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Cambridge Clarinet & Sax Day

Emma

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Hello everyone,

There are two one day 'courses' in Cambridge;

Clarinet & Saxophone Day, Sunday 28th February 2010
Grade 1 to diploma at Sawston Village College, just outside Cambridge.

Jazz Day, Sunday 4th July 2010
Grade 3 to professional at West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.

For more information see;
www.acefoundation.org.uk/courses
 

visionari1

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Thanks Emma, That does look good,....seeing I'm coming over to old blighty in May, I might just go to that.
I have a cousin in Cambridge also & think this will be right up my street, only prob is, I haven't sat any grade theory exams, although can read ok and know most scales.

I'll give it a go....I reckon!

Good one Emma....your a star:welldone

Cheers & Ciao
Jimu
 
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Emma

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Hi Jimu
I think the grades are just a guide - if you can read music ok & know the scales then you would be beyond grade 3 anyway - I think I am just about grade 3 so will probably be the worst player there - but will have a go! This is my normal place in the pecking order anyway....
If you do go - I will be the one with the silver alto playing all the wrong notes & looking confused (or embarrassed)!

Regards
Emma
 

visionari1

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Hi Jimu

If you do go - I will be the one with the silver alto playing all the wrong notes & looking confused (or embarrassed)!

Regards
Emma
I also have a silver alto, which has an engraving of a naked lady, it's an old Conn.

Don't worry....you will not be alone in the wrong notes department.;}

We still have a few months to get ready for this workshop.

Cheers & ciao.
Jimu:mrcool
 

Mamos

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I would like to get away to the first one at the end of Feb

I think it is geared towards the beginner more

If I do well with that then I could got the the July one

mamos
 

Lewis.S

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hi

I got a leaflet about the Jazz day, though I wish it wasn't so far away, but the clarinet and saxophone day sounds good too! Even better I play Alto saxophone and Bb clarinet! I'll be the youngest one at both of the events I bet!
It's cool some of you might be there. I asume you can be trusted! I'll be the youngster who odly has an engraved selmer sax!

Lewis;}

Thanks alot! Sounds fun!
 

Lewis.S

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hi (again)

they are quite expensive! With half an hour breaks, but it sounds worth it with the idea of meetting the experts it sounds worthy, I have done grade 4 so far... Could be fun!
 
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Emma

Emma

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Hello Jonathan,
Just seen you are in cambridgeshire! Whereabouts?
My teacher has also given me details of a Sax choir which is held on Tuesdays, fortnightly in Impington - at the village college I think - if you are interested I can post more details.
A few of us also go to a Jazz improvisation group, Thursdays weekly in Croydon (near Arrington) Lovely bunch of people - which is more than I can say about my improvisation!

I have booked for the clarinet & sax day on 28th Feb and am planning to book for the Jazz day in July.
 

h4yn0nnym0u5e

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Hi Emma

I'm in St Neots, though I work in Ickleton. Not sure I'm quite up for improvisation yet, but the sax choir might be a possibility. Evenings tend to be a bit tricky, as my wife often works (Gestalt Psychotherapist ;}).

Love the avatar, by the way...

Cheers

Jonathan
 
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Emma

Emma

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I was bought up in St Neots - lived there for 18 years!
I am also a psychotherapist - of the cognitive behavioural type! try not to work evenings though unless really necessary!

Emma
 

Mamos

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Really tempted to sign up for the end of this month but it is a hell of a drive.

I will have to see if I can borrow a small car as mine only does about 18 mpg

mamos
 

Semiquaver

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Hi Jimu

...I will be the one with the silver alto playing all the wrong notes & looking confused (or embarrassed)!

Regards
Emma
Tut tut Em, have confidence in yourself. If you are one of those cycletheoro****ts or whatever you must know that.

And anyway there are no wrong notes only wrong choices.

See you 2moz.
 

visionari1

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OO! There will be kids around!

Lewis;}
I'ts OK Lewis the engraving is 1935 so it's beautifull rather than naked.......I'll show you when we meet in July.

Ps I'm rying real hard to return to being a kid again....younger than 12 actually, but yes you may be the youngest there & my sax may be the oldest!
We will C!
Ciao
Jimu:mrcool
 
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Emma

Emma

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And anyway there are no wrong notes only wrong choices.

See you 2moz.
I'm now getting practiced at making wrong choices then! Do you think I should provide the audience with ear plugs in readiness for my solos next week?
 
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Emma

Emma

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Hi all,
The Clarinet & Sax day is now fully booked, so if you are planning on going to the Jazz day it would probably be a good idea to apply early.

Emma
 

visionari1

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Ok Emma,

Seeing I'm coming all the way from New Zealand, I have booked.

Looking forward to it! Although it's four months away.
Any other Cafe Saxers going (apart for Emma)

Cheers
Jimu:mrcool
 

visionari1

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Ok Emma,

Seeing I'm coming all the way from New Zealand, I have booked.

Looking forward to it! Although it's over four months away.
Any other Cafe Saxers going (apart for Emma)?

Cheers
Jimu:mrcool
 
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