Just Making Excuses

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by nomojo, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Sorry, the squirrel chose the cornet for this session :dontknow:
     
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  2. gmonady

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    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!
     
  3. gmonady

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    Anyone here want to bet that this will be Kingtrumpet's next "Avatar of the Day".
     
  4. Dupac

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    Right : they are playing "Nutty".
     
  5. Rapier

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    No not you. the OP. I know what one works for me. :cool:
     
  6. rowuk

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    Nomojo,

    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.
     
  7. tpsiebs

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    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.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Well then, get the sniper rifle from the Super Bowl thread!! ROFL
     
  9. Bob Grier

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    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.
     
  10. gmonady

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    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.
     

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