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    FS Conn 5valve Double Bell

    I'm putting my trusty old Conn double bell up for sale. Completely functional with normal double bell quirks.
    As you can see the bottom bow is brass and was replaced long before I acquired it about...
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    Congrats and hope you continue enjoying your Mack...

    Congrats and hope you continue enjoying your Mack euphonium. I've had mine now for about a year and a half and have absolutely no problems and enjoy playing it every chance I get. Particularly solos...
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    Doubling Advice

    First off, I am a tubaist, who doubles on Euphonium and Bass Trombone - oh - and also Cimbasso. More recently my church music director asked if I would consider playing horn. Way back when, I was...
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    As a remedial tool, I like to start the wind...

    As a remedial tool, I like to start the wind blowing and then slowly introduce the buzz into an already moving wind column. This likely will not sound all that great. But bear in mind, it is only an...
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    I needed to leave for a bit, but am back with a...

    I needed to leave for a bit, but am back with a second comment for what it is worth. I have seen many great players (Jacobs and Fletcher to mention 2) who often depart from standard hand position or...
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    Interesting. Relating to the tuba, Bill Bell...

    Interesting. Relating to the tuba, Bill Bell would advocate a pretty flat hand with flattened fingers, (no real arch). Though in his orientation of the hand, the tips pretty much are directly over...
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    Fellow scholars and intellectuals - I post this with a certain amount of humor and realize, that as musicians, we would rather play our horns than talk about them. But ...

    In musicology we have...
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    Holy Event for the Cimbasso.

    This Sunday, Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Prior Lake, Minnesota is holding a music appreciation service at 9:30 AM. While we are a rather small and traditional congregation, we do have a...
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    Plastic on the rim does offer a good solution...

    Plastic on the rim does offer a good solution when in a rough environment, and at that place in space and time, I would not worry about having my most gorgeous and golden sound either. Other players...
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    Performance and rehearsal environments are not...

    Performance and rehearsal environments are not the same as your home/studio practice environment. In many cases they are filled with risky situations. I find that with the euph it gets up with me...
  11. Poll: My Dad lived during the period in the 20s & 30s...

    My Dad lived during the period in the 20s & 30s when the banjo was a rhythmic instrument in those "pre swing" 12 piece dance orchestras. He eventually migrated to the tuba, bass sax and ultimately...
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    I had a student about 40 years ago with that...

    I had a student about 40 years ago with that 'syndrome.' For some reason there was little or no control of the muscles in the neck. His cheeks also puffed (Gillespiesque) and he could not even get...
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    Another story from my 'book' :-) It is my...

    Another story from my 'book' :-)

    It is my contention with regard to euphonium timbre (or for that matter any brass instrument that we play) in relation to our voice that it is more of how the...
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    Beautiful playing on that link. A 4 valver and...

    Beautiful playing on that link. A 4 valver and it appears to be in C.
    Thanks for sharing that with us.
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    I've been interested in the Wessex rotary bass...

    I've been interested in the Wessex rotary bass trumpet for sometime and am wondering if anyone else out there has any experience with them. It seems as if it would make an interesting instrument on...
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    Plastic MP - Embouchure Visualizer

    I have always thought it would be useful, at least for the learning experience, to have and use a clear plastic mouthpiece. If for nothing else it would make a great embouchure visualizer.

    Kelly...
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    If this is a Conn, yes from the Bb (in the staff)...

    If this is a Conn, yes from the Bb (in the staff) downward is usually pretty flat. Other quirks include the 1st valve that is either very sharp or very flat on various harmonics. If it is a double...
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    Piernik

    http://youtu.be/veiQb4tZuGw

    On another site this link was posted.

    It is indeed unusual, but I find it extremely imaginative and done to the highest artistic standards. 'Expressionism' and the...
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    Jace. You have a great point, which is VERY...

    Jace.

    You have a great point, which is VERY helpful.

    'Diagnosis' of a problem is one thing, but you have hit the nail on the head with an uncomplicated 'treatment' or 'remedy.'

    Sometimes we...
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    Hi Bob. I really need to credit Dave Wilken...

    Hi Bob.

    I really need to credit Dave Wilken for posting some Youtubes on brass embouchures.

    One with a young fellow on tuba was particularly helpful.

    Here is the link:
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    Yet more to consider. Removing an annoying...

    Yet more to consider. Removing an annoying obstacle.

    Some of us take things rather seriously when it comes to brass playing as an art. We keep at it, always trying to improve.
    That's me...
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    Rotary euphoniums aka 'baryton' in germanic...

    Rotary euphoniums aka 'baryton' in germanic countries are quite beautiful to look at, whether in the upright or oval format, with or without a bell garland, makers shield on the bell, and beautifully...
  23. I concur with Gary, and will make a few more...

    I concur with Gary, and will make a few more suggestions for the polishing stage.

    1. Polishes such as Brasso or Simichrome can get you a pretty shiny finish, albeit that it begins to dull in a...
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    Amen!!!!!!!

    Amen!!!!!!!
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    RE: Transposition: Some much older players may...

    RE: Transposition: Some much older players may remember this. Way back when, and I have it on good authority, 'serious' flute students at 'serious' conservatories (and probably any other player...
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