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    Dennis, there's a 12 year-old thread on heavy...

    Dennis, there's a 12 year-old thread on heavy valve caps (3 pgs worth) that might help. Don't think anyone mentioned a Besson NS though. You might be able to experiment if you have an extra valve...
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    A heavy 4th valve cap can help on some euphs with...

    A heavy 4th valve cap can help on some euphs with response and/or slotting. It did on my Yamaha 641 but didn't help on my M5050.

    YMMV
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    Hmm? I’m sometimes suspect of the trumpet...

    Hmm? I’m sometimes suspect of the trumpet discussions about certain things (j/k). I don’t think it makes any difference unless you’re playing on a wedge mpc.
  4. Thread: Embouchure!

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    There have been a lot of views of your post but...

    There have been a lot of views of your post but no response as yet.

    I’m no expert but I subscribe to the theory ‘use what works’. I’m about a 50/50 player myself - half upper and half lower. ...
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    Gotta agree you John in liking the ‘traditional’...

    Gotta agree you John in liking the ‘traditional’ version better. But there are some who really like jazz.
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    The Armed Forces Medley - Inter-Service Jazz...

    The Armed Forces Medley - Inter-Service Jazz Ensemble:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pame-vooFS8
    The Airmen of Note joined forces with members of the The United States Army Band "Pershing's Own",...
  7. Hi John, I had that happen to me a number of...

    Hi John,

    I had that happen to me a number of years ago during a concert. Thankfully we weren’t playing Festive O. or Pineapple Poll that night :rolleyes: It was on my Yamaha 641 so also Yamaha...
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    I knew that not much air comes out of the bell...

    I knew that not much air comes out of the bell when we play but didn't know you could block the air with a diaphragm added to the mpc like Richard Smith demonstrated. Interesting! Many years ago...
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    Take care Dennis. Sounds like a tough road ahead...

    Take care Dennis. Sounds like a tough road ahead still. Thoughts and prayers for full recovery.
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    “God Bless the USA” featuring Lee Greenwood with...

    “God Bless the USA” featuring Lee Greenwood with The Singing Sergeants:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs0fxy8rHo8
    God Bless The U.S.A" is one of America's most iconic songs, so we are thrilled to...
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    You’re right John in that the clientele that...

    You’re right John in that the clientele that attend community band/orchestra concerts are often senior citizens. In S. FL the average age of attendees is around 65 I think.

    By the way, I found out...
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    I’m certainly no expert either but how easily...

    I’m certainly no expert either but how easily this virus spreads, I’m not going to take any chances. Having to sit fairly close to each other in a concert band setting, breathing hard, and emptying...
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    John’s mention of ‘Dupuytren’s Contracture’...

    John’s mention of ‘Dupuytren’s Contracture’ reminds me that I had that in my right hand about six years ago. I think I got it from carrying my brand new Miraphone 5050 in its hard case about two...
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    If the bag is made of brown Pacific Silver Cloth,...

    If the bag is made of brown Pacific Silver Cloth, which resembles felt (see image below), then it is to ward off tarnish. If your son will be using a leather gig bag the additional cloth bag will...
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    Very nice arrangement Dave and nicely played! I...

    Very nice arrangement Dave and nicely played! I like the close harmony and the only vibrato is lead. Nice!
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    Welcome to the forum Micah. We’re glad you joined.

    Welcome to the forum Micah. We’re glad you joined.
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    Paganini Variations - Henrique Costa

    What a great performance. Very musical the technically perfect I think. Wow!

    Paganini Variations - Henrique Costa
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    "And So it Goes" - Stay at home choir with the...

    "And So it Goes" - Stay at home choir with the King Singers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HINNVwddDJU
    732 singers from 52 countries submitted recordings made in isolation of Billy Joel's "And So...
  19. Wow, what a great horn at a great price! Hope a...

    Wow, what a great horn at a great price! Hope a forum member was able to get this gem.
  20. Thread: Anthony Caillet

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    Thanks John. Excellent video! I love his...

    Thanks John. Excellent video! I love his playing of Cafe 1930 (his accompanist on that one is superb too).
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    "Gypsy Earrings" (Farah, arr. Ryan McGeorge) -...

    "Gypsy Earrings" (Farah, arr. Ryan McGeorge) - "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIKnhiIFOto
    MGySgt Mark Jenkins and GySgt Ryan McGeorge, Euphonium; GySgt Mike...
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    Glad it helps Dennis. Hope you continue getting...

    Glad it helps Dennis. Hope you continue getting stronger and better.

    I actually started collecting these links in March. Since I am the one who hosts listening files for the band - and there’s no...
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    Some inspirational video links

    Below are links to some inspirational videos I found online during this ongoing isolation or quarantine. Some of these I'm sure some of you have seen already. Please feel free to share others in a...
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    Wow John. Sounds like maybe the lightning strike...

    Wow John. Sounds like maybe the lightning strike was to your house or a tree in the yard. Sorry to hear.
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    Oh man that’s nice! Very expressively played. ...

    Oh man that’s nice! Very expressively played. Thanks for sharing John.
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