The Brass Band Dictionary

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Will the Sec, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. DannyCollin

    DannyCollin Member

    Brass Clinician - A Scrapman.
  2. Bayerd

    Bayerd Active Member

    I thought that was a Renton?
  3. simonium

    simonium Member

    To Renton - dine out on a past glory for several years.
  4. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    I couldn't possibly comment.
  5. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    Presto- where band players purchased cheap pies and beer in the 90's
  6. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Viva Voce - The sound made by a Bass Trombone that is similar to a Vauxhall Diesel engine from the early 1980's
  7. mikelyons

    mikelyons Supporting Member

    Tempo marking - 1. Directions to the conductor to change the speed; 2. Strange foreign words that don't literally or consistently mean what they say, but which are generally ignored anyway.
  8. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    Registry - 1. Pointless bureaucratic process that inhibits participation at Brass Band Contests. 2. Necessary to stop the Brass Band Movement falling apart due to (a) cheating, (b) mercenary players and (c) any old excuse trotted out to argue against abolition.

    *Cost!* er, I mean *Coat!*
  9. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Capital Punishment - 1. Not being able to compete at a brass band competition due to incorrect registration 2. Playing in a brass band in London, and having to listen to everyone north of the M25 say how unfortunate it must be, not to play in a proper band.
  10. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member - 1. A website for the purchase of fine wines and hampers containing fine wines. 2. Not a website for registering Brass Band Players
  11. The Godfather

    The Godfather Member

    Here are a few I picked up whilst sitting in on a rehearsal with an up-and-coming Lancashire band.
    DOBBER. A loud thick un-musical crotchet, which should have been shorter, lighter, and better executed.
    CHICKEN-NOTE. A very short 'pecked' note not sounding to its full length, and remeniscent of a chicken that has just been kicked really hard in the rear end.
    SNIFFTER. A very short after-beat, too short, and usually played late.
    WAZZING IT. Overblowing in the extreem
    LISTEN-UP! A term applied by the conductor when he wishes to interrupt the chit-chat going on in the trombone section whilst he is explaining the finer points of the boring old rubbish which he has chosen for the next concert/contest.
    WE ARE WHERE WE ARE. A non-musical term employed by the Musical Director to express his despondency during the rehearsal on the night before the contest
    TH TH TH's.Very thick triplet quavers often found coming from the back row cornets when attempting to play such pieces as Lorenzo.
  12. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Xenophobia - n. The fear of a certain brand of brass instruments
  13. Will the Sec

    Will the Sec Active Member

    All - A value of an exact number greater than zero, not always quantifiable, but rarely equating to 100%.

    Consulted - A value for an exact number greater than zero, not always quantifiable, but rarely equating to 100% (legitimately in authority or just in the right place at the 'right' time) approached, successfuly or not, regardless of the parties' overall satnce on the proposal, about something that will happen anyway.

    Fact - Something a poster believes is true, with or without any validation from an independent source.

    Thought for the Day - Any post that takes more than 12 hours to (a) read, (b) understand, (c) calm down enough to respond coherently about, and (d) take sedatives following the inevitable response.

    Sponsored Silence - Debatably impossible on this site.
  14. FlugelD

    FlugelD Member

    Opinion - What one poster claims when another states something as fact.
  15. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Double Champions - The band that can drink the most doubles between playing and the results

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