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    Help identify cornet

    I assume that you have looked on Horn-u-copia but if not then here’s their website link: Horn-u-copia . It might not be easy to explore that site properly but once found they do have large numbers of photos to search through.
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    WTB Bach Mt Vernon 6 1/2 AL or 6 1/2 A small shank trombone mouthpiece

    Thanks all. For those that it might help the Mount Vernon mouthpieces are marked Vincent Bach Corp MT Vernon NY. There’s no mistaking them then, well not the ones I saw on eBay.com. I was surprised by the (high) prices the Mount Vernon’s command. As I now understand it (just done some...
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    WTB Bach Mt Vernon 6 1/2 AL or 6 1/2 A small shank trombone mouthpiece

    Just wondering, what are the distinguishing features of the Mount Verno such that a casual glance would tell the viewer what it was? Have you tried the specialist Trombone Chat forum? (TromboneChat - Index page) I realise that it is USA based but (for an easier transaction) it still will have...
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    Tuning the top space E

    I feel sure you’re correct Tom. I like to use a tuner to check what’s what but, when all is said and done, it’s what it actually sounds like that matters. Tuners are a guide, jolly handy they are too, but if you’ve got perfect pitch and a good set of ears then aren’t they a better judge? There...
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    Tuning the top space E

    I suppose that armed with the information on the thread so far it’s now a case of digging out a digital tuner to listen to each of the notes in turn and then to successively add notes to build the chord. Perhaps we’ll hear how it all went a week or so after the original post? Hope so, we all...
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    Briefly . . .

    Teaching beginners is a wonderful and socially valuable thing to do. On top of that Mello has been helping Military Musicians (so very much high ability professionals) achieve more too, some ‘Hasbeen’! I do not know the exact details but understand that years ago the great Bass Trombonist Doug...
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    Tuning the top space E

    You might like to rattle Moomin’s cage on this ‘cause he’s got an awful lot of knowledge including that of the physics of instruments. On Trombone I found that some of the open notes didn’t give the exact pitch expected and adjusted my slide accordingly, IIRC that e can be played in 4th (slide...
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    Briefly . . .

    Maybe the one word description of me should have been ‘cussed’ ‘cause I long ago decided not to give a second thought to what anyone, other than very close friends and very close family, thought about me. Indeed I’ve been called some pretty nasty things and had nasty things said about me but so...
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    Briefly . . .

    That description applies to most of us but I for one put that description firmly to one side, which is I believe the right place for such thoughts. It’s what we are now and what we do now that matters, so for Mello I’d say ‘inspirational’ would be a good one word description - he’s certainly...
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    People

    I’m in the first group, but my answers aren’t always correct.
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    Briefly . . .

    ‘Trying’.
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    What’s your favourite instrument and why?

    That difficulty in moving a Tuba I can relate to, I wonder how your section mates and your Band’s percussionists manage. I move ‘my’ EEb in my car but moving it on public transport would be virtually impossible. As a youth I used to move a ‘small’ Eb Bass around on public transport and the BBb...
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    Earplugs and playing

    As it happens I’m on-line and do know people who wear ear plugs whilst playing. I might also have suffered some hearing loss but aren’t certain of the cause (Brass Banding or due to something(s) else). Bands are variable on their sound output and some seats are better protected than others. I...
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    What’s your favourite instrument and why?

    That’s a common perspective but, to my mind, not really a fair one. Lumbered, that’s what’s happens when you’re happily playing the second Tenor Trombone part and then you get promoted to first - harder work and higher notes. One could justifiably say that the BBb is the foundation of the...
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    Upper Range extension - the obvious that isn’t

    That reminds me of a group I that I used to belong to that was conducted by a non-Brass player. There were many things that he didn’t understand but he was willing to listen to our comments and did learn from us too, I’ve also been conducted by some experienced Brass players who seem insensitive...
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    Upper Range extension - the obvious that isn’t

    Muscle damage, it happens and sometimes we don’t recover. When I was a youth the old guy who taught me how to play used to play in higher Section Bands, but he over did things and permanently damaged his chops such that he could no longer play to the level he desired - he was a Championship or...
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    Upper Range extension - the obvious that isn’t

    Some more things that are obvious yet somehow (by me) overlooked: # Don’t attempt going after the extremes of range until your lip is properly warmed up - I’m thinking upwards of half an hour’s general practice / playing first. You get better results that way and cold muscles are more likely to...
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    Brass Banding In West Yorkshire

    The best thing that you can do is go and find out for yourself. Bands change over time but good reputations are easily lost and very hard to regain. If you feel able to then tackle what ever seats they have available and stay for say a year whilst you find your feet. In some communities it can...
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    Brass Banding In West Yorkshire

    Welcome to The West Riding. Your local Band might not be quite what you’re looking for but no doubt they’d be pleased to see you and might give you some links to other Bands in the area, just a thought. I suggest that you have a look at this map: Brass Bands Map - Brass Band Results You don’t...
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    Valve Alignment at Home

    I used this search on eBay to find something like, but after that you’re going to have to sift through the results manually and refine the search: Endoscope usb | eBay I absolutely think that the other valves will be out of alignment too. My guess is that the slide length available is for the...
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