Trumpet Discussion Discuss Visit to "House o' brass".. in the General forums; Aw, Jeez.................You mean you already named it? Shira?
Why a female name?
Yeah, I know.............Giving your baby a female name ...
12-22-2005, 11:47 AM #101 Forte User
Aw, Jeez.................You mean you already named it? Shira?
Why a female name?
Yeah, I know.............Giving your baby a female name will make it less temperamental and easier to work with......And she won't cheat on you with other players........
12-22-2005, 01:09 PM #102
12-22-2005, 01:50 PM #103 Forte User
Both of you....very funny. LOL. Yeah, I named HER Shira - which means "song". Appropriate, dontcha' think?
Originally Posted by ROGERIO
12-22-2005, 04:18 PM #104 Piano User
Yeah...they're good horns...I got great deals on all of them. My friends always scoffed at me for spending all my money on trumpets...but they spent all theirs on stereo systems, and all sorts of stuff....I thought spending my money on my career was an okay thing to do!!
My Blackburn picc is a great horn, but the sound is a bit heavy on it...I'm actually thinking about moving to something else, but I'm not going to worry about it until later!
P.S. isn't it good luck to give stuff female names? Like a boat...always call it a her, and give it a female name! I knew a guy who named his trumpet Oliver...Oliver didn't sound so good...now if he had only named it Olivia...
12-22-2005, 04:25 PM #105 Mezzo Forte User
Originally Posted by loudog
I've heard that too... I wonder why? Maybe because women are "life givers"... which is a nice thought when it comes to an instrument... always giving life to new sounds... etc.
12-22-2005, 06:40 PM #106 Piano User
If you ever decide to sell that Blackburn piccolo, you let me know! That thing sounds wonderful! I mean, I like my Benge and all, but it can't compete with your Blackburn. I need to play that LT too, and I thought your Chicago was great!
Sorry to hijack your thread, but all of this horn talk has me drooling again.
12-22-2005, 06:49 PM #107 Mezzo Forte User
This probably belongs in a new thread, but I'm curious about something...
as a student, it might be safe to say you still play quite a bit on your Bb... (don't read too much into that statement everyone, it's just a way to preface the question)...
... how do you handle going back and forth between you Bach Bb and your Monette C?
I'm sorry ahead of time if this opens up a can of stinky worms for all those non- Monetteers (didn't want to say "haters"... not so close to X-mas)... it must be quite a adjustment (?)
Any others in the same boat as Louie please jump in...
12-22-2005, 06:58 PM #108 Forte User
When I had a monette C and a bach Bb, I played the C in concert band, brass quintet and orchestra. The only time I really played on my Bb was some solo lit. and jazz band.
12-22-2005, 07:00 PM #109 Mezzo Forte User
I guess that means you prefered your Monette to the point you didn't mind transposing everything and anything to play it.
Originally Posted by 40cal
12-22-2005, 07:17 PM #110 Forte User
I currently face that challenge and have commented on it before. Having one instrument of superior craftsmanship over my others (in this case, it is Jim Thompson's old Yamalone C trumpet) is a challenge. I have an assembly line Bach 37 Bflat. There is a definite "adjustment" in approach to playing each - and they are worlds apart. If I have to go back and forth a lot, I play my assembly line Bach C when playing the Bach Bflat because it is almost impossible to go quickly back and forth from the Bach to the Yammie C without small complications to make it uncomfortable. If I am playing MOSTLY or ALL C trumpet, then I play the Yammie because it is a superior instrument to my Bach C. I already know this quandary will become a chasm when I get my Prana, but I will cross that bridge when I get to it. My C trumpet makes most of my money and I play it on almost anything (yes, I transpose a lot.....it really is second nature). However, I will, in the future, enjoy having a Bflat that is of similar ilk to my C.
Footnote: The Yammie I have was played by Jim his entire ten-year stint with the ASO. It had a LOT of work done on it by Bob Malone before he went to work for Yamaha. This horn does not play like an assembly line Yammie. It has its own unique traits.
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