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    I think even that would be better than dealing...

    I think even that would be better than dealing with a musicians mask. Getting the mouthpiece in the opening takes some fiddling around. So you need to leave the mouthpiece in the mask unless you have...
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    This is the type that out conductor purchased....

    This is the type that out conductor purchased. Found it hard to use. It's difficult to get the mouthpiece throughout the flap and the flap has a tendency to get between the mouthpiece and lip when...
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    Recommendations for face masks.

    Any recommendation for face masks? Our conductor bought masks, but while they might work for trumpet etc., they don't work well for euphonium. The hole is too small and the mask keeps getting under...
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    This raises a question for me. When should...

    This raises a question for me. When should consider replacing a pro horn? I have used the same Willson 2900 for 37 years. It was picked by Brian Bowman from a group that came in, so i know that it...
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    While that is certainly true, it is not the only...

    While that is certainly true, it is not the only consideration.

    Mike
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    Going back to Band?

    My community band (which is actually part of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)) is starting up rehearsals at the end of August. I was looking forward to getting back to it, but given the...
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    If you let the crud build up enough, it works...

    If you let the crud build up enough, it works just like heavy weight caps!

    Mike
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    Try pouring water down the bell and the emptying...

    Try pouring water down the bell and the emptying it out. It may just be in the main wrap of tubing below the bell.

    Mike
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    Sorry. Mine is euro. Mike

    Sorry. Mine is euro.

    Mike
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    What shank? Mike

    What shank?

    Mike
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    Hi Richard, I disagree with that reasoning....

    Hi Richard,

    I disagree with that reasoning. Years ago, i was very much onto photography. At the time, the sign of being a real professional or serious amateur was using an all manual camera such...
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    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a...

    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a response. Rather, you have a response o the mouthpiece. The 4U is quite a bit deeper than the standard Wick 4 and the X series mouthpieces. Perhaps...
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    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone...

    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone with a 12C and his 104 rim set up. He sounds better with the 104, but not as much as you would think.

    Mike
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    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good...

    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good advice.
    http://www.carminecaruso.net/

    Other proponents of breathing through nose (sniffing) were Harold Brasch and Roger Behrend. In Brasch's...
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    Hi Roger, The Caruso exercises are not...

    Hi Roger,

    The Caruso exercises are not breathing exercises. Their purpose is to train the emboucher to make changes with a minimum amount of movement. Also, breathing through the nose is a...
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    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of...

    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of toothpastes varies greatly. For example: https://scheumanndental.com/abrasiveness-index-of-common-toothpastes/

    If you want to scrub the vales and casing,...
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    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz...

    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz god!

    http://davidbandmanmusic.com/

    Mike
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    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I...

    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I brought in a bunch of pieces to try out with my Willson 2900. The two he liked best where a 51D (which Roger uses) and my Art Lehman mouthpiece. You...
  19. I'll See You In My Dreams (1951 movie with Doris Day and Danny Thomas)

    A kaiser euphonium is in the band that play's when Doris day does her blackface scene. (She is impersonating Al Jolson.)

    Mike
  20. I would suggest pouring about a quart (or however...

    I would suggest pouring about a quart (or however much you can get in) of Simple Green Solution down your lead pipe while while working your valves. That way it gets into all the tubing. Let it sit...
  21. This was the first piece that I heard that really...

    This was the first piece that I heard that really impressed upon me what a euphonium could do. The local library had an LP (from late 70s) of Air Force Band soloists and Brian played this piece....
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    I have been fortunate to never have anything...

    I have been fortunate to never have anything major happen. I have two small dents that happened during community band rehearsals. For the first, someone showed up late and was trying to squeeze in...
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    It concerns me that you are having intense pain...

    It concerns me that you are having intense pain and weakness. This is an issue that should be looked at by an orthopedic doctor that specializes in shoulders. You need to identify the source of the...
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    Mine is 1985 and is stamped on back of valves.

    Mine is 1985 and is stamped on back of valves.
  25. There was also a performance of Tre Canzone with...

    There was also a performance of Tre Canzone with the Navy Band that used to on the Navy Band website. It is better than the piano version that Dave has posted in the video section, in which there is...
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