Posted by js on December 30, 2003 at 18:01:23:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: A Bracing Discussion posted by Doug Elliott on December 30, 2003 at 17:33:36:
I've noticed that some (very fine indeed) trombonists possibly can't hear their "sound" as well as can others.
A local professional colleague sounds MUCH better to all of his colleagues on his "stock" trombone than on his "fancy-schmancy" brand trombone. The following factors, though, exist:
- He paid a boatload for "fancy-schancy" and is reluctant to retreat to his "stock" and take a $$ lickin' if a mistake is admitted to and selling off "fancy-schmancy" becomes an option.
- His head and ears are behind the bell of his trombones when he is playing them, and he probably doesn't perceive (nor just plain "hear") the sound of his trombones as do his colleagues.
- If "fancy-schmancy" "feels" better to play, this further misdirects his aural perceptions.