Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Xmas 08'

Merry Christmas to all out there. Whether it's a white xmas, brown xmas, tropic xmas or any xmas you can think of.... MERRY CHRISTMAS!

And to my dear sis who posted a blog for wishing me Happy Birthday 23 days ago, now is my turn to do my part...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FLORA! Have a great one this double 2s year! I might! So you should too!

I remember from Home Alone II that a pair of turtle doves on the Christmas tree ornament is meant for friendship. I've learned and heard a lot on friendship. So, this Christmas I'm gonna give out a turtle dove of many pairs to each one of you out there as a symbol of our friendship and love. First one to Flora (her birthday so have ta put in her name first right). The list of names goes on and on.

Friendship is what we put our heart through and through as we journey out over age and time. Appreciate it everyone! Merry Xmas!


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Trombone bells (and sometimes slides) may be constructed of different brass mixtures. Some believe that materials affect tone quality and timbre. The most common material is yellow brass (70% copper, 30% zinc), but other materials include rose brass (85% copper, 15% zinc) and red brass (90% copper, 10% zinc). Some manufacturers offer interchangeable bells. Tenor trombone bells are usually between 7 and 9inches in diameter, the most common being sizes from 7 to 8 inches. The smallest sizes are found in small jazz trombones and older narrow bore instruments, while the larger sizes are common in orchestral models. Bass trombone bells can be as large as 10" or more, though usually either 9 in or 10 in diameter. The bell may be constructed out of two separate brass sheets or out of one single piece of metal and hammered on a mandrel until the part is shaped correctly. The edge of the bell may be finished with or without a piece of bell wire to secure it, which also affects the tone quality; most bells are built with bell wire. Occasionally, trombone bells are made from solid sterling silver. The very few parts written for the soprano are played on the trumpet and those for the contrabass, such as in Wagner's Ring, are usually played on a tenor-bass with a second set of auxiliary tubing. The trombone's most characteristic feature is the slide, by means of which the tube can be adjusted to different lengths in seven positions, so that all the notes of the chromatic scale can be produced as natural harmonics. The trombone was thus a chromatic instrument long before the horn and trumpet became so by the invention of the valves. The intonation, as in string instruments, is not fixed, but depends entirely on the player's ear and skill. Many notes are, of course, available in more than one position (as different harmonics), so that the player often has the choice between an easier and a more difficult way of passing from note to note. A strict legato between notes in different positions is not possible, as the breath has to be interrupted during the change of the slide; the uninterrupted movement from one position to another is used only when the part is marked glissando (sliding). Some trombones have valves instead of a slide (see valve trombone). Slide trombone valve attachments may be fitted with rotary valves or sometimes with piston or disc valves, which are modern variations on types of valve invented during the 1820s, but discarded at the time in favour of the rotary valve and the Prinet or piston valve. Let me define what I mean by cheap or low quality trombone. If you buy a trombone from retail or wholesale stores brand new for $250 bucks or so, that is a low quality instrument. If you buy an instrument on-line "brand new, imported" for $200, that is a low quality instrument. They supposedly say "band director approved" but they don't say which band director or where they work or how many band directors approve. Construction