I Play Euphonium

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    Worst Band Practice - Ever!!!!

    My band recently won section 3 of the National band championships here in Ireland - after months of practice we were playing in tune (very difficult for a brass band), our tone was really good - our pianissimo was really soft and our triple forte was impressive. Its great when it...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Apr 20, 2008

    Band Competition!!!

    This has sort of become my own special group cos no-one else seems to want to admit to being a Euph player! LOL Anyway - i have a band competition on Saturday. I really am looking forward to it...we are playing at about half ten for 15 mins. It seems such a lot of practice over...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 3, 2009


    I have forgotten how to breathe - it is so frustrating!! I have been doing loads of breathing exercises lately - breathing in over four beats and releasing over twelve or releasing over four - or breathing in over one beat and releasing over four. But when I pick up the euphonium...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Aug 22, 2008

    Euph Rules!!!!

    I played flugel for 12 years - i still miss it at times - hence the username!! But i moved to euphonium - i know its a strange move - but i love the euphonium. I love the size of it, i love the tone - i love that euph parts are always interesting! It is a challenging instrument...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    7 Responses Dec 25, 2007

    Not Anymore!!

    I no longer play Euphonium. Well, not at band anyway. I moved from Flugelhorn a few years back as my band needed an experienced player to play Euph - but now we have too many people in the Euph/baritone section and need to move a baritone player to euph so I have offered to...
    Flugelblues Flugelblues
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2009

    Euph Harmonies Are the Best

    I play trumpet and flugel and cornet but euph harmonies are the best. Besides, the mouthpiece is the most comfortable of them all for me.
    petere petere
    1 Response Jan 18, 2008

    My Euphonium Story

    I've been playing since I turned 11. (I'm 16 now). I've had a variety of fun experiences with band and euphonium, but nothing compares to my experiences in high school. In grade nine the teacher had first discovered my talent. I wasn't necessarily given any music with solos in...
    yourealwaysalive yourealwaysalive
    18-21, F
    Nov 29, 2010

    " Smiley " Chops

    when i get to about a high F concert, i can see the corners of my lips turn up as a reflection in my bell.  from there up ,my tone gets pinched and i can't " pop ' notes above there.  i don't seem to be able to fforce the relaxed  chop set as i have in the...
    billkinnaman billkinnaman
    70+, M
    1 Response Feb 25, 2010
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