Trumpet Development

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Tootsall, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    In general, trumpet forums speak at great length to the development of players, the development of playing styles, etc. Seldom do they address the very instrument that we play. "Are piston valves better than rotary valves", "Why rotary valves in the first place", "What brands are modelled on what historic instrument".

    http://www.usd.edu/smm/ deals with many of those questions with some mighty fine descriptions and cut-away drawings. Learn what styles of rim there have been over the years (and where they were developed). Dig around...it's a superb and fun place to "surf".

    (Yeah, Dizzy's "idea" was predated by about 100 years!)

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  2. trumpetwise

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    trumpjosh Pianissimo User

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    What does this have to do with the topic he posted? Stop spamming... You are doing the internet equivalent of telemarketing. No matter how interesting your book may be, I will not buy it because of the way you spam this and other sites.
     
  4. MUSICandCHARACTER

    MUSICandCHARACTER Forte User

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    That is a compensating horn no less. Wow.

    M&C

    "Spam, Spam, Spam .... But I don't like Spam!"
     
  5. Tootsall

    Tootsall Fortissimo User

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    Yee HAW!
    And don't forget that the horn in the top picture had the "Stolzel" valves in which the air flow could go out the bottom of the piston. If you dig around in that site there are even some cross sectional drawings of the different piston and rotary valve types over the years.

    Oh... and you know how everyone claims that virtually all of the modern horns were copied from the French Besson? Well, the rim wire rolled into the rim is known as the "French rim" and the modern valve design was invented by Francois Perinet, a Parisian. Seems like we trumpeters actually do have a lot to thank the French for (not counting Adolphe Sax's invention of course)!

    http://www.usd.edu/smm/UtleyPages/Utleyfaq/brassfaq.html#piston
     

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