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    The Yamaha 842 is very user friendly. The...

    The Yamaha 842 is very user friendly. The Sterling Virtuoso is terrific and really sings. My former Adams E1 .6 Sterling was the easiest horn Iíve ever played by a mile.

    In contrast, the...
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    Hi ametropia, I sent you a private message.

    Hi ametropia, I sent you a private message.
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    Iíd definitely consider looking through the...

    Iíd definitely consider looking through the Giddings offerings. I recently picked up a DHWA-S, and itís very close to what youíre describing. A 4 rim with a slight funnel shaped 4 cup. If you like...
  4. Thread: Why We Play

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    For me, Thomas Ruedi achieves this balance on the...

    For me, Thomas Ruedi achieves this balance on the euphonium. Incredible technique that I never even notice because he plays the euphonium like a violin.
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    A shout out to adult amateurs

    Wanted to share a story. I contacted an older, retired amateur euphonium player in my local area this week that I hadnít seen in a while. We had a lesson together around 4-5 years ago. He had been...
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    I learned a LOT from recording these regularly. ...

    I learned a LOT from recording these regularly. Thereís no place for bad sound/intonation/rhythm to hide.
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    Yep, every day. It changes depending on my mood,...

    Yep, every day. It changes depending on my mood, but some of my favorites are:

    Bach cello suites
    Various baroque sonatas (galliard, Telemann, Vivaldi, etc)
    Arban melodies
    Blazevich Tuba etudes...
  8. This is hilarious, and unfortunately a pretty...

    This is hilarious, and unfortunately a pretty accurate description of my trombone sound!

    P.S. upvote on Hiramís Greg Black suggestion. Those are great Mouthpieces.
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    I had a lot of success with the Giddings Boreas:

    https://www.gwmouthpieces.com/products/boreas-tenor-trombone-mouthpiece

    Itís similar to the feel of a 5G. There are also a ton of other...
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    Thank you for the link! Any idea how much...

    Thank you for the link! Any idea how much shipping is to the US?
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    Thanks Rick! $29??!!! Might have to pass at...

    Thanks Rick!

    $29??!!! Might have to pass at that price.
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    Looking for a recording

    Anyone know where I might be able to purchase a copy of the album ďOrationĒ by Steven Mead? I used to own this disc and am having a tough time finding it in the states.


    Thanks!
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    FS: Euphonium Mouthpieces

    Have 2 for sale, price includes shipping within CONUS. Both are large bore.


    Wick Ultra SM3X $50 Plating is near perfect, zero dents or dings, normal plating wear on the shank.

    69956996

    ...
  14. Brief review of the Eastman and Shires Euphoniums

    The Eastman compensating and Shires Q30 were on display for testing at IET this week. I had a chance to play both, here are some impressions:

    *disclaimer - I spent 5 minutes max with each in a...
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    NOW youíve done it....😁 Congratulations on...

    NOW youíve done it....😁


    Congratulations on the new horn, glad to hear itís working out well for you.
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    I agree with Dave on all points here. Itís true...

    I agree with Dave on all points here. Itís true that the horn doesnít ďmakeĒ the sound, but also true that there are inherent characteristics that different horns have that lend themselves better to...
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    I donít have your number anymore, send me an...

    I donít have your number anymore, send me an email at mceuph75@gmail.com would love to catch up.
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    Couple of ideas here that Iíd like to comment on:...

    Couple of ideas here that Iíd like to comment on:

    -The medium shank makes a difference, but not as much as some are making it out to be. I played a 2900 for many years and it is a tank. Itís...
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    Name that horn (lunch edition)

    Looked up and noticed this while eating lunch at the Fresh Market grocery store on St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans today. Any clues on what this could be? There wasnít a stencil on it from what I...
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    Technical: Makris-Aegean Festival Overture ...

    Technical:
    Makris-Aegean Festival Overture
    Smith-Festival Variations

    Lyrical:
    Grainger-Colonial Song

    Hardest overall (for me):
    Grainger-Horkstow Grange from Lincolnshire Posy...
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    Poll: Well, thatís just.............accurate.

    Well, thatís just.............accurate.
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    Poll: Count me in for the yellow brass. Classic and...

    Count me in for the yellow brass. Classic and understated suits me more.
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    Is there a reason that you couldnít play the...

    Is there a reason that you couldnít play the concert without lipstick and apply after the performance before taking pictures/meeting with friends? (Or play with lipstick and simply reapply after the...
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    Lance is fantastic. Congratulations!

    Lance is fantastic. Congratulations!
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    It takes time to develop a good balance between...

    It takes time to develop a good balance between muscle and air flow. It sounds like you may have more an air problem than an embouchure problem. One thing that never hurts is to add some air...
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