Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?

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    Hello, this board is for introducing yourself. Whether you are new, a long-time "backroom-lurker", or a regular user, you are welcome to use this board to introduce yourself and let us get acquainted with you.

  • Hello. Iโ€™m Dave and Iโ€™m an alcoholic. Damn , wrong forum. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  • @Rapier232 said in Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?:

    ... Iโ€™m an alcoholic. Damn , wrong forum. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Not really!

  • @Kehaulani said in Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?:

    @Rapier232 said in Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?:

    Hello. Iโ€™m Dave and Iโ€™m an alcoholic. Damn , wrong forum.

    Maybe not. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    No I think he is!๐Ÿ‘…

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  • So much for introductions. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • @administrator said in Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?:


    With a more positive a spin... Trumpet-holistic. Rapier is a pretty neat guy.

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  • This is a response one of my posts discussing a medical concern received by ROWUK: "...must have something to do with keeping your post count high... I know that you consider yourself to be a top expert on many things..." This got me to thinking, that in all the medical advice I do post on this site, what is my credibility behind such advice. So I thought it was time to use this thread to reassure readers of my qualifications at posting medical and performance advice relating to embouchure and lung use. Unlike ROWUK suggests as my consideration as to my credibility, as anyone claiming they are an expert should, as suggested by ROWUK be viewed with some apprehension. So I will only acknowledge how others have viewed my credibility in medical knowledge:

    First and foremost, I am honored to be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as an internist, and by the American Board of Pediatrics as a pediatrician. Going beyond those certifications, both Boards have honored me to serve on their Educational Committees to design training requirements for internists and pediatricians, for which I was equally honored to being voted as serving as the President of their Residency Associations. Through that relationship, I was then honored to have a National Award named after me, the Gary M. Onady Award, that is a financial stipend provided to the resident recognized as top leader in internal medicine and pediatrics. In addition, the American Board of Pediatrics invited me to publish the 5 part educational series in there Continuing Medical Education Publication, Pediatrics in Review, on how to use the best medical evidence in decision making.

    The professional societies for internal medicine (American College of Physicians) and pediatrics (American Academy of Pediatrics) have both honored my expertise as a clinician and scientist by placing me by invitation to serve as a current Associate Editor for the Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP Journal Club and as a past Editorial Board Member of American Academy of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. In addition my work has been recognized by the American College of Physicians in presenting an international curriculum I created with another internist on "Jazz Improvisation in Improving Patient-Physician communication" that is a method used training physicians how to better communicate with patients.

    As to my expertise in recommending embouchure techniques, involving muscle physiology, I have been honored in my work of promoting the understanding of muscle physiology by the American Association of Medical Colleges in publishing modules in the MedEd PORTAL training program used by every medical school in this country. I have also been awarded by the AAMC for several years as being that organizations outstanding reviewer of modules submitted by other authors.

    As to my expertise in pulmonary function, I have been honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the promotion of my success in promoting the increased life expectancy of their patients, by serving for a decade on their Center Committee in accrediting 125 centers across this country. This experience with traveling through many cities has also afforded me the opportunity to meet many TrumpetBoard members, that include Vulgano Brother, tmd and several others (as well as past TrumpetMasters members). The CF Foundation has additionally honored me by making me their lead author for the section of medical management of one of their Clinical Practice Guidelines. That assignment lead me to be recruited by the Cochrane Collaborative to being one of their Guidline publications that is held as an International Standard.

    So I hope people reading my medical advise will appreciate that it comes from a knowledge base that has been recognized and honored by others, rather than just my opinion of my qualifications. And by the way, my post count is high based on wanting to share a lot of this knowledge with our members... hopefully to improve their lives and performance potential, much in the way ROWUK has enhanced mine through his expertise.

  • Iโ€™m Dennis, Iโ€™m a father of 3, a happy husband and loyal employee of the company I work for. Iโ€™ve been an electrician for 20 years. Been playing trumpet for 32 years.
    Dabbled in rock bands a couple times playing bass.
    Nowadays I also play baritone, actually more so than trumpet. I also played cornet for a couple years
    I also enjoy kayaking and fishing
    I used to be into guns but not anymore
    I still pick a flattop now and again
    And enjoy gardening, foraging and practice of all types of self sustainability

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    @djeffers78 Welcome! I've got a feeling I know your nickname from the old TM days...

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    Then it's "welcome back, old friend!"

  • Hello! Iโ€™m a long time cornet and trumpet (and sometimes flugelhorn) hack and ex-collector. Been playing since about 1963, played 1st trumpet in a concert band in the 1970s, was 3rd trumpet in a local semi-pro symphony orchestra for about 5 years in the 1980s, along with playing in a brass quintet and playing in the pit for numerous musicals, played Bb cornet all over the eastern U.S. in a Civil War brass band from the early 1990s until a couple years ago. We recorded one cassette tape and 4 CDs during that time, which to my surprise, sold by the thousands. I also played lead trumpet in a so-so big band for a number of years, subbed in a few more, subbed in a German band numerous times, was a founding member of a British-style brass band around 2000 and performed with them for about 15 years.

    I had the privilege of recording about 20 Civil War era bugle calls on a period bugle for an interactive display at a museum in Alabama. I also participated in bands that recorded music for a couple Ken Burns PBS series, which was interesting. I played Eb cornet in a low-budget Civil War movie that went straight to DVD (lol), and also played in a Tennessee PBS special on music of the Civil War.

    I retired from work (early on I worked for NASA, and then for a couple aerospace and defense contractors, but I spent the majority of my career designing fire suppression systems) at the beginning of 2020. Because most playing venues dried up due to the virus outbreak, I havenโ€™t been doing much other than walking with my wife a lot, practicing a little, riding my vintage motorcycles, and eating healthy. When things return to normal, I play in a large church orchestra, sub in a couple big bands from time to time, play 2 or 3 Civil War gigs a year, and fill in on 2nd cornet in the brass band when needed.

    There you have it - all you never wanted to know about me...๐Ÿ˜

  • Whats the name of the civil war movie?


  • David Ferguson aka Curlydoc. I retired in 2012 after a varied career as a pharmacologist, toxicologist, physician, and pharmaceutical scientist. I took up the trumpet again after a more than fifty year hiatus. It is a struggle, but I enjoy it. Other interests include woodworking, fishing, hunting, painting, wine making, cooking, and Curly-coated retrievers.

  • @N1684T said in Hello! Welcome to TB, who are you?:

    Whats the name of the civil war movie?


    American Drummer Boy. I played Eb cornet in two different scenes, one as a US bandsman marching through town and the other as a CS bandsman playing a ball in a mansion. The US segment showing the band was cut. Was in one other scene not playing, just walking down a road in a column of troops. Drove to Kentucky two different weekends for a per diem and $50 a day as an extra. Big money...lol

  • Looks interesting!

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