Ever Noticed a Horn plays better when...

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  1. richtom

    richtom Forte User

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    I can't really think of a time when I would allow any of my best horns out on loan.
    Neither a borrower nor lender be.
    Rich T.
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Dizzy did say that "Oops is too late....."
     
  3. tedh1951

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    "... Fresh Ears ..."? Are they crunchy when fresh? Sorry, I promised I'd be serious. (It's a short life you know ;-))
     
  4. Sofus

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    The metal in a horn does not just react to how long and hard
    it has been played, but also how wisely it has been played!

    Especially when played with long tones, slurs and scales will the
    structure of the horn metal react positively, all according to a
    recent, American study.

    And that´s a fact!
     
  5. Sethoflagos

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    A very bold claim indeed!

    Where was this research published?
     
  6. Rapier

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    No it is a fact Seth. I read it in the post above yours.
     
  7. stumac

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    Someone else has blown all the high notes out of my horns, there do not seem to be any for me.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  8. Dale Proctor

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    This is exactly what I was about to say. In my experience, a horn that isn't played regularly will not play the the level it's capable of until it's "seasoned" by playing it a day or two. As far as a horn having a memory of how well it's been played, I don't think so.

    Stuart, I think you may be on to something. I keep buying these used horns that have had all the high notes used up. Maybe I need to buy a new one so I can use them for a change.
     
  9. motteatoj

    motteatoj Mezzo Forte User

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    I find my horns play much better when a pro is playing them.
     
  10. veery715

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    A live frog for breakfast makes everything later in the day taste better. It's the same with lending out trumpets, I thin-ribet-ink!
     

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