Hair curling double c

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by scream machine, Jun 8, 2006.

  1. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm not talking crap about Maynerd or anything, he's still amazing. I'm just saying, take it up another octive and it's even more amazing!

    And, there are many DCI corps that use all the special bugles and whatnot, but many also still use Bb Trumpets. I'm not positive what they use in the BlueCoats, but I think hey use Yamaha Xeno Bb's.
     
  2. stewmuse

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    No, there isn't. :grouphug:
     
  3. TrumpetDan

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    Maynard's DA' MAN! :D
     
  4. brian moon

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    Where can I hear that? The only bugles that I have heard sounded like horsie doo doo. I am a bit in doubt. Heck, more than a bit.

    Maynard had a great sound on his Holton.
     
  5. cmcdougall

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    I am not a drum corps fan but the way I understand it most if not all of the major corps are now on Bb trumpets.
     
  6. hkfan736

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    Yes, the vast majority, if not all DCI Corps use trumpets. The rules changed in 2000, from requiring all hornlines to be pitched in G, to allowing them to be pitched in any key. Most corps then switched because trumpets are more common and generally of better quality than bugles. Also, more rookies know how to use a three-valve trumpet than a two-valve bugle. Though some DCA all-age alumni corps still use the two-valve G bugles, mostly for nostalgic reasons.

    Heh heh, I'm a huge drum corps fan. Go SCV!
    Sorry for hijacking the thread.
     
  7. Bear

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    NOT TRYING TO START A FIGHT BUT:

    There is a difference between the feats of a stage musician (example MF) and a corpsman (example DCI).

    The DCI guys practice the same few measures for 15 or so hours a day. One note wonders in a manner of speaking. They practice for that particular 10 seconds in an 11 minute show. (Granted, there are exceptions)

    The stage musicians play five or six nights a week, all year. Maybe putting in a two or three hour set with several consecutive minutes of DHC's. (granted, there are exceptions)

    Age doesn't really play a factor for me. I know 14 yr olds who can play DHC and I know 50 yr olds who can do the same. "Highnote specialists, screamers," etc are not things you should be proud of. One needs to be a complete musician, just not a highnote player. You should be able to play a studio jingle in the morning, a classical symphony concert in the afternoon and a jazz/club gig at night and feel great about all the performances.

    But there is SO much more than just the note. There's the style, timing, sound, feel, etc, etc, etc. ANYONE can play a DHC, but not everyone can PLAY a DHC.

    For the record, I am a leadplayer and I own a DHC.
     
  8. trumpet blower88

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    Personally, I think it's two complete different things. All through school I have never compared my playing in marching band or drum corps to how I play in the concert bands or symphony. Some guys aren’t into marching and only focus on concert pieces, and that’s cool, they are pretty dang good at what they do. Some guys aren’t into the symphony scene and only focus on marching and drum corps. Both guys are amazing at what they do; both play very musically for the type of music that they play.

    I'd bet most of the people out there that rip on the guys in DCI and say they can't play musically and aren’t as talented have never marched a show in their lives. Ask anyone who has ever been in DCI or even just a high school marching band, you work harder in that 12-minuet show than most people do in a week. Try taking three, two foot steps every second for 12 mins straight. Now on top of that try playing a very musically challenging show with loud, powerful low notes, tricky fingering sixteenth note runs, and wailing out double C's. No offence, but most of you couldn't do it. Most of you couldn't even make it to the show because you would never last the 15-hour rehearsals 6 days a week.

    You can't compare DCI to Symphony Orchestra or Jazz. It's just like professional sports, NFL Football and Professional Ping-Pong both takes loads of talent and skill, who’s to say witch one is physically or mentally demanding?
     
  9. Bear

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    Rgr, I'd agree with what you said.
     
  10. stchasking

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    I, too, own a G bugle with one piston and one rotary. I bought it for $15.00 in an antique store in Seattle.

    Some of my inspiration as a youth was attending a DCI competition in the stands. The Madison Scouts blew the spats off the competition but lost. They played an additional half hour concert in the parking lot to let off steam. We stayed and listened.
     

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