Wondering....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Valentina, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Valentina

    Valentina New Member

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    Hey, new here. Just wondering if there are Some people from Belgium? Maybe they can give me a short guidance?
     
  2. 2nd tenor

    2nd tenor Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome. I don't recall there being anyone from Belgium on the forum but there certainly are some, a small percentage from continental Europe, and then there are similar amounts from North America. Your location isn't that crucial really and I hope that you enjoy using the forum.
     
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  3. Valentina

    Valentina New Member

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    Allright!
     
  4. Jack E

    Jack E Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard, Valentina!

    One point which often baffled me to start with is that American posters often use the word 'horn' the way British posters use the word 'instrument'. If a British poster uses the word 'horn' they mean 'tenor horn' - which Americans call an 'alto horn'. You can see why Winston Churchill once described the British and the Americans as "two races divided by a common language" o_O :confused:

    So when an American musician says 'horn', it could be a piccolo cornet, a trombone, a euphonium or a Bb Bass! :D

    With best regards,

    Jack
     
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  5. Valentina

    Valentina New Member

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    Well Jack E,

    Let me tell you that I prefer British English and I do defenitly prefer British humour!
    Thank you for welcoming me. Although my English isn't that spectacular, I'll do my verry best.
    It's quite a good exercise though.

    So, I played like 20 years the trumpet and after that I moved to the euphonium section. But thinking about to go back.

    Cheerio
     
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

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    Jan H, who was a Moderator on tMP, is from Belgium and plays flugel horn in a fanfare band. He's not on here as much as he used to be but pops in every so often.
     
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