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i think its good to learn more then one instrument. it helps you understand more about creating music that works well, both rhythmically and melodically. also to understand more the roles musiciancs play in making music. i started playing sousaphone but then i bought a clarinet and a guitar and a tuba, i love them all equally and aspire to make good music ...


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It does affect the sound, but by how much is debatable and I doubt anyone could reliably discern between a trumpet with or without this kind of bracing in a blind listening test. The main thing it does is affect the way the instrument resonates. When you play a brass instrument, you set up a vibration in the air stream inside the tubing. Some of this ...


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When it comes down to it, every decision regarding the construction of an instrument will have some effect on the instrument's own distinctive timbre. With that said, there will probably always be some point of diminishing returns where these changes in the design don't make any noticeable difference. Notice that above I said "distinctive timbre," and not ...



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