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    Is it ok to practice on an instrument that is not your normal instrument.

    Hi all, rubbish title and equally not a great question but here goes... I am having to work away pretty often at present and I am wondering if I get a plastic or pocket trumpet would this be ok to practice on. I play the cornet in brass bands and play trumpet on occasion in a community...
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    I want a program that can scan and play sheet music

    Hi all, I would like a computer program that can scan and then play a piece of music. My reason is I hope this will help on difficult passages and allow me to know how something is meant to sound. Hope this makes sense. I don't mind if it is a phone app, computer program or what. This is a new...
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    Stuck with how to improve with a few pieces of music.

    Hi all, I play for 2 bands and have recently moved up to the front row 4th seat in one of the bands. All is going well and I am enjoying it very much. There are a few pieces being played this year which I struggle a little with. Mostly rhythm and speed. If I play it myself it's not too bad...
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    Sold/Expired For Sale: John Packer 371 SW Cornet

    Hi all, I am selling my John Packer 371 cornet. This is the top of the John Packer range and is a nice instrument. I picked this up less than a year ago as an ex demonstrator and it is in really good condition. I picked up a Round stamp recently and am fond of that plus need to raise some funds...
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    Boosey and Hawkes Serial Number Assistance Required.

    Hi all, I recently acquired a Medium Bore Boosey and Hawks Sovereign. On the bell the engraving is the same as a "Round Stamp Version." The cornet came in the regular blue case so I am assuming it is a 923. It also had a regular trigger rather than a ring one. The only number I can find on it is...
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    Tried a different Cornet today...

    Hi all, I am a bit of a collector of things I like and I came across a very good deal on an old B&H Westminster (Imported) model. The person selling it was local knowing nothing about brass. Anyway, as the price offered I negotiated a little and was happy so got it. I have a John Packer 371...
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    Technique/Exercises Book suggestions please...

    Hi all, following on from my thread about improving playing. One kind poster suggested concentrating on exercises and techniques. With this in mind can people please suggest some good books. I am still a reasonably inexperienced player so nothing to complex but with room to expand. All and any...
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    Wanting to improve playing, assistance with possible options.

    Hi all, looking for some advice. I play 3rd Cornet in a local Brass band and have been playing for probably coming up to 7 months as a comeback player. I play in the training band plus the main band. I have also been having occasional lessons with the bands MD. I have been asked if I would like...
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    Looking for a bag to carry all music kit in.

    Hi all, I am looking for a bag to carry my music kit in when playing out and about. I have the case my cornet is in however I then carry my music folders, mutes, cornet stand, lunch, drink and sometimes stand in a separate rucksack. Unfortunately in the rucksack things get bashed about and...
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    Looking to buy a new cornet...

    Hi all, as my lessons are going well and I am playing with a small training group I am now in the market of buying my own cornet. I am currently borrowing one. On Tuesday I am travelling to look at a couple in shop and try out. I am going to see a Yamaha YCR2330 and an ex demo John Packer...
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    New member saying Hello.

    Hi all. I am Phil aged 29 and live near Wisbech which is near Peterborough, UK. I used to try to play the trumpet when in school and got to grade 3 however quickly gave up playing. I have decided I wish to start learning again and have booked some lessons with a teacher locally. I would like to...
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