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    'Xeno' Sop?

    I haven't got much of a clue about the sops, but I was priveleged recently to get to try out a few Xeno Bb's, and was lucky enough to have Fitzy have a blow on them to see what they were like (thanks for your help Fitzy)..I ended up buying one! I reckon they are swell... I hope the sop is...
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    What are you listening to at the moment.........

    I'm having a horrible New Years eve, sore throat, sore nose and i'm in trouble with the missus, so i'm taking out my anger musically with.. Apocolypse (Derek Bourgeois)
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    Cornet/Euph Duets

    There's a duet fopr cornet and eupho by Roy Newsome, called Tete e Tete...Bit of a Latin number...Not really for a serious concert but perhaps ok for other less formal stuff
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    caroling - which carol is the best?

    "I love Carols, although I do prefer Barbaras!" - Tom Baker PS Boar's Head Carol is the best oh and Three King's March, just cos I love smacking out the solo cornet bit!
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    Soprano Solos

    I played a fairly nice version of Over the Rainbow, arranged by Goff Richards, in the slow melody section at a solo comp recently. Its arranged for Eb horn. I played it on Bb cornet player. I think it sounded ok (i ended up winning), so perhaps it would also sound good on soprano...Can't...
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    YBS mouthpieces

    Thanks for the responses so far guys. In response to brassnecks suggestion..has any played a plexiglass JK cornet mouthpiece? Or a Kelly MOuthpiece... What are people's experiences with them. I know they are handy when marching or during the cold, but what about their merit during more...
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    YBS mouthpieces

    During their recent tour of Australia, i was lucky enough to hear YBS in concert... I believe stuart lingard and a few of the other solo cornet players were playing clear plastic-y mouthpieces... Can anybody tell me anything about these..does anyone have any info on their brand etc? Cheers
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    Problems - please help me

    can anybody help?
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    Problems - please help me

    Hi all...sorry if this is posted in the wrong place..could someone please help me with a few problems ive been having..and info at all would be great... 1) my bach strad trumpet has been playing fine, until now...on two notes (specifically 1st line E and second space A), they seem not to be...
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    Questions about Maestros

    hi all..thank you for your help...i was priveleged to be able to test out 2 maestros and two courtois chambord II's (one a 106XL and the other an 106XLR) recently..and ended up getting the courtois 106XL..its was the best instrument of them all...although perhaps a goldbrass bell is in theory a...
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    Questions about Maestros

    Hi all..thank you for your posts so far...the sad thing about this affair is that right now i play on a large-bore B&H sovereign (round-stamp), however it belongs to the band i play for..as i will be most likely moving away next year to continue my music studies, im not sure the band will let...
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    Questions about Maestros

    Hi all... I'm studying music at university next year, and as such i need to get myself a better cornet, preferably new... i have been looking at the following options besson sovereign yamaha maestro courtois chambord II what does everyone recommend in their experience...being from...
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    Am i going crazy or...

    Thats ok mate..Thanks for you help anyways :) cheers
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    Am i going crazy or...

    Sorry to be confusing..I meant who won best soloist (picked out of the test pieces) - you know, the one david childs one last year? cheers
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    Am i going crazy or...

    I don't know if im going crazy, but i cant seem to find any place mentioning who won the soloist prize at the 2005 europeans..does anyone know who it was? cheers :)
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