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    Question reed question

    Hi,

    newb here

    i know nothing about horns or trumpets - have an ornamental horn - bought for a sound effect (mini film project), but i notice although the horn has a mouth-piece, it does not seem to contain a reed (the mouthpiece is separate but fixed (at the moment). i haven't blown the horn yet because it is filthy with dust and debris - needs a good clean - but presumably any brass-type instrument needs a reed to sound?

    but i could be wrong - am trying to recreate the sound of an ancient horn, like the Lough na Shade trumpet

    http://homepage.eircom.net/~bronzeag...struments.html

    and i don't know if these Bronze Age instruments would have had reeds?

    Help appreciated

    thanks

    Ric

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    if the mouthpiece is a cup/funnel shape you have a brass-family instrument. to get a sound, you buzz your lips (and blow air into the horn) when pressing the mpc to them. it would not use a reed for tone production.

    dj

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    Quote Originally Posted by david johnson View Post
    if the mouthpiece is a cup/funnel shape you have a brass-family instrument. to get a sound, you buzz your lips (and blow air into the horn) when pressing the mpc to them. it would not use a reed for tone production.

    dj
    thanks David

    this is good news!

    now for some practise! :-o



    Ric

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    luck to you!

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