are American horns popular in other countries?

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    do other folks play our horns or do they play locally made gear?
    just curious :?:
     
  2. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    Most of the trumpet players I talk to here in Germany want to be able to get a Bach or Schilke unless they prefer to play on a rotary valve trumpet. I know the music stores carry American horns but they tend to be a little expensive.
     
  3. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    OK, what 's a rotary valve trumpet?
     
  4. bugler16

    bugler16 Pianissimo User

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    A rotary trumpet has rotary valves like those of a French Horn
     
  5. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    the north philly ghetto
    is it curled up to?
    does it use the same mouthpiece?
    I'll have to google this.
     
  6. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    I'm quite glad that i don't have any ambitions to play in an orchestra.

    BTW - did Rube Goldberg have a hand in the design?
     
  7. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Jimmy Owens and Claudio Roditi plays rotary valved horns.
    The horns sound and play great.
    Listen to the Berlin Orchestra and most of the orchestras around the world, they play rotaries and sound GREAT.

    The kid from Pat's Steak land :lol:
    Wilmer
     
  8. jamesfrmphilly

    jamesfrmphilly Piano User

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    yeah, but they look funny.
     
  9. bugler16

    bugler16 Pianissimo User

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    I've doodled a little on a couple of rotary horns and know a couple of people that have them and paly them (mostly piccs). From what I have experienced/been told really the only difference besides maybe a slightly darker sound is playing technically clean on a rotary horn. I think that they just require an adjustment period because the rotary vlaves seem to have a slight delay that piston valves don't.
     

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