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    No, sorry I do not. Maybe call them (Terry...

    No, sorry I do not. Maybe call them (Terry Warburton?) to see if they do.
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    Michael, I know that mpc choices are very...

    Michael, I know that mpc choices are very personal but you said something that I could identify with... the 4AL was a bit difficult in the high register and the 51D was a bit too bright. I had...
  3. Congrats doc, and welcome to the forum.

    Congrats doc, and welcome to the forum.
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    Not sure how wise I am but thanks Dave. I just...

    Not sure how wise I am but thanks Dave.

    I just remembered that at that concert mentioned above the tuba player sitting next to me was Landres Bryant, a H.S. Sophomore at Dreyfoos School of the...
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    Playing cues for other instruments

    In another thread there’s a discussion about how to play bassoon cues. I was reminded that sometimes we’re asked to play cues for bassoon, horn, tenor or bari sax, etc. It’s a good idea to get...
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    "Funny thing about that type of playing where you...

    "Funny thing about that type of playing where you are really exposed, playing almost every beat (no rests) and playing really soft, I get "winded". It's almost like I have all this air saved up...
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    Having now listened to the entire CD I have to...

    Having now listened to the entire CD I have to say my favorite is David Child's performance of Paul Mealor's Euphonium Concerto (2017). Some movements are very melodic and others unbelievably...
  8. Ann, it’s a good idea to have your horn...

    Ann, it’s a good idea to have your horn professionally cleaned every so often. I take my horn to the shop every other year to have it ultrasonically cleaned and valve alignment checked. The felts,...
  9. That's a great looking horn Sean! Good luck with...

    That's a great looking horn Sean! Good luck with the sale.
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    Festival Fanfare for Christmas - Wasson

    This is a fairly new arrangement for concert band by John Wasson (2014). We started rehearsing this last week for our upcoming holiday concerts. The recording (linked below) is by the Dallas Winds...
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    Just got my copy of this CD and started...

    Just got my copy of this CD and started listening. So far it sounds great (love David's playing of the cadenza in mv 1 of the RVW).

    You can now purchase / download the mp3 files from the link...
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    I was going to suggest that too. My grandson...

    I was going to suggest that too. My grandson played a Yamaha 321 in H.S. and had my Yamaha 641 at home to practice. I suggested he use his left index finger playing the 321 so he’d be familiar and...
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    Welcome to the forum... or to posting and not...

    Welcome to the forum... or to posting and not just lurking.

    It’s just my opinion but I’d say stick with the Willson 2704.
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    The video was made to mainly feature the two...

    The video was made to mainly feature the two euphs (Algirdas Matonis and Ross Cohen) playing the shown notes. The River City Brass Band is known for using French horns instead of tenor horns. Not...
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    Oh my... well the clarinet jazz licks were quite...

    Oh my... well the clarinet jazz licks were quite good anyway.
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    After posting this I wondered if the clef was...

    After posting this I wondered if the clef was really changing or... maybe Mr. Matonis just added the BC version so those viewers/euphers who only read BC could read along better. Tough arr. for...
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    Okay, I finally saw the picture. At first there...

    Okay, I finally saw the picture. At first there was no picture until I reloaded the page. I took a screen shot and inserted below:

    https://i.imgur.com/AJgPfVE.png
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    River City Brass video

    I stumbled on this recently uploaded video of River City Brass Band. Pretty interesting where Algirdas Matonis includes the notes they're playing (Matonis and Ross Cohen) as they're playing. Even...
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    Wow, someone got a great horn for a great price!

    marked sold.
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    My mpc placement is not centered but a little to...

    My mpc placement is not centered but a little to my right. It’s due to my teeth structure. When checked in the mirror with a visualizer (just the mpc rim) to the right of center is where my lips...
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    Thanks Jake. Just ordered mine.

    Thanks Jake. Just ordered mine.
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    We had our concert last night that included...

    We had our concert last night that included Pineapple Poll. The euph section figured out how to sound good in the opening section of Pineapple Poll... have another eupher join the band who has his...
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    I just use one LeFreque plate across the mpc to...

    I just use one LeFreque plate across the mpc to receiver to add some mass and help solidify that connection. My wife says she can here a bit more volume with the plate attached. I suspect those with...
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    Looks really nice Will. There are some folks who...

    Looks really nice Will. There are some folks who swear by the advantages of keeping a Euro shank. I know some of the Willson 2900 folks feel that way. Dr. Brian Bowman, Carlyle Weber to mention two....
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    David, that's correct. The Eb they're talking...

    David, that's correct. The Eb they're talking about is your TC 'F'. The 6th partials are notoriously sharp. Those notes being concert Eb, E and F or TC F, F# and G. Some folks find using 1-3 for...
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