Rotary trumpet idea

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  1. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    And with the bell slid up into place..

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    Colorized a bit to aid visualization.


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    Notice that with maybe a fingerhook added to the left side, this could be played either left handed or right handed...
     
  3. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    How are you going to hold that?
     
  4. barliman2001

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    With his teeth!
     
  5. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    lol.
     
  6. gordonfurr1

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    Nothing without a challenge is exciting....

    Here's how I developed my handhold: (photographed my hand and then "sketched" it on Cad program....then drew rings in proper orientation and location. Pinky ring too far afield for fixed anchor, so fixed anchor will be the index finger in nook just in front of third (leftmost) valve body, the middle finger in slide ring for third valve, and thumb in slide ring for first valve. This is ergonomic, functional, removable (thumb ring), adjustable (thumb ring) and reasonably lightweight and rattle-free. Any sympathetic vibration by these mechanicals would be firmly damped by fingers...

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  7. gordonfurr1

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    Now, with the ringset placed onto the instrument...

    Nothing is touching the bell (GOOD thing), the hand is comfortable and in proper mode, and the fingers would move in proper direction to operate slide. As an aside, the damping mass of the left hand is about as removed from the body of the horn as is possible.

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    Oh, and there WOULD need to be a ring for the player right thumb also set in between the leadpipe outer shell and the inner wrap loop-over before the bell tube bow. Perhaps this thumb ring could serve TWO purposes...hold thumb AND provide the brace from valve block to leadpipe...
     
  8. gordonfurr1

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    Forgot to show this intermediate developmental step...
    Doing developmental work this way helps to more accurately visualize.

    Hand hold matrix superimposed upon trumpet...


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  9. gordonfurr1

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    hahahahah!
    Naw, Barliman..

    It will be held exactly as a two liter bottle of rum with both hands wrapped around the breadth of the flask, head way back, and pouring the entire contents into my mouth. Now, slide the bottle out, and slide the trumpet in. Got it.
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Spit in the knuckles? (I don't know, but I think that it is a good hunch). With the slides pointing down (like before), you at least have something to remove to get the spit out.
     

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