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    Adding to Dave's and Barry's responses, pay extra...

    Adding to Dave's and Barry's responses, pay extra close attention to the groove in the valve casing in which the valve guide moves. It is easy to get some gunk in the groove. Also, try cleaning out...
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    Hi D.M. You say that the BB1 gives you a good...

    Hi D.M.

    You say that the BB1 gives you a good high and low range with a singing quality. So what do you like better about the SM4U?

    I have used a 51D, BB1 and various Wicks in the past. Out of...
  3. 8635 Pines of Rome — lots of B naturals. I...

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    Pines of Rome — lots of B naturals. I believe Rocky Point Holiday goes to C# and Aegean Festival Overture goes to D.
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    Where is the pain? Mike

    Where is the pain?

    Mike
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    Finally a discerning listener! Mike

    Finally a discerning listener!

    Mike
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    I prefer the Q41. It sounds sweeter, cleaner, and...

    I prefer the Q41. It sounds sweeter, cleaner, and more agile

    Mike.
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    I think even that would be better than dealing...

    I think even that would be better than dealing with a musicians mask. Getting the mouthpiece in the opening takes some fiddling around. So you need to leave the mouthpiece in the mask unless you have...
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    This is the type that out conductor purchased....

    This is the type that out conductor purchased. Found it hard to use. It's difficult to get the mouthpiece throughout the flap and the flap has a tendency to get between the mouthpiece and lip when...
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    Recommendations for face masks.

    Any recommendation for face masks? Our conductor bought masks, but while they might work for trumpet etc., they don't work well for euphonium. The hole is too small and the mask keeps getting under...
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    This raises a question for me. When should...

    This raises a question for me. When should consider replacing a pro horn? I have used the same Willson 2900 for 37 years. It was picked by Brian Bowman from a group that came in, so i know that it...
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    While that is certainly true, it is not the only...

    While that is certainly true, it is not the only consideration.

    Mike
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    Going back to Band?

    My community band (which is actually part of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)) is starting up rehearsals at the end of August. I was looking forward to getting back to it, but given the...
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    If you let the crud build up enough, it works...

    If you let the crud build up enough, it works just like heavy weight caps!

    Mike
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    Try pouring water down the bell and the emptying...

    Try pouring water down the bell and the emptying it out. It may just be in the main wrap of tubing below the bell.

    Mike
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    Sorry. Mine is euro. Mike

    Sorry. Mine is euro.

    Mike
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    What shank? Mike

    What shank?

    Mike
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    Hi Richard, I disagree with that reasoning....

    Hi Richard,

    I disagree with that reasoning. Years ago, i was very much onto photography. At the time, the sign of being a real professional or serious amateur was using an all manual camera such...
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    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a...

    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a response. Rather, you have a response o the mouthpiece. The 4U is quite a bit deeper than the standard Wick 4 and the X series mouthpieces. Perhaps...
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    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone...

    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone with a 12C and his 104 rim set up. He sounds better with the 104, but not as much as you would think.

    Mike
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    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good...

    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good advice.
    http://www.carminecaruso.net/

    Other proponents of breathing through nose (sniffing) were Harold Brasch and Roger Behrend. In Brasch's...
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    Hi Roger, The Caruso exercises are not...

    Hi Roger,

    The Caruso exercises are not breathing exercises. Their purpose is to train the emboucher to make changes with a minimum amount of movement. Also, breathing through the nose is a...
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    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of...

    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of toothpastes varies greatly. For example: https://scheumanndental.com/abrasiveness-index-of-common-toothpastes/

    If you want to scrub the vales and casing,...
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    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz...

    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz god!

    http://davidbandmanmusic.com/

    Mike
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    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I...

    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I brought in a bunch of pieces to try out with my Willson 2900. The two he liked best where a 51D (which Roger uses) and my Art Lehman mouthpiece. You...
  25. I'll See You In My Dreams (1951 movie with Doris Day and Danny Thomas)

    A kaiser euphonium is in the band that play's when Doris day does her blackface scene. (She is impersonating Al Jolson.)

    Mike
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