Buying a flugelhorn.

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  1. rankamateur

    rankamateur Mezzo Forte User

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    It depends on whether you come to it as an established British-style cornet player, or a trumpet player, in my humble opinion.

    As a British cornet player, you are used to playing with a sweet, mellow tone, so the flugel is a much easier instrument to get into because you already play that way. If you are a trumpet player, you'll generally have a much brighter tone and be used to playing more - how can I put this? - 'heavy-handedly' so you have to get used to toning that down to a flugel. I've heard trumpet players murder the cornet, so it's easy to see why they are intimidated by a lil' old flugel.
     
  2. rankamateur

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  4. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    ...or you can get a Yamaha YFH-731 and not have to deal with intonation issues. :D
     
  5. gmonady

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    Almost got it right. For the jazz player it's: Bb, flugelhorn, and the girl sitting at the end of the bar. The end choice actually isn't that bad of one, especially after a gin and tonic or two.
     
  6. gmonady

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    Got my first one when I joined a Rock band in college and some of the tunes we played used the flugelhorn in the original recordings. So that was the time I needed one and had one in my hands within a week.
     
  7. gmonady

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    I knew it! I knew it! I knew you would love it. Love is in the bag!
     
  8. Paul Du Bourg

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    Hey Guys,

    Bought myself a new SP Trevor James Flugelhorn in Southampton this year.
    Why?
    Because it was a good idea at the time.
    In hind sight an irrational purchase as she seldom gets played.

    Mistress Selmer TT gets the daily workout with all others generally getting the twice yearly clean and cupboard treatment.
    Shoo........ I'm emotionally involved with a piece of brass.

    Who would of thought it possible.

    Cheers,

    PaulD
     
  9. barliman2001

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    Or the Courtois 154, with a very deep mouthpiece (I use the DW 2 FL).
     
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    JackTheMusician is still a minor!!!!
     

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