Buying a flugelhorn.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by JackTheMusician, Oct 3, 2014.

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  3. mgcoleman

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    Perfectly fine. Thank you for asking.
     
  4. Franklin D

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    Come on, you don't have to take it personally that I don't like your toys. Really no reason for aggression, it's only about an ugly obesity horn.
     
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    Really? This devolved into an argument about whether or not playing flugel can harm one's trumpet playing?

    I'll bite. I both agree and disagree with the idea that playing another horn of a different type can have an affect on your trumpet playing. In my experience, every horn has its own center, and likewise, every mouthpiece of a different size gets played by someone in a slightly different way. The body can adapt quite quickly to even small stimuli, so if a person were to make a cold-turkey changeup from trumpet to flugel, and then only play flugel for a few weeks, the trumpet is going to feel a bit different when you come back to it. You may have to readjust to it - a process that might take a few days. But will it "harm" your trumpet playing? It never seemed to harm mine.
     
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    Being a trombone player makes your opinion about musical instruments worthless. ROFL
     
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    I'm the lead trumpet player. I play high and loud because that's all I know how to do.
     
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    Some of us know bupkis about flugelhorns. Others of us know bupkis about bupkis. I'm probably in the latter category. ;-)

    That being said, I like Patrick's reply. Here's my original reply .... "If you're going to be good on the flugelhorn (and play in-tune), you'll need to devote regular practice to it. I don't think this hurts my trumpet playing. But it takes some practice time away from my trumpet."

    Mike
     

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