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  1. Exercises

    I need some exercises to improve my articulation and tonality in my higher register. Any suggestions?

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    You could give "Rangesongs for Euphonium" by David Vining a try. It comes in bass and treble clefs.
    http://www.mountainpeakmusic.com/rangesongs-for-euphonium/
    Last edited by enhite; 04-16-2017 at 03:51 PM.

  3. Quote Originally Posted by enhite View Post
    You give "Rangesongs for Euphonium" by David Vining a try. It comes in bass and treble clefs.
    http://www.mountainpeakmusic.com/rangesongs-for-euphonium/
    Treble Clef at Amazon
    https://www.amazon.com/Rangesongs-Eu.../dp/1935510398

  4. Are there any free ones if possible?

  5. I have one that I used to improve my clarity and flexibility in an octave and a half register but it's sorta technical and designed for fun more than actual improvement (although it helped me a lot). Let me know if you're ​interested in it and I'll put it down on paper.

    I'm sure others have more to contribute than I do

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    Keep in mind that you won't have good tone, control, articulation, etc. in the high range unless you have the strength to handle the high register with some ease. Check out this post, which is a good (free) way to build high range strength and tone:

    http://www.dwerden.com/forum/showthr...and-High-Range

    You should also learn to transpose melodies up an octave. Then you can take some of the Arban/whatever exercises and play them in the high range. This is very helpful because you will instinctively try to play them so they sound as they do in the normal octave.

    Those two things in combination will get you a long way.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
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    Dave, benefits of playing melodies up an octave.....do you mean you would be more relaxed with a more open setting than if a tune was written in the gods in the first place?
    Current Euphs:
    Besson Prestige (German)
    York Eminence
    Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign (Round Stamp/ Globe)
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    Previous Euphs:

    Geneva Symphony
    Wilson 2900 with Eminence leadpipe
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    'Gob Iron': Doug Elliott Euph 105 I 9s (plus a few others!)


  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by ydave View Post
    Dave, benefits of playing melodies up an octave.....do you mean you would be more relaxed with a more open setting than if a tune was written in the gods in the first place?
    No exactly. I mean that you first want to get the melody solidly in your head, and should have a solid concept of how you want to express yourself. Then it is a great exercise to play it up an octave and try to keep the same musical feel. This also applies to moving an octave lower. There are completely different challenges to playing in the high range and in the low range, but those challenges should not determine how you express a musical line.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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    Ah I'm with you now....thanks Dave
    Current Euphs:
    Besson Prestige (German)
    York Eminence
    Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign (Round Stamp/ Globe)
    Boosey & Hawkes Imperial
    Plus an attic of old classics in various states of repair!

    Previous Euphs:

    Geneva Symphony
    Wilson 2900 with Eminence leadpipe
    Sterling Virtuoso (300 mm heavy red brass bell)
    Cortios 167 II

    'Gob Iron': Doug Elliott Euph 105 I 9s (plus a few others!)


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