WORK IN PROGRESS ON THIS
SOME NOTES ON PLAYING NATURAL
Look guy's, I have now spent
years playing classical hand horn music.
I am still in debate on how
to best play a high A. I currently play them by removing the hand
from the bell and bend the pitch of the 13th partial up as far
as I can. Sometimes they sound good, sometime I get away with them
in passing by quickly, sometimes they sound bad. They sound bad
to us with ears that have grown up hearing equal tempered music.
My B's are usually a little
sharp, my middle A's sometimes flat. I like to lower thirds. There
are a lot of tough notes. I have gotten quite good at playing "in
tune" but, it is a unique in tune . It's the temperament I
like. I think it sounds really good.
When I played the opus 18 concerto with the RSO, my colleagues made
fun of my sliding of half steps .
This is how I like playing
the instrument , I think it is better than anything Beethoven
or Mozart would have ever heard. Please don't tell me my recordings
are not historically accurate. I live in the 21st Century. This
is my contribution to history.
I am recording multitrack
recording of three voices in about two hours per movement. Sight
reading with the tape running!