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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  6. 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.
  9. 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.
  11. 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.
  13. Its model number 1150 is also the Jinhao model...

    Its model number 1150 is also the Jinhao model number, and, yes, large-shank.
  14. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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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    . . . which I have occasionally done :D

    . . . which I have occasionally done :D
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    I have the Jinhao clone of the 955, and you are...

    I have the Jinhao clone of the 955, and you are so right about the 3rd-valve combinations. Sometimes I have to work the main tuning slide like a trigger.
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    I agree that, given a binary choice between euph...

    I agree that, given a binary choice between euph and bari, the euph will get a lot more usage. I did buy a Chinese bari when I was switched from euph to bari in the Brass Band of Huntsville; I...
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    She really admired her older sister, and she had...

    She really admired her older sister, and she had played trombone.
  23. Thread: Name That Horn

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    As a demonstration, I can try to reverse the main...

    As a demonstration, I can try to reverse the main tuning slide of my euphoniums, and the procedure won't work; one side won't go in, while the other side is way too loose. However, I can reverse the...
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    What you described sounds pretty good. If your...

    What you described sounds pretty good. If your horn is cold after a gap in playing, and you're playing with a fixed-pitched instrument (organ or piano), you might need to push the tuning slide in a...
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    Congratulations on the new facility, Jonathan.

    Congratulations on the new facility, Jonathan.
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