Recent content by Kiz7

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    Tuning and Intonation

    All the time in the fourth section band I played for! The MD always used a tuner to tune individual notes when a chord was out of tune (without consideration for which note of the chord it was and so on) and then didn't get why everything else was out of tune. The point about understanding how...
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    Tuning and Intonation

    No, it's still at the beta testing stage but if you visit the link I added to my post you can download the trial version
  3. K

    Tuning and Intonation

    Umm, no I didn't say any of that?
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    Tuning and Intonation

    There is a new app in development for intonation - have a look Intonation Station – The easy way to map your intrument's intonation
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    2018 Area test pieces

    Brass Metamorphosis for first section
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    Bedroom design for teen trombonist....

    How great he wants to practice and how great he has supportive parents who are looking for solutions. Well done to all of you! I'd echo the practice shed idea if you can, my daughter used to practice in the garage if I was trying to work in the house
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    Nope, not due to frustration due to playing at a level below capability - frustration due to lack of consideration to the fourth section. The whole system whereby you can have some regions with only 8 or so fourth section bands and others with 30 odd bands but still the same number...
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    I'm absolutely sure there will be lots of challenges to find in it, it's just such a disappointing choice. English Pastorale had musical merit as well as being a test and Visions was great, although how you can compare that as a finals piece to the piece the fourth section bands have had this...
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    Because then the band will be stuck in that section for another three or four years if they are from the West of England - maximum points will be around 28!
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    How can you compare the likes of the 2015 Area piece English Pastorale by Dean Jones (which was a test), the Finals 2015 piece Visions by Dan Price to a junior band work? 2015 seemed to test the fourth section and was the last time I enjoyed playing in it. I'd love to play Rhapsody for Brass...
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    Apologies - you are correct we had the joy of him adjudicating us at the area when he actually stated intonation didn't matter as it's fourth section... I'm not interested in how many notes you chuck in but I would like a piece that is coherent and not just a mish-mash of stuff chucked together...
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    I think it will be very lazy and disappointing to use yet another Alan Fernie work for the fourth section when there are so many good composers around who write just as well (if not more so) for this level. That would be three out of the last four years that Alan Fernie pieces have been used...
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    4barsrest countdown

    HATE the new site.
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    2017 Regional Test Piece Rumours

    God I hope not for 4th section bassmittens. St Andrew's is not a bad little concert piece in the right setting but as an area test piece? I flipping hope not.
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