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  1. My musical take on the COVID social restrictions

    Here are some silly lyrics I wrote to an old country song, expressing my reaction to the whole COVID quarantine issue:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBciDjimpG4
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    Dean will have to say for sure, but you're pro'ly...

    Dean will have to say for sure, but you're pro'ly right. I've met Harold Schonberg (official spelling), and I know a little of his career, which, I believe, did not include teaching and/or writing...
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    I saw it at a USAF theater, Misawa, Japan. At...

    I saw it at a USAF theater, Misawa, Japan. At the time, my favorite character was the old lady :D
  4. Not as easy on a euph as it would have been on a...

    Not as easy on a euph as it would have been on a 'bone :D
  5. Smooth as hot honey! And perfect accomp track. ...

    Smooth as hot honey! And perfect accomp track. I'd have to take it down a notch or three.
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    I played that on accordion a few years back in a...

    I played that on accordion a few years back in a homecoming service at the church where my parents are buried.
  7. Thread: Newby

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    We have cats. Zazu the torty leaves the room,...

    We have cats. Zazu the torty leaves the room, but she's not panicked; it's like she remembered something else that she had to do. Fiona the odd-eyed white is deaf; she couldn't care less.
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    As a linguist / polyglot, I have a problem with...

    As a linguist / polyglot, I have a problem with using the syllables "ta" and "da" as articulation models. Physiologically, they are the same, except that "da" adds vibration from the vocal cords,...
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    I'm not going to be much help. I had a major...

    I'm not going to be much help. I had a major underbite until I was in my mid-20s, but then I had complete orthodontic work and a mandible reduction while I was in the USAF. Unfortunately, that...
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    Go right to the boss -- email Adam Frey and ask...

    Go right to the boss -- email Adam Frey and ask him about local rentals.
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    I would have used the word "smart".

    I would have used the word "smart".
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    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who...

    I'll leave that for others to answer; others who fly frequently with their horns can tell you better than I can. I'm less than 200 miles away; I always drive.
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    I went 5 times as a senior adult amateur. I...

    I went 5 times as a senior adult amateur. I would advise you to sign up and GO! You'll return home exhausted, but a much better player.
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    I was fortunate to get both my BA and my MA while...

    I was fortunate to get both my BA and my MA while I was actually working in the degree field, and partially paid for by my employer.
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    I agree with Sara. You don't want a kid...

    I agree with Sara. You don't want a kid schlepping an instrument like that back and forth to school in a trash bag.
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    In that price range I would rather have a new...

    In that price range I would rather have a new Jinbao than a used anything. I've had four Chinese horns, and they've all been good bang for the buck. If y'all can put the $$$ together for a Mack or...
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    My Dolce turned out to be pretty close on...

    My Dolce turned out to be pretty close on intonation, after I had played it for a year or so (see chart in another post), but if I ever buy a "professional" horn, it WILL have a trigger. I would...
  18. Cool! (Still enjoying my Dolce ;) )

    Cool!

    (Still enjoying my Dolce ;) )
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    Like we say here in the South, "Whatever cranks...

    Like we say here in the South, "Whatever cranks your tractor." I played on a 4-in-line Conn for decades, and since '12 I've been playing a 3+1 comp. I can go back and forth almost without thinking....
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    Sometimes when I'm working Vinings' Range Songs,...

    Sometimes when I'm working Vinings' Range Songs, I'll play thru an octave down first, and then as written. I get a double benefit -- working the low range (and I love playing low :D ) and getting a...
  21. Thread: Tuning Question

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    Dr. Richard Demy uses that long slide to achieve...

    Dr. Richard Demy uses that long slide to achieve quarter-tones for doing Arabic music on the euphonium. He had a video on FB a couple years ago, but unfortunately it's not on YT.
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    I asked, but I'm pretty sure it's excerpts from...

    I asked, but I'm pretty sure it's excerpts from different pieces.

    Edit: Confirmed. Algirdas says the difference is in where the arrangements were made. In European arrangements the euph parts...
  23. Has anyone ever done a compilation of well-known,...

    Has anyone ever done a compilation of well-known, public-domain tunes with the melody in both clefs, so that the student can teach him/herself the new clef by having the old one to fall back on?
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    I played with all three plates on my "Schiller"...

    I played with all three plates on my "Schiller" for about six months, and then took them off, and couldn't tell any difference. I didn't do this kind of analysis on it, tho.

    I'm still going to do...
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    At David's request, here is the spreadsheet. It...

    At David's request, here is the spreadsheet. It starts at high Bb and goes down from there.



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