Treating myself at Christmas: help please!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by MrsDoyle, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    (Didn't want to highjack the ideal brass presents thread)

    I want to buy myself something musical for Christmas, but I haven't got a clue what. Do any of you out there in tMP-land have any suggestions?

    My budget is about £80-100, maybe a wee bit more.

    edit: I meant to put this in Rehearsal Room, perhaps one of our lovely mods could move this later please? thanks
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  2. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    There are some rather nice solos out there that you could get yourself
  3. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    I've just bought myself two, so those'll tide me over for a bit :) so I don't think I'll get any for Christmas
  4. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    An Arban?
  5. Mesmerist

    Mesmerist Well-Known Member

    A princess musical jewellery box? That`s what one of my daughters wants
  6. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    For 80 notes, he can have mine. Very little used... ;)
  7. themusicalrentboy

    themusicalrentboy Active Member

  8. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    Oh, please shut up Donna.
    It gets tiresome after a while
  9. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    A starter pack guitar (or bass guitar) + amp. Careful, can be addictive.
  10. MrsDoyle

    MrsDoyle Supporting Member

    Ooh... sounds interesting.
    I'll have a look in the music shop.
  11. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member


    *Looks out for a giant black kettle*

  12. towse1972

    towse1972 Active Member

    Now, Im sure thats a breach of tmp rules! I think you are have anger issues. You asked for suggestions and i gave one. And as for it being tiresome I am sure I have never mentioned the purchase of an Arban to anyone on this forum. And will you please stop trying to add me on facebook! Best wishes. :biggrin:
  13. brasscrest

    brasscrest Active Member

    As Donna pointed out above, dangerously close to a rules violation.

    Also, what's wrong with suggesting an Arban? Why did you take this as some sort of insult? My father was a professional euphonium player, and never stopped using the Arban as a part of his routine until he stopped playing entirely. I still practice out of mine (even though the bindings let go about 25 years ago and many of the pages are now missing). You are never too old or too good a player that you don't need to work on the fundamentals of your instrument.
  14. David Mann

    David Mann Member

    Perhaps this is because of (hem) another forum where "Arban Dodger" is a frequently utilised pejorative.;)
  15. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    I quite enjoy playing from Araban especially the solos at the back
  16. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    Just realised how ironic this post is considering what happened on 'I believe' a few weeks ago......
  17. Leyfy

    Leyfy Active Member

    Hence my last post on this thread ;)
  18. Masterblaster jnr

    Masterblaster jnr Active Member

    If the Arban is called 'Cornet Method', is the Araban called 'Lute Method'?? ;)

    Sorry, noticed this and used the spelling mistake as a way to get a really bad joke in, not to be a pain in the proverbial rear end and give reason for me to put a large long, quite amusing to read post on here, apologising for offence i cause to people. I haven't particularly got any members of tMp in mind here but i'm just clarifying myself ;)

    But as pointed out before, Arban practise is invaluable. Some people see the semibrieve exercises at the start and think they're too easy. True. Technically anyway. But long notes on major/minor scales will do the world of good for tone quality, and also help learn scales for college auditions etc. Then of course there's the rest of the book which covers everything you ever need. I was in a masterclass with Glyn Williams once and he spent a lot of time on Arban exercises during it, great wya to improve, nothing wrong with it.
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2009
  19. Getzonica

    Getzonica Active Member

    oops.....didn't notice my mistake....

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