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spookybiking
12.02.2003, 13:09
What does everyone play?

asteria
12.02.2003, 14:29
I always said tenor horns rule, so far 75 % of the votes are tenor horn players!

Alright, so only 4 people have voted, but we still rule! :D

Helen

Keppler
12.02.2003, 14:41
No percussion?

And where does my prestegious position of "principal sponge player" fit in?

picju96
12.02.2003, 15:34
I play cornet though would like to play horn.

BoozyBTrom
12.02.2003, 15:35
Where is Bass Trombone in your list. We dont want to be associated with those Treble Clef reading Charlatans

:twisted: :twisted:


:lol:
BoozyBTrom
Ever Ready Band

LU-Brasser
12.02.2003, 15:46
No percussion?


No, only instruments, no things to make noise... :D :D :wink:

gorgeous_bari!_player
12.02.2003, 17:33
No percussion?


No, only instruments, no things to make noise... :D :D :wink:

i should stand up 4 the percussion section, i mean without them things like coral and rock out, it just wouldnt make sense, and the snowman would not sound the same without the symbol bit.
And of course good old bohemian rapsody would be dead without the percussion.:shock:

Plus i gotta stand up for them cos otherwise my boyfriend will moan as he is a percussionist!!! cos he has more brains then a drummer :wink:

spookybiking
12.02.2003, 20:59
well i wud of done a seperate one for bass trombone, but because some play both i didn't? But i was generous and thought u might get a higher amount of people if i put you as trombone.
percussion since when do they use a mouthpiece? The kitchen people there always making a noise or down in the garden shed

stephen2001
12.02.2003, 23:56
What if you play more than one?!?
:shock: :shock:
(Sorry, not meaning to sound big headed :wink: )

Singapore Northern Lass
13.02.2003, 02:23
:D CORNET! CORNET! CORNET!!! OF COURSE WHAT ELSE??? :P

davidsait
13.02.2003, 10:13
Well, I polled as playing flugel ('cos that what I play with University of Warwick, who I'm signed for), but I also play cornet with City of Coventry Brass.

Dave Sait

McEuphie
13.02.2003, 12:51
I polled as euphonium since I consider this THE BEST instrument in the band but in the past have played:

horn (first instrument and the one I always went back to!), cornet, trombone, Eb bass and am now very hapilly playing Euph so I don't think I'll get a shot at Sop.

Cheers

Oh and I also had a bash on timps in the final piece we played at an entartainments contest.

So "Jack" of all trades etc. etc.

Boneman
13.02.2003, 16:06
I only ever wanted to play trombone - so this is what I started playing and this is what I still play! Of course this is the best instrument - there are things that Trombones can do that no other instrument can!

Trombones rule!

jimortality
14.02.2003, 11:26
Listen here people!!!! :roll: you are obviously misguided with your views on the best instrument!!!! The Baritone is a SPECIALIST instrument, only to be played by specialist people who have been specially trained in the art of Baritoning. Remember people, respect your Baritone players, you know it makes sense!!

Jim Baritone

Straightmute
14.02.2003, 11:32
I can't do this poll since there's no option for conductors or composers. When I played regularly I alternated between soprano, cornet and flugel.

I think you need another category for the multitalented...

D

Heather
14.02.2003, 11:47
'ere, 'ere, Jimbaritone.
I also play Baritone....the instrument that covers all other parts in the Band!
You'd be lost without us!

dave jake
14.02.2003, 12:08
Baritone players are just frustrated Bb Bass players, size does matter :wink: :wink:

cornetgirl
14.02.2003, 18:28
I think you need another category for the multitalented...

D

Hear hear!!!!!! Where's the cornet, flug and percussion bit???!

TheMusicMan
14.02.2003, 19:02
... so come on now Spooky.... and another option in ur poll eh???

HBB
19.02.2003, 20:00
I play cornet though would like to play horn.


:cry: I thought :cry:, I thought I was the only one! :lol: :lol:

HBB
19.02.2003, 20:06
I think you need another category for the multitalented...

D

Hear hear!!!!!! Where's the cornet, flug and percussion bit???!


AKA. the Awkward group (i can say that, because i'm in it!)

groovy
21.02.2003, 22:33
Hello, I am a euphonium player! Where are the rest of them? Euphs rock! :mrgreen:

Aidan
24.02.2003, 13:23
I play cornet though would like to play horn.

picju96, come to the dark side.. you will love it.. join the T-horn posse, (then we will be 10-10 with those cornety parpers!)

Big up the eeeeevil T-horn posse
*does dr. evil impression* (you know... the pinky on the lip one..!!)

Straightmute
24.02.2003, 14:21
I play cornet though would like to play horn.

picju96, come to the dark side.. you will love it.. join the T-horn posse, (then we will be 10-10 with those cornety parpers!)



That does it, I'm signing up for cornets!

D

asteria
24.02.2003, 16:13
picju96, come to the dark side.. you will love it.. join the T-horn posse, (then we will be 10-10 with those cornety parpers!)



That does it, I'm signing up for cornets!

D

Come on David you know it makes sense! All the best people play tenor horn! :D

Just paid the full balance for Bromsgrove again, nearly 300 going out of my account - i'm skint again now! :?

Hope you're well,

Helen

Andy
06.03.2003, 09:52
It's a proven fact that Baritone players are just rubbish Euphonium players that can't get into other bands!! :wink:

satchmo shaz
06.03.2003, 10:52
ouch! hope my bari players dont see this :roll:

Di B
06.03.2003, 12:09
Hello, I am a euphonium player! Where are the rest of them? Euphs rock! :mrgreen:

Don't worry, we're all here, just too drunk to post anything usually! :lol: :lol:

groovy
06.03.2003, 21:30
Good, good...

The euph clan will take over not only tmp.com, but also THE WORLD!

We might be too drunk though. :wink:

Di B
07.03.2003, 09:04
Good, good...

The euph clan will take over not only tmp.com, but also THE WORLD!

We might be too drunk though. :wink:

We already own the world! Ooops! Sorry! Thats an ice cube in my voddy! *hic!*

engelbert humperWink
07.03.2003, 14:08
Andy--sure you meant to say Euph players are failed/rubbish/inept etc BARITONE players that cant cope with the many varied parts we specialise in.
It takes a lot of patience to sit on the same line as you euph "players"and to listen to that all night!!(Im sure many Baritoners will agree)[/list][/quote]

Di B
07.03.2003, 14:35
Andy--sure you meant to say Euph players are failed/rubbish/inept etc BARITONE players that cant cope with the many varied parts we specialise in.
It takes a lot of patience to sit on the same line as you euph "players"and to listen to that all night!!(Im sure many Baritoners will agree)[/list][/quote]

What about if you can happily play both? :P

Although euph is my first love I admit *s* I say there are different catagories of players....

Baritones.... those failed euph players/can't find anywhere else to put them players or those players that every band in the area wants as they are incredibly good at what they do!

Remind me which one are you?? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Someone once said to me there are many good euph players, but there are few good bari players.....

As for euphonium players I admit most have that 'showy offie attitude' which I don't possess so maybe I am just a bari player in disguise?!

I am so confused now I'm off to the bar..... *hic!*

You wanna blow my what?
07.03.2003, 16:16
ick....I don't like baritones.

I have always played tenor horn.....one day my mum took me to a band and they gave me a cornet for about 15 minutes to see if I could make it work. Then 10 minutes later they gave me a horn and that was that.

I have also played Clarinet, Viomolin, Saxamophone, recordererer, and um....trumpet, and ONCE I played baritone in band but I didn't like it and everyone was like "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! BARITONES ARE EVIL!"

BoozyBTrom
07.03.2003, 16:18
I cant play anything else other than trombone. if you can call what I do with it PLAYING :wink:

neiltwist
31.03.2003, 22:18
from the other topic


Conductors should also note that when a brass player gives up, he/she is given two sticks and becomes a percussionist, when a percussionist gives up/becomes no good/loses the will to live, he/she has a stick taken off them and becomes a conductor!!!!!!

and when you can't conduct, you adjudicate!

I can play baritone! it's quite easy though!

picju96
01.04.2003, 10:49
I played baritone once in an eisteddfod with a school band here, and it was horrible, didn't get on with it at all. Love horn though, and currently play cornet. I have to admit, I like playing french horn too...

cornetgirl
01.04.2003, 18:45
I have never attempted to play baritone...

I did try sop once but gave up after an hour - how hard is that instrument!!!! I can get round the tenor horn but my first love is the flugel...

Why are baritones evil btw???

Rach x

Aidan
01.04.2003, 18:49
because they sound **** (when played by most people ;))

blondie
01.04.2003, 20:36
Whilst reading through this particular thread, it has become very apparent , that people do really have certain hang-ups about the instrument (Baritonus-Baritoni) that whilst it appears to be a mild mannered instrument , I can sympathise with the majority out there and say that in all my years of banding I can't work out its true purpose!!!!!! :lol:

On the other hand there may be the few of you out there who ask me what purpose i serve playing the Bass Chainsaw!!!

STOP....... take a step back and then compare me to a baritone!!!!!!!! :lol: :lol:

Beware of The Blonde.

groovy
01.04.2003, 20:49
I like the baritone, but have only played it a couple of times.
I moved from flugel to euph, I have never been an official "baritoner".
But let there be peace between the euphs and baris on this forum! They are both groovy instruments in their own right! :lol: :P :lol:

edgey
03.04.2003, 19:34
i do not agree with people ho call percussionists we are often the best section in the band and we disguise all your mistakes.

from
edgey

flashbarry
03.04.2003, 21:03
edgey

have you been on that diamond lager again?

Flash
xx

twigglet
03.04.2003, 22:01
i do not agree with people ho call percussionists we are often the best section in the band and we disguise all your mistakes.

from
edgey

Don't fear edgey as the criticism of percussionists came from bagpuss who is a 'kitchen department' player himself!

And we do all worship the percussion section particularly in cheesy poppy songs as they allow us lowly solo cornet players to take it easy!

:wink:

tublerone
05.04.2003, 15:38
I didn't kno there were so many of us tuba players out there...we really are gonna take over the world! :D
watch out, all your brass bands will be filled with tuba plays dragging behind them their lethal instrument cases (AKA "leg breakers" - people get out of the way but are caught by the bell in the back of the leg heh heh heh :twisted: )

Libby
05.04.2003, 22:18
Nice to find out that some of you lowly cornet players secretly want to play horn - very understandable of course with horns being the best!! Can't say I've ever found our Baritones to be particularly menacing but the Euphs are rather big-headed! :lol: :lol: :lol: But not as bad as Sop Cornets - they can be a truly scary player both in temprament (is that spelt right???? :roll: :roll: )and sound! :hammer

Stuart Bentley
15.04.2003, 10:29
Assuming the wee people who blow the wee cornet things actually like what they play... :lol: -
It should be no surprise that they are the most popular - so many of the blighters sitting opposite me and they wonder why bass trombonist only have two volumes - loud and louder. :?

Salli
15.04.2003, 13:47
I used to play the cornet (for about 11 years), but then had a go on Euph and discovered that it was so much easier. I was then moved to Flugel to fill a gap and then on to Horn and I've stayed there ever since - it's brill! :D

I keep being pestered to go back on cornet, but playing cornet is too much like hard work and it doesn't help when our MD keeps moaning at them (does it Roger?) :evil:

HORNS RULE!

HBB
15.04.2003, 15:28
YES, Horns rule


I'm a horny-horn, but am stuck as a corny-cornet for the moment .... why are there sooo many horn players around .......


<rings assasination sevices>

Given the change I'd play horn, it IS easier, and not so "intense" == refers to celestial prospect! :D

neiltwist
16.04.2003, 12:17
Given the change I'd play horn, it IS easier, and not so "intense" == refers to celestial prospect! :D

unless you play journey into freedom!

SoloBaritone
17.04.2003, 12:20
BARITONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stuart Bentley
17.04.2003, 16:11
BARITONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its a pity that baritonists aren't that loud when they play! :wink:

"Once a Bass Trombonist always a Madman"

Lizziejayne
19.04.2003, 16:52
The cornet section has got to be the best so far!! I might be bias though as that is the instrument I play. :P

SoloBaritone
22.04.2003, 12:28
Coming from a bass trombone player, pah! You obviously don't know what you're talking about!

Were you playing for your band a couple of years ago when they came to the North East? I remember depping for you's on euph. What an exciting piece of information!

Jayne

Nat
22.04.2003, 15:46
Cornet players rule 8) :D

Thirteen Ball
11.09.2004, 14:47
[QUOTE=gorgeous_bari!_player]And of course good old bohemian rapsody would be dead without the percussion.:shock: QUOTE]

Ah the memories of that piece. Anyone who did the 24hr blow at yorkshire Co-op surely remembers the infamous "Tam-Tam ad lib at dynamic fffffffffff" incident that not only drowned the whole band, but also woke up most of north yorkshire and brough the police out!

Definitely an '"ave it!" moment.

How come no split on Eb and BBb basses? Would be interesting to see. Seems like for every 3 Eb players there's one BBb.

Mrs Womble
18.09.2004, 09:34
i've played everything apart from Bb Bass and Bass Trombone, but my fav instrument has to be Baritone. :D

Cornishwomble
18.09.2004, 09:43
I play cornet but my favourite instrument sound wise is Euphonium

Libby
01.10.2004, 19:05
Trombones rule! OK so there are only 12 votes so far!:D


Although I play trombone now I've also played tenor horn and cornet (I think most brass players have played cornet at some time though - haven't they???)

PS. I've only been on trom for about four months having stepped in coz we didn't have any! I've heard about some "cheat" positions to help get different notes (I haven't got a trigger and wouldn't know what to do with it anyway) Can anyone help me???:p

lynchie
02.10.2004, 01:45
oh come on... nothing even compares to the trombone!

Lil Miss
02.10.2004, 02:36
well......i play cornet but am in love with the flugal horn, wld really like to play it someday!!!!!

ian perks
13.10.2004, 18:56
BARITONE!!!!!!:-D

IckleSop
04.11.2004, 15:13
Sop, but i dont play sop anymore SOB!!!! im a trator!!! nevermind!

bass bone tim
04.11.2004, 15:31
I agree with Gareth (Reg Vardy/ Ever Ready). Why isn't there a bass trom option? Everyone knows its the best. You can wreck a band with a good bass bone player! :lol:

six pints
04.11.2004, 22:57
usually cornet, altho i did play bass drum at nationals last yr (that was interesting) and was nearly a timp player at skeggi last year! im still trying to convince our conductor to let me play the sleigh bells at xmas in troika cos i dont like playing crochets all on one note for 70 odd bars...

DublinBass
05.11.2004, 03:52
C'mon you bass player!!!

(We're catching up!)

Crazysop
05.11.2004, 16:58
Sop Sop Sop Sop Sop Sop sop Sop!!!!!!

mr.forde
23.05.2005, 16:59
Horn player are the real bandsmen/women.

groovy
23.05.2005, 21:04
Horn player are the real bandsmen/women.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. sorry. don't get me started.
Bass trombone is the only way to go!! Specially if your wapping out a big cheesy bass line (i.e All That Jazz!)

akwarose
23.05.2005, 21:34
I am, to quote Mr Tubb here, a corny cornet... :rolleyes:

Liz Courts
23.05.2005, 22:05
I swear I replied to this thread ages ago, but apparently not! :rolleyes:

I play the cornet! Although the flugal would have to be my favourite instrument, and I would love to try out the tenor horn one day! :)

But I feel that I will always return to the cornet, whatever happens! :)

stevetrom
24.05.2005, 11:48
Another request for a bass trom option !

becks164
24.05.2005, 12:56
trombones all they way!!!!!!! even though i am starting to play the euph now but still trombone!!!!

Rapier
24.05.2005, 14:49
Of course this is the best instrument - there are things that Trombones can do that no other instrument can!



Except play quietly!!:biggrin:

stevetrom
24.05.2005, 15:18
Except play quietly!!:biggrin:

and why would we want to do that !