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This article is a description and primer on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the musical brass wind instrument called the Trumpet. This document serves as a starting point for anyone with an interest in the Trumpet who reads and posts to the USENET Newsgroup rec.music.makers.trumpet.
The following topics are addressed:
There were 318 YES votes and 21 NO votes, for a total of 339 valid votes. There were 3 abstains.After the approval of rec.music.makers.trumpet, it was created and its first postings begin in April 27, 1995.
For group passage, YES votes must be at least 2/3 of all valid (YES and NO) votes. There also must be at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes. There is a five day discussion period after these results are posted. If no serious allegations of voting irregularities are raised, the moderator of news.announce.newgroups will create the group shortly thereafter.
rec.music.makers.trumpet passed on Thu Mar 30 08:10:31 1995
Newsgroups line: rec.music.makers.trumpet The exchange of trumpet related information.CHARTER
rec.music.makers.trumpet will be an UNMODERATED and open discussion on all aspects of TRUMPET player information. This will include discussion of trumpet music, equipment, performance, instruction, etc. It is also hoped that rec.music.makers.trumpet will be used to encourage the growth and interaction of the TRUMPET playing community.
For the history of USENET, read the USENET Wikipedia:
If you don't have any interest in any of the threads of discussions in the newsgroup, feel free to start one. It is highly recommend not to waste your energy posting a complaint to the newsgroup because of a lack of topics that interest you, or because you are tired of reading about certain topics. People are posting about them because they have an interest in them and it is bad manners to become a self-appointed net-cop in an effort to control the flow of information in the newsgroups regardless of how strongly you feel about it. Look at the Subject, if it is of no interest to you then go to the next Subject that does. For example, if there are threads talking about lead trumpet playing and high notes, and you would rather see discussions about Clifford Brown then you have a choice of either posting about Clifford Brown or wait for someone else to do so. Don't be mad if they don't though since those who post are not part of your Internet Service Providers staff here to serve and entertain you. This is why it is important to select the best description in your Subject when you post a new thread so it will attract the interest of others.
As mentioned earlier, the demographic of this newsgroup is going to be diverse with all kinds of playing levels from those who are just starting to those who make their living full-time in music and who have been doing so for decades. But a Trumpet player is a Trumpet player. All are welcome. Enjoy!
If you are looking to buy, start the Subject header with "Want To Buy:" or "WTB:". When inquiring about items that are FS or WTB, make sure you are replying directly to the poster and not the entire newsgroup. There is no need to make your private business transactions public and the original poster of the article might not read your reply, so it is best to reply to them directly.
To subscribe to the TPIN, go to the TPIN Web Site:
"to promote communications among trumpet players around the world and to improve the artistic level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with the trumpet."The ITG has more than 7000 members in 64 countries. They host a web site where you can learn more about it. The URL is: http://www.trumpetguild.org
Here is a link to that article located on the Electronic Musician web site:
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