Weird euph

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Euph-Bari, May 13, 2004.

  1. Euph-Bari

    Euph-Bari Active Member

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  2. stripybananas

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    I think a device similar to a zimmer frame might solve the problem! jus add a few more wheels and make it a touch taller and you should be ok!
    :lol:
     
  3. Brian Bowen

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    American marching bands use brass instruments similar to this -- all with forward facing bells.
     
  4. neiltwist

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    yeah, it's pretty standard!
     
  5. Dave Euph

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    I presume good arm strength and endurance helps ... so I'm out of the picture ... :p
     
  6. DublinBass

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    That's what I played in Marhcing Band in High School one year (USA). I also think my wife played one for the "Rite of Spring" (Bass Trumpet, No?).
    You hold it like a trumpet/cornet.

    PJH
     
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    beurgh?

    Help me out. What does that mean?

    PJH
     
  9. neiltwist

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    sorry, it was for dave euph, it is used to point out an innuendo!
     
  10. WhatSharp?

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    Ahh always wondered about that, personally I prefer Fnaar Fnaar! ala Viz, oops no thats a Double Entendre...... good grief its going to be one of those days!
     
  11. lynchie

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    I remember seeing a link for a marching trombone before... it was basically a big flugel... I can't really see the point since you can march with a trombone anyway, and it has a forward facing bell!
     
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    A marching trombone for people who dont have trombones at the front. Probablly so the slide doesnt wack people on the back of the knee (which i have done once).
     
  13. ScrapingtheBottom

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    Surely the band would just look like a load of stupid sized cornets?
     
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    Maybe we're finding out the true brass band instruments.....Maybe thats what we are supposed to look like :?

    Lets hope not.....
     
  15. PeterBale

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    They also usually cut the thickness of the metal right down to reduce the weight, particularly with the shoulder-mounted basses, so it is very difficult to produce any depth of sound.
     
  16. sugarandspice

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    thats not a euphonium!!! :D
     
  17. TuTuKu

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    What'd be really cute is a cornet sized euph... with the bell facing upwards! can you get those? i suspect not!

    TuTuKu xx
     
  18. PeterBale

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    I believe Sax's original set went up to a Bb pitch, if not an Eb (ie soprano), and that all the bells were upward pointing, but I may be wrong.
     
  19. MoominDave

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    No, the Bass Trumpet has a more cylindrical and usually much narrower bore.
     
  20. Lothianh

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    If you think that's wierd, check out the marching tubas (and contra-bass bugles in G) on Kanstul's website, http://www.kanstulmusic.com/instruments.htm. They're carried on the shoulder, bell facing forward. Generally used by drum corps, although I'm sure there are a few marching bands around who use them as well. See DCI's website for a look at similar instruments in action - www.dci.org.

    In my high school marching band (the last time I was involved with anything related to playing while moving around a football field) we used standard euphs, but french horn players marched with forward-facing mellophones. Those of us on tuba played sousaphones...

    -Lothian
     
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