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    Over the Rainbow - Nice

    Here are a couple Air Force musicians playing Over the Rainbow. Unusual instrumentation for a duet - an electric guitar and euphonium, but it is really lovely.

    https://www.facebook.com/10001167410...7206225345170/

    I sure enjoyed this! I want them to do more, what nice music!!!
    John Morgan
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    Oh man that’s nice! Very expressively played. Thanks for sharing John.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    Oh man that’s nice! Very expressively played. Thanks for sharing John.
    You bet, Rick. I guess I sort of locked onto that piece as Over the Rainbow is one of my all time absolute favorite tunes. So much so, that I can play it in any key (usually without mistakes!).

    I think Dave will appreciate this rendition on euphonium as well, because I know Dave likes to play some pieces with a little bit of jazziness and expression. This guy just made that style look and sound very easy. I wish I had a whole album of those two together.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Morgan View Post
    I think Dave will appreciate this rendition on euphonium as well, because I know Dave likes to play some pieces with a little bit of jazziness and expression.
    You are correct about me liking it! The combination of electric guitar and euphonium works quite well. I've never had the chance to try it.

    I just looked, and I have done a few dozen pop-ish songs which comprise most of the items on this playlist:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...F5JcyBiDcb22Zb

    Fortunately, no ad-libbing was required!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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    Dave - those are great!! Would love to hear you on Over the Rainbow and Summertime if you ever get the chance to record them. The AF fellow was playing Over the Rainbow in C, not the key I usually play it. I tend to doodle with that piece in concert F or Eb mostly, and mainly when I am warming up and want to play a melody. But, after listening to him, the range in the key of C on the euphonium was quite nice. And the low C at the end was too cool. I'm going to keep your playlist Dave and listen to all of them.

    I play trombone, but am not an ad-liber. Didn't grow up playing trombone or in any jazz bands. I do have a lot of time playing in big bands and love playing ballads on trombone. You can still play big band stuff and other pieces with some jazziness and style without being a full on improviser. Guess I'm one of those players that needs notes (that is, until I memorize them!).
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)

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