bugle adviice

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  1. BUGLEMAN

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    I have bought myself a Bb bugle and it came with a 7C mouthpiece. My problem is that i cannot seem to pitch any note above middle C.
    For the last three years i have not played a brass instrument but I used to play a Bb Baritone for the last 20 years before that.
    I cannot get use to blowing through such a small mouthpiece. Is this something i am just going to have to get used to, or is there a larger mouthpiece i could use.
    Any comments on this subject would be welcome.
     
  2. Dale Proctor

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    You could try a larger mouthpiece, like a 1C or 1-1/4C.
     
  3. BUGLEMAN

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    Thanks for your advice. I will try a 1C and see how i get on with it.
     
  4. GijsVis

    GijsVis Piano User

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    What Dale says is about the biggest standard mouthpiece, so if that's to small, get used to it. I had problems getting used to a baritone mouthpiece, but I got used to it, just don't overdo it.
     
  5. Dale Proctor

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    About the largest trumpet mouthpiece is the Schilke 24, but finding one may be difficult. The Bach 1 is also huge, so if you want one at the limit, one of these will do.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    While I can make do with a 7C, they are not comfortable due to their bite. Too, I can make do with a 12C on my euphonium, but prefer a 6 1/2 AL (these are also used on Bb baritones and tenor trombones). I sound Taps with my Bb trumpet and also my G U.S. regulation bugle with a Kelly 5C. For some music (mostly ballads) I also like a Bach 1 1/2 B with a Bb trumpet.
     

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