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    John, Iím not in the retirement age range...

    John,

    Iím not in the retirement age range yet, but a lot of your post resonates. On a related note, the 2 live performances that stick out in my mind were both by older performers and had very...
  2. Proof that The Bee Gees were Ahead of Their Time!

    Donít know if this has been posted.

    At the very beginning. Also fast forward to 2:50 in.

    https://youtu.be/i6iBAuwBODA

    By chance does anyone know who the player in the video is?
  3. Welcome Daniel and bravo!

    Welcome Daniel and bravo!
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    I started a thread about this recently in the...

    I started a thread about this recently in the tuba/euph forum, asking the same questions. It took me a good month or so online before I felt like I had taught a really solid lesson. I never realized...
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    Online Teaching/Learning

    Like many others, Iíve been teaching through FaceTime and Zoom since March. Itís been a real adjustment. On the positive side, Iíve been forced to tighten up and simplify my verbal instructions. ...
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    Teaching lessons during a school shutdown

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  7. Thanks Dave! Iím doing the Erik Leidzen band...

    Thanks Dave! Iím doing the Erik Leidzen band arrangement of the Arban version.

    Enjoy your date!!
  8. Carnival of Venice live streamed tonight 2/14

    Happy Valentines Day everyone!

    If youíre free tonight at 7pm Eastern Iím playing Carnival of Venice with the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Wind Ensemble in Berea, OH. Live streaming link here:
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    Thanks all for the responses. Looks like I might...

    Thanks all for the responses. Looks like I might be opting at this point for a road trip from New Orleans to Cleveland.
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    Flying with a Marcus Bonna Case?

    Going to be flying on Southwest in February and wondering if I could carry on my horn in the MB case. Anyone have experience with this? Itís the only case I own so I donít have many options.
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    Iím really excited about a playable version of...

    Iím really excited about a playable version of the VW concerto on the euphonium. It presents an interesting question for the soloist: How much should my interpretation be influenced by tuba...
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    I have fuller lips and agree with John that the...

    I have fuller lips and agree with John that the Warburton mouthpieces have very comfortable rims. The Demondrae was on the big side for me, but the 4GD is a great mouthpiece similar in size to the...
  13. Pete, check your private messages.

    Pete, check your private messages.
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    Gotta agree with the above post, it sounds like...

    Gotta agree with the above post, it sounds like you already have your ideal mouthpiece. Itís likely that you just need some focused practice on your specific playing issues. If youíre really set on...
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    The Yamaha 842 is very user friendly. The...

    The Yamaha 842 is very user friendly. The Sterling Virtuoso is terrific and really sings. My former Adams E1 .6 Sterling was the easiest horn Iíve ever played by a mile.

    In contrast, the...
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    Hi ametropia, I sent you a private message.

    Hi ametropia, I sent you a private message.
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    Iíd definitely consider looking through the...

    Iíd definitely consider looking through the Giddings offerings. I recently picked up a DHWA-S, and itís very close to what youíre describing. A 4 rim with a slight funnel shaped 4 cup. If you like...
  18. Thread: Why We Play

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    For me, Thomas Ruedi achieves this balance on the...

    For me, Thomas Ruedi achieves this balance on the euphonium. Incredible technique that I never even notice because he plays the euphonium like a violin.
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    A shout out to adult amateurs

    Wanted to share a story. I contacted an older, retired amateur euphonium player in my local area this week that I hadnít seen in a while. We had a lesson together around 4-5 years ago. He had been...
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    I learned a LOT from recording these regularly. ...

    I learned a LOT from recording these regularly. Thereís no place for bad sound/intonation/rhythm to hide.
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    Yep, every day. It changes depending on my mood,...

    Yep, every day. It changes depending on my mood, but some of my favorites are:

    Bach cello suites
    Various baroque sonatas (galliard, Telemann, Vivaldi, etc)
    Arban melodies
    Blazevich Tuba etudes...
  22. This is hilarious, and unfortunately a pretty...

    This is hilarious, and unfortunately a pretty accurate description of my trombone sound!

    P.S. upvote on Hiramís Greg Black suggestion. Those are great Mouthpieces.
  23. I had a lot of success with the Giddings Boreas:...

    I had a lot of success with the Giddings Boreas:

    https://www.gwmouthpieces.com/products/boreas-tenor-trombone-mouthpiece

    Itís similar to the feel of a 5G. There are also a ton of other...
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    Thank you for the link! Any idea how much...

    Thank you for the link! Any idea how much shipping is to the US?
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    Thanks Rick! $29??!!! Might have to pass at...

    Thanks Rick!

    $29??!!! Might have to pass at that price.
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