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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorlax View Post
    I think ALL my euphonium parts are difficult.
    Ha, I agree. As I get older ALL the parts are harder.

    FYI. If anyone needs a treble clef version of Dave and Neal's alternate fingerings I have a close representation of that.
    Rick Floyd
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    Had to share this... too funny.

    I started working on "Pineapple Poll". I agree it's really tough. Especially the 'Opening'. I've been using Dave's and Neal's alternate fingering suggestion and it really helps. BUT, all the notes don't speak the same with all the added tubing with 4th valve down. Takes quite a bit of practice to use the right amount of air. As I'm practicing I noticed a solo on my stand entitled, "If I Only Had A Brain". Seemed so appropriate for what I've been trying to play.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

  3. #53
    Rick,

    Try using 34 instead of 124 as the alternate, at least where it works as a fingering. There are fewer bends, so it is not quite as stuffy.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Thanks Dave. I'll try that. Should have thought of that already since I use 3 for concert 'G' on the staff all the time.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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    We had our concert last night that included Pineapple Poll. The euph section figured out how to sound good in the opening section of Pineapple Poll... have another eupher join the band who has his master's degree in euphonium performance . This new member (Eon) got his BA at Indiana when Harvey was there and got his Master's in performance at FSU. He told me he could never really play the 'PP' opening well but he did well. The other two two of us just held our horns for those 12 measures. The rest of the piece is doable, but that first section is still tough for the other two of us. It sounds muddy with alternate fingerings but the notes were there.
    Last edited by RickF; 10-20-2019 at 06:03 PM.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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