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    Musescore?

    I’ve used it off and on for several years. I find it doesn’t display well in windows 10 without some fiddling about
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    Bearing in mind promotions and relegations are based over two years anyway, if a band won last year but withdrew this year, they may not be promoted but won’t be relegated either. It can be argued it’s the same for everyone at least within a region and if one band withdraws while the others all...
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    Brass isn’t an anti biotic, it’s a disinfectant. A virus is a parasite which can only survive inside a living cell. Brass will kill the host cell, thus destroying the virus. In reality it takes about 10 minutes of contact between the cell and the brass for this to happen and lacquer will...
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    Coronavirus, what might it mean to Banding

    My band and another who I was supposed to dep for both cancelled rehearsals at the weekend, one for two weeks the other indefinitely. Realistically every band needs to assess their own vulnerability. A band with low risk players may decide to continue but one with high risk players are going...
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    Earplugs and playing

    Being in a section 3 band, I often find that I am being told to play louder at a mp section than I am playing at a mf section depending on the dynamics in the other bars around it to produce more dynamic contrast. It goes against the grain for me to do this as I was always taught that the...
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    Earplugs and playing

    Acoustics and volume of other instruments all have an impact. I've lost count of the times I've been told to play louder when I'm marked piano, then a few bars later told I'm much to loud when marked mezzoforte, but other instruments have reduced their dynamic or are resting.
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    Earplugs and playing

    Maybe I'm stating the obvious but if for example the sop player turned his seat a little so he's playing towards the conductor rather than the back of the principal cornets head he would be quieter from the principals perspective and the audience could hear him better so could reduce his volume...
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    New cornet or restoration. Your opinions wanted.

    If you join a band and they are predominantly playing one brand of cornet, they may well prefer you to play that brand too so as to blend with the rest of the section. They would probably have a cornet of that brand anyway, so buying your own is probably not really worthwhile. If the band are...
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    Old returning cornet now trumpet player

    Your story is surprisingly common. I started playing at about 10 with the Salvation Army, first cornet then onto flugelhorn, until I was about 16 when circumstances decided I had to stop (long story and nothing related to playing) Spool on 30 years and my son decided he wanted to play an...
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    What’s your favourite instrument and why?

    Most people will say their favourite is whatever they play. To bend this rule a little I'm going to say the flugelhorn, though I played it in my teens, I now play cornet but still consider myself a flugel player who happens to play cornet. Love the parts and the sound from the flugelhorn.
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    Petition re. Bands and Child Performance Licences

    To put things into perspective, this is not a new piece of legislation but an old piece of previously unenforced legislation that has suddenly been given a lot of publicity. Many local authorities were oblivious to the need for bands to have licenses and different local authorities have...
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    Petition re. Bands and Child Performance Licences

    I think the problem may be there are multiple similar partitions about. People are all signing different ones.
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    Conducting workshop - why so little interest?

    To say that singers need to use digital effects is a tad harsh. They have them available, why not use them? We have and use a vast array of mutes to alter our sound, if a mute were available at a reasonable cost that would automatically correct intonation or split notes, and were legal to use...
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    Has it started already?

    I suspect this has more to do with reputation than section. You have your well known bands that attract sponsorship relatively easily and can easily sell out the average concert hall a few times a year. Thinking Cory, Dyke etc but you have many other championship bands that don't have their...
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    Has it started already?

    There must have been a few votes cast since I posted, it was looking decidedly against at the time but has since leveled out. I don't know what it is that I love about it, in theory it's terrible and always leaves me cold wet and exhausted by the end, but within half an hour I am counting the...
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