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    Playing what's written how it's written

    I think this is a very high quality thread and it strikes at the very heart of what we are trying to do. We are trying to in my view play in an engaging manner using our skills to create musicality and convey emotion. Anything can be played technically correctly and sound bad or played...
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    When is a cornet a cornet and when is a cornet not a cornet

    Im sorry David but that is the opposite of my experience. I play exclusively on instruments that vary from around 1924 to 1965. Not because I dont like more modern equipment, I just see no need to change they do everything I could wish for to a higher quality than I can attain so I have hit no...
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    When is a cornet a cornet and when is a cornet not a cornet

    That was worth the read thanks Gordon Things fall into place, I have put a few comments in a different thread where I express the view that the resistance is a function and a result of two opposing waves travelling in opposite directions in the instrument, of course a standing wave is not a...
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    When is a cornet a cornet and when is a cornet not a cornet

    A very well written view Gordon thanks for that. I have an area of contention though This is what you said "The resistance in the system comes from the additional bends in what was the second main tuning slide in a British cornet" If resistance were caused by the amount of bend in the tube...
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    When is a cornet a cornet and when is a cornet not a cornet

    I am a cornet player and a trumpet player I find that trumpets are pretty well defined and accepted however cornets are a different beast. In the 1850's cornets were part of bands and ensembles and they sounded quite different from modern day cornets, they were typically not resonant and...
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    Waves nodes and antinodes in a musical instrument

    Ive done a bit of research on this. The cause of my research is unhappiness at the results experienced by players of valve leakage while logic suggests that this should not happen if a musical instrument is simply an open tube and behaves like one. Clearly something else is at work here...
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    Locked-up lock-down valves

    Believe me I aint putting myself down. Its how I keep sane in this crazy world.
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    I finally have evidence of my high quality of play

    There is a phenomenon called selective hearing and another phenomenon selective vision Jack. What do we see when we look at an object. We see the object within a vista, the eyes see the object in sharp focus and the rest of the scene is blurred and the brain recalls the other objects in the...
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    Tune or Tone

    That is another well written piece Jack full of great insight. I regularly change the internal shape of my mouth - the oral cavity in order to make tones malleable and play from bright to dark according to the piece or the mood. A trumpet is almost limitless and is restricted more by the...
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    Locked-up lock-down valves

    That was a great read Jack packed with really useful information and very entertaining as well. Thanks as well for the very well written confirmation of my puny musings.
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    Locked-up lock-down valves

    The question about why valves that are lubricated and then they set solid after a short time of storage undisturbed, is a tough one to answer and i do not pretend to know the answer to this but I can have a stab at it if you dont mind a little speculation. First a few observations. Some valves...
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    I finally have evidence of my high quality of play

    My post was of course heavy sarcasm. My reference to my exceptionally poor cooking I had hoped to be a giveaway in this. People do love what I do however so I must be doing something right the question is what. Nobody in their right mind could like the utterly awful recordings they make of my...
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    Tune or Tone

    I think as a technical analysis of the two you are totally nailng it David. The japanese flute is unstructured and is an expression of feeling and cannot be played exactly the same by two musicians at the same time although of course the flute can be played in a more structured way in a...
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    I finally have evidence of my high quality of play

    Many years ago I made a curry from spices and after many long minutes of my creative genius it was ready. It proved so vile that I had to bin it rapidly. It was disgusting. I then gave up and went to a takeaway. The takeaway tasted just as vile and that monstrosity joined my creation in the...
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    Tune or Tone

    I do love this work and I learned to play it upon a request from a friend who loves it too, and I do solo it upon occasion to my everlasting shame. ( It loses a great deal of its power beauty and majesty when one single instrument has to fill in for an entire orchestra). But then it is also...
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