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    Interesting experience

    I laid off practice for a couple of weeks, and when I started again yesterday my playing had somehow become much better... fewer mistakes and more expressive. I can't explain it. Has anyone else had...
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    Interesting conversation. I have been thinking...

    Interesting conversation.

    I have been thinking of getting a tuba, either a small 3/4 size 4 valve Bb or a 4 valve compensating Eb. It may actually be a little to early in my come-back to add...
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    Oompah music

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    Is anyone here playing in an oompah band? I gather that these bands mostly use German-style oval baritone horns for playing the 9 foot pitch range. Is a regular English-style euphonium...
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    Besson 782 tuba

    Any thoughts on the Besson 782 Eb compensating tuba? Are they good? What would be a fair price for one?
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    Clarke Technical Studies

    I am working on Clarke second study, and decided I would enhance it by practicing it forwards and backwards. I figure it will enhance my skill at reading the music from the page. Does anyone else use...
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    Same here.

    Same here.
  7. forced vital capacity (fvc), improving fvc, and breath management while playing

    Hi,

    I wonder if we could spend some time discussing forced vital capacity (fvc, the volume of air that can forcibly be blown out after full inspiration), breath management strategies while...
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    She had an interesting comment about her change...

    She had an interesting comment about her change in attitude playing in the army band from "I get to play the euphonium, yeah!" to "I get to serve my country. I get to wear this uniform." I wonder if...
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    Good idea!

    Good idea!
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    Carrying the mouthpiece and renting the horn...

    Carrying the mouthpiece and renting the horn sounds like a good idea, if a horn can be rented locally.
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    Also, I just checked travel by bus. It's actually...

    Also, I just checked travel by bus. It's actually faster than Amtrak by about 30 hours, and one third of the price, but I don't know about safety of the horn on a bus ride, and riding the bus is just...
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    The train sounds like an interesting...

    The train sounds like an interesting possibility, so I looked up some information about it. Travel by Amtrack takes about 75 hours to go from my location to Atlanta. That would add up to almost a...
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    I would drive if I could, but it would not be...

    I would drive if I could, but it would not be practical for me to drive ~1900 miles to Atlanta. Are there any other thoughts?
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    Thanks for the comments. If I decide to go, what...

    Thanks for the comments. If I decide to go, what is the best way to transport my euphonium half way across the country? (More than half way actually.)
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    Euphonium-Tuba Festival

    I've seen several posts in the forum that are highly recommending the Euphonium-Tuba Festival organized by Adam Frey and held in Atlanta. What type of players is it geared to?

    As I have noted in...
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    I can only add one thing to what has been...

    I can only add one thing to what has been written. (Well, maybe more than one thing.) In terms of finding a good job, a PhD is basically the ticket you need to punch if you want a career in...
  17. Poll: My grandmother was born in Nuremberg. Her mother...

    My grandmother was born in Nuremberg. Her mother was born in Leinburg, which is about 20km from Nuremberg, and my grandmother's father was born in Oberredwitz, which is, I believe, now part of the...
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    It might be a bit of an exaggeration to refer to "my musical career", but anyway, I started on piano while in grade school, quitting after a year and a half, but actually it was a good foundation. In...
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    Euphonist doubling on Tuba

    It's getting a bit ahead of myself, but maybe someday I will want to double on Tuba. I just found an interesting document on this topic written by Matthew Murchison. It's a report on his doctoral...
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    Starting lessons this week

    I mentioned in another post that it has been 54 years since I played the baritone horn (a bell-forward three valve American instrument, Conn as I recall.) I signed up for private euphonium lessons at...
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    I didn't arrange the piece or play it on the...

    I didn't arrange the piece or play it on the video. (I do have a CD of the sound track from the movie.) I would like to find the arrangement and try playing it.
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    Manhã de Carnaval

    A rendition on euphonium of Manhã de Carnaval, one of my favorite pieces... not a fancy piece, one that shows off the why the euphonium got its name.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLdebmTSjPg
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    OK, I found a little more information about the...

    OK, I found a little more information about the Besson BE 186.

    First of all, it's made in China.

    Second, one vendor (Elcoda) lists it as the only legitimate copy of the Melton 186 (Note: Melton...
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    Besson BE186 tuba

    Hi,

    Has anyone tried the Besson New Standard BE186 student tuba or know of any user reviews? It is a small bore 3/4 size tuba with 4 rotary valves.

    Here's a link to the manufactures website....
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    I agree that this sounds like a good recommendation for a wide variety of reasons, particularly since an instrument from a US dealer like Wessex is within the budget of the OP. (My experience is more...
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