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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Smrtn, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    I am at the same time very thankful that I don't have to fully understand how I do it but still bring joy to people ( including myself) when I play.
    Yet I still appreciate those who do, but it would eat me alive to have to understand it, and take most of the fun out of it, too.
     
  2. kingtrumpet

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    Wow - KT gets mentioned twice - but since the old guy "is out" - by his own admission and not coming back I can't challenge him to the question on physics I proposed about getting faster vibrations by changing air speed through the aperture or tightening the vibrating service --- heck, Rowuk has a finite strength, but with a long enough lever - even he could singlehandedly move a dumptruck without even starting it -- Rowuk with a long enough lever could theoretically move the earth
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    Let's have a vote - who thought that was a reasonable reply by KT and no "clowning around" - someone tell GM to take off the baggy pants, the clown nose, and the size 46 shoes - this is not the circus ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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  5. Ed Lee

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    Leverage requires two parts ... absent in above is the fulcrum therefore nothing can be moved or lifted.
     
  6. kingtrumpet

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    I stand corrected Ed --- thank you for that reminder --- and I verified it with a quote from Thomas Jefferson
    "The good opinion of mankind, like the lever of Archimedes, with the given fulcrum, moves the world.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
    (Letter from Thomas Jefferson to M. Correa de Serra, 1814)
    The Writings of Thomas Jefferson
    Memorial Edition (Lipscomb and Bergh, editors)
    Washington, D.C., 1903-04
    Volume 14, page 222
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    How the trumpet works is the province of physics. How the trumpet is taught is the province of metaphors, similes and emulation. In a very real sense, playing the trumpet is a mystic art.
     
  8. Phil986

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    Truth again is spoken by the Brother :bravo: :play:
     
  9. stumac

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    Passed from father to son as part of oral tradition.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  10. tjcombo

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    ...and improvement if measured mathematically would reveal progress by successive approximation as ideas are absorbed, incorporated, rejected/retained - in a most unmagic-bullet way.
     

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