Trumpet = direct

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Smrtn, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Reedman1

    Reedman1 Piano User

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    Who said anything about telepathy? I meant that any time you produce music, no matter HOW you produce it, it's as direct - or intimate - as you care to make it. The method - trumpet, string, voice - doesn't matter all that much. That said, there is, as the OP said, something special about trumpet.
     
  2. mgcoleman

    mgcoleman Mezzo Forte User

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    For the sake of exploring that proposition, how do you reconcile the following:
    Human voice?
    Clapping?
    Hitting logs, gourds, etc.?
    Banging rocks together?
    Primitive flutes?
     
  3. Lionelsax

    Lionelsax Mezzo Piano User

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    If your instrument looks like this, it's not a brass instrument.
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  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Lyre!
     
  5. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    But it is an instrument of destruction, which some trumpets fall under that category.l
     
  6. Dupac

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    Bone flute (Isturitz, Basque Country, 35000 BC):
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    And the modern version, still used, the Txistu:
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  7. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Sounds like you have a bone to pick with the original perspective!
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Is everyone entitled to an opinion? Well, as long as they don't express it, I guess so. The second that they go public, issues start when the premise is weak.

    I would like some proof of prehistoric strings. Besides the human voice, percussion was for sure earlier (dried out gourds, hollowed out trees, thumping on the defeated enemies head....) and before the bow or arrow (primitive harp) I am sure that prehistoric man heard wind blowing across reed tubing (early flutes).

    We could perhaps discuss if prehistoric percussive methods of communication are music or not, but even then, I am sure that strings lose.
     
  9. Lionelsax

    Lionelsax Mezzo Piano User

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    OK for the voice, but everyone forgets another.
    This is the first natural wind instrument : mister proute - YouTube
     
  10. Dupac

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    Appalling. :-(
     

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