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    Sorry for the late response(November is a very...

    Sorry for the late response(November is a very busy time in every Marine musicianís life). I would say that a mouthpiece choice could be considered more important than instrument choice. Just imagine...
  2. Thread: SM3U vs BB1

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    What's your ideal sound concept? The more clear...

    What's your ideal sound concept? The more clear and specific you make your goal, the easier it is to play consistently and the embouchure magically tends to straighten itself out with patience. The...
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    Article on breathing

    I found this article on breathing in a big anthology of brass playing articles at my work, then found it and read it again online. It has a lot of quotes and information from Arnold Jacobs and David...
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    The higher you play, the lower the volume of air...

    The higher you play, the lower the volume of air you have to use, but at a higher pressure/ speed. For a low Bb imagine a bowling ball moving at 20 mph, pedal Bb a medicine ball at 10 mph. For tuning...
  5. Thread: Warm-up melodies

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    Pretty much every warmup. I'll do auld lang syne,...

    Pretty much every warmup. I'll do auld lang syne, or amazing grace around the circle of fourths( or fifths, but who's counting). I also like to do "impressions" of players I like on simple melodies...
  6. I usually warm up/ do fundamentals on both if I...

    I usually warm up/ do fundamentals on both if I need to play both during a day or focus on whichever one I need more that day. A simple thing to do is buzz melodies, arpeggios, or exercises on both...
  7. I play on a 51D on euph, bach 1 1/2 g and doug...

    I play on a 51D on euph, bach 1 1/2 g and doug yeo (around schilke 60 size) on bass trombone, and a bach 7c on tenor. I'm a professional euph player and a featured soloist in my band, and sometimes...
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    If that's the way you view the baritone...

    If that's the way you view the baritone technique, how view the euphonium embouchure and technique? It's very similar to how I would describe Euph; at least embouchure, pressure, and (sometimes)...
  9. I purchased wessex while I was finishing college...

    I purchased wessex while I was finishing college and it served me quite well. Everyone agreed that I sounded better on that than I did on the school's Hirsbrunner (a quite expensive, but old, horn)....
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    I concur. With a switch to baritone, you've got...

    I concur. With a switch to baritone, you've got to get that sound in your head. Going for euph equipment and trying to sound like Steven Mead or even yourself playing euph, but with a baritone is...
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    I'll add the finale to Tchaikovsky's...

    I'll add the finale to Tchaikovsky's fourth,Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla, Melody shop is always fun. Maybe Molly on the Shore, Roman Carnival Overture, and Fingal's Cave for good measure. The Smith...
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    I was just trying out Eastman tubas at a local...

    I was just trying out Eastman tubas at a local music store with an Eastman representative (playing that 6/4 C tuba is a religious experience, so easy). He told me that the Shires' basic premise is to...
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    Roger Behrend is another big influence. I'm even...

    Roger Behrend is another big influence. I'm even doing the "Nautical variations" that was written for him, with my band.

    Honestly the smaller equipment is good for me. I've studied with nothing...
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    I'm a fan of the Dolce, I got one before my...

    I'm a fan of the Dolce, I got one before my senior year of college and it stood up to wind bands, brass bands, and solo recitals. Fritz Kaenzig (someone who's opinion I trust more than my own)...
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    Thanks for the timely and helpful response!...

    Thanks for the timely and helpful response!
    *update for the posterity of people who may have the same question in the future.

    I ended up getting the 2900. As a person who had tended towards...
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    Willson 2950 vs 2900

    Hello all,
    Iíve recently received both a used 2950 and a used 2900 through Baltimore Brass, with the intention of shipping one back. Iím a musician in a Marine Corps fleet band and have auditioned...
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