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  1. Flat Eric

    Who Has The most Trumpet/Cornet Mouthpieces?

    I've re-sent the email Bruce, for some reason it got stuck in my out box, but it's sent now. For those who may be interested I chose; Give me Jesus and The Old Rugged cross, because they are both easy pieces as I am only a beginner. My third choice was Czardas; I know this is a very difficult...
  2. Flat Eric

    Who Has The most Trumpet/Cornet Mouthpieces?

    Hi Bruce, what a nice surprise to find I've won 3 free arrangements. Thank you very much for your generosity. Email sent! This must be a good enough excuse to go out and buy another mouthpiece! :D
  3. Flat Eric

    Who Has The most Trumpet/Cornet Mouthpieces?

    I'm new to banding and brass instruments, so obviously I'm not going to have many mouthpieces. Just the one that came with my cornet and the new one I bought to replace it..... and the one I found tucked away in my cornet case. Then there's a couple I bought second hand because they looked...
  4. Flat Eric

    Playing along with Morris band and dancers

    I remember being told by the squire that for younger athletic dancers we had to play slower, for older decrepit dancers play faster. The reasoning being that the higher a dancer was able to jump the longer it took them to come down. So an 18 year old lad whose leaps were three feet high took...
  5. Flat Eric

    Playing along with Morris band and dancers

    Many years ago I used to play fiddle with the John O'Gaunt Morris Men, we had a regular musician who played trombone and an occasional player on tuba. I once asked the trombonist how he managed with transposition and those sharp keys. He told me he didn't think about keys and transposition...
  6. Flat Eric

    Mr Arban Killed my Music Stand

    It's a Rocket Heavy Duty Orchestral Music Stand from Norman Music
  7. Flat Eric

    String or Elastic?

    Ok, my last pic on this thread. If Wynton Marsalis who plays a Monette trumpet costing more than I paid for my first house has a bit of string or elastic on his 3rd valve slide, it must have a purpose! Marsalis by Flat Eric posted Aug 30, 2018 at 7:21 PM
  8. Flat Eric

    String or Elastic?

    Here's another picture (hope you can see the pics, I've changed permission so members can view) this is Paul Mayes, Professor of Trumpet at Guildhall School of Music & Drama with his third valve tuning slide tied up Mayes by Flat Eric posted Aug 29, 2018 at 10:37 PM
  9. Flat Eric

    Mr Arban Killed my Music Stand

    Sorry about that Jack, my media file was set to me only, I've changed it to members only so you should be able to see the pics now. Please let me know if they're still not visible.
  10. Flat Eric

    Mr Arban Killed my Music Stand

    The postie called today with another package. Let's see what Mr Arban makes of this! He has been reduced to a lightweight, an also ran, just another book on my journey to virtuosity! :rolleyes: 20180829_171029 by Flat Eric posted Aug 29, 2018 at 5:30 PM
  11. Flat Eric

    String or Elastic?

    I've been watching a lot of Youtube videos of brass players and noticed that some, especially trumpet players, have something like string tied around their instruments. At first I thought it may be ornamental like Arturo Sandoval who has a small cross hanging from his horn. But today I spotted a...
  12. Flat Eric

    Mr Arban Killed my Music Stand

    Just ordered a new conductors stand! :)
  13. Flat Eric

    Mr Arban Killed my Music Stand

    I was delighted this morning when the postie delivered my package. I removed the cardboard cover and set Mr Arban upon my music stand along with 120 Hymns for Brass Band and several loose sheets of music. I hurriedly put away my gardening tools and returned to my music practice corner. I found...
  14. Flat Eric

    New to Brass

    3) hope I can keep my head out in front of them and make it to main band before they get all the best seats! :D
  15. Flat Eric

    Help needed with mouthpiece id

    I'm currently using it but it's in bad shape, that's why I would like to know if there is a modern equivalent. I've just emailed Denis Wick to see if they can shed any light on it.
  16. Flat Eric

    Help needed with mouthpiece id

    Thanks for all the replies. Looks like there may be no definitive answer to this question, so I'll just keep an eye out and try any mouthpieces that come my way.
  17. Flat Eric

    New to Brass

    Yes, it seems most of them do. But there are a couple of brothers at learner band who learnt the first few notes then turned up at practice a week later and started playing the Star Wars theme when told to have a quick blow to warm up!
  18. Flat Eric

    New to Brass

    Hello, the kids have finally moved out, I have time to spare, I don't like watching tv and I need a new hobby. A while back I was at a music festival and got chatting to a couple of guys who were playing in a brass band. They invited me to go along to a practice session and try a brass...
  19. Flat Eric

    Help needed with mouthpiece id

    I recently found a cornet mouthpiece hiding under the foam in my instrument case, there is no makers name on it, just Made in England G22. I bought a Denis Wick 4B to replace the beaten up Yamaha 11E4 that came with my cornet, but the mystery G22 just seems to suit me better. I've tried looking...
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