• Welcome back to the re-opened tMP

    Welcome back!

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    Breathing Devices - opinions

    Thread Starter: DS2014

    Hi all, have been doing a bit of reading recently about Arnold Jacobs and his teachings about breathing and air support. His innovation in teaching, it seems, was to introduce breathing devices into his teaching methods and into the practice routines of his students. Does anyone have any...

    Last Post By: Bob Sherunkle Today, 10:49 Go to last post

    Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) Round Stamp Euphonium

    Thread Starter: mark_euph

    Hi guys, I am looking for honest and fair valuations for the Euphonium. It's serial number is 655673 for anyone who wants to search for it. I'll attach a few photos of the instrument. It's older than me and has had some good use over the years, but unfortunately due to dwindling numbers and the...

    Last Post By: cshimmon Today, 09:26 Go to last post
    Mr N N Fixer

    Be cruel to be kind.

    Thread Starter: Mr N N Fixer

    You hear some funny stories relating to incidents that take place, sometimes in rehearsals and sometimes on stage, in concerts and in contests. I heard a good one the other day about some old guy who's trombone slide ended up half way across the band room. He obviously got a bit too excited about...

    Last Post By: iancwilx Yesterday, 16:26 Go to last post

    The perfect test piece

    Thread Starter: MoominDave

    What makes the perfect test piece? What test pieces have you loved playing, and why? What test pieces have you hated playing, and why? What things in a piece turn you off it? Are there pieces that you've taken for or against straight away, but then changed your mind on as rehearsals have...

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    Mr N N Fixer

    North west areas 2015.

    Thread Starter: Mr N N Fixer

    Who's going, and is anyone prepared to make a few predictions ? As a long time follower I really miss Paddy Flower and his offerings. All comments will be welcome. Bye bye for now. Mr Fixer.

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    Bob Sherunkle

    Breathing Devices - opinions

    By the way

    I knew a girl once who could fire a ping pong ball a considerable distance.

    Hopeless on the baritone however

    Bob Sherunkle Today, 10:49 Go to last post
    Bob Sherunkle

    Breathing Devices - opinions


    Dear B***d

    Was the suggestion that you wore it on your head ?

    Bob Sherunkle Today, 10:47 Go to last post

    Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) Round Stamp Euphonium

    Hi I also have a 1981 sovereign that I'm interested in selling but I have no idea of valuation, if this one is already sold, give me a shout!

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    Anglo Music Press

    Breathing Devices - opinions

    OT. Indeed, but he only had about one lung's capacity, owing to a childhood illness, so the detailed study of breathing was a speciality of his.

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    Boosey & Hawkes (Besson) Round Stamp Euphonium

    Is this still for sale? I know someone looking for a 1980's Euph!

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