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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by nomojo, Feb 9, 2012.
Sorry, the squirrel chose the cornet for this session
You sure that isn't a Cor-nut he is playing? And isn't this Chip Botti, being backed up by his favorite pianist... in the duo known as Chip-Monk!
Anyone here want to bet that this will be Kingtrumpet's next "Avatar of the Day".
Right : they are playing "Nutty".
No not you. the OP. I know what one works for me.
the flugel is a beast when we try to "conquer" the notes. It wants to be caressed. Start playing more softly and I think that you will discover something special.
I find lipslurs especially good for developing the upper register. I use the Irons book with my students but Arban, Schlossberg, Voxman, Rubank,........ all are OK too.
Depending on the mouthpiece, the flugelhorn will start to play flat in the high register around A over the staff. Chuck Mangione managed to get a couple of flat D's (not Db's) out in "Feels So Good" but that is not to say the notes don't exist. They're just not practical .
The trumpet is a "cold air" instrument (air stream like blowing out a candle) vs. the flugel being more of a "warm air" (fogging the lenses of your glasses) instrument. I agree with rowuk that the softer end of the spectrum helps you correctly "voice" the flugel.
Well then, get the sniper rifle from the Super Bowl thread!!
Not true. I play a lot of flugel with a deep mpc and I don't play flat above high C. The upper register is just squirly. You really have to blow different than with a trumpet. because of the conical bore the flugel changes fullness as you go from bottom to top. A trumpet will maintain it's fullness through all registers.
I too will have to go with Bob Grier's squirrely theory. Playing flat is not a problem for me on my equipment either. It IS a different blow [than the trumpet], but once you play the horn for a while you will learn how to float that sweet spot to maintain consistency.