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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Raymond Patrick 226607, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    Hello, all. My name is Pat. I play trombone (was my major instrument in college) & euphonium (minor instrument). I've been playing them for 50 years & 42 years respectively. I'm thinking my trombone days might be over because of joint damage (shoulders, right wrist, lower back). I've had a shoulder surgery that got me 3 years of playing, but now both shoulders are worse that before the surgery. I have switched to euphonium 100% for the last month. No pain so far. Unfortunately my fingering technique isn't nearly as good as my slide technique, but I'm working on it.

    I'm happy to join this gang of brass fanatics.

    Pat
     
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  2. Tom-King

    Tom-King Well-Known Member

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    Welcome :)
     
  3. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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  4. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    Not free to help out Ifton Colliery are you? We need a trombone player!
     
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  5. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    What?
     
  6. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    I'm not in the UK. I'm in the USA.
     
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  7. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    Maybe a bit far, but see you on Monday in Wales. UK. 7:30pm sharp. Please don't be late!
     
  8. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    I won won't be there. Have fun without me! :)
     
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  9. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    I don't know Mesmerist, you might have to cut Pat some slack if he's located in Central or West USA!!
     
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  10. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    Fyi... I'm in the midwestern US... Iowa to be specific.
     
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  11. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

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    It shouldn't be that bad, it's getting through the Dartford Tunnel which is the Cruncher
     
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  12. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    You'll have to be his substitute then Slider (sigh) The password into Wales in Nos Da Cariad. Go through the border patrols, 3rd exit at the roundabout, past the sheep field and there we are. One sugar or two in your tea?
     
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  13. 2nd tenor

    2nd tenor Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think that British humour always translates well across the Atlantic, but I had a good chuckle - you bring life and colour to this place and long may you do so. :)
     
  14. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    Awww. (blushes) Thank you 2T xxx
     
  15. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    I'm sorry to say that I didn't get the joke. I'm sure I'll learn over time.
     
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  16. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

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    No milk or Sugar ta. but unfortunately I'm busy elsewhere. Good luck with your search and I wish your guy a speedy recovery, Cheers.
     
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  17. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

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    Thank you X Visited him tonight and he's doing remarkably well. He's eating soft food now so next time I will be sure to eat maltesers in front of him. (his favourites) On a serious note, anytime you're up in our area you're very welcome to join us for a blow and a brew and maybe a pint in The Poachers afterwards.
     
  18. Slider1

    Slider1 Active Member

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    Sounds good to me, I'll take you up on that:)
     
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  19. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

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    So now we've got that all out of the way......welcome Pat and I hope you find some interesting and meaningful posts on here.
     
  20. Raymond Patrick 226607

    Raymond Patrick 226607 New Member

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    Thank you. I already have. I take it that most people on the list are from the UK?
     
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