Discussion in 'Thread Games & Totally Random...' started by The Wherryman, Jan 29, 2009.
I just noticed this on Ebay and was wondering if stop mutes are made for trombones?
Just Google "Stop Mute def" and see what it suggests :biggrin:
Sorry to say, stop mutes are for FRENCH HORNS. You see, a french horns are very difficult to play in tune. Generally the horn is tuned a tad sharp in the open position. The player puts his/her had in and the horn is now in tune.
But many notes, especially on a single horn (Bb or F) are way out of tune. Hence, good horn players learn to cup and turn their hand inward and the pitch will lower. Pulling the hand out some will raise the pitch.
A stop mute allows the horn to play muted and still (mostly) in tune.
Something similar for the trombone, but will not change the pitch much is something like the Lyric mute by TrumCor:
Hi, Jim - you missed the rolling eyes
Are you implying that trombones are always out of tune? Surely not! :wink:
Not at all. They can be a bit like a watch that doesn't work - it's right twice a day. As a trombone is just one big tuning slide, it is going to be in tune with something, at some time :biggrin:
No, my attraction to the advert was the word "STOP"
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