'Left handed trumpeters'

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by blower, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. MFfan

    MFfan Fortissimo User

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    I looked up Wingy on Wikipedia. His original spelling was Mannone, from New Orleans, 1900-82, lost his arm, according to the entry, in a streetcar accident, used a prothesis to good effect. I just saw , while browsing the vintage trumpet.cornets on Ebay, a left handed French (I think) cornet from the 19th century.
     
  2. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    It's much more likely idiots who develop negatives backwards so everything is reversed.

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  3. oldlou

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    Wingy was sideswiped by a streetcar. This caused the injury that ended with the loss of his right arm.


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  4. JustinSmith

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  5. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Speaking of ads - there's one for Lexus touting the sound system and the trumpet player has his entire right thumb shoved all the way up between the leadpipe and belltube, so the knuckle at the base (carpal-metacarpal) of his index finger is on the valve button. Perhaps he plays that way.
     
  6. MFfan

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    Nope, it is still there advertised as a left valved rare 1910 cousenon cornet. Sure looks that way from the photos. Vintage brass section.:-)
     
  7. trumpetnick

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    I don't believe that anyone has successfully played by blowing from the other end (the bell) of the horn ROFL
     
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  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I know of some players that would for sure sound BETTER that way though!
     
  10. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    I was replying to the first post in which it was stated that there was a picture of Louis playing left-handed. Probably a reversed negative. "Looking at my modest record collection I notice that Louis Armstrong is playing what looks like a left handed trumpet on a CD called c'set si bon, of course this is just the cover designer not knowing any better."

    Michael McLaughlin
     

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