Trombonist plays 'Flight of the Bumblebee" on a watering can

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He is the very definition of Happy Mutant.



As a one time trombonist, let me tell you that that is an utterly amazing display of technical super-proficiency. Damn


Wow; makes my lips numb, just listening o.o’ …


Yep. People are gettin’ bored. Watch me slip 'n slide down my roof, three stories down.

As wonderful as that may be, not following a link to facebook…

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Very funny indeed! And strongly reminiscent of the concerts that were initiated by cartoonist Gerard Hoffnung. One of these included a Leopold Mozart horn concerto, adapted for garden hose.


It was wonderful, but yes, I used a Facebook pane, in privacy mode, then cleared recent traffic :wink:


Good tonguing.

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Another challenge for the Green Hornet!

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Very charming. I needed that reason to smile. Thanks.

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I think he deserves first chair.

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Can you help me understand how this works? From my minimal knowledge of brass instruments, I thought that, absent any kind of valves or a slide, you were limited to a set of harmonic pitches. Hence why bugle tunes only include the 1st, 3rd and 5th. How is he accessing such a variety of notes with only his embouchure at his disposal?

With a bumble-bee shirt to boot.

Oh boy is this hard to explain. A simple and wrong explanation is that a brass instrument with no valves or slides has five harmonic notes, technically the “bugle scale.” However, as you go up octaves, this multiplies. And there are cheats, of varying degrees of difficulty, ranging from difficult to insanely difficult. This guy is doing a lot of insanely difficult stuff at a high pitch.


I was delighted, but not entirely surprised, to find that the person displaying impressive technical skill by playing a watering can is one of my countrymen. This is the part of my culture that I love.

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