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  • Trumpet family

    19 19.39%
  • Horn

    49 50.00%
  • Tenor trombone ( and alto )

    11 11.22%
  • Bass trombone ( and contrabass )

    4 4.08%
  • Tuba family

    15 15.31%
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    Default Favorite brass instrument

    What's your favorite Brass instrument ( these two polls were originally the same, but there wasn't enough room ).

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    Difficult, difficult...I voted for the warm, smooth and charming tone of French Horn.

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    My problem is I love them all I like trumpets slightly more than others. Especially since I just listened to Maurice Andre recently. But then I might hear a good tubist, hornist or trombonist and change my mind once more

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    Hey Musicians,

    Daniel : I agree with you, I love Horn so much. So Smooth and S......... < I forget the word similair as Smooth >.

    I like Trombone and Bass Trombone as well. Because I like they play on Jazz so cool. I should thought Trombone should be more vote than other instrument thought.

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    Oh, the horn is brilliant! At my Youth Orchestra its funny cos the conductor plays horn and always critisises the horn section but they rule bless them! Tuning up's the best, its just a few flatulent sounds until they find their tuning note! what would their tuning not be? A G? I dunno

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    I'm not a huge fan of brass instruments... however I'd have to go with a nicely played french horn. I absolutely can't stand the french horn if played badly, though. I'll just say that.
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    I too don't like brass very much, but when used in symphonies for grand and apocaliptic effects, it sounds quite cool.

    That's why I like (bass) trombones best. They're simply the most elated and glorius of all wind instruments.
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    Default Favorite Brass...

    My favorite Brasswind - now thats the toughest - why???

    I play both the contrabass trombone and the wagner tuba in F.

    The wagner tuba in F is really a hybrid - the power of a bass trombone with the golden, round, smoothness of the orchestral horn.

    The contrabass trombone is the Herald of the *end of time* as we know it.

    Sensitive is the musician who can play it without obliterating the orchestra

    I love the challenge of taming it so that it chants like the monk in a monastery but, God forbid if the hornplayer gets cocky - he'll get to know the fear of God


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    My favorite would have to be the Horn (since it is what I play). The others, though, are not very far behind.
    “If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.”

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    I play the trumpet, so I chose that, but its not really true. As a composer I love all the brass instruments equally. Especially when they play together.

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    I liked the horn as soon as I listened to Strauss' Horn Concerto
    My second favourite is the trombone for it's brash quality and glissando technique.
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    Horn all the way! I played cornet, trumpet, flugelhorn and horn growing up. I suppose my experience might influence my opinion, but there's just something about the horn that I love (both playing and listening).

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    I like them all (except tuba). But my favorite is trumpet.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    I play the tenor trombone, so it is my favorite. It is more versatile than most people realize, and I believe it is under-appreciated. I also attempt at the bugle, so trumpet is second.

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    I love the trumpet and cornet, so I voted it. Also because I play it. :P
    "The symphony must be like the world; it must contain everything."
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