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    We obviously don't have the right kind of pubs...

    We obviously don't have the right kind of pubs around here. In other news, my 22mo son was positively transfixed by this video!
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    I keep forgetting to update you guys about this. ...

    I keep forgetting to update you guys about this. A few weeks ago, I finally got the nerve to ask Tuba Player Instrument Repair Guy about it, and he fixed it in under 5 minutes.
    +2 to Mr. Hodgetts...
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    jcirkoff and John are both right. Standard...

    jcirkoff and John are both right. Standard deduction did double last year, but that would only be applicable if you were deducting the cost as a medical expense (which is unlikely). Deducting a...
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    I do think it's fair to acknowledge that, even...

    I do think it's fair to acknowledge that, even though there were plenty of other reasons, the availability of part-time and home-based work for an experienced accountant was a significant influence...
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    We know music is fundamentally mathematical. ...

    We know music is fundamentally mathematical. Rhythms are but fractions and notes are frequencies at defined intervals. Non-western music may have notes that we don't acknowledge as notes, per se,...
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    As a once-upon-a-time tax accountant, I'd be very...

    As a once-upon-a-time tax accountant, I'd be very surprised if you could find any legal claim to a medical deduction here. Not saying that a medical deduction should or shouldn't be permissible, but...
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    I was told by a reliable source that the...

    I was told by a reliable source that the compensating euphonium at MB has one of the highest profit margins of all their products.
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    I assume by the time one's skill and/or faculties...

    I assume by the time one's skill and/or faculties have diminished as Gary described, most professional ensembles would give the boot. That's pretty much true of any job. So it seems like the...
  9. Thread: Name That Horn

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    Heya, remember this? I was told today that I...

    Heya, remember this? I was told today that I could keep it! The local music shop quoted me something very reasonable to make it playable, but they'll have to send it off to be refinished. It may...
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    Wearing the Wessex Dolce case

    Could someone post a video demonstrating how to configure the straps on the Dolce case for back-wearing? I played on a large university campus this weekend and had to walk a good bit with my horn...
  11. Thread: Some New Music

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    DOOOOO IIIIITTTTTTT!!! Just kidding. Sorry,...

    DOOOOO IIIIITTTTTTT!!!

    Just kidding. Sorry, Dave.

    Thank you so much for indulging me! I wanna rub that belly soooo badly.
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    Thank you all for responding! Seems fairly...

    Thank you all for responding! Seems fairly unanimous. So, follow up: if your career had been with a municipal symphony that didn't boot you out after so many years, would you play forever then?
  13. Thread: Adams Options

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    Poll: Having watched Beauty & the Beast about 100,000...

    Having watched Beauty & the Beast about 100,000 times (per summer) growing up, I appreciate the selection! I too liked B better.
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    The lady behind your left shoulder is really...

    The lady behind your left shoulder is really grooving with you. :cool:
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    Poll: Between the two, I prefer the monochromatic...

    Between the two, I prefer the monochromatic option, even if I don't love the yellow gold. What I'd really like, aesthetically speaking, is brushed brass body and bell. It kinda looks like the rose...
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    Since I'm still not sure I understand your...

    Since I'm still not sure I understand your question even after looking yet again, I'll attach additional pictures to supplant a few thousand words. Sorry they're so glare-y.

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    6910 Now that I look at it again, I think it's...

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    Now that I look at it again, I think it's just the white notch clacking as it turns within the groove. (Which part are you calling the valve guide?) I definitely wouldn't describe it as a...
  18. Thread: Some New Music

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    Well I was enticed by the promise of a picture of...

    Well I was enticed by the promise of a picture of Soup. Like John, I listened and followed along. I really like it! I agree with everything he said, but respectfully request a full body shot of...
  19. Thread: Duets

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    Duets

    Anyone recommend a particular duet for euphonium with cello, viola, or violin?
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    I was recently working through a duet book with a...

    I was recently working through a duet book with a second person in a small practice room. When I asked about physical embouchure changes related to pitch, he advised not to get too caught up in the...
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    Ah, next time I'll keep the tap shoes in the...

    Ah, next time I'll keep the tap shoes in the closet!

    I just took it apart to see if it was related to the felt. Then I spent 2-3 literal minutes screwing the cap back on. Now I can report back...
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    Why not play forever?

    I have a question for all you former pros. Many of you once played in military bands or other full-time professional capacities, but now have "regular" jobs and only play on the side. If you love...
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    My Dolce 4th valve kinda clacks a lot. Is this...

    My Dolce 4th valve kinda clacks a lot. Is this related to the felt? Clearly, there is metal hitting metal somewhere, but it's only a few months old.
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    I went with Blue Juice upon Dave's...

    I went with Blue Juice upon Dave's recommendation, and I've been very happy with it (except for the flavor). I was not happy with the oil that came with it, but that could be more about the...
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    Oooh boy.

    Oooh boy.
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