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artroland
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Read this over lunch. Made me chuckle, but some of this I've experienced, especially the hearing and repetitive stress portions from playing in bar bands for almost 25 years.

http://www.cracked.com/article.....stras.html

One wonders if the damage would have been as severe had the chicken not been tied to the barrel.

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Warning - some of the language may be objectionable.

One wonders if the damage would have been as severe had the chicken not been tied to the barrel.

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Sedation works 2 ways.  I have previously reported about the real community orchestra where the accepted ritual was to have a banana right before a concert ... that means the orchestra, not the audience. 

About the article ...... I have absolutely no sympathy for trumpet players.  They all play in the high school marching band and the old ones used to play in the high school marching band.  They have only 2 volume levels at Sousa-cide or "Touchdown Song".  Mutes are not used because this would reduce the volume  (I thought that was the purpose but I'm wrong again!)

Amazing grace just wouldn't sound the same without a trumpet that vibrates the hanging lights !

 

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Before I played violin, I tried out for brass on the trumpet, and then the cornet. They had a lack of baritone players, so they tried me on that. I was a pretty small guy, and could barely hold the thing, much less pick it up. So I left the school band and joined the orchestra.

One thing they did tell us was not to allow our cheeks to inflate, or we'd end up like Louis Armstrong, and then they showed us a picture of Louis, cheeks all blown out. 

Never got a giant bloody hickey on my neck, though, and I never used a towel or anything. That might change now that I'm older, however. LOL

One wonders if the damage would have been as severe had the chicken not been tied to the barrel.

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I have two sons that played trumpet and trombone. My oldest played trumpet, he was absent at a football game and he was the only trumpet player that could hit High C. (small school) My second son told the trombone player next to him that he was going for the High C on his trombone. Everyone in the band knew Jake was not there so they were expecting a quiet pause, what they got was Ryan nailing and holding a High C on the Trombone. It was pretty funny, most of the audience had no idea what was going on, band members were coming over to Ryan and high fiveing him. He told me he almost passed out.

 

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Here's my newest trumpet:

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My sons played trumpet, trombone, and euphonium in primary school.  They were all skinny little buggers, and our house was a war zone at after school practise time.  My daughter played flute and clarinet, and at the time I played guitar and saxophone.  AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL !!!

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>__> Oozing sores for violinists? That's pretty gross! I'm actually surprised about the level of sexism, since most of the bands I've played in are majority female (then again, there are more girls in schools than boys...)

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myguitarnow said:

Here's my newest trumpet:

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That is cool! What is it called, I mean, it is not a standard trumpet. Looks kind of like a coronet, but not quite.

 

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myguitarnow said:

Here's my newest trumpet:

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nNice 😀 I have always wanted to get a "pocket trumpet" lol. How much was this particular trumpet??

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