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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...
  2. 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...
  4. 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.



    Note
    DW

    Elliott

    Stock
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    And the winner is . . .

    I just finished an intonation test on the Dolce, using my three mouthpieces (DW 4ABL, the stock piece that came with the Dolce, and the combination of a Doug Elliott N104 rim and a TT cup), coupled...
  8. It was, and I still like to take it out and play...

    It was, and I still like to take it out and play it. What's really nice about that edition (Adam Frey's) is that the piece itself is pretty vanilla, but Adam includes a small tutorial on...
  9. I learned that piece for the IET Geezer Group...

    I learned that piece for the IET Geezer Group solo competition in 2016. At home, I recorded the accompaniment, but instead of using Finale's piano sound, I used a harpsichord. The accompaniment...
  10. I'm not sure. I'd want to go somewhere where I...

    I'm not sure. I'd want to go somewhere where I could spend a number of hours over several days playing all the best horns before I made a decision.

    I'll tell y'all one thing for dang sure -- it...
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    I have hair all around my mouth, and I haven't...

    I have hair all around my mouth, and I haven't had a problem.
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    I love it when a plan comes together -- John...

    I love it when a plan comes together -- John "Hannibal" Smith, The A Team
  13. Thread: 3rd valve use

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    In a slow passage, if it's in tune, go for it,...

    In a slow passage, if it's in tune, go for it, especially if it makes things easier.

    In a fast passage, I would use it, if it makes the fingerings easier. I may catch some flak for this, but I...
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    I know we're talking about warmups, not...

    I know we're talking about warmups, not performances, but "You Raise Me Up" is very popular among Southern Gospel tenor soloists, and back-up tracks are readily available is gospel bookstores, for...
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    If I don't have anything in front of me, I play...

    If I don't have anything in front of me, I play hymntunes that I know, gradually changing keys until I reach the top of my range.
  16. Could you say a little about what you used to...

    Could you say a little about what you used to measure intonation, and how you managed it in an elephant room?
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    It does come with a piano accompaniment.

    It does come with a piano accompaniment.
  18. Thread: alto horn solo

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    :D I was quite impressed.

    :D

    I was quite impressed.
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    Well said.

    Well said.
  20. Its model number 1150 is also the Jinhao model...

    Its model number 1150 is also the Jinhao model number, and, yes, large-shank.
  21. Totally agree with you, John.

    Totally agree with you, John.
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    Gary, this post really hit home. I'm approaching...

    Gary, this post really hit home. I'm approaching my mid-70s, and I have reached the point where I am having to re-evaluate my performing in public, especially in bands. I never miss practices of...
  23. Thread: Name That Horn

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    Why, yes, sir, I play the euphonium, Occasion'ly...

    Why, yes, sir, I play the euphonium,
    Occasion'ly called baritonium.
    It's bright brassy yellow;
    It sounds very mellow;
    And it's prettier than a trombonium.
  24. I don't know that ever seen a pedal note in an...

    I don't know that ever seen a pedal note in an actual band piece. Lot of them in solos, particularly in cadenzas, but that's a whole 'nother matter. The lowest that I can recall in an actual band...
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    What you're describing is what happens when both...

    What you're describing is what happens when both (or all) notes are exact multiples of some base (not bass, altho that fits, too) frequency. It helps to have a background in barbershop singing. In...
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