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    Expected Range of a Baritone Player

    Jack, I don't post here much, but I've definitely been there, not quite managed that. (I play a tenor, but double on cornet and flugel. I might be playing euph in a concert in June... yeah, there aren't a lot of players around where I live...) This is what I have done that helped me: I start...
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    Nova Scotia Tattoo 2016

    Is anyone going to the RNSIT this year? I've registered for the North American Brass Band Summer School, (which seems to be associated with the Tattoo), because I live relatively close to Halifax, so it's convenient that way, but, I asked a couple of questions about arrival, and the silence...
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    Looking for wisdom of my elders...

    My sympathies over the development of the tone, dude. I'm trying to keep the cornet up a bit while I'm developing the tenor, and it's really not forgiving. I'll tell you a couple of things I've picked up. (Besides watching Netflix while I'm doing long tones...) This is the long tone exercise...
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    Looking for wisdom of my elders...

    Thank you for asking, Mr. Mesmerist, sir. It's an amazing experience, and looking back to answer your question gives a sudden perspective on how far I've come in four months. I'm progressing faster on this horn, with less effort, than I did on cornet, trumpet or flugel. I've always heard that...
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    Loosing our Band room.

    I'm sorry, but I have no idea what you're talking about.
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    Me steps in, me raises hat...

    Thank you! I'm not in Scotland, but in New Scotland. I think of it as a tenor horn, but in this, as in other things, Canadians wind up being bilingual, whether they like it or not.
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    Looking for wisdom of my elders...

    At least my brass playing elders... Through no fault of my own, I've become a tenor horn player. I'm reasonably certain that I'm the only one for a hundred miles, and I might be the only one for several hundred miles. I've played saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, and violin at various times, but...
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    Loosing our Band room.

    I just came back to make sure someone had mentioned this. There are churches that would be glad to have a resident musical group, and would take the rent in trade (i.e., play for a couple of services a year, and lend the occasional soloist.) I think that any ambitious school band teacher...
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    Me steps in, me raises hat...

    Some there be, that call me... Bob. Currently playing tenor (alto) horn in a small town brass quintet. (Jupiter, 456L, DW 1 mouthpiece). Looking to scavenge any knowledge about the horn, from anyone who plays or teaches. (I'm the only tenor horn player that I know of for about 150 miles.)
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    Switching to tenor horn

    Andrew, it looks absolutely lovely, but I'm pretty leery of buying stuff this expensive off eBay. It may come that, so, thanks for reminding me. Edit: Holy cow! I'll be less than three hours away from him later on this month. It's starting to look like a plan. Not plan A or plan B, but as...
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    Switching to tenor horn

    The embouchure is also more similar to trumpet/cornet/flugel than the French Horn embouchure.
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    Switching to tenor horn

    The critical difference for me is price. (There's also the hand-in-bell technique, finger with left hand, different embouchure, etc, but price is the killer). For the price of a usable second-hand double horn, I can buy an awfully nice new tenor. edit: fixed formatting Also, I can already do...
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    Switching to tenor horn

    I've been using a flugel to cover french horn parts in a quintet. Some time in the next month, I plan to try switching to a tenor horn, so that I can cover the range a little better. Here's the problem: I'm in a semi-remote part of Canada. I don't know any tenor horn players. There are no...
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    Me steps in, me raises hat...

    Greetings to all I'm a broken down reed player, who has come to seek refuge in the world of brass. Wanted to try cornet, mostly play flugel, probably about to shift to tenor, and there's a trombone in the corner giving me Significant Looks... (but cornet's so much easier to carry around!) I...
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