bell Position When Soloing

    This is an interesting question. I think it depends on your preference. Usually, I play with my bell facing the audience so that they get the full sound. On the flip side, it is important to consider...
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    Water Catcher for a Sterling Virtuoso

    I've been trying to find one for a while but no luck thus far. Anyone know where I could get one?vbmodified
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    Wet music in my case

    I got home the other day from a trip out to Arizona. I had checked my Sterling Virtuoso in its hard case with no problems on the way out. I opened the music pouch to find that a good chunk of my...
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    Top Ten Tips for Increasing Skill

    I agree with pmeuph. Breathing is a skill that must be practiced just as one has to practice scales and articulations.

    As far as improving tone (and also breath support), you could try this...
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    Using a bigger piece for training?

    The clarinet professor at my school sometimes has his students practice on A clarinets. Since the A clarinet is larger than the B-flat, his reasoning is that if you can play it well on the larger...
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    Euph and Marimba

    I'm doubling my Junior recital with one of my percussionist friends so I'm looking for a piece for Euph and Marimba. Adler's Four Dialogues for Euphonium and Marimba seems like a great piece. Can...
  17. Thread: Loose Springs

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    Loose Springs

    I think the springs on my Besson 968 are a little loose. I'm pretty sure the valves should "bounce" a little when I lift my finger after depressing them, but I think they are bouncing too much which...
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    Stamina Question

    Hi all,

    I've read through John's post from way back on stamina problems and how to address them. These are great ideas but unfortunately I lack the time to put a lot of these techniques to use....
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    How do you choose key?

    Rick, I also had to make a decision about this exact same piece just 2 weeks ago. I chose B flat over E flat mostly because my organist and I had already performed it in that key before. The other...
  20. Thread: A Little Prayer

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    A Little Prayer

    I don't know who the composer is but it was written for David Childs. I've been trying to find a score but I've had no luck so far. Anyone know if its a available?

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    Flexibility Issues

    This is something I've been struggling with for a while and haven't been improving as much as I like. Whenever I have to play music that jumps partials very quickly (ex: Endearing Young Charms) I...
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    IEI 2009 Recital Programs and Full Program

    I think you've got a typo in there. I'm pretty sure it should be Herman Bellstedt, not Herbert.vbmodified
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    Working on Tuba as a Euph player

    It seems my school doesn't have an E flat tuba to use. We've got a CC but its monstrously large. Should I go with the big CC now or start with a B flat tuba and make a switch once I get some decent...
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    Working on Tuba as a Euph player

    I wasn't sure where to put this topic so I decided to start it here.

    I'm a euph player first and foremost but this summer I've decided to start working on tuba in case I decide I want to get some...
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    Volume, Airflow, and Tone

    While I like Zerkel's water and motor oil metaphor, what I like even more is his beach ball idea. Basically just pretend that there is large inflatable beach ball sitting on the bell of your horn and...
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