Posted by K on June 03, 2003 at 14:03:08:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: B&S 4P posted by K on June 03, 2003 at 13:46:13:
I am not really out after Rick. His being flat experience is well known to me.
My first French horn was a Hoyer out of the B&S GDR conglomerate. Very sharp, but with a long tuning slide. Only my then teacher would not allow the slide to be pulled beyond a certain point. So I came out with a very slack horn embouchure.
When I bought a US made horn, I played the Bb side very flat. I wanted to have the slide cut to fit the 440 pitch.
Fortunately a horn guru told me to work hard and dedicatedly before I called in the hacksaw. He was right.
The human body is very adaptive. We should allow it to be so a bit more often, even if it calls for some extra wood-shedding.