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    Not as often mentioned is the St. Jacome method...

    Not as often mentioned is the St. Jacome method for trumpet. Also a compendium as big as Arban's, but different exercises, lyric excerpts and nice solos. I'd save money on a duplicate copy of...
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    After you give your warm up a chance to kick in,...

    After you give your warm up a chance to kick in, take a break, try again, maybe repeat, maybe time to get the horn off your face.

    Here's a checklist for horn of the face time.
    1. Listen....
  3. Glad to do it! I love how my horns sound when...

    Glad to do it!

    I love how my horns sound when my ensembles perform in a church or nice hall. And if I get there early, I can play intervals with myself, like playing roots and 5ths D and A to hear...
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    Ditto on Don's comment. You seem to have ample...

    Ditto on Don's comment.
    You seem to have ample time per week to reach your goals of playing confidently in this group. Add to that some good listening to bands and soloists when you're away from the...
  5. If you were in my lesson studio, I'd tell you...

    If you were in my lesson studio, I'd tell you that's a great place to be, to start. Since you're brave enough to put this out there, I'll give you my honest take. Meant to direct you to what to work...
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    Simple answers

    Here're my guesses.

    1. Cost. Not as many euphonium jobs or performance opportunities. If euphoniumists have $$$$$ bucks lying around for another instrument, it's a trombone, tuba, or bass....
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    I'd go in a completely different direction.

    Electronic wind instrument. Most now have electronic valve instrument setting, also. The less expensive have fewer sounds. The lowest requires...
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    To College or Not to College, great question!

    I'm enjoying all the view points.

    I'd emphasize there is almost no way in the world such a young person knows what they will do in life. What ever path he takes, his first major and his first...
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    Yes, wrapped like a baritone, but fatter bows...

    Yes, wrapped like a baritone, but fatter bows like a euph. I've seen Cuesnon bari/euphs that are very similar.

    I'm with the consensus, a so called "lower grade" import (compared to true besson...
  10. Time for a Road Trip

    I concur with the above recommendations, but I think you might want more time before buying a horn, and you want to play the actual one you purchase, in case the demo horns at conferences are not...
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    I feel for you. Must be a terrible feeling. ...

    I feel for you. Must be a terrible feeling.

    Short of something medical, and assuming you haven't changed equipment, you might be doing something odd with your horn position or mouthpiece...
  12. Thread: Trombone

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    No shame to start with the basics. Go ahead...

    No shame to start with the basics.


    Go ahead and get a typical beginner lesson book for trombone like Rubank's, and most have a slide position chart in the book, and lots of simple tunes for...
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    Short answer, if I were in your situation, a 3...

    Short answer, if I were in your situation, a 3 valve front action Conn with upright bell would suit me. Bell front fine.

    Part of the question was about rotary valves versus piston maintenance. For...
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    You might ask your pharmacist for a a couple...

    You might ask your pharmacist for a a couple ounces of hydrogenated lanolin. Hetman 7 seems good enough for me typically, but does not seem to last on some slides.

    It's not a prescription. it's...
  15. I've enjoyed my Denis Wick 6BB on the 321 and...

    I've enjoyed my Denis Wick 6BB on the 321 and similar size horns. On a larger horn like hirsbrunner or willson, SM5 or so worked well.
    On the 321, I wasn't happy with the 51D, just felt like too...
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    From Rich Matteson, who never had range...

    From Rich Matteson, who never had range problems....

    Exercise that worked for me from him:

    Start in a range that is secure, for example, start with D.
    Play a relaxed D major scale (starting...
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    Guessing you're on a three valve non-compensating...

    Guessing you're on a three valve non-compensating horn, right? Would be the same for all brands, and same for tuba an octave down. The notes can be squirrelly and you might find the same fingering...
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    Yeah, the general consensus appears to be, no,...

    Yeah, the general consensus appears to be, no, not a viable instrument, but as said above, they may be happy to have a new member. I'm in a band where one of the tubists plays a sousaphone, which is...
  19. Older Besson Sovereign 3-valve compensating British baritone, silver. Any interest?

    Howdy,

    I'm checking out a older (1960s?) Besson Sovereign 3-valve compensating baritone this weekend (yes, British baritone). It's sitting in a consignment shop, and I may rescue it if there might...
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