QUOTE(BerkshireMum @ Apr 10 2010, 01:26 AM)
QUOTE(corenfa @ Apr 10 2010, 01:17 AM)
Not all brass players can do this- I think only men can (and not all men at that) because the sung note has to be quite low. I don't know the maths of that either. I can't do it (i'm a female ex-horn player).
Welcome to the forums, corenfa!
What made you give up your horn? You sounded so happy with it when you posted in another thread. Have you taken up something new?
Thanks for the welcome!
I gave up horn because I moved to London, and lost my network of music connections. It was hard to do at the time, but I had also burnt out a bit from practicing too much for five years.
I miss playing in orchestra, but I don't miss music any more because- I am now re-learning the piano- I had piano lessons as a child but didn't take them seriously. Now that I've played in orchestras and studied music properly and played a wind instrument, piano playing is a lot "richer". I think I understand music better now and I am interested to see what I can do with the piano now. I was also lucky enough to have a really good horn teacher who taught me how to practice, and that ought to be applicable.
Of course I am also many years out of practice with piano, so actually getting back technically is proving to be... interesting. I'm also trying to do it myself without a teacher because I don't know if I can commit to regular lessons. We'll see how far I get. It is frustrating though when I play something that I know I played when I was doing grade 8, and I know I could technically do it, and now I can't get my fingers to move the right way.
Oops.. sorry I derailed this topic a bit