Tell me this is a joke

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Stile442

    Stile442 Piano User

    Mar 26, 2007
    Deland Fl
    Nope, not a joke. I have a jo-ral straight mute for my picc. Don't get to use it much though.
  2. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

    Mar 25, 2005
    Indianapolis, In
    What's funny about a piccolo mute?
  3. SteveRADavey

    SteveRADavey Pianissimo User

    May 25, 2010
    Austin, TX
    You know, for the life of me, I can't figure out why so many people find mutes for some instruments to be useful and accepted, but for other instruments, superfluous and silly. I have a jo-ral harmon mute for my flugel, and I have read complaints that it is pointless, and I can't figure out why. It adds to the options for sounds that I can get out of the horn. What more could you expect from a mute? I have read some comments that it sounds no different than a harmon in a trumpet, but I disagree - especially with a deep MP (wick 2fl).

    This sounds like I'n ragging on people I disagree with, but I'm really just trying to understand what the complaint is.

    End of soap box.

    - Steve-O
  4. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    no offence taken.... and I guess I started it
    This is how I see it..
    pieces for pic are linited to begin with... and they are sort of a novelty or role specific instrument ... I have never heard any jazz done on a pic ... I hear the straight mute used in orchestra pieces by Leonard Berstein and some Gerswin ... just can't imagine it's place... even the flugel seems a big odd to me ... perhaps a cupmuted one in the low register for something ... god knows what...
    Can you imagine a composer sitting down and saying.. ah ha.. I think I need a muted pic or flugel trumpet ...right.. HERE..
    just the way I see it
    but thanks for the education ... I won't be bidding on it though, I think I could use the money for "Lip Flexibilities"
  5. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
  6. Ichierzen

    Ichierzen Pianissimo User

    Sep 22, 2007
    If I remember right, there's an arrangement of Star Wars that calls for piccolo trumpet, and has a muted section - ran into it about a year ago while in college - the only reason I bought one. Haven't used it since, though.
  7. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    well that is one way of getting the pic part
    Professor: "looks like we have a pic part here, how many of you have piccolos trumpets"
    Hands are raise
    Professor: "okay, how many of you pic players also have a mute"
    The lone hand of Ichierzen still raised
    Profesor: "okay son, it's your part, don't screw it up"
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  8. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Maybe it's the color of that one ... Santa Red .... like a Christmas tree ornament.:dontknow:

  9. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I "heard" Maurice played that one one time, maybe, or at least touched it or looked at it! ;-)

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