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    Am I the Only Band-Geek?

    Am i the only brass bander IT person on here are are there more of you lurking around?

    I play Soprano Cornet at Deepcar Brass Band, anyone else play? and where?

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    Morning I play Solo Horn in Spennymoor Town Band, and help out on 1st in the Youth section of the band (which I've been a member of for... 14 years, roughly?)

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    My manager is pretty good at blowing his own trumpet.

    Sorry.

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    Um...I play that weird instrument that is made of brass but is not part of a brass section - a French Horn.
    Of course you don't get French Horns in a brass band (only those little euphonium things that you call horns) so I don't play in a brass band, just an orchestra..(Bournemouth University)

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    I used to play classical guitar and Spanish guitar in my young years and was a part of the youth orchestra, however I stopped when I was about 16 and haven't played much since, intact in the last 10 years I have probably played about 20 times or so, and even then its just to go over chords and scales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Morning I play Solo Horn in Spennymoor Town Band, and help out on 1st in the Youth section of the band (which I've been a member of for... 14 years, roughly?)
    I used to play solo horn, and then i got promoted/demoted im not quite sure which moving to sop is

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    Quote Originally Posted by HaleStorm View Post
    I used to play solo horn, and then i got promoted/demoted im not quite sure which moving to sop is
    Ahh OK, that's good. I think it's just something different. Do you find it more difficult or easier? As a youngster I started on cornet, but got told my mouth was too big (to get the higher notes), so moved on to horn

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    im not quite sure which moving to sop is
    As my son plays sop with the senior Hampshire County Youth Band I would say that you have definitely been promoted!

    He also plays principle cornet with our area youth band and trumpet with a couple of jazz ensembles at college...

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    Used to play 2nd tenor horn for Balderstone BrassBand in my youth... these days I organise / sound engineer more events than I play at (regardless of instrument - I play quite a few)

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I used to play classical guitar and Spanish guitar in my young years and was a part of the youth orchestra, however I stopped when I was about 16 and haven't played much since, intact in the last 10 years I have probably played about 20 times or so, and even then its just to go over chords and scales.
    You played a brass guitar? wow was it heavy

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    Ahh OK, that's good. I think it's just something different. Do you find it more difficult or easier? As a youngster I started on cornet, but got told my mouth was too big (to get the higher notes), so moved on to horn
    I wouldn't say its easier or harder, it takes more work because you have to change your playing technique completley and getting the pitch in your head is hard at first, plus its one of the parts where its obvious if its wrong being so high up, because of the pitch everyone can always here it

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    HaleStorm: Sounds like a good challenge, hope you're enjoy it

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    I used to be in Birmingham Schools Steel Band, played cello bass and tenor bass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    You played a brass guitar? wow was it heavy

    Ben
    lmao completely missed the brass part! lol

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