and Advanced Motoring CDs
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"Give me a tube and I will play it"
PowerPoint Computer CDs, DVDs and Public Talks
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Individual instruments only enlarge on the actual presentation
The answers are revealed in "Tuneful Tubes?" DVD
an interactive computer PowerPointâ * presentation
for use in educational establishments and at home
Now including additional multiple choice quiz with over 390 slides
*PowerPointâ is part of MS Office, but the DVD includes a PowerPointâ reader.
Including numerous photographs, descriptions,
sounds and Internet links, all cross-indexed for reference purposes
A Musical Adventure with over 690 slides taking 2Gb - well over a CD's 700 Mb memory
capacity, so now on computer DVD!
With over 460 sound clips and 10 video clips of talented musicians from around the
world, covering the collections shown above, including Snowshill Manor,
Gloucestershire, with the consent of The National Trust
At a cost-covering (non-profit-making) price of just £8.00 (8 UKP)
including postage to UK or £10.00 (10 UKP) outside UK via
(click on logo) to David@flexibase.org.uk or Email request address for cheques
Comments received on CD:
"My husband and I are fascinated by the huge collection and information in the CD. It must be years and months and hours of work. Congratulations to such a project. We find it very educational, and even my husband who blows all the brass instruments thought it most extraordinary! We enjoy in particular the inclusion of all the ethnic instruments, the weird looks ones and the ones with scary heads!"
Jennifer Chou http://www.youtube.com/user/yyjchou#p/u/4/LaWn4ufxV9Y
"What a remarkable achievement! It must have taken you absolutely ages! Loads of fascinating information." Frances Jones: http://www.amazingalphorn.com
"I really enjoyed the CD... You've packed that project with so much interesting information! I'm glad you've put it all together."
Karen Birch Blundell:
"I have spent a very entertaining hour browsing the content... I can only wonder at the amount of work that you have put into this... A fascinating presentation and one that I will treasure... Thanks for a stimulating and most enjoyable work. I have no hesitation in recommending this as a valuable reference work" Roy Round, Worcester.
Light Hearted Demonstrated Talks
on the History of Wind Instruments
Using many from a collection of over 200,
these audience participation talks
have been well received by members of
Probus, Rotary, U3A, Women's Institutes etc.
Based in Worcestershire, UK
Bookings accepted for both daytime and evening
Tel. (01905) 775840
Comments received on talks:
"We really did enjoy the afternoon. It was a very different talk, entertaining and informative, many ,many thanks. Cofton Hackett Women's Institute.
"Thank you most sincerely for an excellent presentation which was very much enjoyed by those present. You have a wonderful collection of instruments and those that you have constructed are impressive. Obviously, you have a talent for converting the unexpected into a tune!" Droitwich Probus.
"Many thanks indeed for giving us all such a light hearted yet most informative talk. Your demonstrations on such a wide and fascinating variety of instruments were appreciated by even the most staid of our members and it was good to see a surprising number of them increasingly relaxing and having fun as your talk progressed.
Life can definitely be taken far too seriously!!!" Droitwich Rotary Club
"Thank you so much for such a lovely afternoon of rare music with your "Tuneful Tubes" which our members really enjoyed. It was particularly interesting to see just how many instruments you could fit into your car. You certainly have a knack if getting the most out of a lot of old pipes, and it was all extremely entertaining."Droitwich Women's Fellowship
Unique home-made items include reproduction ancient British dragon carnyx war horn, copper and plastic plumbers trumpets, tromhorn and trompette
Yamaha WX5 electronic wind controller with variable instrument sounds
of brass, woodwind, string and percussion!
Sessions can finish with a quiz from a medley of well known tunes played on the euphonium
with sing-along encouraged
Carols, birthday and other requests can be included
Usually having enough instruments for all,
audience participation is then encouraged for a group band practice!
Seen and tried by many on public days at the National Trust's
Croome Court & Snowshill Manor
Avoncroft Museum of Buildings
and Worcestershire County Museum at Hartlebury Castle http://www.whub.org.uk/cms/museums-worcestershire/hartlebury-museum.aspx
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Croombe Court 2010
Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Bromsgrove, September 2012
Arts Alive Autumn Fair, Bromsgrove, October 2012
Worcestershire County Museum, Hartlebury Castle, October, 2013
"Have Tubes - Will Travel"
Advanced Driving and
Instructor / Observer / Tutor Training
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Unique Flexible Training Resources at Modest Cost
Computer PowerPoint* CDs
*PowerPoint is part of MS Office, but the CD includes a PowerPoint reader.
for IAM Observers, RoADAR Tutors, DSA/DIA Instructors, Drivers and Motorcyclists
each with almost a CD’s 700 Mbyte capacity with useful Text, Photographs and Movie Clips
Includes the 2010 Regulations on "L" driver supervision for class C1 (medium lorry) and D1 (minibus) on Instructor / Observer / Tutor Training CD
A wealth of useful information and hints for all wishing to give guidance or improve their own driving / riding skills, and an ideal preparation and refresher for the IAM, RoSPA, DIAmond and RAC Advanced Driving Tests. In addition to the majority, which covers both driving and motorcycling matters, this pair of CDs has 45 & 67 slides respectively dedicated to motorcycling and both have 19 slides on goods and passenger carrying vehicles.
A unique composition by a former Police Advanced Driver and Advanced Motorcyclist, with over 18 years’ experience of giving Advanced Driving tuition as a volunteer Observer with a local Group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and over 13 years as a professional Advanced Driving Instructor.
Most text is in the “reveal” style – line by line on mouse/keyboard click enabling the popular “teaching by questioning” style, which encourages audience participation using the experience of students. For home user and presenters unsure of their subject most of the questions are followed by suggested answers!
In PowerPoint format, with large text, these CDs can be used both for Group presentations when training drivers, riders, Observers and Instructors and for home study. They are in an amendable format for those with PowerPoint (which is part of Microsoft Office) but they include a “read only” version for those without. Although in a logical sequence, they are fully alphabetically cross-indexed, so presenters can select their own sequence of subjects without amendment, and they also serve as a handy reference guide, with many FAQS (Frequently Asked Questions) from driving, observing and instructing students.
Currently with over 820 and over 1,015 slides respectively, these CDs contain numerous illustrations and photographs from “The Highway Code”, “Know Your Traffic Signs”, the IAM’s “How to be an Advanced Driver / Motorcyclist”, “Roadcraft” the Police drivers’ handbook, IAM’s “Observer Training” manuals and over 40 video clips in .mpg format, some from the “Roadcraft Video”. All are with the consent of the Copyright holders and include the full 10 minute ‘Blue Light Video’- “Sharing the Roads with Emergency Vehicles”, with the kind consent of the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO), which usually retails itself at £10!
When used for presentations these CDs have more than enough for a two day course but can, of course, be broken down into smaller sessions and used for home study. They cannot cover all of the contents of the books on which they are based but do include the following and include many personal interpretations of the author.
“Advanced Driving / Motorcycling” subjects include:
Order of Contents and Alphabetical Index,"clickable" and cross-indexed,
Reading and Driving guidance & practice:further reading; Road sign observation and knowledge; Concentration, Observation, Anticipation, Planning; Speed Limits & Maximum Safe Driving speeds; Types of Hazard:Fixed, Movable, Conditions; Observation:how and what do we see? Observation scenes Hazard Perception video & DVD adverts.; Definition of an Accident; The System:: Information-Position-Speed-Gear-Acceleration; Roundabouts; Cornering:Vehicle Dynamics for Comfort & Safety; making progress; Reading Bends:The Limit Point; Motorway Driving; M4 Accident 1991 Reconstruction video clip; Overtaking: Stationary Vehicles, Horses, Moving Vehicles; Difficult Driving Conditions:Skid Control; Driving Commentary; The IAM/RoSPA/DIA Advanced Driving Tests; Sharing the Road with Emergency Vehicles video; Level Crossings; Vulnerable Road Users; Cyclists; Trailer Towing & Minibuses; Mobile Phones; Cruise Control; Driving Abroad; Legal exemptions for Emergency Service vehicles; .
Comments received: "...an excellent presentation of slides and video clips bringing together information from a number of sources... However, the content, interpretation and presentation are clearly from someone with a sound knowledge in the subject - well done David! To those who have not yet bought a copy, I would highly recommend doing so that's if David did not make this a limited edition - if so, it may be worth considerably more than the £10 I paid!).” - Mark Whalley, Observer, Swansea Bay Group, IAM. I can't work out how you have produced such a professional piece of software for the price! - Dave Folland, Chairman, Newsletter Editor & Observer, Barnstable & N. Devon Advanced Motorists.
Advanced Driving/Motorcycling: £12.00
Observer/Instructor Training: £14.00
both including postage to UK
via (click on logo) to David@flexibase.org.uk
Non UK: Please add 2 UKP for delivery charge
or Email request for address for cheques