Flugelhorn info.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by qigongjohn, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. qigongjohn

    qigongjohn New Friend

    Aug 5, 2006
    Dartford, Kent, UK.
    I am a new member,have been playing trumpet and flute
    for a number of years,and now in retirement I have purchased a
    Flugelhorn. I am not having any problems with the change from trumpet
    except the left hand position,is there a correct position regarding the grip,
    and the use of the third valve lever.Any help would be appreciated.
    Regards John Codd.
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    I use my pinky finger and the finger beside it to squeeze the 3rd valve trigger.
  3. samdaman

    samdaman Pianissimo User

    Jun 15, 2006
    Baltimore, MD
    Hey John!!! It's good to have you on board at TM!!! I've played trumpet/flugel for quite a few years and I can honestly say there is no standard left hand position. It's whatever feel comfortable and works the best for you. For me personally, I use a two up/ two down approach on my Yami Bobby Shew Flugel so I can use the trigger. Hope that helps.
  4. qigongjohn

    qigongjohn New Friend

    Aug 5, 2006
    Dartford, Kent, UK.
    Many thanks for help with left hand position,I
    did wonder if there was a recognised grip, but
    the most comfortable one makes sense, having a third valve lever
    instead of a ring as per trumpet,did throw me for a while,
    but am getting used to it.Love the Flugelhorn!
    regards John Codd

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