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    3 Tips on The Billboard March

    Here is a minute-and-a-half video with 3 quick pointers for The Billboard March (sheet music link below the video player):

    https://youtu.be/fWfwMagFzQ8



    Sheet music (in TC and BC) available here:
    Billboard Euph TC and BC.pdf
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    Nice video. One of your examples reminds me of Finlandia. There is a lick in there played by trumpets, trombones, and tubas (in an orchestra) of 5 sixteenth notes with the first note on the last quarter of a beat followed by 4 sixteenth notes that start on the beginning of the next beat. If this piece is played up to tempo or faster, double tonguing is the way to go. And you have to use the "K" syllable on the 1st of the 5 sixteenth notes. Any one who has played this piece knows of this. I have played this several times with several different groups and am surprised that many do not do this and kind of stumble through that part. It does take a little bit of practice to be used to starting on the "K" or "KU" syllable rather than the "T" or "TU".
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    The first melody was for many years the opening theme for Chicago Cubs baseball on WGN TV, and the trio was the theme for the "Joy Boys" radio show in the 50s, a show that gave Willard Scott his start in show biz. "We are the Joy Boys of Radio/we chase electrons to and fro-o-o"
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    OK, Snorlax wins the Billboard Trivia Contest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    OK, Snorlax wins the Billboard Trivia Contest!
    I was taking a break from a HUGE Finale project. I am indeed a fountain of useless information. At least I have a major project to work on, bring in some extra bucks, and prevent mindless posting. (Currently, only 73.8% of my posts are mindless)
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