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    Google trad required ! Mix

    My neighbourg is a famer. One day, he came to me for playing my bariton on is field. I asking why and he said :" When you are playing, my cows are going where they heard the sound and I am alone to take them to a new field !" So I played like the " petit musicien de Brème" through the road, followed by 27 young cows...
    Last edited by davewerden; 04-24-2016 at 12:36 PM. Reason: Edited for sensitivities

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    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Central North Carolina
    Cows are like that. They don't have much of an intellectual life, don't have jobs, and are attracted to live performances by musicians -- much like many teenagers.

    However, it appears as though you may now have a part-time job as musical cow-herder -- if only you can convince the farmer to pay you. You should also convince him that your playing will result in more contented cows, and that this will lead to increased milk production and higher quality of milk. Point out that many milking barns (at least in the US) have sound systems that play for the cows while they are being milked.

    Here is an authoritative reference (including references to research literature) that you can provide to the farmer in order to strengthen your argument:
    Gary Merrill
    Wessex EEb Bass tuba (Denis Wick 3XL)
    Mack Brass Compensating Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J9 euph)
    Amati Oval Euph (DE N106, Euph J, J6 euph)
    1924 Buescher 3-valve Eb tuba, modified Kelly 25
    Schiller American Heritage 7B clone bass trombone (DE LB K/K9/112 Lexan, Brass Ark MV50R)
    1947 Olds "Standard" trombone (Olds #3)

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    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    West Palm Beach, FL
    Pretty neat! There's a very popular video (13 million hits) of cows enjoying music.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank

    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed)
    El Cumbanchero (Rafael Hernández) cell phone video

  4. Yes, there are even some YouTube videos about stopping the car along the fence of a pasture, playing a low brass instrument, and the cows come over.

    When I was starting in school band all those decades ago, my maternal grandparents were dairy farmers. Oh, if I had only know this then...I probably would have practiced much, much more!

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    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    That video was just hilarious!

    The tuba player's posture looked painful, tho. Or would that be 'pasture'?

    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original


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