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    Back when I played lead trombone in the CG jazz...

    Back when I played lead trombone in the CG jazz ensemble I was using a symphony tenor. I could do the style just fine, although I did not ad lib. But I thought the horn did not sound quite right,...
  2. Steven Mead Master Class - Aug. 1 2019 - from Germany

    Don't be scared by the title - Steven speaks in English! It's well over an hour long:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpUx3l5y_kg


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpUx3l5y_kg
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    I found the short-action prototype did not have...

    I found the short-action prototype did not have quite as good a response as the one I'm playing, so I chose not to go in that direction. However, I didn't notice the tone suffering, and the shorter...
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    Yes, I would agree that something like a 321 is a...

    Yes, I would agree that something like a 321 is a good choice for jazz.


    First of all, in jazz you don't really want a large sound; it's not characteristic. This is, perhaps, because of the...
  5. Horn is still available. This looks like a very...

    Horn is still available. This looks like a very good buy, folks.
  6. Sticky: Re-listed again. New URL is above. Given the time...

    Re-listed again. New URL is above. Given the time this has been online, I might suggest making the seller a lower offer and see if that works. A Hirsbrunner is not that easy to find on the market!
  7. Sticky: Reduced to $2,800.

    Reduced to $2,800.
  8. Love that arrangement (which I had not previously...

    Love that arrangement (which I had not previously heard)! Thanks for sharing.
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    There are a gazillion brass players with lip...

    There are a gazillion brass players with lip hair, including many tuba and euphonium players (where the larger mouthpiece is more likely to rest on top of the hair). I'm sure it will take a little...
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    For my own practice, I find that I am perfectly...

    For my own practice, I find that I am perfectly capable (and apparently subconsciously happy) to push a note sharp that is otherwise in tune. High F is one example. It may be because I played horns...
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
  12. A week? This is going to be a challenge for us! ...

    A week? This is going to be a challenge for us!

    First, you might look at this video on warming up. It's my system, and it is quite flexible. That is to say, you can shorten it up to get yourself...
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    More information is available from my book...

    More information is available from my book Advanced Fingerings for Euphonium:

    http://www.dwerden.com/eu-books-fingering.cfm

    This video is now public, so I have created a blog entry:
    ...
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    Thanks! It is now moved.

    Thanks! It is now moved.
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    Those pictures cry out with a message: that...

    Those pictures cry out with a message: that person should have bought a different horn! I have to think that all those plates would "stiffen" the horn, lessen its overall vibration, but perhaps give...
  16. Thanks, John! I feel the same way about what...

    Thanks, John! I feel the same way about what sounds best. Truth be told I need to catch one in the middle of the 3rd phrase sometimes, but often I'm OK without it. When playing with a loud band,...
  17. Nice use of the piccolo, too! The whole thing...

    Nice use of the piccolo, too!

    The whole thing is tastefully played, which is usually the case with the British!
  18. Video - Tips Playing the Holst 2nd Suite

    In this video I'm discussing the solo in the Holst 2nd Suite, giving details about how to play it musically and effectively.

    For those who want to play this solo, even when your band has not...
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    Right you are! Not sure how I missed that one....

    Right you are! Not sure how I missed that one. BTW, the video doesn't show other areas of the horn where more plates might be hidden.
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    lefreQue Times 4

    And the preliminary award for the most lefreQue plates on one euphonium goes to... Jan Schulze:

    7089

    (Got this from Instagram) - Anyone else want to enter the competition?
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    I have play-tested one of these in the mid(?)...

    I have play-tested one of these in the mid(?) 1980's and it was a pretty good horn. I think it would do nicely as a "filler" horn for you.
  22. Sticky: Price is reduced to $3,075.

    Price is reduced to $3,075.
  23. Sticky: FS: Bach Stradivarious Valve Trombone - Beautiful Condition

    Here is a valve trombone in wonderful condition, which would sell new for around $3,700 on Brasswind. Standard Bach hard case is included (square end profile, leather-like, or maybe real leather,...
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    Video on Using Alternate Fingerings

    This is another sneak preview for members only. In this one I go through some of the logic for using alternate fingerings.

    YouTube direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nklNJEj_Fk0

    Or...
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    I just moved this post to the practice tips area....

    I just moved this post to the practice tips area. Please see my video on building high range:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/23205-Video-Building-Strength-and-High-Range
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