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    And pegs ! ~ Mr Wilx

    And pegs !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    I was out of banding for a lot of years and when...

    I was out of banding for a lot of years and when I came back to it with a different band, they had borrowed some parts from my previous band and I found myself looking at pencil markings I had made...
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    Unfortunately you do have the right person. Brian...

    Unfortunately you do have the right person. Brian was in the Signals Band and the SA. I knew him at Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band in the late 1960s/early 1970s where he was a much valued cornetist....
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    I could be wrong here, but you give the...

    I could be wrong here, but you give the impression of being in, or a product of, the modern higher education system.
    It shines like a beacon out of some posts on tmp, people who refuse to debate...
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    Well said ~ Great reply. ~ Mr Wilx

    Well said ~ Great reply.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Just try harder ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Just try harder !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Well you certainly shook things up ! ( I warmly...

    Well you certainly shook things up ! ( I warmly welcome your subtle personality modulation )
    Your felicitations are reciprocated.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Hey ! tmp is interesting again.

    Hurray ~ tmp seems to have drawn back from the edge of bitter oblivion and is now quite stimulating with good interesting threads being debated by nice folk ~ Excellent, thanks to all concerned.

    ~...
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    That's it in a nutshell. ~ Mr Wilx

    That's it in a nutshell.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Frankenstein ! ~ Mr Wilx

    Frankenstein !

    ~ Mr Wilx
  11. Thread: french horns

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    Nice ! ~ I suppose this guy thinks brass bands...

    Nice ! ~ I suppose this guy thinks brass bands playing any music by the classical composers is "Just not right" ~ Utter tosh, in my view, everybody should be able to appreciate a good tune even if it...
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    And so it goes on and on and on and on...

    And so it goes on and on and on and on and..........................Bitter sarcastic back biting vitriol from egotistical pseudo "Know alls" eager to tear each others throats out.
    I've better things...
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    Moomin is dead right. Hit the nail right on the...

    Moomin is dead right. Hit the nail right on the head.

    ~ Mr Wilx (Ian)
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    All very true Dave and I echo your thoughts, but...

    All very true Dave and I echo your thoughts, but very sad. Gluttons for punishment that we are, I suppose a few decent stalwarts like us will keep watch on the situation and contribute here and...
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    Backs against the wall ?

    Backs against the wall ?
  16. Thread: Notes

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    I think low "G" (TC) on EEb Bass is a beautiful...

    I think low "G" (TC) on EEb Bass is a beautiful sound, so round and sonorous. Produced by a good set of "in practice chops" of course !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Stick to spit, it always worked for me :) (I do...

    Stick to spit, it always worked for me :) (I do use oil these days I must admit, basswuss eh ?)

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Playing back row cornet is a specialist job and...

    Playing back row cornet is a specialist job and requires focussed practice in the lower register. A skilled back row is a great asset to any band. I reckon it's a mistake to put the less able players...
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    I started practicing again last November after not playing for quite some time and I was absolutely awful, just the same as you describe, but I can report that I'm now back to about 90% of what I was...
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    I've always found Right and Rounds Complete...

    I've always found Right and Rounds Complete Method great for all aspects of tuba practice up to the highest standard, it also contains a lot of advice ~ highly recommended.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    That would seem to me to be a very fair...

    That would seem to me to be a very fair assessment of the situation. I agree that if all children were exposed to brass tuition in schools the racial mix might develop, but we all know that brass...
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    In (I think) 2002 the L.S.Finals were held in...

    In (I think) 2002 the L.S.Finals were held in Torquay. The last band to play in the 1st Section went on at 11.45pm, now THAT'S late. (The piece was "Leonardo")

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    To slightly extend the discussion, my wife and I,...

    To slightly extend the discussion, my wife and I, like thousands of other folk in this country have been caravanners for the past 10 years and have stayed at caravan sites all over the UK. In all...
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    I thought the 4brest rankings were just a Welsh...

    I thought the 4brest rankings were just a Welsh Fairy tale, pure fiction !

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Yes I've just spotted that Dave. No need for...

    Yes I've just spotted that Dave. No need for Triskaidekaphobia in banding eh ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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