Well Mom, your crowning achievement
Might as well start stocking up on the Advil
Explains why she didn’t go for a tuba.
Funny story: I have a friend who plays trombone. When we were in middle school, we were in the auditorium seeing this really painfully boring history play. I was struggling to stay awake, but my buddy is just passed out completely in his seat. He started snoring, and it sounded just like his trombone! I kid you not, it was like he was tuning his instrument right there. I had to wake him up because our teacher was staring daggers, but it was hilarious. His girlfriend sitting 3 rows away turned around and saw, and quietly died of laughter for the remainder of the play.
She couldn’t goose Hammie without the slide trombone
But the French Horn is even noiser…..
She can do what see wants Wanda.
Zoe, if you’re looking for annoying, your choices are cymbals and recorders. I heard a stand-up comedian (who used to be a music teacher in NYC) refer to the recorder as “The Devil’s musical instrument”.
Exactly what Wanda was worried about bin the first place.
I was away the day they handed out instruments and got stuck with trombone.
I really wanted clarinet. All the popular girls got clarinet or flute.
Oh well, Cathy Jones was away two days and got stuck with the tuba, so it could have been worse! lol!
Wah, wah wah,waaahhh. (It’s better if you hear it.)
Of course, Zoe!
And now Zoe gets to tap into her inner Roswell Rudd.
At my girls’ school, orchestra was strings; brass was band.
Think of all the fond memories you’ll have of playing the trombone around an evening campfire in the woods. Perhaps a Harmonica, albeit the uniforms aren’t as nifty.
I got put on trombone because the grade school band leader needed more players for that instrument. Strangely enough, the husky boys got put on tuba ….
One of my favourite sounds is the trombone and the French horn played together. They marry very well and sound magnificent.
The drum Zoe, the drum. A good drummer can even drown out the trombone, besides your arms are too short to reach the spit valve.
But a trumpet can be so piercing!
That’s why I started playing it!
My daughter chose the flute because it was the easiest to carry around.
Of course that’s Zoe’s motivation!
It kind of speaks to her … in volumes.
Loud seems more like an appeal to Hammie. Or at least you’d think.
Now Zoe can lead the second line.
The “loudest instrument” she could lift? That sounds like BOY thinking.
Don’t freak over a horn, Wanda – I raised a drummer. Which, while loud, was not nearly as painful as my baby sister’s violin lessons; nothing on earth sounds as pain bad as a poorly played fiddle…….
Which reminds me:
What’s the difference between a fiddle & a violin? Beer stains.
What’s the difference between a fiddle & a violin? One has strings, the other one has strangs.
What’s the difference between a fiddle & a violin? It’s a fiddle when you’re buying it, a violin when you’re selling it.
What’s the difference between a fiddle & a violin? Neither one’s a guitar, so who gives a….crap?
But the recorder is much lighter.
That looks more like something Hammie would say.
Drums are louder, and you don’t have to lift them to play them in an orchestra, and you don’t have to carry them to and from school because school orchestras already have them there, all set up.
Go for piccolo…pierce everyone’s ears for ’em!!
75 more to go
I played the trombone but I was in band not orchestra.
My son played drums and my daughter played the flute. My son’s wife played clarinet and so did their daughter, but their son played trumpet. My daughter’s daughter played flute, also. The rest of my grandkids are like me, and they play the radio.
How about bagpipes? That would be a real hoot.
I was a small kid. At the time, I was thinking if I took up the instrument, I would want to play the “tuba”.
I put “tuba” in quotes because it was actually a Sousaphone. I didn’t know the difference at the time.
Her selection criteria makes perfect sense.
Zoe – you want loud? Try the bagpipes. (Hey, she has Dad’s red hair; there’s gotta be some Celtic in her gene pool somewhere. )
Wait until she finds out a trombone doesn’t always play loudly, but according to the volume indicated on the music.
But can you reach 7th position (or even 6th)?
They have small violins for kids, are there small trombones for kids?…
Years ago I read that one trombone played “full blast” could produce a louder sound than the rest of the orchestra put together. Even including percussion and the rest of the brass. It makes a slight amount of sense: The slide trombone, which is what we usually think of, has such simple “plumbing” that nothing interferes with the sound production.
Personally, I almost lost my hearing today by playing my trumpet as loud as I can (And I almost lost my voice)
Sounds about right.
Trumpet/Cornet is louder than a Trombone. I used to play the Cornet and the music teacher was always was telling me to take down a notch or two.
Wow Wanda. That hurts. I play the trombone and I love it.
Drums are lighter and louder.
January 25, 2022