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Idol for instrumentalists

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 6th 2006 8:17AM

louis armstrongSure you can sing, but can you play the trombone?

America's Hot Musician, a new reality series set to air in early 2007 through a "coordinated cable network/paid programming schedule,"  is planned as an instrumental version of American Idol (though it has no relation to the show). The American Youth Symphony and its artistic director, Gregory Charles Royal, are behind the show, which was created in response to what some feel is a rise in "sampling" (especially in hip-hop) and a lack of interest in real instrumental performance. Registration for the show kicks off later this month on the show's Web site.

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No, Adam, but that should be the proper term. Just as "flautist" should be "flute guy" or "flute girl," depending on gender.

March 06 2006 at 12:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've always wondered, what's the proper term for a trombone player? Is it tromboner?

March 06 2006 at 11:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Oh cool -- I'd love to see this! And yeah, I can play the trombone. ;)

March 06 2006 at 9:09 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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