from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large spiral brass tuba that fits around the player's shoulder.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large tuba whose coils fit around the player's shoulders.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In music: An ancient acoustical instrument, consisting of several strings so disposed upon a resonancebox that their lengths could be geometrically adjusted, and thus various musical intervals demonstrated.
- n. A recently invented brass windinstrument, used in bands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
And another advantage is that because we use a second concept called helicon plasma, it's a very efficient way of transferring electricity into the charged particles in the plasma.
Speaking of which, Google Fast Flip aggregate made me aware today of Popular Mechanics which I don't read article on a similar helicon design from MIT, which is tested in drift condition.
A friend of mine came over Sunday afternoon for us to explore a new music project idea together: he's a talented tuba, sousaphone, and helicon player, and we worked together a few years ago as part of an eight-piece electronics orchestra.
For military purposes, this and the contrabass -- the helicon -- are circular.
The tube is bent round upon itself from the mouthpiece to the bell in the shape of a broad C and is strengthened by means of a bar across the curve, which the performer grasps while playing, in order to steady the instrument; the bell curves over his head or shoulder as in the modern helicon.
(Piranha) three flugelhorns, sax, helicon tuba, and four tenor horns (an instrument that looks a bit like the French horn and is a standby of European military bands) blitz through tricky contrapuntal arrangements over hard-driving percussion played on a couple kinds of drums.
I have been impressed with Mighty Mike's work with helicon focus so thought I'd give it a go.
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Spending has been so prolific during the first 90 days of Obama's watch as to make one long for those helicon days when deficits were a mere half trillion dollars!
[Jeanie]: I do have a real interest in the Civil War and this band was one of the only places I could play my helicon, a forerunner to the modern sousaphone.