Friday, September 15, 2017

Natural Horns of Northwest Ohio

Earlier this month I set a goal to go see some live music. I planned for it to be a new band I never heard of. And well it worked out that way. There was a musical group called Natural Horns of Maumee Valley that came to the area to play. I kind of planned to see a rock band, but I thought to myself. The goal is to see a band play, and this one costs you nothing.

So I got up and went to see them. I wasn't sure what to expect. From the picture I thought they were just French horn players. But when I arrived and started to listen to them play I realized these aren't French horns. They are something different.

They look different, and they sound different. They look like this.
There are no valves. They simply move the tubes around to make them sound different. And the horns were pleasant to listen to. Maybe it was because it was a new experience, but as I listened to the music. I realized that it had a less tinny sound than most horns. And that I liked the sound.

The group gave a little history of the horns, and it all made sense. These horns were the precursor of the valved horns we know now. And they were often used for hunting. So they could produce a lot of sound.

So take a listen to what these natural horns sound like, and let me know what you think.

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