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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteen Ball View Post
    it panders to every bass solo stereotype imaginable.....
    I know what you mean, we're trapped in a preconceived image.
    We just can't escape the "Oo! look at the silly man man playing that big thingy. Ain't 'e a larrff?"
    Perhaps we should go the whole hog and wear a red nose and a pointy pom pom hat. (Mind you, my home grown pink proboscis is coming on nicely !)

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    Quote Originally Posted by iancwilx View Post
    We just can't escape the "Oo! look at the silly man man playing that big thingy. Ain't 'e a larrff?"

    ~ Co-Co Wilx
    Better to be a man man playing a bass than a lady boy playing a....?

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    Nobody really wants to hear the Tuba play serious stuff. Maybe a few Tuba players and a few nerds but bottom line the ear doesnt lend its self to low sounds, so making a feature of it is not the best idea. Dont knock the cheese, most of it is better
    than the highbrow stuff anyway. For the Tuba to be of medium interest it has to go high...about as high as the comfortable Euph range.....so...................

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby hobson View Post
    Nobody really wants to hear the Tuba play serious stuff.
    Fnugg Blue?

    OK, it ain't exactly Gregson's Tuba concerto, but it's not an old 'Danse Humoresque' either is it? Great fun piece but with a serious undertone.

    We need more stuff like that.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteen Ball View Post
    Fnugg Blue?.....
    Same to you!!!!!

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    Low pitch, low brow "Music for a larff?" surely that's what the bass trombone is for

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    Just look at tenor trom solos. There is some lovely stuff out there, but the only one the public wants or remembers is "The Acrobat".
    You know, even if these novelty "Funny Ha Ha " Bass and trom Solos are a bit musically demeaning, I suppose that there is a case for if the audience enjoys them as a bit of light relief then bands are justified in including them.
    "Send in the Clowns" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by iancwilx View Post
    "Send in the Clowns" !

    ~ Mr Wilx
    For EEb Bass, why not, just turn the score and parts upside down
    Nothing to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laserbeam bass View Post
    For EEb Bass, why not, just turn the score and parts upside down
    Surely then you'd be sending them out?
    Andi Cook: BBb Bass - Hebden Bridge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thirteen Ball View Post
    Surely then you'd be sending them out?
    Might be preferable to sending them up

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