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  1. Learning Fantasy by Philip Sparke

    Hello Everybody
    I'm a senior in high school and I'm preparing for college auditions and hopefully TMEA Solo and Ensemble contest. I am going to learn Fantasy by Philip Sparke but does anyone have any tips on practicing it or performing it.

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    Welcome to the forum! I was just practicing this piece yesterday, BTW. Often when I practice I come across some things that I will video record and then make some suggestions for practice, but nothing sprang to mind as I was working through this. The standard "start slow and work up the speed" applies in this case (for the fast parts).

    But here is my performance while I was with the Coast Guard Band. It is mostly the way I would play it today, except I might try to do something differently in the slow parts (not sure exactly what that would be, but I just didn't think I find the best interpretation yet).

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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  3. Thank you Mr. Werden I look forward to playing this and hopefully finding a good interpretation the piece.

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