[Dixielandjazz] Re: What about Low notes?

d. sleeman d.sleeman at hccnet.nl
Sun Sep 3 04:52:50 PDT 2006

> >From: billsharp <sharp-b at clearwire.net>
> >To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
> >Subject: [Dixielandjazz] What about Low notes?
> >Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 08:22:14 -0700
> >
> >I just played a gig where the tuba player said that it has been shown that 
> >very low frequencies can kill cockroaches.  Where in god's name does that 
> >type of statement come from? Is this one of those "urban myths"?     Does 
> >anyone else out there in DJML Land have any info regarding low frequencies, 
> >and it's effect on insects?  If the cockroach theory is true, then why 
> >aren't the "cockroaches" who drive those cars around with the 
> >over-amplified bass thumpers dying behind the wheel?  This could possibly 
> >be a whole new area of employment for tuba players.  When not gigging,  
> >they could be working for Orkin.  (As an aside .  . . .Interestingly 
> >enough, my spell-check does not recognize the word gigging). . . Hmmmmm,
> >
> >Are there any tuba players out there with cockroaches in their residence? 
> >If so, this would promptly dispel the notion.  Or, perhaps you possibly 
> >haven't played the right low tones and need to do some experimenting of 
> >your own.

After reading this post I checked my house No cockroaches. Now I play trombone and often I practice low notes. I play the tuba too, ditto, so I figured that's probably why there are no cockroaches in my house.

Or it might be that I live in the Low Countries and there are few cockroaches around......

Dick Sleeman, Lelystad, Holland. <d.sleeman at hccnet.nl>

"...Of all the musical instruments in use today, the trombone is one of,
 if not THE most difficult of instruments. I know, 'cause I have one..."

  (Dewsnap in "THE TROMBONE", December 10, 2002)

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