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    Instrument maintenance

    Further to my above post, I found this post from Tom King on another thread, which I think is worth a look:
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    Instrument maintenance

    Well, our main band has instruments from a range of different makes - Yamaha, Geneva and (I think) Besson - and they don't tune up before every performance, and their intonation is good enough for them to be in the middle of the results when they contest at first section level.
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    Instrument maintenance

    Oh, blimey, Hsop!! That's the stuff of NIGHTMARES!
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    Instrument maintenance

    I do agree with the point made by John Brooks, re. printed hand-out sheet. Even if the player in question has had a run-through on care and maintenance, until they are really familiar with the process a single sheet checklist to help avoid overlooking something is simple enough to do, and easy...
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    Instrument maintenance

    Our MD has recently devoted a large chunk of a juniors' rehearsal to teaching learners how to maintain their instruments - and pointing out the likelihood of expensive repairs being needed if they don't. I think it's unfair to expect a complete novice to appreciate the importance of this - but...
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    New cornet or restoration. Your opinions wanted.

    @Tom-King - I agree, that analogy only applies to instruments which are reasonably well made and which have been looked after; certainly, my current baritone, being uncompensated, will always have intonation issues which will set a limit to how far I can go with it - and would cause problems to...
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    Are you Middle Aged yet?

    YOU feel ancient, John? I remember when a Tandberg reel to reel tape recorder, running at 15" per second, was state of the art . . . :(
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    Are you Middle Aged yet?

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    Appropriate and Sustainable Practice

    This is maybe going slightly off your question, but I think it's a point worth making. A friend of mine was studying with the Open University, and showed me a booklet they sent out to all students on effective study. Obviously, as with my friend, most of their students are in full time work...
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    New cornet or restoration. Your opinions wanted.

    I've never forgotten a comment I heard from the finest pistol shooter I ever met (he was easily up to shooting at national competition level, if not international). "I've yet to find a gun which couldn't shoot better than I can." His point was that if one of his shots went into the 9 ring...
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    "The King's Squad" march by Richard Waterer

    Got my fingers crossed for you, too, Jim - let us know how you get on, as I'm sure other bands might well be interested in playing it. Best regards, Jack
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    "The King's Squad" march by Richard Waterer

    @jobriant - good evening, Jim; I found a version on YouTube being played by a Dutch band, Adest Musica, based in Sassenheim, The Netherlands. The video clip is a bit fuzzy, but as far as I could see all of their instruments in the march that day were brass - no saxes, clarinets or flutes /...
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    A Question for Herpetologists

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    Back to the days of my Euph....

    When I've bought from Packer's, I found their staff very helpful. If they don't know for certain if one of their cases will fit your instrument, may I suggest that you take a picture of it looking straight at it, mark up the relevant dimensions like this, and send it to them? That should give...
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    Relocating

    Have a care, Slider - such dreams can be very harmful to your long-term wellbeing . . . :p
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