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  1. That was fun! I just added it to the Euphonium...

    That was fun! I just added it to the Euphonium Videos page on Facebook. I'm guessing the date was mid-80's-ish??
  2. New CD from Gary Curtin - Eire Time - Amazing!

    I just finished a review of "Eire Time" by Gary Curtin. It is a great CD, one of the best I have ever heard. And, while I haven't heard every euphonium CD out there (who could these days?) I think...
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    Yes, exactly.

    Yes, exactly.
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    Oh, that's great! (And bilingual, too!)

    Oh, that's great! (And bilingual, too!)
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    My bad. To much turkey put my brain to sleep!

    My bad. To much turkey put my brain to sleep!
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    The horn is on its way to snorlax now, so maybe...

    The horn is on its way to snorlax now, so maybe he'll fill in some of the things we don't know yet. The ACB website reports it as 10 pounds. Subjectively it felt slightly heavier than my Adams. But...
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    Adding to the pile, here is a photo of Wynton...

    Adding to the pile, here is a photo of Wynton Marsalis trying a 4-valve picc. Notice (barely visible at this angle) that his left pinky is holding down the 4th valve.

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    Done! And happy Thanksgiving to all of you! (I...

    Done! And happy Thanksgiving to all of you! (I know it's only a U.S. holiday, but pausing to be thankful is a pretty universal value! I have much to be thankful for, and this community is certainly...
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    Here are a few clips from the rest of the...

    Here are a few clips from the rest of the rehearsal where we recorded Liebesfreud. It includes Schubert's Arpeggione Sonata, Tchaikovsky Romance in Fm, and Newton's Riders of the Rohan, so it covers...
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    The horn I used is now on its way to Snorlax!...

    The horn I used is now on its way to Snorlax! It's been fun testing it, and I'll have one more video ready to upload in a day or two. It's just a continuation of our Liebesfreud session, where we...
  11. Sticky: FS: Really Interesting Antique Euphonium with Short-Action Valves - Rudall Carte

    This may be one of the first horns to ever use short-action valves according to the seller. Apparently it was made around 1920, before the short-action patent was issued in the U.S. The bore has a...
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    I wish (truly) I could tell you!! At the last 2...

    I wish (truly) I could tell you!! At the last 2 ITECs I attended this horn was on my list to play-test. In one event the horn was sold before I got to it, and in the other I left suddenly for a...
  13. Thanks for confirming, folks! At this point I...

    Thanks for confirming, folks! At this point I would not even shop for office supplies (apparently the core of their business) at this site.
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    Thanks for the feedback, folks! One...

    Thanks for the feedback, folks!

    One interesting thing I noticed yesterday and my practice. The high Bb (concert) on the Doubler is easier than on my Adams. It is in the "no brainer" category on...
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    Happy to help, Trent! In a diverse group (but a...

    Happy to help, Trent! In a diverse group (but a serious group) like this one you can probably harvest several good tips/suggestions/kudos.

    Curious if anyone else has a problem with the lyre box on...
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    Thanks, Rick! On my Bessons and Sterlings I had...

    Thanks, Rick! On my Bessons and Sterlings I had the flipper type of lock. I would periodically have to check the screw for tightness. And at some point I started using a woodwind mouthpiece pad on...
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    I realized after I finished that I didn't mention...

    I realized after I finished that I didn't mention intonation in the review. In my mind that box was already checked because I had already put it in the intonation graphs. It's a confusing issue to...
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    ACB Doubler - Review Video

    Here is the video I put together with my overall impressions of the DOUBLER. (I'm still hoping to do a video of a piece of music with piano, but venue availability is becoming tricky.)

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    Welcome to the forum, Chris! Please do feel free...

    Welcome to the forum, Chris! Please do feel free to speak your mind!
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    That's a good question, actually, and we DO get...

    That's a good question, actually, and we DO get confusing in how we talk. I'm especially guilty because I can never remember what a C2 is vs a C3 for example.

    So in concert-pitch bass clef, this...
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    I'm sure that's what my book has, and also the...

    I'm sure that's what my book has, and also the online version I found in public domain. Below are 2 screen shots from the PD version. The first shows how the exercises I'm talking about start. The...
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    You raise a good point, which I tried to address...

    You raise a good point, which I tried to address above (about releasing notes). But I decided that would make a good single-topic video, and here it is:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAtV6lkzO_U...
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    FYI2, I plan on making at least one more demo...

    FYI2, I plan on making at least one more demo video. I already have "footage" where I show and talk about the horn, but that will need a good deal of editing. I don't work from a script, so I'm...
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    Thanks all for the comments! FYI, the video is...

    Thanks all for the comments!

    FYI, the video is now public (the link is still the same). I added some description for the video explaining the ACB Doubler, too.
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    Welcome to the forum! If this needs to be a...

    Welcome to the forum!

    If this needs to be a video, then consider the advice below along with trying to find a reasonably decent-looking background. It's not critical, but it makes a better...
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