10 trumpet facts that i find interesting

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  1. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    FWIW - I took the following measurements of tapered (conical) tubing from my horns:

    Trumpet: Leadpipe - 8-1/2" + Bell - 22" = 30-1/2"
    Cornet: Leadpipe - 13-1/4" + Bell - 21" = 34-1/4"
    Flugelhorn: Bell - 39-3/4"

    The proportion of conical to cylindrical tubing is different among the three horns. It also appears that the distinct disparity among the leadpipe taper lengths (or lack of taper whatsoever) in relation to the various lengths of bell taper contribute to the differing timbres of the instruments.
     
  2. VetPsychWars

    VetPsychWars Fortissimo User

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    This article by Robb Stewart is quite interesting with regards to the length of conical tubing in various instruments.

    Trumpet Schmumpet

    Tom
     
  3. Dale Proctor

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    Yeah, but Robb needs to measure a few more different instruments.
     
  4. BigDub

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    And why all the bickering between the two?
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    No step bore and the bell flair starts much later. The tapered leadpipe is shorter than a piston trumpet, and the early ones were cylindrical. Factor in the amount of flair (bell and otherwise) they are pretty much cylindrical.
     
  6. tedh1951

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    Those instruments may be different - but I'm the same - it's NOT THE INSTRUMENT .................. oops, sorry, I'm shouting.
     
  7. kingtrumpet

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    uhm --- I disagree
    #9 --- uhm 48 different notes!!!!
    #10 -- trombonists usually play a trombone ---- a real trumpet player can play any trumpet, a trombone, and even a Bass trumpet --- and a trombonists, can only play a trombone (trombonists, however can change a light bulb!! --- of course they have to ask the drummer to do it for them) ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    I agree about trombonists changing a light bulb... but do you know how many of them it takes to do so?
    Five - one's on the chair and the other four turn the chair...

    How do trumpet players change a light bulb? - Grab the bulb with one hand and then drink until the room spins round...
     
  9. tobylou8

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  10. Dale Proctor

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    Good old uncle Buck...
     

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