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Ever blow bubbles of those plastic rings. Blow fast, and lots of bubbles come out pretty much the same size. But ever blow slowly into that ring before letting the bubble go. It takes on a different shape, a different size, sometimes even a diffferent color. That's what playing a Martin Committee is like. You can let the note go quickly and sound just like any other horn, or you can hold the note back a bit to play with it.
Nothing is more contagious or tenacious than music. Once you are exposed it gets inside you and you can never get rid of it. It is also non-discriminating. It can be Ride of the Valkyries, In a Gadda da Vida, the Jeopardy 15 second thinking tune, your most disliked commercial jingle - it doesn't matter. Once triggered, off you go, like it or not.
I have found hearing the note helps ..sometimes I play it with the correct valve and then go back to it trying to bend it ... It's just weird how the horn seems to fight bending up more than down.
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