Monthly Archives: January 2015

First and last – recognising the ISMN

Cartoon by Andy Pitchforth  Around 20 years ago I invested in the International Standard Music Numbers or ISMN (for full details please see http://www.ismn-international.org/ ). The ISMN is similar to an ISBN for a books but specifically designed for notated … Continue reading

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Butlin’s, Maynard and Brass Bands

It was off to the Lincolnshire coast last Saturday for a gig with the Maynard Ferguson Legacy Big Band as part of a full weekend of contests and entertainment at the Mineworkers Championships in the Butlin’s Skegness holiday complex. Continue reading

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Drums and percussion

The National Association of Percussion Teachers was established by a group of like-minded percussionists and drummers who wanted to share their knowledge, learn from others and create a network of excellence in drum and percussion teaching throughout the United Kingdom. … Continue reading

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Unearthing intellectual property with an advice slip

Clearing out boxes of papers, invoices and receipts again this week and I came across a remittance advice slip from the Musicians’ Union. It was for a PPL distribution payment and gives an insight into how the European Union has … Continue reading

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A little cello music

Do you want some different pieces to work at in the New Year?  The Cello Sessions Take 1 may just be what you need.  All the tracks are available to listen to at https://urbanskyline.bandcamp.com/album/the-cello-sessions-take-1 and you can order on the … Continue reading

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