Now we need a PSA-style pamphlet with diagrams of things you shouldn't do with a trumpet, including using it to club other people, as a wheel chock, or as the base of a lamp.
Also, I think putting the bell to your face is the wrong way to hold a trumpet.
They weren't that bad when I was gigging, but there were wire cages in front of many stages ... one of the reasons I decided to quit gigging ... the other being that the pay wasn't that much.
I was wondering when somebody would go there. I can stop now, thanks Whyit
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However the hell you are comfortable and can play. Lawd knows I've seen guys and gals hold their horns in all manner of ways, chiefly at an angle. Some had the "classic" hold with fingertips on the valves and thumb tip against the 1st valve casing. Others, like myself wrap both hands around the unlucky horn and press the valves with our whole fingers.
Sometimes it's so intuitive that we never even notice these things but do "what works". To such a school do I belong.
I've had few complaints, and those chiefly on account of my "obsolete"choice of horns.
Another story, for another time...l
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