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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? :)
  16. 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...
  17. 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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    try here...

    try here to see if this is the tune you are after
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    thing is, it's your money, not ours - try them...

    thing is, it's your money, not ours - try them all for yourself and then pay your money and make your choice. it is all about how an instrument feels in your hands and on your face and how it sounds...
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    I think the name of the company is Warmahorn,...

    I think the name of the company is Warmahorn, their website appears to be down at the moment so they might be out of business, the K&M tuba stands are great for protecting the bottom bow
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    it maybe a bit late, but it is here...

    it maybe a bit late, but it is here
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    find a plastic water bottle (750mi or a litre...

    find a plastic water bottle (750mi or a litre depending on the size of your bell) put a couple of pencil size holes around the base, and away you go (this was suggested by Roger Webster in one of his...
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    maybe the seller wasn't as clueless as you...

    maybe the seller wasn't as clueless as you thought....
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    and if you're wearing one that fits - it isn't...

    and if you're wearing one that fits - it isn't yours :)
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    we would probably play like we do at rehearsal,...

    we would probably play like we do at rehearsal, and that is not what the public want to pay for (what happens in the rehearsal room stays there). Getting dressed for performance is not just a case of...
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