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    Thanks, that helps. I know Stephen Mead has it in...

    Thanks, that helps. I know Stephen Mead has it in his tips, but with no explanation. "By practicing below the stave you will be simultaneously helping yourself to play better high notes."
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    Play low to play high

    This might have been addressed in a former post, but I can't find it. I think it's an axiom that to play better in the upper register, play more in the low register. Can anyone explain the...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Oiling screws and pivot points

    For screws on the adjustable gap receiver and on the 4th valve latch, is there a suitable oil or lubricant that can be used to keep these easy to turn? Over time they seem to "lock up" and could use...
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    Haha!

    Haha!
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    Again,thank you. Very helpful.

    Again,thank you. Very helpful.
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    Both responses are helpful, thank you. I play in...

    Both responses are helpful, thank you. I play in our local concert band, with 6 - 8 euphs in our section. I have played one solo and one duet in our church. My primary playing will be with the band,...
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    New mouthpiece practice routine

    I'm trying out a number of different mp's now and need a little structure. My questions are:
    1. When you're comparing mp's, how long does it take you to know which one is the right one?
    2. Do you...
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    I haven't seen it, David, thank you. I'll take a...

    I haven't seen it, David, thank you. I'll take a look.
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    And may I add: I would also use it for my guitar...

    And may I add: I would also use it for my guitar playing and singing, which I do in a trio.
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    Home recording

    I realize recording my practice sesions is a necessity in improving my playing. I've used my cell phone a few times, but that certainly doesn't give me the quality feedback I need. Based on my level...
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    All very helpful and some amusing comments. I...

    All very helpful and some amusing comments. I think for now I'll stick to guitar and autoharp as my additional instruments. My embouchure shouldn't be negatively affected by either.
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    Thanks, David. I'll try to find the video, but...

    Thanks, David. I'll try to find the video, but I'm no James Morrison, haha. I might try it and just stay aware.
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    Instrument doubling

    I know many euphoniumists double on tuba or trombone, but how about trumpet? I started on trumpet in Jr high and switched to baritone horn in the 9th grade and stayed with it. I'm 74 now and playing...
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    Thanks, John. I'll give it due consideration.

    Thanks, John. I'll give it due consideration.
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    Removing the trigger

    Speaking of triggers, I'm considering removing the trigger on my Adams custom E1 and replacing it with the basic tuning slide. 2 questions: 1) should I do it? I'm finding I'm not using the trigger...
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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Werden arrangements

    David, are any (or all) of your euphonium arrangements available in treble clef?
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    Thanks, David. I need to develop that discipline....

    Thanks, David. I need to develop that discipline. With you and my wife agreeing, I'm convinced.
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    Yes, memorization is key to knowing a piece cold....

    Yes, memorization is key to knowing a piece cold. I do that with my guitar work, and it's a goal of mine with my horn. Let add another question. I have a habit (a bad one according to my wife) of...
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    Makes perfect sense, David. I'm listening to a...

    Makes perfect sense, David. I'm listening to a lot of solos these days and finding playable and expressive examples to choose from. Many are some of your solos. One thing I'm clear on is that to be a...
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    Thanks, Rick. Very helpful.

    Thanks, Rick. Very helpful.
  23. I use Arban's trumpet as well, having used it...

    I use Arban's trumpet as well, having used it since Jr. High school, and now at 74 y/o. It's so versatile. Regarding David's advice on developing low range, I have found David Vining's Daily Routines...
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    Developing solo skills

    I'm a 74 y/o comeback player (from 50+ yrs) who has been thoroughly enjoying the last 3 years in our community band. My 7 years in school and early adult years were also all band experience and no...
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    Thanks, Rick. That's helpful.

    Thanks, Rick. That's helpful.
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