range of a flugel horn - should you?

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  1. TrumpetTheKid

    TrumpetTheKid Pianissimo User

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    I have to admit that I don't actually own or play a flugel so I only know the range difficulties of the instrument by word of mouth not first hand, but I think a good musician should push the envelope a little and use the entire range of the instrument (within reason) meaning from the darkest lows to warm middles to the most brilliant highs. How boring would a trumpet solo (or any instrument solo for that matter) be if the soloist only used the lower register or only used the upper register. I think it shouldn't be a question of high range vs low range but instead it should be complete range.
     
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  2. Ed Kennedy

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    About 15 yards, using discus technique.;-)
     
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    then you bet wrong --
    I have an Asymmetric for trumpet, cornet, and flugel (and actually 2 different ones for the trumpet - 3C+544 (deep) and a Lead 342 (shallow):thumbsup:
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    No -- the sports drink seems to take on any shape of the container you put it in --- that is unless you freeze the sports drink and then -- it doesn't change shapeROFL

    c'mon people -- don't tell me I am the only one who makes "gatorade pops" -- (or for you others - freezes whatever sports drink you like the best):dontknow:
     
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  5. kingtrumpet

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    +1 -- cool -- trickg agrees with me -- or more likely I agree with him -- and it's funny that the 2 people I PMed about this topic haven't posted - YETROFL
     
  6. Myszolow

    Myszolow Pianissimo User

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    ROFL I laughed out loud. Thanks Ed :thumbsup:
     
  7. turtlejimmy

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    How do you know that?:lol:

    I think a french horn would go further, due to its more aerodynamic shape.

    Turtle
     
  8. Buck with a Bach

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    With my shoulder, cut that to 10 yards:lol::-o:shhh::oops:
     
  9. trumpetnick

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    Then you need to change your flugel and get something less symmetric...Andy Taylor may be able to make up something special for you :thumbsup:
     
  10. coolerdave

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    lololROFL
     

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