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    I did use the word "seriously"; perhaps not in...

    I did use the word "seriously"; perhaps not in the correct place. Perhaps I should re-phrase to say "I believe most people would accept that sexism exists in some bands to one degree or another,...
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    I don't see that this forum is full of talented...

    I don't see that this forum is full of talented female players who are resentful that they have been passed over for appointment to seats in championship section bands in favour of inferior players...
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    Can't see any justification for quotas; surely...

    Can't see any justification for quotas; surely the vacancy has to be filled by the best player for the job, irrespective of gender ...
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    Anyone who really thinks that there is a problem...

    Anyone who really thinks that there is a problem with sexism in brass bands might like to read this:

    http://www.osborne-conant.org/ladies.htm#problem

    [Warning: there's a lot to read ... ]
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    The green books also contained fewer misprints ...

    The green books also contained fewer misprints ...
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    Of course, you could avoid carrying two cornets...

    Of course, you could avoid carrying two cornets around by learning to transpose ...:)
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    Absolutely the opposite; I struggled with all...

    Absolutely the opposite; I struggled with all sorts of embouchure issues until I had lessons from someone who focussed almost entirely on breathing. You just learn to "stick it on and blow" ...
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    Find a teacher who will teach you "breathing",...

    Find a teacher who will teach you "breathing", not "embouchure"; As a former teacher used to tell me, "if your breathing's right, your chops will do whatever's needed of them without you having to...
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    Common misquotation; the actual saying is "Love...

    Common misquotation; the actual saying is "Love of money is the root of all evil". Big difference.

    Nothing intrinsically wrong with money itself ...
  10. Absolutely; and remember, if you sound good when...

    Absolutely; and remember, if you sound good when you're practising, you're practising the wrong things ...
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    Although they are not impossible to play on...

    Although they are not impossible to play on smaller instruments; however they are not tonally "useable". I was taught to use them as an embouchure development exercise when I studied trumpet with the...
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    Poll: You've obviously been to more up-market contests...

    You've obviously been to more up-market contests than I have then; all the recordings I've heard of our band have been simple stereo pair, dry-as-bones, warts an' all ...
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    Poll: Well, this is one of the things I'm not sure...

    Well, this is one of the things I'm not sure about. I have only experienced this "Live/Spoken" comments adjudication process once, and the end results were slightly worrying. In fact, we were given...
  14. Thread: french horns

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    Don't worry about me; I take him (?) just as...

    Don't worry about me; I take him (?) just as seriously as I would any other self-obsessed adolescent ...
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    :hammer [ ... Lost interest ...]

    :hammer

    [ ... Lost interest ...]
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    Not based on your observable activity on this...

    Not based on your observable activity on this forum you haven't ...
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    Honestly? It's taken you six hours to come up...

    Honestly? It's taken you six hours to come up with such a feeble riposte ... ? I suspect you may have missed the point.
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    I gave you an answer; I'm sorry it wasn't stupid...

    I gave you an answer; I'm sorry it wasn't stupid enough for you.
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    Simple answer: because French horns are too...

    Simple answer: because French horns are too difficult to play to the level of sterile technical accuracy with which brass banders are apparently obsessed. That's not to say it isn't possible to play...
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    1) Probably not. 2) Most cheap piccolo trumpets...

    1) Probably not.
    2) Most cheap piccolo trumpets are a complete waste of money.
    3) No; I would stick with the sop and make the best of it.
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    I always thought the spring was there so you...

    I always thought the spring was there so you don't knock your teeth out when coming into first position during a fast bit ...
  22. Thread: Referendum

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    Odds on SwissTony being RO in disguise ... ?...

    Odds on SwissTony being RO in disguise ... ? Shame that tMP member of bygone days who used to do all the pre-contest betting stuff but whose name I can't remember isn't still around ...
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    Must be a tie between the old Solent Concert...

    Must be a tie between the old Solent Concert uniform and the old Hanwell in the Roneo Vickers days ...

    [Yes, of course I realise Bbmad isn't actually posing a serious question ... ]
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    Castrol GTX, perhaps?

    Castrol GTX, perhaps?
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    [QUOTE=2nd tenor;853383] And in some...

    And in some instances, flats become naturals.
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