I really don't know what to title this thread....

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by stradivarius151, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. stradivarius151

    stradivarius151 Pianissimo User

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    Anyway, I warmed up. I played the first line of Fantasia Capriccioso (Winfred Kemp, there is a really old recording of it on some embouchure website). Some dust or sandy stuff fell out of my horn and onto my leg. I couldn't see anything, but felt it. I played a little more, and no dust. I played Fantasia again, and dust fell out again at exactly the same spot!!! I looked around the horn, searching for potential sources of this, and found nothing. I played the solo one more time, and nothing fell out. It was really weird.

    Has anybody else ever experienced this????? I'm so weirded out right now....
     
  2. Phil986

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    A good cleanup can help dislodge old ghosts lurking in the depths of brass instruments...
     
  3. stradivarius151

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    This horn gets bathed every 2 months or so, and it's not very dirty now. It's been bathed less than a month ago. I don't know where it came from.
     
  4. patkins

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    If your spit valves have cork insets it could be the culprit. Otherwise, it is an enigma.
     
  5. Phil986

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    Then it really is a ghost. Cool!
    Was the note on which it happened a 4th space E or close? That could point to the water key as a culprit.
     
  6. stradivarius151

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    They are cork, and it was an Eb I believe.
     
  7. patkins

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    I had the same thing happen. I switched to rubber ones and no problem. I hope this resolves it. Check the corks if they appear the slightess wear replace them.
     
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    It seems to be important to sometimes wear shorts when practicing.
     
  9. stradivarius151

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    What exactly is the dust that I felt? Where did it come from?
     
  10. Dupac

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    It's not the horn, it's the player, who probably played a ghost note ! :shock:
     

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