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    Forte User Jimi Michiel's Avatar
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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    My beagle and my trumpet are best buddies, although he doesn't really like the new Yamahas. Something about "lower overtones... yelp yelp"

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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    My own dog has no problems with the trumpet, he's totally used to it. This is the church music director who has a new puppy. The pup is used to piano, harp and vocal music, but brass was a new experience. Like I said she was fine once we started rehearsing, just the initial shock. I always remind my own dog why I'm the boss..... thumbs rule! Of course the dog can leap way up in the air and do a 180 to catch a tennis ball, which is really cool to watch.
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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    Then, there was this Bichon at a rehearsal who defied everybody who would approach her... but that's another story...
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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    When I go into my study to practice, my Bernese Mountain Dog comes trotting in and flops down on the rug, in anticipation. As I get out a horn and begin making noise, he comes and sits beside, but facing me, and HOWLS mostly "around" the key of the note I hit...sometimes it seems he "sings" (badly, but sings). His howls actually shift in tone. After awhile, (as I don't quit), he evacuates the area...although I've heard him howling from other parts of the house when I slip and hit a too-sharp upper F or G.


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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    We have 11 dogs--so we're probably not playing with a full deck.

    The dogs rarely howled until a few months ago. That was when I finanaly learned to relax my breathing, and voila the tone started to become more resonant. Rex, our poodle/schnauzer/whatever mix, who spends his day with me in the room where I practice starts howling--sometimes when I was playing a note as low as Ab below low C. Then by ones, twos, and threes the other dogs wander into the room and start howling. By this time I no longer can hear myself play, nor would I want to because I'm laughing so hard all that newly acquired resonance has gone down the tubes. Rex is going to have to be banned from the room where I practice.

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    Re: Trumpet vs. Dog

    I don't have a clue about dogs, but I do have something to say about my cat. At first he was very scared of my trumpet and would run away when I started playing. Now he doesn't seem to care. Maybe he has gone deaf. Or maybe my playing has improved. Who knows?
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