Posted by Tony E on April 30, 2002 at 19:04:18:
In Reply to: Re: Holton 6/4 in my living room..what to do posted by Frederick J. Young on April 30, 2002 at 18:38:28:
Thanks for your input. I'll be playing it at Brass Band this evening. We'll see.
I'm not too concerned about chromatic issues lower than Eb below staff. I just did a quick overview of 20+ pieces in the Brass Band folder...want to guess how many notes lower than Eb below staff? So why do I need to do chromatic sixteenth notes below that?
I just can't buy into your position that says these horns are, by definition, unworkable...too many posts to the contrary, just on this thread alone, from guys who play them.
My head tells me "watch out", my gut tells me "you can do it", and my heart tells me..."you have to try" Don't know if you've ever thought/felt that way about an instrument, but it's unsettling.