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    No Harness will save your back if it is prone to...

    No Harness will save your back if it is prone to play up. I have had a bad back for years and any marching will cause pain. I did do some marching with a sousaphone and wished I had been using one of...
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    Poll: None at the moment. I am waiting to get started...

    None at the moment. I am waiting to get started again after suffering a Stroke just over a year ago. hoping to get back in the swing soon.
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    Wright and Round Complete Method was a good book...

    Wright and Round Complete Method was a good book to work from. Should be available from most good music shops. Worked well for me.
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    Need a like button here. great Idea

    Need a like button here. great Idea
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    I was playing the Eb Bass part to The Euph solo...

    I was playing the Eb Bass part to The Euph solo Grandfathers Clock. Mistakes galor on that. Could spoil a nice performance if not marked in all the right places.
    Just one example of a long time...
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    I do respect that composers should be paid for...

    I do respect that composers should be paid for their work, But a copy of a missing part, there should be no reason they can't get a copy from someone if the piece was paid for when first bought. some...
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    I guess my post was somewhat tongue in cheek. But...

    I guess my post was somewhat tongue in cheek. But a new sock or pair there of would be a different colour. But I do like things to last.
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    Socks don't cost as much as music. how many times...

    Socks don't cost as much as music. how many times would a composer want to be paid by the same person or Band for same piece of music. I would not want to pay more than once for said car or pair of...
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    Don't feel down. Welcome to TMP. I don't get on...

    Don't feel down. Welcome to TMP. I don't get on here as often as I used to and noticed no-one had welcomed you so again I say WELCOME.
    Keep up with your practice and sound and reading will get...
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    [QUOTE=StellaJohnson;852179] I don't think...

    I don't think grudges are good to hang onto. Seems to me that a lot of post's on this thread are from people not owed any money. Those that were owed money have been paid back, and asked to contact...
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    things certainly seem negative on this thread....

    things certainly seem negative on this thread. Hope things ease up soon. looks as though you have done the best you can. I hope the negativity doesn't put you Off coming on to TMP.
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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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