Alison Balsom, what and why

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  1. Dburn

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  2. ewanmains

    ewanmains Piano User

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    It's a rotary-valved piccolo.

    Rotary valved instruments can provide a great definition between notes. More difficult to slur smoothly though.

    Beautiful playing from Alison. Does she ever clam?

    :-)
     
  3. Dburn

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    Ahhh.. Thank you!
     
  4. Sterling

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    Ewanmains, I find it much easier to slur on my Scherzer rotary than my Schilke P5-4. I also find the piston valve Schilke has much more definition between notes. The rotary is a much more fluid sounding and playing instrument.
     
  5. turtlejimmy

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    Dburn,

    Great clip ... I always enjoy hearing her talk about the music she's playing, you really get a sense of why she's so good. She started playing at 7, so that helps too. Her in-cathedral recorded Bach album is a must for anyone who loves J.S.

    Turtle
     
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  6. ewanmains

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    Cool! :-)
     
  7. Dburn

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    Turtle,
    The link to the clip came from Hup d Dup. Upcoming events on TM's home page.
     
  8. hup_d_dup

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    What happens if your instrument has no rotary or piston valves ... and is made of plastic?

    DM Home
     
  9. Dburn

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    Well, after watching that I guess I'm going to order a Vuvuzela.
    FINALLY a horn in my price range!
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I also find the rotary easier to slur. The reason is that they do not block the airflow as long when activating them. They don't have to move as far as they only rotate one quarter turn.
     

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