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photoblog image My 53 Year Old Harmon Solomaster Mute

My 53 Year Old Harmon Solomaster Mute

 

It’s a bit dented but it still sounds the same... it’s a great mute for solos... especially for the sound of early jazz or ragtime performances.

My 53 Year Old Harmon Solomaster Mute

 

It’s a bit dented but it still sounds the same... it’s a great mute for solos... especially for the sound of early jazz or ragtime performances.

comments (18)

Very cool. You should add some shots of your horn.
....peter:): i might do that before the winter is over Michael....petersmile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Dec 2016, 03:24
Great still life, Peter.
....peter:): thank you Ray....petersmile
You've kept this quiet Peter, hidden talent!
....peter:): i have played music since i was a kid Frank... first the horn until i was around 30 and quit for a while and played a concert guitar since then... i picked my trumpet back up when i retired at 60 and i still play them both ....petersmile
A great shot, Peter! I like the comp!
....peter:): thanks Elizabeth....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 21 Dec 2016, 06:21
I didn't know you were a musician, Peter!
....peter:): i have been playing the trumpet and guitar since i was 16 years old Lisl....petersmile
Très belle lumière sur ces curieux accessoires musicaux. Très bon rendu du métal. Bisous pour vous 3
....peter:): Je joue une trompette Marie et c'est un muet qui est utilisé pour faire différents sons doux de la corne...
Miles Davis utilise ce muet dans beaucoup de son jazz ... il est l'un de mes musiciens préférés après Louis Armstrong!
Bisous de nous trois....peter/pierresmile
great shot, Peter. did not know that you played! i would not know what to do with this subject though.
....peter:): this mute goes into the end of a trumpet to creat softer tones Ayush...
Miles Davis used this same type of mute in a lot of his jazz music....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Dec 2016, 06:38
I suppose there's not really much to wear out on it Peter..
....peter:): there is a piece of cork missing on the other side Chris... so the mute falls out now and then... that could explain some of the dentssmile
....petersmile
Now THAT brings back memories (of watching it being done, Peter, that is)!
....peter:): you would have heard a lot of great jazz living in Georgia Ginnie... i wish that i had lived closer to New Orleans....petersmile
Well this is a new one on me Peter, thanks for introducing it.
....peter:): than you Chad... this mute brings out a very mellow tone from the horn...
Miles Davis recorded a lot of great jazz using a mute like this... the original designs came from the 1920’s & 1930’s ....petersmile
As I recall you and Penny met in the band?
....peter:): we did Philine and you have a great memory... we both played trumpets in the band... later i became the Drum Major... the person that directs the music when the band is on parade....petersmile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 21 Dec 2016, 08:57
Quite a picture. You must have squeezed the mute too hard, during important performances.
....peter:): it's a great old friend Louis and creates a very mellow sound... i had to squeeze it because there is a piece of cork missing on the back side and it would fall out of the horn from time to time....petersmile
All polished up nicely too.
....peter:): it's made out of aluminum Mary... it hasn't tarnished over the past 55 yearsgrin
....petersmile
  • Maria-Lina
  • Brownsburg Chatham, Québec, Canada
  • 21 Dec 2016, 11:46
Oh wow, je ne connaissais pas cet instrument, tout beau il est superbe! Bise à  vous deux, bon mercredi dans la joie!
....peter:): Je joue une trompette Maria-Lina...
c'est un muet qui est utilisé pour faire différents sons doux de la corne ...
Miles Davis a utilisé ce type de muet dans beaucoup de son jazz ... il est l'un de mes musiciens préférés après Louis Armstrong...
Bisous et bonne journe toute douce....peter/pierresmile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 21 Dec 2016, 11:58
Dommage que nous n'ayons pas le son, tu aurais pu nous jouer un petit morceau.
....peter:): Je voudrais enregistrer une partie de ma musique pour toi Martine... mais je ne sais pas comment l'afficher sur SC ... d'ailleurs je devrais pratiquer pendant quelques semaines avant de le faire... bise....peter/pierresmile
They've served you very well Peter, long may they continue to do so.
....peter:): they have served me well Brian... but there is a piece of cork missing on the other side of the mute... so it falls out from time to time...
i will have to find somewhere to purchase a 1/4" sheet of cork....petersmile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Dec 2016, 20:34
I knew what this is without reading..... my dad was a great trumpet player and he often used this in his trumpet.... great memories... too bad he died way too young.
He did play a lot of jazz.....
....peter:): i think that it's great that your father was a jazz trumpet player... i can't play as well as i did when i was young but it keeps me centered... and a wonderful stress reliever...
i'm sure that you can still hear him playing his jazz in your mind...

Michelle, our first granddaughter took after me and is playing the trumpet in the senior band at her school... and she is still a 13 year old junior in grade 8!!
life is good....petersmile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Dec 2016, 00:55
A long time ago I used to play the Clarinet. I used to sing in a choir too, I am trying to get back into choral singing again...
....peter:): it's a gift to be a musician and it stays with us all of our lives... get back to singing in the choir Cherie it is great stress reliever....
Mery Christmas and Happy New Year!!
Penny and ....petersmile

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