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    Did you mean to get the 6-1/2AL? The AL has a cup...

    Did you mean to get the 6-1/2AL? The AL has a cup shape generally considered good for euphonium. While I recall seeing 6-1/2A in the catalog, I don't recall Bach making a 6-1/2C (I just checked the...
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    In "Bolero," Ravel scored a passage played by...

    In "Bolero," Ravel scored a passage played by winds in the middle range, with the same rhythm played by flute (or piccolo, I forget) at a fixed interval above. The idea (whether scientifically...
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    He's right about guitar amps; they are voiced to...

    He's right about guitar amps; they are voiced to achieve certain sound qualities (a Vox sounds different from a Fender which sounds different from a Mesa Boogie). Some computer monitoring systems...
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    Does this count? 1981, moving a 130 pound Yamaha...

    Does this count? 1981, moving a 130 pound Yamaha speaker cabinet up the concrete stairs leading from the basement (of the house I had then) - I had the speaker cabinet on my hand truck, and I...
  5. That's the right thing to do. I did a little...

    That's the right thing to do. I did a little copyright and trademark work earlier in my career (before I settled into tax law), and I try to fully support protecting composer's and creator's rights.
  6. Does this work? I'm not sure if this is...

    Does this work? I'm not sure if this is legitimate.
    [link removed]
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    Your ears are better than mine!

    Your ears are better than mine!
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    Composed by Franz Reis for violin and piano. The...

    Composed by Franz Reis for violin and piano. The original is in concert E, with the highest note being B6 in scientific notation. My ear for absolute pitch is mostly nonexistent, but I'm guessing...
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    Have you considered Doug Elliott? You can select...

    Have you considered Doug Elliott? You can select a rim that feels like the 51D (101 size, according to his website) and select the cup and shank that gives you the results you want.
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    Barry is correct. Think of the 9 feet of brass as...

    Barry is correct. Think of the 9 feet of brass as a megaphone - it takes your lip vibrations and amplifies them (also changes the tone to something beautiful). When your lip vibrations occur at a...
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    If you're breaking this up, send to Sara, John,...

    If you're breaking this up, send to Sara, John, and anyone else what they want, and I'd love to have what's left over. I'll reimburse postage through PayPal or Venmo.
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    I really like the precision of scientific...

    I really like the precision of scientific notation - middle C is C4. The tuning note for a euphonium is Bb3 and for Bb trumpet is Bb4. That flashy ending note for "Carnival in Venice" is Eb5 for...
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    Um, that's because your horn has a sterling...

    Um, that's because your horn has a sterling silver bell, right?
  14. Thread: Valve oil

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    I've used Blue Juice, Hetman, and Yamaha. Now I'm...

    I've used Blue Juice, Hetman, and Yamaha. Now I'm using Resilience and I'm very pleased with it - very little gunk buildup and very long lasting. The drawback: not widely available and a little more...
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    By the way, here's a link to the video my wife...

    By the way, here's a link to the video my wife took when I played Taps for Veterans in front of my house.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/8USjN7HLijA1NC5P7
  16. Just a quick note: my Mack Brass horn has...

    Just a quick note: my Mack Brass horn has stainless steel valves. I think the valve set changed from year to year.
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    Hello Dean Surkin, TapsForVeterans.org has...

    Hello Dean Surkin,

    TapsForVeterans.org has received your registration to sound Taps during the National Salute on November 11, 2020 at 11:00 am your local time.

    Here is a copy of the...
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    I participated in Taps Across America on Memorial...

    I participated in Taps Across America on Memorial Day, as did an elementary-school-aged trumpet player a few blocks away. We got positive feedback from the neighbors. I hope to participate in this...
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    This was previously discussed on this forum...

    This was previously discussed on this forum
    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthread.php/21114-Conn-Selmer-Compensating-Euphonium#.X5rEDVApDuo
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    I'm glad I could contribute something useful. And...

    I'm glad I could contribute something useful. And I love the term "stable range!"
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    Doug, it looks like you're using a note...

    Doug, it looks like you're using a note designation that refers to the partial on euphonium/trombone, which is one I haven't seen before. When I first saw your notation Eb6, I was thinking scientific...
  22. Thread: Yamaha YEP-641

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    Walter Barrett uses a Yamaha YP-641. He had a...

    Walter Barrett uses a Yamaha YP-641. He had a trigger added to it, and he may have had other work done to it over the years. He gets a beautiful tone from that instrument, and it blends well with the...
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    I just want to clarify that you are referring to...

    I just want to clarify that you are referring to scientific notation, where C4 is middle C?

    I think that a good teacher can work with you on your embouchure. In these pandemic times I am sure you...
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    Will you use it on both your Adams and your Dolce?

    Will you use it on both your Adams and your Dolce?
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    About 55 years ago I was in boy scouts, got...

    About 55 years ago I was in boy scouts, got myself appointed the troop bugler, and bought the official boy scout bugle. I remember it cost $10 and it was pitched in G. I had thought at the time that...
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