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    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a...

    I would say that the mouthpiece does not have a response. Rather, you have a response o the mouthpiece. The 4U is quite a bit deeper than the standard Wick 4 and the X series mouthpieces. Perhaps...
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    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone...

    There's a video of Doug Elliott playing trombone with a 12C and his 104 rim set up. He sounds better with the 104, but not as much as you would think.

    Mike
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    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good...

    This is Carmine Caruso. So, he may be giving good advice.
    http://www.carminecaruso.net/

    Other proponents of breathing through nose (sniffing) were Harold Brasch and Roger Behrend. In Brasch's...
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    Hi Roger, The Caruso exercises are not...

    Hi Roger,

    The Caruso exercises are not breathing exercises. Their purpose is to train the emboucher to make changes with a minimum amount of movement. Also, breathing through the nose is a...
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    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of...

    I would be careful. The abrasiveness of toothpastes varies greatly. For example: https://scheumanndental.com/abrasiveness-index-of-common-toothpastes/

    If you want to scrub the vales and casing,...
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    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz...

    You may want to ask Dave Bandman. he is a jazz god!

    http://davidbandmanmusic.com/

    Mike
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    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I...

    When I used to take lessons with Roger Behrend, I brought in a bunch of pieces to try out with my Willson 2900. The two he liked best where a 51D (which Roger uses) and my Art Lehman mouthpiece. You...
  8. I'll See You In My Dreams (1951 movie with Doris Day and Danny Thomas)

    A kaiser euphonium is in the band that play's when Doris day does her blackface scene. (She is impersonating Al Jolson.)

    Mike
  9. I would suggest pouring about a quart (or however...

    I would suggest pouring about a quart (or however much you can get in) of Simple Green Solution down your lead pipe while while working your valves. That way it gets into all the tubing. Let it sit...
  10. This was the first piece that I heard that really...

    This was the first piece that I heard that really impressed upon me what a euphonium could do. The local library had an LP (from late 70s) of Air Force Band soloists and Brian played this piece....
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    I have been fortunate to never have anything...

    I have been fortunate to never have anything major happen. I have two small dents that happened during community band rehearsals. For the first, someone showed up late and was trying to squeeze in...
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    It concerns me that you are having intense pain...

    It concerns me that you are having intense pain and weakness. This is an issue that should be looked at by an orthopedic doctor that specializes in shoulders. You need to identify the source of the...
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    Mine is 1985 and is stamped on back of valves.

    Mine is 1985 and is stamped on back of valves.
  14. There was also a performance of Tre Canzone with...

    There was also a performance of Tre Canzone with the Navy Band that used to on the Navy Band website. It is better than the piano version that Dave has posted in the video section, in which there is...
  15. Here’s a photo of the LP. 8089

    Here’s a photo of the LP. 8089
  16. There is also an old Coast Guard Band record,...

    There is also an old Coast Guard Band record, with both Roger and Dave in the tuba quartet.

    Mike
  17. It's a pity that Roger did not record more stuff...

    It's a pity that Roger did not record more stuff to document his artistry. I studied with him for a few years and he truly was a tremendous player.

    Mike
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    And of course there is Dave's tape that he put...

    And of course there is Dave's tape that he put out back in the 80"s. If you sent him a blank cassette, he would fill it up with numerous solos and excerpts. Played it for years until my cassette...
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    There was an early 1980's LP from the Air Force...

    There was an early 1980's LP from the Air Force Band featuring various soloists. It has Brian Bowman playing Fantasia di Concerto.

    Mike
  20. I always found Colonial Song to be really hard! ...

    I always found Colonial Song to be really hard!

    Mike
  21. Thread: Valve oil

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    I used Blue Juice for a while but it left a lot...

    I used Blue Juice for a while but it left a lot of junk. Tried Resilience oil, but had the same problem. I now use Doc's Juice by Monster Oil and have not had any problems.

    Mike
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    Hi Micah, One thing to keep in mind is that...

    Hi Micah,

    One thing to keep in mind is that the Wedge mouthpiece is the advertised rim size is the vertical rim measurement. The horizontal measurement (i.e, in line with the lips) is smaller. I...
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    I just asked Hickey's about this. They said that...

    I just asked Hickey's about this. They said that DEG does not sell OEM Willson springs. I guess I will find out if there's a difference.

    Mike
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    Willson Springs

    Can someone explain why a set of Willson springs is $50. (At Hickeys.) Are they made of some exotic metal guaranteed to give me a super technique?

    Mike
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    Problems in low range

    Has anyone had sudden problems in the low range? A few weeks ago, I started having difficulty getting notes to speak in the mid-low register when tonguing. The problem starts at about the D on the...
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