I have forgotten my music once for rehearsal - never a performance, Opened the folder to realise I had taken it out to photocopy at home, and forgot to put it back. Only once!
I have never forgotten a horn for a gig, usually have a spare stached in the car. But I have gone to a trumpet lesson, opened the case to find it was my Soprano Sax - and the teacher could not play sax. The sax was next to my trumpet, same size bag and made by the same company. Changed my trumpet gig bag so it will not happen again.
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- because the spit does not run back into my mouth!
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The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
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I almost did the "forget the horn" version last Saturday, but within a few seconds realised the case was too light.
However many years ago (when photocopying was rare and expensive) after months of preparation my Brass and Reed band traveled to another town for a regional competition and the band master, deciding to reduce the weight he had to carry, had left out all the music folders he didn't think we needed, forgetting that I played the euphonium bit in bass cleff and did not share the baritone part in treble clef with our baritone horn player. So I ended up busking my parts including (for me at the time) some tricky bits from the Florenter March. I never before then felt under so much pressure, and was amazed when we came second in our section.
Toby, I will try to post a video.
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Very interesting subject. Here in Holland it's very cold.
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