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    Hi Ann,

    Welcome to Dave Werden's forum. All good suggestions above so I won't repeat any of it.

    If you're concerned about not being able to read bass clef don't be. I only read treble clef myself. The same with the other two who are in my section (we're all trumpet refugees ). I would say about 80% of the music for baritone or euphonium is in both clefs. There are a few times that the music is only available in bass clef. Then I have to xpose it on Finale for all of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    Hi Ann,

    Welcome to Dave Werden's forum. All good suggestions above so I won't repeat any of it.

    If you're concerned about not being able to read bass clef don't be. I only read treble clef myself. The same with the other two who are in my section (we're all trumpet refugees ). I would say about 80% of the music for baritone or euphonium is in both clefs. There are a few times that the music is only available in bass clef. Then I have to xpose it on Finale for all of us.

    "Great Big Dreams For America". I've not heard this one before. It was always "Good Boys Do Fine Always".
    I am happy to learn that baritone/euphonium music comes in both clefs! I thought it was always in bass clef. Not that I couldn't have learned it... but I've been looking at treble clef my whole life. Thanks for your reply!

  3. #13
    Thanks again everyone for your advice. Last month I purchased this cute little Holton A600 Eb alto horn locally for $150. It is in great shape and had been chem cleaned by the previous owner. I'm guessing it is from the '80s. I am enjoying playing - I know it's an instrument not played in many bands anymore, but for now I am playing the alto sax part in our church band. We only work on a couple of songs at a time, and they are in the range that I can play. I may eventually look into a baritone, but for now this is at least getting me back to playing a brass instrument, and it is fun to play!

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    That IS a cute little horn! Thanks for sharing.
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    Ann, the baritone horn parts are usually found in treble and bass clefs. Most of the players in our bands read treble clef. I find the valves on top are easier on the hands as I have arthritis in the right hand. I would suggest that you find a horn most comfortable for you.

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