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    I’ve used Arban’s for Trombone, page 156 (the...

    I’ve used Arban’s for Trombone, page 156 (the interval exercise) since I started playing.

    My pretty amazing teacher says that if you work your embouchure between your low range and high range, it...
  2. That “baritone” is an eye-catcher isn’t it?...

    That “baritone” is an eye-catcher isn’t it? Unfortunately I’ve been spoiled playing my Connstellation.

    I went to a local music store the other day and tried holding a 3/4 Yamaha front valve tuba,...
  3. Thank you both, guidocorona and 1cor13:4 - I...

    Thank you both, guidocorona and 1cor13:4 - I guess I have to give Up my dream of a front valve Besson.
  4. Much appreciated!

    Much appreciated!
  5. guidocorona, Could you hazard a guess as to...

    guidocorona, Could you hazard a guess as to whether this Besson can be held parallel to the body?
  6. It (the Festivo) has a beautiful sound, looks...

    It (the Festivo) has a beautiful sound, looks amazing, and the intonation is great. For ME, with my bad shoulders, arms, and tenosynovitis, I was never able to figure out a way to hold it that would...
  7. Has anyone actually played one of these? I...

    Has anyone actually played one of these?

    I think this is the horn the Wessex Festivo prototype was developed from. If it’s actually like the Festivo, it wouldn’t work for me anyway.

    Anybody?
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    And I have a Festivo and a wonderful Conn 24i,...

    And I have a Festivo and a wonderful Conn 24i, and Iím heading for a trial of the 2280.

    The Festivo has a fine robust tone and very good intonation, but is awkward and uncomfortable for me to...
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    I wonder if someone could answer a Conn 24i/25i...

    I wonder if someone could answer a Conn 24i/25i question for me.

    When I first began to get interested in the Conn Connstellation, I found the Conn Loyalist articles and later bought mine, which...
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    I started in the Spring of 2019, because...

    I started in the Spring of 2019, because arthritis in my hands had made woodwinds impossible.

    I found an excellent teacher and started on a plastic euphonium (mistake) and joined a community band...
  11. Itís a great horn, very comfortable in the lap...

    Itís a great horn, very comfortable in the lap and sounds great too, but very heavy.
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    An old friend of mine plays both, (bass trombone...

    An old friend of mine plays both, (bass trombone and euphonium) really well, and is as busy playing as she wants to be.

    The better you play your primary choice, the easier it is to develop skill...
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    Have you played both the King AND the Conn? How...

    Have you played both the King AND the Conn? How do those 2 instruments compare? I love my Conn and I’ll never part with it, but I’ve wondered about differences in overall sound and volume between the...
  14. Thread: Wobbly Sound

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    I too was a (bass) clarinet player who began...

    I too was a (bass) clarinet player who began playing euphonium in Spring 2019. I lucked into a fine teacher, but with the pandemic intruding, I’ve had about 6-7 months actual instruction, an hour of...
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    Congratulations rgorscak! Believe me, I...

    Congratulations rgorscak! Believe me, I understand your enthusiasm for the Connstellation. Hoping you’ll be enjoying many happy rehearsals and concerts with yours!
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    If by any chance you get a few nice ones to...

    If by any chance you get a few nice ones to consider, and any in “brushed silver”, you can send your leftovers my way!

    BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR SEARCH!
  17. Thread: After Covid?

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    After Covid?

    I was sick for a little over three weeks, and havenít played since 1/15, which felt almost as terrible as being sick.

    I finally started to feel as though Iíd never be able to get a sound out of...
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    PICK UP THE HORN. There will be band and Tuba...

    PICK UP THE HORN. There will be band and Tuba Christmas coming up and you’ll need to be at your own best to get the most out of them. If you love it and long for it and miss it, PICK UP THE HORN.
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    Here’s the worst of it- if you once played very...

    Here’s the worst of it- if you once played very VERY WELL and then hit a wall (or walls) and not being able to tolerate second best, STOPPED, then re-starting requires first that you NEVER STOP...
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    Pulling this up because I’m looking for...

    Pulling this up because I’m looking for suggestions regarding thoughts on the best of four in a row non-compensated horns.

    Back story- started playing in February of 2019 when arthritis in fingers...
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    I played in my backyard on Memorial Day and I’ve...

    I played in my backyard on Memorial Day and I’ve promised my husband that I’ll play on Veteran’s Day. Memorial Day was a touching experience for me. I went to school with several young men who died...
  22. Last night was our coldest outdoor rehearsal to...

    Last night was our coldest outdoor rehearsal to date. We are doing four “Christmas In October” outdoor concerts, all during the day, and I think possibly one more early evening outdoor rehearsal.
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    As someone who has come to the euphonium with an...

    As someone who has come to the euphonium with an unfortunate set of physical limitations, I would consider ALL of the advice offered here, and then, most important, seek out as many of those...
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    Many of the local events in my “hot spot” are...

    Many of the local events in my “hot spot” are being cancelled at least into the fall.

    Although I can hardly stand to think of it, the fact is we may not have ours, even if they can be held...
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    All I know is, I’m old, that’s what I’m told to...

    All I know is, I’m old, that’s what I’m told to do by my teacher, and it works. Not fast, but consistently.
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