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Re: What other instruments do you 'dabble' on?

Postby sushi20j » Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:27 pm

I actually started life on the euphonium and got voluntold to switch to tuba when I got to high school. Ended up loving it so can't complain there. I also play electric and upright bass, working up two musicals right now. I can play a little guitar around the house. Occasionally I attempt to honk on my wife's sax when she isn't listening.
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Re: What other instruments do you 'dabble' on?

Postby iattp » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:07 am

rumhud wrote: ... I've been learning the ophicleide, which is challenging and very cool, unless perhaps you're one of my neighbors.


Absolute truth!

Still keep on it, buddy! The ophicleide is an awesome instrument, and I am very happy to read that more are learning it.

As far as what I dabble in:

Ophicleide is one, but not right now. It's not with me.
Cornet, baritone, clarinet, C melody sax (also not with me), any middle horn I can find. I once owned two Eb alto trumpets. I think I've sold both. I don't know...I'm sure I can find another one. They're all over the place. I've got a nice alto Eb flugelhorn from Hirsbrunner sitting in the garage. I should have brought that with me to Macedonia instead of the cornet, but hey, luggage...

At one time, I was practicing zurna/zurla. If you don't know what that is, check it out. It is not for everyone, as it has two dynamics:

On and Off

When it's on, it's ON.
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Re: What other instruments do you 'dabble' on?

Postby bloke » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:45 am

ok..."dabble"...NEVER play for remuneration...

a BALLAD HORN :shock:

Mine is a never-lacquered no-damage/no-wear Bohemian-made one.

These are three-piston instruments that are easily mistaken for OLD STYLE (curved bell) Eb mellophones, but are built in (8-foot) C.

Occasionally, I pull mine out ($25 invested in acquisition) and play Mozart horn concerti at pitch.
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Re: What other instruments do you 'dabble' on?

Postby The Big Ben » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:46 am

Some would say i dabble at the tuba.
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