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    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben...

    This thread reminded me of a recital by Dr. Ben Pierce (professor of low brass at the University of Arkansas) followed by discussion at Ball State University a few years ago. Dr. Pierce certainly...
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    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with...

    Sorry that you missed a very nice recital with all 21st century music. I apologize for not being able give an earlier heads up, as I had just received an emailed notice that morning. IU Music Live...
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    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right...

    Oops. I've since corrected my post the right date. Sorry for any confusion.
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    Recital by Demondrae Thurman

    Dr. Demondrae Thurman is giving a euphonium recital at Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday, January 17, 2020 at 5pm EST. His listed repertoire is: Victorino d’Almeida: Insinuações (2018),...
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    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks...

    Information for those interested: Mr. Turrin asks for $35 (through PayPal) for a pdf copy of his very nice arrangement of "Someone To Watch Over Me." He explained that there are royalty costs...
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    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean...

    Excellent suggestion above to thoroughly clean your valves (and casings). But...another explanation could be that this valve oil doesn't react well with your spit. I've had that problem with every...
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    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument...

    I've found that mouthpieces can be instrument specific. For example, a Schilke 51D is a great match for my Besson New Standard but works less well in an Adams E2. A Wick 4AL works best for me in that...
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    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick...

    I encouraged a friend to try my (cleaned) Wick 4AL on her Mach euphonium. It "opened" up her sound, she was pleased with the improvement, bought one a short time later and has been using it...
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    Indianapolis Indiana

    In my opinion, the best repair shop in central Indiana is Musicians Repair and Sales in Indianapolis. I've never had a worry or complain on any of their work. In fact, I pass up closer shops to take...
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    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New...

    Your instrument appears to be a Besson New Standard. These have some peculiar intonation problems (concert Eb can be a nightmare). However, in my opinion, when in good repair, the New Standard...
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    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed...

    You have sharp eyes, Dave. I completely missed the horn in the photo.
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    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to...

    While visiting the Quick Horn Rinse website to look at their lap pillow, you might also take a look at the euphonium hand strap. Many of us like this option. A similar hand strap is also available...
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    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a...

    That's exactly what I do. My daughter once had a summer job in college erasing all the markings from orchestral parts. It was ok for her, as she was getting paid, but thinking about the our volunteer...
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    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves...

    Am I correct in thinking that making the valves shorter requires making them with oval holes (with oval tubing leading to and from)?
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    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his...

    [QUOTE=RickF;151843] "Jason Ham is selling his Yamaha 842."
    I know that he's changed careers, but Jason Ham was an excellent euphonium player and I hope that it doesn't mean he has given up playing...
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    I've had success in putting an old sock through...

    I've had success in putting an old sock through the tuning slide loop to allow for a better grip. You probably should do this only after using the penetrating oils mentioned above. If it's still too...
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    I own euphoniums with each kind of valve set-up....

    I own euphoniums with each kind of valve set-up. I can play passages that require use of the 4th valve faster in the 3+1 instrument than on my Conn 24i in-line model. Perhaps this is because the 3+1...
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    When taking bell materials into consideration,...

    When taking bell materials into consideration, please understand that silver is much softer than brass. When my sterling silver belled Adams E2 was weeks old, I made the mistake of placing it bell...
  19. I've read that Dennis Wick developed the 4AL to...

    I've read that Dennis Wick developed the 4AL to get the sound he wanted from the Conn 8H and 88H trombones. Although I use a 4AL on euphonium, it doesn't work for me on trombone. (But then I'm...
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    Dave's reply sounded approximately right. The...

    Dave's reply sounded approximately right. The website is pretty well constructed. In my experience, shipping costs show up before you commit to buying. Hope that helps.
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    I've had great service from Steve Mead's...

    I've had great service from Steve Mead's euphonium store, including fast shipping. Oration is available there for less than $13.50 (plus shipping). https://www.euphoniumstore.net/search=oration
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    Once you experience the din of the exhibit hall,...

    Once you experience the din of the exhibit hall, you'll appreciate the John Morgan's advice to arrange to audition favored instruments in a nearby practice room, outside (if the day is nice), or in...
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    I was able to obtain a free sample of Resilience...

    I was able to obtain a free sample of Resilience Oil F1 Valve oil (evidently now referred to as oil #2 according to bbocaner). I tried it for several weeks. I found it to be one of the slickest and...
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    Sam Pilafian died

    Tubist extraordinaire and apparently, to those who knew him, an all around nice guy, died this weekend. Like many, I loved his work with the Empire Brass, Boston Brass and, my favorite, Travelin'...
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    I recently noticed that David Vining has...

    I recently noticed that David Vining has published a book entitled "Trombone Intonation Mastery." I don't have direct experience with this book, but have another of Prof. Vinings books (Range Songs)...
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