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    listening / hearing improvement ?

    hi all for the regionals i was very fortunate to play with a band that had ray farr conducting for some of the rehearsals i very quickly realised that my hearing is not good ! i can spot the obvious tuning issues, but ray could spot much finer ones. now for the question ...... can hearing be...
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    Jack in the Box - Solo - Recording ?

    hi all does anyone know if there is a recording of the solo Jack in the Box ? i'd like to do it, but would like to hear how it should be played ! ;) ta
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    Flugal Solo's

    wow ! lots of good suggestions there. thanks all. just a quick update... i have been playing flugel for approx. 6 months so i have only played one solo (One Day) and that was from my solo cornet days. i'd like to give "orange juice" a go, but i don't have the legs for it (too hairy compared to...
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    Flugal Solo's

    Hi all my MD has requested that i change my flugal solo for next year. can't work out what to play though ! i'm after something that will help develop my tone if possible. all suggestions gratefully received ! many thanks :biggrin:
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    Playing with False Teeth

    Hi all i have been playing for several years now with false teeth (top set) and i have been using polygrip ultra to stop them moving about. does anyone have any other ideas ? thanks
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    promises to partner

    thanks for the replies :) i quite agree, but we have both agreed that it is too soon for both of us for this.
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    promises to partner

    more one for the ladies this, but all feedback welcome ! i am going to make my girlfriend a few promises whilst on holiday, and give her a ring (for the right hand!) to "confirm" them (for want of a better phrase) what would you want to hear ? i already have my own ideas, just after some...
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    Composing - help please

    hi all i am planning to write a duet for 2 cornets for my girlfriend and myself. any tips / advice would be greatly appreciated :) thanks
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    sticky / sluggish valves - help please

    interesting thought on the valve oil. i have been using al cass for about a year now, and was using blue juice before that.
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    sticky / sluggish valves - help please

    i am suffering from a sluggish 3rd valve on my cornet. reoiling does some short term good, but usually only lasts one rehearsal. i have cleaned the valves using soapy water and also a little bit of bicarbonate of soda and replaced the valve springs. any ideas ? thanks
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    Cornet Duets

    too easy ? is that possible ? good suggestions, please keep them coming.
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    Cornet Duets

    Hi all I'm looking for a few suggestions for Cornet Duets the only one i can think of is playmates ! preferrably something relatively easy (duet and band parts) thanks
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    Valentines Cards - What to write in them ?

    i would say the next lines from the song, but i'd probably get banned ! nice idea though ;)
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    Night Shifts

    i practice at work every day (but then, i do drive a lorry !) ahh, bliss is a quiet layby, a battered old cornet and the arban and herbert clarke books for company !
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    Valentines Cards - What to write in them ?

    i quite agree..... just looking for inspiration !
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