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    Hi and welcome to Dave Werden's forum. I use...

    Hi and welcome to Dave Werden's forum.

    I use LSCO guards myself which incorporates three parts to each guard. The leather outside, a layer of thin plastic under that and the part that comes in...
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    I think this would be worth a post in your...

    I think this would be worth a post in your 'links' section like you pointed out. My youngest son is a professor at NC State and teaches grad students up through PhD. Any help or advice for a student...
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    King 2280 for $700

    Just noticed this on 'another network' over on TubeNet. I do not know the seller but he has a King 2280 (lacquer) for sale located in Long Island, NY. Price just lowered to $700. Some cosmetic...
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    Yeah I figured most opinions of our 'National'...

    Yeah I figured most opinions of our 'National' march arr in swing would be the same as mine. I know why our Dir picked it... it fits in with the program.

    Here's an arrangement by Toshio Mashima...
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    Swing / Jazz concert

    The Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches next concert is an 'all swing' program. Our first concert is 4 weeks from now and already sold out. Since there are a number of seniors here in S. Florida...
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    Okay, I get it now. Sorry but I don’t know.

    Okay, I get it now. Sorry but I don’t know.
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    Franz, the way I understand it is the gap can be...

    Franz, the way I understand it is the gap can be helpful with response and maybe slotting or hitting the note without chipping. Dave Werden has a good video discussing that. Here's a link to that...
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    Of those three choices you listed I would vote...

    Of those three choices you listed I would vote for the Adams E2.
  9. Thread: Newby

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I live in S....

    Hi and welcome to the forum. I live in S. Florida so can't really answer you question. Hopefully another member here can help.
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    Sorry Sara but I already sent it back to Amazon. ...

    Sorry Sara but I already sent it back to Amazon. As you probably know it’s really easy returning to Amazon. Price of the book was just about $7.

    Here’s a link if you need it:...
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    Hi Sara. For the purpose you describe this book...

    Hi Sara. For the purpose you describe this book would be useful. In fact for my review on Amazon I said it was appropriate for middle school to early years in high school.

    Mine was for TC...
  12. If you're looking for a Willson 2900 there just...

    If you're looking for a Willson 2900 there just happens to be one posted for sale about an hour ago. See this thread:

    FS: 2003 Willson 2900S

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    Sara, just a note: I just ordered "Foundations...

    Sara, just a note: I just ordered "Foundations for Superior Performance" (Warm-Ups and Technique for Band) by Richard Williams & Jeff King as it sounded like it would be good to have. It’s stand...
  14. Herco Spitballs for large bore instruments. See...

    Herco Spitballs for large bore instruments. See this post by Doug for more info with link:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/18575-Cleaning-nooks-and-crannies?p=123481#post123481
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  15. Thread: Valve Problems

    by RickF
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    Great post by Dave with excellent info. There...

    Great post by Dave with excellent info.

    There are some people who have trouble with synthetic valve oils like Hetman or Yamaha due to body chemistry. I happen to be one of those people. I now use...
  16. Thread: Valve Problems

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    I’ve not heard of rust showing up on the Valves....

    I’ve not heard of rust showing up on the Valves. Besson valves should be stainless and casings are brass. Weird too that the guides disintegrated. I don’t know what to suggest, sorry.
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    Very interesting video. I'll have to share that...

    Very interesting video. I'll have to share that with a clarinet player who plays with us now who played in "Pershing's Own" several years ago. Impressive looking library too.
  18. Trumpet Bells of Christmas - (recording session)

    No euphonium or tuba content but great arrangement by Drew Zaremba. I got this link from a tuba friend of mine who was a Navy musician many years ago. A video of their recording session with some of...
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    Got this picture in a text from my brother in Jax...

    Got this picture in a text from my brother in Jax (Jacksonville, FL). He and his wife attended on the 21st. Always a good crowd at the beach in the band shell.
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    Not the same! The JP is modeled after the...

    Not the same! The JP is modeled after the Sterling that's all.
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    Interesting Jim that you say you use music on...

    Interesting Jim that you say you use music on stage - even when memorized. I found I need to too. Not only in case of memory lapse but helps me concentrate. One time many years ago I was playing a...
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    I’m no expert but get to play solos in our comm...

    I’m no expert but get to play solos in our comm band since I’m principal - and sometimes in church. What helped me is something Dave Werden suggested some time ago. Listen to some of your favorite...
  23. Thread: Wessex Sinfonico

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    Interesting pics. In the pics compared to the...

    Interesting pics. In the pics compared to the Willson 2900 you can see where the top bow is shorter and bottom bow is longer. Overall length has to be the same but that really strikes me as a big...
  24. Thread: Mute cases

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    Hi Roger, I have the Denis Wick mute case...

    Hi Roger,

    I have the Denis Wick mute case (linked here) and it works fine. As far as the practice mute I have the 'Best Brass' model and no case. When I need the practice mute I stick it in the...
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    I've always liked, "Be My Love" by Brodzsky ever...

    I've always liked, "Be My Love" by Brodzsky ever since I heard Riki McDonnell play that on "Euphonium Songbook". Morgan Griffiths also recorded. But... it was with brass band. Not sure if there's...
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