daily kaddish: horns apart

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On Sunday I took my regular horn, flügelhorn, and trumpet apart and put them in a white vinegar bath overnight. This is a do-it-yourself acid bath, to clean out all the biofilm, grease, and other gunk that accumulates in a horn. You really don’t want to think about this for too long—suffice it to say that studies have shown that wind instrument players who regularly clean and disinfect their horns get fewer upper respiratory infections.

With my horns down to parts and my brain too fried to attempt a piano harmonization, I figured I’d better read the text.

About erin

Erin Vang, PMP, BMus, MMus, is Owner and Principal Pragmatist of the consultancy Global Pragmatica LLC®, offering custom JMP scripting, localization program management, and facilitative leadership services. She is also an orchestral horn player who freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and plays assorted brass for the celebrated dance bands Midnight Smørgåsbord and contraPtion. More about Erin…
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