Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Golden Bah

Simple post. There is that magic moment that is neither a splinter nor a wah.

We will call it the "Golden Bah" and the people shall see that it is good.
We seek it all our lives. For some, it may feel like the Higgs-Boson particle of brass playing.

I prefer the syllable "bah" to "tah" because it focuses our attention on the lips rather than the tongue.
Go seek.

1 comment:

john said...


But imagine a series of bah quarter notes in legit style. Perfect. Bah. Bah. Bah. Bah. Bah. Bah.

Now imagine a series of quarters where the time of the quarter is contained in its inflection. You can hear where you are in the beat of each quarter because of the way the inflection is colored by the player. Beyoo, bwah, boo, buh, bi (i), doo, bom (be), doh.

And every player has a different series. And they play them differently every time.

We need both of these done well.