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  1. rdouglas1976

    Sold/Expired Eb/D Trumpet for Sale

    Hi, I am afraid that this itam has now been sold. Rgds, Rich
  2. rdouglas1976

    Sold/Expired Eb/D Trumpet for Sale

    I am selling my Stomvi Elite Eb/D trumpet. The trumpet was bought from new by myself from Phill Parkers but has not been used very much due to the repertoire of the orchestra I used to play in. I have since moved away and have no need for it, so I would rather it went to a good home than...
  3. rdouglas1976

    To silver or not to silver ....

    Try http://www.willspencer.org/index.html I know he does plating on instruments, when I was getting quotes for my trumpet a few years ago it was £300 so expect to pay around £400. Rich
  4. rdouglas1976

    Cornet player free to a good band

    Probably better for the readers that I wasn't lol
  5. rdouglas1976

    Cornet player free to a good band

    Hi all, I have accepted an invitation to join the Jaguar Coventry Band. Thank you to all those who let me sit in on rehearsals and for your offers to do so. Rich
  6. rdouglas1976

    Grades. Any thoughts?

    Hi, I think that the grading system is a good idea especially at an earlier age. It motivates people to do well. As people get older their goals change and so there may not be as much need for them to take grades as that is not what they are interested in, it doesn't mean that these same...
  7. rdouglas1976

    Cornet player free to a good band

    Hi, Thanks for the offer but I think it is just that bit too far for me :( Thanks again, Rich
  8. rdouglas1976

    Cornet player free to a good band

    Hi all, I moved to Coventry at the back end of last year and I was hoping to be able to join a nearby band (within 30-40 miles) on either front or back row. So if you are in (or know of) a friendly contesting band that has a cornet vacancy let me know! Rich
  9. rdouglas1976

    Are you a big fish or a tiddler?

    Hi Dave, Thanks for your reply. Ability wise I did my grade 8 ages ago and should still be of that standard. You're probably right about the easing myself in bit. I'll put my name in the free players forum and see if I get hooked. and stop calling me shirley :) Rich
  10. rdouglas1976

    Are you a big fish or a tiddler?

    Hi all, I'm hoping to start playing in a band again soon, I have moved recently and have only played in a few scratch ensembles over the last two years. To use the analogies of the thread should I apply for smaller fish positions in bigger ponds or bigger fish positions in smaller ponds in my...
  11. rdouglas1976

    Female???

    Female conductors You've all been talking about female players, but what about conductors? I know that Adelle Sellers (now Peck) used to conduct the Towcester Studio band a while back as I played in the Whit Friday marches for tham a few years ago. She has a great perdigree having come from...
  12. rdouglas1976

    Post Grade 8 Diplomas

    Hi, has anybody on here done any of these? I quite fancy doing one of the teaching diplomas, what is the best college to go through ? ABRSM ? Trinity ? Guildhall ? Is there any benefit of doing a performance diploma first? Would that excuse me from the practical element of the teaching exam ?
  13. rdouglas1976

    Silent Brass

    I have both a Dennis Wick practice mute and a silent brass system for my trumpet. I found the SB kit very useful when I was staying in hotels but didnt really use it again until now as I have just moved house and dont want to annoy the neighbours just yet! The Dennis Wick mute does have the...
  14. rdouglas1976

    What do you want from a music shop?

    I know exactly what you mean. A colleague of mine bought a graphics card the same time as me so we could share the P&P costs. They said they had the item in stock and we waited for over 2 months for our cards. Without any decent explanations! We were just told that we would receive them in the...
  15. rdouglas1976

    What do you want from a music shop?

    Thanks guys. I think that instruments would have to wait until the business was a bit more established. What type of accessories and makes of accessories would you be interested in?
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    What do you want from a music shop?

    I would like to open an online music store - specialising in brass instruments. I know doing a survey online isnt strictly valid as you wont get a full spectrum of people but here goes anyway. Would you shop online as opposed to going to a local store ? What sort of things would you...
  17. rdouglas1976

    Should there be a break?

    I think that breaks in general are a good thing. It gives the less experienced people a lip break, new people to socialise, those who have rushed from work a bit of a breather. I know when I have been at rehearsals before contests that have run straight through, peoples concentration wavered...
  18. rdouglas1976

    Mouthpieces: Gold rimmed mouthpieces

    or seen ! :lol:
  19. rdouglas1976

    Mouthpieces: Gold rimmed mouthpieces

    Cheers, I use a warbuton screw top so I can use it on cornet and trumpet. Here's what they say on their site about gold plating: What effect does gold plating have? Advantages: Warms up to skin temperature quickly Allows lips to "roll" in and out of mouthpiece with ease-- often...
  20. rdouglas1976

    Mouthpieces: Gold rimmed mouthpieces

    Sorry for my ignorance I know DW would be Dennis Wickes but an RW mouthpiece?
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