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Trumpet Discussion Discuss crying... in the General forums; Originally Posted by Brekelefuw I have never cried when playing. I have had tears of joy in my eyes on ...
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    Re: crying...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brekelefuw View Post
    I have never cried when playing.
    I have had tears of joy in my eyes on a few occasions when seeing a live show or listening to a particularly good recording.

    One time I was going to the local music store with my best friend and I had just got back from a semester of school across the country so I had a lot of music so show her.
    I put on Eric Whitacre's "When David Heard." It is a 15 minute choral piece that is one of the most beautiful choral pieces I have ever heard. I knew she would love it. I chose this one because the store was a 15 minute drive from her house.
    I put it on and we drove without saying a word. The song ended just as I arrived in the parking lot and when I turned of the car and got out she didn't come with me. I looked at her and she was weeping from it's beauty and emotion. I had to wait another 5 or 10 minutes in the parking lot with her discussing the song and it's meaning until she stopped crying. That piece gets me every time.
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    Re: crying...

    I'm with ROWUK on this too however the following from a mate in the US recently set me off - as does a visit to the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. (I make an assumption that it represents the facts.)

    Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington:

    1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb
    of the Unknowns and why?

    21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the
    highest honour given any military or foreign dignitary.

    2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his
    return walk and why?

    21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1

    3. Why are his gloves wet?

    His gloves are moistened to prevent his losing his grip on the rifle.

    4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and if not,
    why not?

    He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb.
    After his march across the path, he executes an about face and
    moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.

    5. How often are the guards changed?

    Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day,
    365 days a year.

    6. What are the physical traits of the guard limited to?

    For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be
    between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.'

    Other requirements of the Guard: They must commit 2 years of life to
    guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink
    any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear
    in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform
    {fighting} or the tomb in any way. After two years, the guard is given
    a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as
    guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard
    must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath

    The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat
    and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the
    top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.

    There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for
    duty in front of a full-length mirror.

    The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone, nor
    watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people
    laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize
    who they are and where they are interred.

    Among the notables are: President Taft, Joe E. Lewis {the boxer}
    and Medal of Honor winner Audie Murphy, {the most decorated
    soldier of WWII} of Hollywood fame.

    Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for
    guard duty.


    In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, DC,
    our US Senate/House took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm.
    On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the
    dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the
    duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given
    permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined
    the offer, 'No way, Sir!' Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting
    rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not
    just an assignment, it was the highest honour that can be afforded
    to a serviceperson. The tomb has been patrolled continuously,
    24/7, since 1930.

    The nature of respect.

    (No smilies on this one).

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    Re: crying...

    Music...The sound of the soul.

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    Re: crying...

    Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
    ........ . Crying CAN be a sign of sensitivity or caring for the moment. More often it is caused by other things ............
    ........ like pulling out a nostril hair - yikes. Sorry Robin, had to lighten the moment.
    Last edited by tedh1951; 02-27-2009 at 04:07 AM.

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    Re: crying...

    If I let my moustache get too long and the course hairs get underneath the mouthpiece, it becomes like 40grit sandpaper against my lips. That can shed a tear!

    You ever have that problem, ltg_trumpet??
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    Re: crying...

    Emotions that are caught up in the moment always bring a tear to the eye...
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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    Re: crying...

    When playing very lyrical music, emotions run through me like crazy!
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    Re: crying...

    lol, 15 with a sand paper beared... lmao weez
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