Recent content by julian

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    Blistex relief cream

    Just seen this thread - is this to help chapped lips during the carolling season? For some unearthly reason I found (quite by accident) that a smear of toothpaste helps (but don't leave it there!).
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    I scratch everything with my left hand - except my left hand and arm!
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    As a 'leftie' born in 1962 I consider myself very lucky that no one ever tried to make me use my right hand as the dominant, although I know there were some people of my age that were made to change. For some reason though playing a valved instrument with my right hand has never felt wrong. I...
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    See the thread - Time for a shakeup?
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    Is it me or does no one post here anymore?

    Tried to get some conversations started a few weeks ago: I've been a member of TMP for nearly a decade now. Perhaps my memory has been lost in the mist of time, but we used to have lots more interesting posts (well, just lots more posts to be honest) interesting articles, lively debates and...
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    WOBplay

    Well there we go then. If it's such a complex issue and it's not the right place for such discussions why start it in the first place? Just saying.......
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    WOBplay

    Try and help me understand a little. Does streaming music use more energy than using a computer for this forum or viewing on Youtube or manufacturing buying and playing C/D's? I'm not arguing just trying to understand the implications for each
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    Flugel Horn Sticking Valves

    Hi Ken, My wife has one of these although I play it occasionally now she is back on horn. The valves are great, but even when it was being played every day, before playing the valves needed wiping off and oiling. I think it's the price you pay for having such close tolerances on these...
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    Are bagpipes musical instruments or weapons?

    Hmm. I see what you mean. The question remains - are any of them musical instruments, or are the all weapons of war?......
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    Face Masks - what price a Banding Recovery?

    Sorry, but how do you know that you're not a carrier and infecting other people? As for the USA look at the mess they're in now with regard to the virus. Even yesterday Trump has had to admit that masks have a part to play. We might not like these measures but without them things would be one...
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    DEVILS GALLOP

    There is a Youtube video of Lofthouse Brass playing an arrangement by by Nigel Horne who sells his music under NJH Music. It's not listed in his catalogue but perhaps he may be able to help you.
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    cially those playing Euphonium89 and not out.

    Let's generate some new traffic!!!!
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    cially those playing Euphonium89 and not out.

    I know. At lease Unity and Triumph series (I presume General) are now A4 format, particular helpful to learners (who always seem to cope better with larger print music) and people who don't see as well. I can understand why carol books are small for outside, but the hymn books are hard going...
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    Face Masks - what price a Banding Recovery?

    So here's the thing. Regardless of our political beliefs this dreadful disease is not over and we have to be sensible. I'm not shielding, indeed my job means that I am a link for people who are. I've played in bands for over 45 years from 4th section to championship section and am missing it...
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    Face Masks - what price a Banding Recovery?

    'the blunt truth is that almost all those who are critically vulnerable to the disease have already died' - I don't believe this is a forum for political argument, but to think the risk to peoples health has gone away is naive at best and plain stupid at worst. There are a huge number of people...
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