French horn again

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French horn again

Postby Sue B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:42 pm

Just had to update on my search for a horn for my son. I stumbled into an awesome horn on the internet--actually it was located at a store in Glendale, CA! It was priced right at the top of my budget (just like horse shopping) but 1k less than every other exact same horn brand/model on the internet, and so I bit the bullet and bought it for the kid. Oh my gosh, hearing the kid play a truly good quality horn versus the ok instruments his school has it's frickin' unbelievable. It's like finally getting to sit in a saddle that fits you and the horse--all of a sudden you can ride like a pro! :lol: I only wish I had the words to describe just how beautiful a "real" horn sounds up close and personal. Totally worth it.

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Re: French horn again

Postby Chisamba » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:28 pm

Nice!

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Re: French horn again

Postby Ponichiwa » Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Hurray! Quality instruments do make a dramatic difference. Good for you!

I made some really great friends through music (high school/college band), and a few of us still do some small ensemble playing together nowadays, a good 15 years after we started playing. It can be a lifetime passion, even if you don't pursue it on the professional level. Also much like dressage!

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Re: French horn again

Postby Sue B » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:03 pm

Ponichiwa, that is my dream. That he play the horn for the rest of his life in community orchestras or small ensembles like my brother has done with the oboe.

I, sadly, am a musical dunce. I cannot seem to learn to play anything, but I have a very good ear. Like a judge that can't ride, I guess. :lol:

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Re: French horn again

Postby Ponichiwa » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:12 pm

Truth be told, I trained my ear (which was not good) and learned how to play my horn at the same time, so it wasn't a very painful experience at the time. (I'm not vouching for my parents' or sister's experiences during this phase of my playing)

Years after I got fairly good at my baritone/euphonium, I picked up the viola and could. not. stand. how bad I sounded-- I wanted to immediately be at the same proficiency at a string instrument as I'd accomplished with the brass one. Go figure, huh?


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