Alternative instrument on "off" days...

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  1. tjcombo

    tjcombo Mezzo Forte User

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    Late to the thread and marginally off topic, but what the heck. .. There was a band from Perth Western Australia a few years back who played instruments made from plastic plumbing components. Unfortunately I can find no videos of their performances. Their name. ..
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    AC/PVC :D
     
  2. Ed Lee

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    First, the slide position charts for the T-bone refer to the bass clef. Next, the notes are G on the bottom line and alternating upward ABCDEFGA, or what I've put to students as Lady GA-GA, start at the bottom line and space as GA and end with the space and line as GA. A good tenor range will take you up into the treble clef to at least a B on the 3rd line, but many can go higher.
     
  3. BigDub

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    BING-BING-BING!! You have qualified for being more on topic than most posts, so congratulations! Please keep an eye open and check your mailbox regularly for your prize. ( allow 6-8 weeks for delivery, except southern hemisphere locations, which could take as long as a glacier to get there)
     
  4. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    I was thinking he smack on topic, too!
    Plumbing pipe instruments are perfectly viable off day devices.
     
  5. kingtrumpet

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    30' of 3/8 inch hose, and a funnel ----- equals a "valve-less" trumpet ----- ((or was that only 11'????)) ------ ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  6. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    Equals my garden hose. So THAT'S where it went.
     
  7. gordonfurr1

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    I am Gordon Furr, and I am an instrumentholic.

    "Hello Gordon Furr".
     
  8. BigDub

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    I think you have the makings of a homemade french horn, there, son.
     
  9. gordonfurr1

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    22' of hose and a BIG funnel...

    HEY! It WOULD be fun to take 18' of 1/2" garden hose and attach a French horn bell tube on one end, and a horn mp on the other end...if you fastened the mp end to the side of the bell rim, then you could actually play it like a natural horn, and using the right hand to select the notes between the partials! Hmmmm! THAT could be an "off day" instrument! I could use my left hand in the bell to select the notes!
     
  10. BigDub

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    I almost posted something to make myself look like an idiot.......well, just now, for this post. It wouldn't have been the first time, nor the last.......
     

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