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 Horn Or Player
Author: EbClarinet 
Date:   2019-09-06 01:00

I realize this is a clarinet board but I'm expecting to hear from those who play brass instruments or those who have a well rounded experience (even band directors) with all instruments.

I've noticed that trumpet and trombone players that have a college degree in music tend to gravitate back to a basic trumpet or basic trombone. Once they learn how to play the instrument in college or professionally, they can pick up a basic instrument and sound professionally on it.

I've also noticed this with those musicians/minstrels who are just gifted to have great tone quality. In college, I witnessed 2 saxophonists get on bass clarinet and have great tone quality from a basic student model horn. 1 of my professors is like this that he has a basic clarinet and he has great clarinet tone quality on it. What is going on with those that are like that?

I don't have a professional Bb Clarinet yet but I've noticed that off the fly I can generate professional clarinet sound (tone quality) from my student model horn. I have a Pyne mouthpiece and I had a HS Star in high school. A few times I've been able to pick up my clarinet and generate a good characteristic tone quality. Even my college peers and community band members thought well of my clarinet tone quality. The problem is that I don't know what I'm doing inside my mouth to consistently produce that great dark classical tone quality. I know how to produce great tone quality on C Clarinet and Eb Clarinet quality though.

So I ask the question; is it the horn or the player?

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