A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say. A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say.

A cool Getzen marching French Horn that came in with big dents and many cracks in the bell. After removing the dents, I decided a large sleeve would be a better fix than individual patches. Turned out pretty well, I’d say.

Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week. Just some scenes from the shop last week.

Just some scenes from the shop last week.

jm-chema:

Clarinet family

This tuba had lost the cover disk for the top of one of its rotors, so I made a new one. This tuba had lost the cover disk for the top of one of its rotors, so I made a new one. This tuba had lost the cover disk for the top of one of its rotors, so I made a new one.

This tuba had lost the cover disk for the top of one of its rotors, so I made a new one.

Haven’t cleaned your horn lately? This could be what you’re breathing.

(Source: semiluminous)

disastrousnonsense:

glassaddicts:

French Horn Pipe by RightLeftBrains

Oh my god disastrousnonsense:

glassaddicts:

French Horn Pipe by RightLeftBrains

Oh my god

disastrousnonsense:

glassaddicts:

French Horn Pipe by RightLeftBrains

Oh my god

Please be sure to fully un-furl your swab before pulling it into your horn. And if it sticks - DON’T PULL IT HARDER! Try to back it out. If you can’t, stop and take it to the shop. You will only make it stick harder by pulling more, and you can damage the bore of your horn. Please be sure to fully un-furl your swab before pulling it into your horn. And if it sticks - DON’T PULL IT HARDER! Try to back it out. If you can’t, stop and take it to the shop. You will only make it stick harder by pulling more, and you can damage the bore of your horn.

Please be sure to fully un-furl your swab before pulling it into your horn. And if it sticks - DON’T PULL IT HARDER! Try to back it out. If you can’t, stop and take it to the shop. You will only make it stick harder by pulling more, and you can damage the bore of your horn.

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Why teach music?

Music is a science:
It is exact, specific, and it demands exact acoustics. A conductor’s full score is a chart, a graph which indicates frequencies, intensities, volume changes, melody, and harmony all at once and with the most exact control of time.

Music is mathematical:
It is rhythmically based on the subdivisions of time into fractions which must be done instantaneously, not worked out on paper.

Music is a foreign language:
Most of the terms are in Italian, German, or French; and the notation is certainly not English— but a highly developed kind of shorthand that uses symbols to represent ideas. The semantics of music is the most complete and universal language.

Music is history:
Music usually reflects the environments and times of its creation, often even the country and/or racial feeling.

Music is a physical education:
It requires fantastic coordinations of the fingers, hands, arms, lips, cheek, and facial muscles, in addition to extraordinary dinary control of the diaphragmatic, back, stomach, and chest muscles, which respond instantly to the sound the ear hears and the mind interprets.

Music is all these things, but most of all music is art:
It allows a human being to take all these dry technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to create emotion. That is one thing that science cannot duplicate: humanism, feeling, emotion, call it what you will.

This is why we teach music!
Not because we expect you to major in music.
Not because we expect you to play or sing all your life.
Not so you can relax.
Not so you can have fun.
BUT— so you will be human.
So you will recognize beauty.
So you will be sensitive.
So you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world.
So you will have something to cling to.
So you will have more love, more compassion, more gentleness, more good— in short, more life.

Of what value will it be to make a prosperous living unless we know how to live?

That is why we teach music.

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— Pennsylvania Music Educators’ Association  (via vivaciousviolinist)

rexcreamercoffeeseeker:

Anyone else tune their toms a bit higher than “normal” so they can cut through the low-end of all the other instruments better?

Yes, and NO MUFFLING! That moon gel or Rem-O may make your drum sound good to you, but all those harmonics you just eliminated would’ve made your sound much clearer to your audience.