Ticket to ride- anyone know this piece?

kate_the_horn

New Member
i play this piece at 3 separate bands, and at all three we play it in 3 seperate ways.

firstly the speed i need peter kneale's email adress! ( i think thats the composer, tell me if it isn;t)

does anyone trill on the (blow through instrument) at the beggining?
1 of my bands insist on doing it!

Kelly k
 

Euph-Bari

Active Member
well its been a while since i've played it but yeah we did the wagling valves whilst blowing thing at the beggining - you've just got to! :p
 

timbloke

Member
My greatest moment was playing it live on breakfast TV in Toronto...

"whatever you do, make sure you don't play a note when blowing air through the instrument" were the wise words of the MD...

guess who did :?
 

Naomi McFadyen

New Member
When I played it with Saltash band they didn't do the valve thing, I think... lol... sounded like straight blowing to me... also, hearing a recording of Bodmin play it they just blow straight as well...
All down to the conductors interpretation of it at the end of day, and also, if there's more than one arrangment of it, they're bound to be different as well...
:)
 

Di B

Member
There is a certain member of our band who insists on saying 'fish' when blowing (it started as Fshhhhhh then turned into Fish!)

Makes the sound at the beginning louder... well it would if the rest of us could stop sniggering for long enough anyway! :D
 
The trick here is to wrap the lips around the outside of themoutpiece and close your teeth inside of the rim and make a hssing noice into the instrument. This way guarantees a good result and, as no lips are near the cup of the mouthpiece no 'accidents' :oops: will occur.
 

kate_the_horn

New Member
Alan fernie, thats the one!
anyone know him personally? i want to know for sure, so i can annoy people at my band!

thanks you lot,

kel
 

Okiedokie of Oz

Active Member
Mike Saville said:
The trick here is to wrap the lips around the outside of themoutpiece and close your teeth inside of the rim and make a hssing noice into the instrument. This way guarantees a good result and, as no lips are near the cup of the mouthpiece no 'accidents' :oops: will occur.
**offers a BBb Bass mouthpice**
Can you please show me how that's done, sir?????
 

James McFadyen

New Member
He conducted when I played Soprano for Buckhaven and Methil Band!

He's a nice guy, brillant composer, amazing arranger!

Although he has gained much sucess, he's still very underated, IMHO!

His arr of Ticket to Ride is brilliant, very inventive, you can contact Alan by phone, he has a professional card on www.justmusicuk.com or alternatively go to www.ibew.co.uk (Internet Bandsman Everything Within)
 
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