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    As a result of the general apathy in the SA band...

    As a result of the general apathy in the SA band I play in, I started playing with a contesting band here in Brisbane and agreed to help out with the corps band when needed. I would have loved the...
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    Someone once suggested that making a joyful noise...

    Someone once suggested that making a joyful noise unto the lord was all you needed and a heavenly filter sent that joyful noise heavenward.
    The audience ( Congregation ) don't have such a filter and...
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    I must agree with you on that point. But also if...

    I must agree with you on that point. But also if you compare 5 players in a third section band against 5 players who only open the case of their given instrument at band rehearsal and never take...
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    if players are not committed to what they do, why...

    if players are not committed to what they do, why bother. If Cricket or basket ball or watching a football game take priority over how well you play and that priority is long term. The musical side...
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    As a member of a SA Band I often wish those who...

    As a member of a SA Band I often wish those who play simply because they think it is expected would be better off not doing so. They lack commitment to the music and the cause of playing that music...
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    Thanks for those pictures Ex Sparkhill. I had the...

    Thanks for those pictures Ex Sparkhill. I had the 2nd one but have never seen the first one. I remember hearing the names you have mentioned in earlier post and Visited Alf Graingers home in the...
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    I have to Agree Peter Looking for the like...

    I have to Agree Peter

    Looking for the like Button
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    I have been using his tuba Practice Mute for some...

    I have been using his tuba Practice Mute for some time and find it great for warm ups and home practice
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    Jack and Jill

    Jack and Jill
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    Mine is Eb, bought from USA off ebay.

    Mine is Eb, bought from USA off ebay.
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    I am not sure is the honest answer. I bought the...

    I am not sure is the honest answer. I bought the sousa because I was unable to march with my Besson. I did 2 marches with it with The Salvation Army in Ipswich a few years ago. I haven't used it much...
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    interesting thread. Just read it all. Glad I have...

    interesting thread. Just read it all. Glad I have the EE version but can see where the confusion comes in. My Sousaphone was described as double EE and only has 3 valves. Sounds nice though.
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    bet he'd look after it if he had to pay repair...

    bet he'd look after it if he had to pay repair fee's
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    if my tuba is not being played I keep it in the...

    if my tuba is not being played I keep it in the case ( hard case not gig bag ) that is the best way to keep an instrument safe. I hate seeing instruments left out and getting knocked about. mine is...
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    my Grandfather said the same, So I grew up with...

    my Grandfather said the same, So I grew up with that view and was privileged to start my playing in Sparkhill YP Band and the tHe Main Band. Sadley The Corps is no more, That said many Bands now...
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    I Think my Dad has sent me a copy of the CD your...

    I Think my Dad has sent me a copy of the CD your taking about.
    Where abouts are you ExPatJohn. Sounds like you might be nearer here than Sparkhill. I am in Brisbane. Denis of course was the sop...
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    your Welcome. My Grandfather George was next...

    your Welcome.

    My Grandfather George was next to Bill Priest. I know Steve Wyres as he was my YP Band leader, and Howard Everton was helping out with YP Band in those Days. I know Denis Edwards...
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    Maybe lol
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    I had the same problem with a 1923 Boosey and Co...

    I had the same problem with a 1923 Boosey and Co Imperial Solbron Euphonium . They fixed it but I have no idea how. It plays great now.
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    chem clean with a service from repairer. will get...

    chem clean with a service from repairer. will get rid of any nasties. I have read that older instruments can harbour mildew and cause health problems if not cleaned through and sterilized. May save...
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    shaving down and then using in sov later could...

    shaving down and then using in sov later could result in playing sharp. a problem I had with a pt 84. I left the PT84 shaved for use in imperial and bought a Loud. They are available in small and...
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    done. Glad you had A tune A Day listed. It's all...

    done. Glad you had A tune A Day listed. It's all I have ever used for starters
  23. Loud are also available for the smaller shank...

    Loud are also available for the smaller shank size

    I had a perantucci large shank and it played so sharp i stopped using it and had it made into a small shank for when playing older tuba's, works...
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    http://www.jakobwinter.de/en/index.php these...

    http://www.jakobwinter.de/en/index.php

    these guys make the cases for Besson in Europe I believe.
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    http://www.tanglewindmusic.com/Site/Tanglewind%20M...

    http://www.tanglewindmusic.com/Site/Tanglewind%20Music.html

    Try this link. Stephen Roberts has pieces for Beginner to advanced and rates his compositions to make it easier to make a choice. he...
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