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  1. The no vib tradition that has crept in over the...

    The no vib tradition that has crept in over the years in the Planets, I'm pretty certain is a snotty orchestral thing. Because the instruments of the clasical world dont use mega vib do they..... Its...
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    Yes, they do work. And Iím sure it wonít be so...

    Yes, they do work. And Iím sure it wonít be so long until a band has every member with one clipped to his/her instrument. Which I can only assume will be the musical equivalent to driving with your...
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    I think it was written by Joy Webb of The Joy...

    I think it was written by Joy Webb of The Joy Strings fame.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Joystrings

    http://www.joystrings.co.uk/


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlt33ekuf7w
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    Ive seen "Simple Gifts" in xmas programs a few...

    Ive seen "Simple Gifts" in xmas programs a few times over the years and never totally understood why. I presume because it has the word "gift" in the title. But as far as im aware (and there is a...
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    High note issues can be due to a number of...

    High note issues can be due to a number of factors.

    Strength. Try. Long notes, lip flex, expanding scales etc

    Breath. Try breathing low to play high, stay relaxed when you breathe in and...
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    Russian Dance, Bohme

    Is there a soloist and band arrangment of this anywhere? Dont care if its published or not. Ta
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    Love it, so that will be extempore right? It...

    Love it, so that will be extempore right?

    It reminds me of this written classic bit of micky taking!! Yet again, its all in the last bar!! Always thought it would make a good band arrangment!!
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    Don’t bother putting them on a brass instrument...

    Don’t bother putting them on a brass instrument until about year 4 or 2nd set of front teeth are through. Just get them enjoying music, singing, tapping rhythms etc. When it’s time, Get them blowing...
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    It is amazing how bands fade away etc. My old...

    It is amazing how bands fade away etc. My old band really, shouldn’t be as successful as they are. 45 mins from any major city. Not had decent sponsorship for years. Never the most fashionable band,...
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    Wow, that must of been some pad they took! Thats...

    Wow, that must of been some pad they took! Thats the best part of 250 pieces!!! Maybe they had it all from memory if they were as good as people say.
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    Thats sounds great....well done, brilliant...

    Thats sounds great....well done, brilliant arrangment. Can you tell me, is there some wrong-un's in the organ part on that scorch play back? I mean that with upmost respect btw, I couldnt begin to...
  12. Wardle High were out with Glemdene, and sounded...

    Wardle High were out with Glemdene, and sounded brilliant. A terrific sound, a cracking march.
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    Ive known one or two!!!! One conductor I had the...

    Ive known one or two!!!! One conductor I had the privilege of giving up valuable time for, listening to total waffle for a week only to find out he couldnt actually conduct the piece a few days...
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    That sounds like a fair deal. You get ALL that...

    That sounds like a fair deal. You get ALL that and all you have to do is put up with an hour of gobbledygook Win Win situation!!!
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    I started conducting a band for older players. We...

    I started conducting a band for older players. We put it on in a church on weds Lunch Time. Advertised it in the local rag as a opportunity to learn, re-learn or start from scratch. Its been fairly...
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    Good idea Gren. I'll speak to Dave and Richard...

    Good idea Gren. I'll speak to Dave and Richard about it. We did manage to dust off another modern gem though "Galaxies" by Carl Davis. So good its probably had about three outings in the last 10...
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    Eric Whitacre

    How much would it cost to get someone of his profile to write something for band? I just think he is brilliant. Modern BUT good to listen to which can't always be said of much of our more recent...
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    GM Music Hub Brass Band

    Today saw the first rehearsal of a new Youth Brass Band. The meeting took place in Peel Hall Salford under the direction of Mark Peacock.

    The Youth Band has been made up of players from the nine...
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    In my opinion its because our movement is slowly...

    In my opinion its because our movement is slowly dying, It doesn’t really know what it is anymore, it seems strangely ashamed of its past and role in today’s entertainment business. People don’t have...
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    Howard Snell arranged that 20 plus years ago...

    Howard Snell arranged that 20 plus years ago Fiona, I wouldnt mind betting you could find someone to have a look for it in the Fodens Libary. Its called Devil's Gallop.

    What music are you...
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    TBH itís something that is sadly lacking. Tuba...

    TBH itís something that is sadly lacking. Tuba studies tend to start and stop with Blazhevich and Kopprasch. There are one or two others But they tend to be unaccompanied pieces like the Bourgeois...
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    Sorry, partly my fault.....We'll move on....What...

    Sorry, partly my fault.....We'll move on....What size mouthpiece does everyone use?
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    The problem with housing is, much of the social...

    The problem with housing is, much of the social housing stock got taken out of the system by Mrs T giving people the right to buy (which also helped skipping with the huge investment that was needed...
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    Agreed. Hariot Harman is related to the queen for...

    Agreed. Hariot Harman is related to the queen for god sake, a labour front bench MP related to royalty, who the hell represents the working class anymore???

    The privatley educated toffs are...
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    But you have to ask questions of the leaders that...

    But you have to ask questions of the leaders that govern in your name. I hear all these home counties Tory idiots on the radio rambling on about how dear old Maggie saved the nation. Well If you meen...
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