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    Feel My Rath

    Bone players - covering bass parts on a tenor. HELP!

    Thread Starter: Feel My Rath

    As a play in a small band I'm sometimes required to put in either a bass bone part or sometimes even a tuba part. Now I currently play a Rath R4F with a Bach 5GS. Will a smaller bass mouthpiece work for a slightly fuller lower register? I'm not thinking a huge size, maybe something like a Wick 2AL...

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    The perfect test piece

    Thread Starter: MoominDave

    What makes the perfect test piece? What test pieces have you loved playing, and why? What test pieces have you hated playing, and why? What things in a piece turn you off it? Are there pieces that you've taken for or against straight away, but then changed your mind on as rehearsals have...

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    Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) Round Stamp Euphonium

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    Hi guys, I am looking for honest and fair valuations for the Euphonium. It's serial number is 655673 for anyone who wants to search for it. I'll attach a few photos of the instrument. It's older than me and has had some good use over the years, but unfortunately due to dwindling numbers and the...

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    Mr N N Fixer

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    Thread Starter: Mr N N Fixer

    You hear some funny stories relating to incidents that take place, sometimes in rehearsals and sometimes on stage, in concerts and in contests. I heard a good one the other day about some old guy who's trombone slide ended up half way across the band room. He obviously got a bit too excited about...

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    Breathing Devices - opinions

    Thread Starter: DS2014

    Hi all, have been doing a bit of reading recently about Arnold Jacobs and his teachings about breathing and air support. His innovation in teaching, it seems, was to introduce breathing devices into his teaching methods and into the practice routines of his students. Does anyone have any...

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    2nd tenor

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    The perfect test piece

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    Anno Draconis

    The perfect test piece

    I'm tempted to argue that it's impossible, given the compromises required. In some ways, Contest Music fits the bill for me, because not only is it an

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