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    Euphonium is my primary, but I play tenor, bass,...

    Euphonium is my primary, but I play tenor, bass, and alto trombones, as well as BBb tuba. I find the tuba double is the easiest to maintain, but if I play too much tuba, it makes my euphonium sound...
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    John- thatís trigger finger. I have it in my left...

    John- thatís trigger finger. I have it in my left ring finger from a combination of sailing and bass trombone playing. I waited 9 months after onset before I went to the doctor, who gave me a...
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    the Warburton Demondrae is NOT a 2 or 3 size...

    the Warburton Demondrae is NOT a 2 or 3 size mouthpiece. The rim diameter is 1.03Ē which by Daveís chart puts it between a 3 and 4. Note that the mouthpiece does have very little inner bite on the...
  4. My 3-valve 955 gets water in that loop. I...

    My 3-valve 955 gets water in that loop. I generally try to spin it to get that water to come out the bell.

    And "spin" is really not a good term. It’s more like "slowly rotate to allow the water...
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    Thanks for the reminder. Myself and a flute...

    Thanks for the reminder. Myself and a flute player friend.

    https://www.facebook.com/536902908/posts/10157353487562909?sfns=mo
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    Beautiful playing. What’s the instrumentation? ...

    Beautiful playing. What’s the instrumentation?


    Don
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    i agree with you, John, that tenor trombone is a...

    i agree with you, John, that tenor trombone is a less natural double than bass trombone or tuba. But now that I’ve been playing a bunch of alto trombone, I find tenor trombone easier. I also try to...
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    While I agree that the airstream similarities...

    While I agree that the airstream similarities make tuba and euphonium a good double, I found that playing too much tuba tended to make my euphonium sound too dark and dull. I’ve actually found that...
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    I’ll agree with Doug here with a caveat. I owned...

    I’ll agree with Doug here with a caveat. I owned a Sterling for a few years, and while I did sound like me on it, I had to work really hard to overcome the British sound inherent in the horn. I was...
  10. Thread: Shires euphonium

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    I just got back from hearing Hiram Diaz perform...

    I just got back from hearing Hiram Diaz perform on a brand new production model Q41 medium shank. He was performing at Montclair State in New Jersey with his Quintet, High Bridge Brass...
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    I’ve been all digital for probably 8 years. I...

    I’ve been all digital for probably 8 years. I started with an iPad 1, and I’m on the latest iPad Pro now. With the Apple Pencil and forScore, it’s faster and easier to annotate, and the annotations...
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    I owned one of these briefly that I kept as my...

    I owned one of these briefly that I kept as my office horn (at the time, I had more money than time, so I decided to acquire a second horn to keep in my office, and practice in the space I...
  13. Thread: Metal Thickness

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    I finally got around to getting out my micrometer...

    I finally got around to getting out my micrometer and I tried to measure the metal thickness on my 5050. Alas, there is no flat surface for the anvil of the micrometer to bear on, so the measurement...
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    I’ll measure my 5050 in the next couple of days. ...

    I’ll measure my 5050 in the next couple of days.

    Don
  15. An important key to trombone/Euph doubling that...

    An important key to trombone/Euph doubling that Martin touches on is that it’s essential to have a clear concept of a distinct characteristic sound for each instrument. Without this distinction, I...
  16. Thanks for the kind words, John. I noticed that...

    Thanks for the kind words, John. I noticed that the earlier programs are missing on the site. I need to organize that a bit better.

    Note that I stream the concerts on Facebook, and the streams...
  17. Randy, I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation....

    Randy, I’m glad you enjoyed the presentation. That quip is an adaptation of one I’ve heard over the years about many businesses, particularly sailing related businesses. “The way to make a million...
  18. Id agree with the 1.5 suggestion, but try...

    Id agree with the 1.5 suggestion, but try multiple mouthpieces in that range. I absolutely hated the Bach 1.5, and liked other 1.5’s.
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    I’ve recently begun playing a lot of bass trombone. I use a Warburton Demondrae on Euph, and a Shires 1-1/4 MD on bass trombone. I played “Pictures at an Exhibition” with an orchestra, playing Bass...
  20. John Morgan, I’m not a baseball fan at all. When...

    John Morgan, I’m not a baseball fan at all. When I was, I followed the Yankees.


    Don
  21. Sorry I’m missing this. I was in town briefly to...

    Sorry I’m missing this. I was in town briefly to speak on the panel Tuesday morning about community Tuba-Euph ensembles. I did get to meet John Morgan (who showed me his gorgeous engraved Adams) and...
  22. I used these for a bit till I found that they...

    I used these for a bit till I found that they were shedding fuzz inside the valve knuckles.

    Don Winston
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    I think the Besson Prestige is a great instrument...

    I think the Besson Prestige is a great instrument if you want to sound like Steve Mead. The only player I’ve heard who doesn’t sound like Steve on a prestige is Dave Childs. FFS even Rolan Froescher...
  24. Iím none of the guys you mentioned, and I havenít...

    Iím none of the guys you mentioned, and I havenít played either the Wessex or the JP, but I bought a JP Bass Trombone sight unseen and I was amazed at the quality of the instrument. The instrument...
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    Nah. Those guys are complete mouthpiece junkies.

    Nah. Those guys are complete mouthpiece junkies.
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