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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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    I agree 100%. I think some well known posters on...

    I agree 100%. I think some well known posters on here should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for the totally uncalled for spiteful aggression against Skweeky and then having another go when he...
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    I've never read such absolute aggressive rubbish...

    I've never read such absolute aggressive rubbish on here before (and I've read a lot). It was obvious to me, and I've been around the block a few times, that the guy was just saying he was already...
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    Backs against the wall ?

    Backs against the wall ?
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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...
  9. I started practicing again last November after...

    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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    Slightly off topic, Yorkshire Imps won the...

    Slightly off topic, Yorkshire Imps won the British Open on Pageantry in 1970 off a no. 13 Draw ~ Lucky for some eh ?

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    My feelings too. ~ Mr Wilx

    My feelings too.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Grimey B&R Frickley ~ Mr Wilx

    Grimey
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    ~ Mr Wilx
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    So all old music is bad music, is that your...

    So all old music is bad music, is that your opinion ?
    It's a good job we're all different isn't it ? Without the diversity of debate it would be a very boring world.
    Personally I have a place in my...
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    Very well put Sir, I entirely agree. ~ Mr Wilx

    Very well put Sir, I entirely agree.

    ~ Mr Wilx
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    Exactly, my comments were based on the opinions...

    Exactly, my comments were based on the opinions of many 1st Section banders of my acquaintance who have expressed disappointment in the Area tests in recent years.

    Mr Wilx
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    You say "apparently" ill formed judgement ~ So...

    You say "apparently" ill formed judgement ~ So therefore you don't actually know if the judgement is ill informed or not. Could you be kind enough as to clarify what in your opinion makes my...
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    That's an excellent formula. The contest panel...

    That's an excellent formula. The contest panel should work by those stipulations. I honestly don't think the panel that picks the pieces really knows what a First Section Band is. It's an unknown...
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    They ought to give pieces like Spectrum, Symphony...

    They ought to give pieces like Spectrum, Symphony of Marches, Long White Cloud, Pageantry, Un Vie de Matelot etc another outing. Not necessarily those pieces but pieces that contain a similar content...
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    A bit like a musical version of the Kings New...

    A bit like a musical version of the Kings New Clothes ~ Strip away the flash bang wallop and prestissimo semiquavers at extremes of the range and there's no underlying music. They might as well set...
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