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    Looks Corsair...

    Looks Corsair never bought into the ergo keyboard movement. Still, quite the looker. Nice mice too.

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    Sticky: Trying to make classical music interesting to a...

    Trying to make classical music interesting to a new generation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-BBxWoFnAY
  3. Are you doing the smear in Rhapsody? :)

    Are you doing the smear in Rhapsody? :)
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    Welcome Clare. How often does that band perform?...

    Welcome Clare. How often does that band perform? Have you solo'd?
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    Such a lovely piece and as Helen said, hits some...

    Such a lovely piece and as Helen said, hits some nice registers for the bari. I'm not sure I'd try to sound like a French horn. I do try on alto in the concert band I play in and as mentioned play...
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    Welcome Chris. Is this your first musical...

    Welcome Chris. Is this your first musical instrument? Regarding your questions:

    1. Soreness is common in many new hobby ventures. You can get a strap for clarinets or just gut it out till you...
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    Hmm... my Kookaburra alto is 692xxx and...

    Hmm... my Kookaburra alto is 692xxx and Kookaburra tenor is 691xxx. Actually these are my wife's saxes.
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    I was looking to randomly find one worse, there are so many, and I came across this as a lovely exception:

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    I remember when bass clarinet stands were easily...

    I remember when bass clarinet stands were easily over $100 for a decent one, so I think you saved yourself a chunk of change. Hercules now offers a really nice one for around $50. Kudos to you for...
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    Ever consider recreating the original lever touch?

    Ever consider recreating the original lever touch?
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    You could suss this out by looking at these two...

    You could suss this out by looking at these two pictures. The RH thumb key would, if still there, actuate the RH pinkie C key. Follow the metal rods, and that should make sense.


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    Well I'm all for it, even bumped around to see if...

    Well I'm all for it, even bumped around to see if I could change it, but I don't know if changing it will break other stuff.
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    Ooh, I like that Keith. BTW, I'll tweak your...

    Ooh, I like that Keith. BTW, I'll tweak your alias and then you can change it from then on. I do that for people I know and who are respected members of the music forum world. Be well.
  14. I so agree with Terry's analysis, but I can see...

    I so agree with Terry's analysis, but I can see this is really bugging you. Have you played with key heights, different mouthpieces, and/or cork wedges in the tone holes? BTW, my Buffet Privilege...
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    I recently played the Kessler bass clarinet to...

    I recently played the Kessler bass clarinet to low C. I was very pleased with the instrument although in ten years I have never seen a written low D, C# or C for the instrument in community band...
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    Regarding study materials, I use this site back...

    Regarding study materials, I use this site back when I was considering adding the recorder to my rep: http://www.8notes.com/recorder/
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    Welcome Bob. I have a set of sop to bari...

    Welcome Bob. I have a set of sop to bari recorders and I have to say that they are very finicky, at least for me. It is way too easy to overblow them. But if that were my only instrument, I would...
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    Bubble wrap is your friend, never had to buy it...

    Bubble wrap is your friend, never had to buy it cuz so many peeps hoard this stuff. No, really ...
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    De nada. 8-)

    De nada. 8-)
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    Luv me some Klezmer clarinet, good stuff! :)

    Luv me some Klezmer clarinet, good stuff! :)
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    Welcome Anthony. Busy weekend with two gigs, just...

    Welcome Anthony. Busy weekend with two gigs, just catching up. Do you have any YouTubage? :)
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    Having designed some homemade multi-cases before...

    Having designed some homemade multi-cases before two reasons that there aren't such things for a bari come to mind. One, fewer musicians are doublers, at least in the circles I run. And, when you...
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    Are you looking for something like this reed case...

    Are you looking for something like this reed case?
  24. There are so many excellent instruments to choose...

    There are so many excellent instruments to choose from now-a-daze that I'm loath to recommend any single horn to a good player. Most likely you will sound the same on any of the three you have...
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    I pinged one of our tárogató experts, hoping to...

    I pinged one of our tárogató experts, hoping to find him available. I know a lot of people buying a Bb tárogató (like I did) tried various soprano sax mouthpieces with some success. In my case, if it...
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