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    Barry Green wrote a book called "The Mastery of...

    Barry Green wrote a book called "The Mastery of Music" as a follow up to the Inner game of music, whilst it is not a "how to do music" kind of book, it offers diverse insights into music from a a...
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    in one band I played in we had an administrator...

    in one band I played in we had an administrator who believed that this (amongst other aspects of law and organisational rules) didn't apply to him, and by extension to the band. Perhaps all players...
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    bill lewington in Laindon is not far from...

    bill lewington in Laindon is not far from chelmsford
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    Some publishers already do that, they send you a...

    Some publishers already do that, they send you a single copy of each part that you use as the master to copy as many times as you need, but you are charged for a full band set and for a licence to do...
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    it is indeed a miniature masterpiece, and one of...

    it is indeed a miniature masterpiece, and one of the most difficult pieces in the Salvation Army repertoire, every part is exposed and poses real technical challenges. Whatever your beliefs, this is...
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    I had that solution, but it got increasingly...

    I had that solution, but it got increasingly unreliable and expensive and ended up telling me to carry my own junk
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    have you ever noticed that truly remarkable...

    have you ever noticed that truly remarkable musicians do not see themselves as being at all remarkable?
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    I think that might be because it comes with a...

    I think that might be because it comes with a licence to photocopy as many parts as you need for your band
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    in truth, I really don't know, and I suspect the...

    in truth, I really don't know, and I suspect the answer is both and neither. our band has accompanied some famous players in the recent past, for instance Nick Hudson and Roger Webster, and they were...
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    so you've figured out what we already know - that...

    so you've figured out what we already know - that the SA is full of people who are far from perfect, and it's not our job to send anyone to fiery hell. the refraining from drinking, smoking,...
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    A Salvation Army band, like any other is made up...

    A Salvation Army band, like any other is made up of a group of individuals who somehow find a common cause, some are there because they are third, fourth or fifth generation of their family to play...
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    I think Myfanwy counts as a hymn tune, and yes,...

    I think Myfanwy counts as a hymn tune, and yes, someone in the SA did write words to it, "Priceless Treasure" as I remember
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    there are a number of things here, the Salvation...

    there are a number of things here, the Salvation Army does not have a monopoly on devotional music (after all it has only been here for the last 150 years of of 1500 + years of religious music) and...
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    this is the real dilemma that we have got...

    this is the real dilemma that we have got ourselves in to, and it is saying that the ends justify the means. I don't want to be misunderstood here, I enjoy making music with a wide variety of people,...
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    the purpose of any band should be clear to its...

    the purpose of any band should be clear to its members, if it is to win contests or make money (and I'm not saying that there is necessarily anything wrong with those aims) then everyone accepts...
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    Hindemiths "Mathis de Molar"

    Hindemiths "Mathis de Molar"
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    I would have to agree with you, and all attempts...

    I would have to agree with you, and all attempts to resolve the confusion appear only to lead to further obfuscation. A quick look on the besson site shows that they don't use double letters for...
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    the problem with a 3 valved instrument is that...

    the problem with a 3 valved instrument is that your valves can only play so many notes of the chromatic scale below the stave, the 4th valve allows sufficient tubing to complete it, an added benefit...
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    I think I'd get a bigger car :)

    I think I'd get a bigger car :)
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    I think it is a bit of macho nonsense, playing a...

    I think it is a bit of macho nonsense, playing a "double E" or a "double B" requires more strength than playing the "single" versions. Our American friends talk about their tubas in terms of size and...
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    it is a good question, but you should know that...

    it is a good question, but you should know that not all brass instruments are in Bb or Eb, tubas come in C, and F, and trumpets and cornets come in A, C and D as well as Bb and Eb, there may be...
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    its the smallest instrument in the band (except...

    its the smallest instrument in the band (except for some minor percussion) is it really too much of an effort to keep it on your lap? :)
  24. Well, if only that were true! if it were ,there...

    Well, if only that were true! if it were ,there would be no need for contesting because we are winners in our own minds and it it wouldn't matter if the other band did better than ours.
    In all...
  25. Thread: soloist parts

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    I'm sure World of Brass will give you them, just...

    I'm sure World of Brass will give you them, just for a little bit of money :)
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