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  1. Sticky: I sent them a message, and someone was actually...

    I sent them a message, and someone was actually in the office on a Sunday night and sent me a non-password-protected copy. All is well.
  2. Sticky: Be aware that the downloadable version is...

    Be aware that the downloadable version is password protected (I've never run into that before), and if for some reason the password becomes inoperative or inaccessible, then the whole product is...
  3. Sticky: Yay! Gonna order!

    Yay! Gonna order!
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    See an ortho doc and get an xray to see if you...

    See an ortho doc and get an xray to see if you are getting a bone buildup (osteoarthritis) between the trapezium bone (one of the small bones in the wrist) and the thumb metacarpal bone. I do have...
  5. That's not true in our parish; the few times when...

    That's not true in our parish; the few times when I have been asked to contribute a euph solo (not in an actual Mass, but in a music program leading up to the midnight Christmas Mass), I was then...
  6. Okay, but there is a problem -- I'm Catholic, and...

    Okay, but there is a problem -- I'm Catholic, and traditionally Catholics don't do instrumental music, other than the pipe organ.
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    I lived in Japan for six years, and while I was...

    I lived in Japan for six years, and while I was not involved in music at the time, I have to say, at the risk of sounding racist or chauvinistic, that this is typically Japanese.
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    Sometimes you just can't trust your ears. I have...

    Sometimes you just can't trust your ears. I have an almost total hearing loss in my right ear (nerve damage from a surgical procedure), and what I do hear in that ear is a half-step sharp compared...
  9. Euph playing and the trapeziectomy operation

    Have any 3+1 euph players on the forum ever had a trapeziectomy, an operation for treating arthritis at the base of the thumb, particularly on the left hand?

    I'm looking at the possibility of...
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    We played that same arrangement in a mass...

    We played that same arrangement in a mass ensemble (about 90 horns on stage) at IET in 2017. I have the video somewhere . . .
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    As an alternative to a recorder, one might...

    As an alternative to a recorder, one might consider a Mountain Inline Ocarina. Advantages: smaller than a recorder, much more durable, and less sensitive to breath pressure. Drawback: they can't do...
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    We're doing "Russian Christmas Music," the...

    We're doing "Russian Christmas Music," the slightly simplified arrangement. So that's covered :D
  13. . . . also had a top-level pharmacy program when...

    . . . also had a top-level pharmacy program when I was there in the late 1960s. Several of our top musicians were actualy pharm majors. If one's interests run in that direction.
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    It does sound like a lot, but it doesn't always...

    It does sound like a lot, but it doesn't always have to be in a chair behind a music stand in your music cave. Do you drive a lot? Take a mouthpiece with you in the vehicle and buzz at red lights...
  15. Thread: Bye-bye buzz

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    There was a long time where if I had gone back to...

    There was a long time where if I had gone back to college full time for maybe a PhD, I would definitely have carved out time for marching band. After I hit 65 -- not so much. Now that I'm 75 --...
  16. Thread: Bye-bye buzz

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    Bye-bye buzz

    I've been getting a really annoying buzz on my Dolce. Wasn't able to figure out where it was coming from; everything was tightened up. This morning I completely removed the lyre holder screw (which...
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    :eek: (Actually, since these are beef cattle,...

    :eek:

    (Actually, since these are beef cattle, the males among them have usually been . . . fixed.
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    That was one transfixed beluga. I live in the...

    That was one transfixed beluga. I live in the country, and some of my neighbors raise beef cattle. One of these days I'm going to take my oval out and play Herb Alpert's "Lonely Bull", and see how...
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    Stupid question -- does the Remington taper shank...

    Stupid question -- does the Remington taper shank fit in a regular large-shank euphonium?
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    A little flick of the 1st or 2nd valve can also...

    A little flick of the 1st or 2nd valve can also help with the change from the C to the E.
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    I've been wanting a "two-headed horn" since 1960,...

    I've been wanting a "two-headed horn" since 1960, when my father and I bought the Conn 86I. The old man who sold it to us also had a gold-plated Conn double-bell naked-lady double-bell. I played a...
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    Yet another new horn thread

    So, what with the reduced activity over the past year, I haven't been spending my personal "mad money" as fast as I used to, and it has been accumulating to the tune of well over $1k. I did some...
  23. Thread: Vibrato

    by DaveBj
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    I use a diaphragm vibrato on flute (and its...

    I use a diaphragm vibrato on flute (and its cousin the ocarina), but I can't make that work on euphonium. Jaw vibrato for me. I'm also not one for waggling every note longer than a fast...
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    Well, yeah, the Connstellation would have to be...

    Well, yeah, the Connstellation would have to be really good to beat my old 86I. Still . . .
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    Would you believe it -- I grew up less than a...

    Would you believe it -- I grew up less than a mile from the Conn factory, but I have never so much as touched a Connstellation, let alone played one.
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