Thursday, June 2, 2011

just across the road from us...

... there's a room full of musical instruments that no one uses.

This morning I took a french horn. I'm going to get another this afternoon so Andrew and I can play duets. Might fetch a clarinet too, and some music.

11 comments:

  1. Did anybody see you? Or were they all at work at the time? Do you think they might suspect it was you when they hear you playing the french horn?

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  2. That's sad that the instrument hire program isn't fully used! Is it because it's such a high SES area and they're buying the instruments?

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  3. Really,how many primary schools have 3 new French horns and 2 tubas unused - as well as a whole swag of cls and trumpets? High se area and poorly managed im program.

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  4. Peter: I'll have a Euphonium if you have one spare... seriously... would love to have a go on one again...

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  5. You can't play the french horn!!

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  6. There's 2 spare euphos.

    I can play half the french horn. The Bb side. I just pretend it's a trumpet. Can you play, Al?

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  7. I played trumpet for about 12 years. So I'm probably like you. But that tiny mouthpiece looks challenging.

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  8. It's not really that hard. The harmonics are closer together than on trumpet. Like up the octave trumpet - CEGBbC all open. On the Eb side of the horn you can play just about every note open, which is tricky. What is also tricky is that an A doesn't feel like it does on trumpet. Requires different pressure. Fun though.

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  9. We've just had a girl join our church who plays the FC. I'm excited.

    What do you do with your other hand? The one stuffed up the bell?

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  10. Guess you just kind of have it there... stuffed up the bell.

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  11. Hopefully none of the neighbours are watching as you sneak back and forth across the street with all the instruments...oops....have just realised this was from Thursday. I guess it would be less noticeable on a school day than over the weekend...
    One of the physios I work with plays the french horn in a local orchestra. A very cool instrument. And yep, she tells me the other hand is usually stuffed up the bell...

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