That's one of the few with people still involved.
Here's a link to the Facebook entity. Hope it works:
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I notice that one of the least used subcategories on any forum site is the cornet. We cornet lovers are apparently not as common in the brass world. I see more action in the cornet category on Facebook.
I am joining a new community band as I have just moved. I emailed the director about creating a cornet section within the trumpet section. My old band director had discussed this repeatedly with me in the past and was in favor of it. But the new guy never even answered my email. Too bad.
All those ideas work. But really what is the problem? Is it your fingers being stiff? Is it your brain being old and stiff? Is it your equipment not allowing the note to speak with minimal effort. Or is it something else? This will scare you. I was working on very technical and fast pieces this afternoon against a metronome. Worked through my mouthpiece collection until I found the one that allowed centered notes and fast articulations. I could then play the pieces at the correct speed. How about that? Equipment was the answer.
Hey Richard, I can't find a forum page on http://euphonium.com/index.html. Where do I look?
Perhaps he meant here: http://www.dwerden.com/forum/forum.php#.XhtsvshKhEY
Oops. Too many sites. That is it. Thanks. I have it bookmarked as just "euphonium."
Both here and TH has changed a bit. Here the contributions have stayed with the TM trend, frequently devolving into silliness. TH has had the influence of the very young crowd. Both means that I rarely find anything of interest. I spend a bit more time on Euphonium.com because that's what I'm working on now. But even there, how much do you want to read about this horn or that, this mouthpiece or that.
And then there is a cheaper idea. Buy this book:
Corks ar meant to be sanded so they properly fit the bell. Since bell flares can be very different, sometimes when you get a new horn you need to replace your mute corks. Mutes that fit my last daily player well needed replacements to fit my current horn correctly.
Just what I was thinking. My latest trumpet acquisition has a larger flare and my usual harmon mute just fell out of the horn. Bought a new one and all is good. I also have a very small flared horn and that one took a lot of shaving of corks to get a good fit.