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    Bb vs G Soprano

    hey guys, i recently got involved with a drum corps, and they issued me a soprano trumpet in the key of g. normally i play my Bb horns... my question is this: are the mouth pieces interchangeable? are the fingerings the same? will this horn make it easier to hit the notes in the music they gave me that i laughed at? is there anything else i need to know or consider when switching from Bb to G?

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    A high G trumpet can make life easy in the high range if you get along with it. Not everybody does. If you are playing G trumpet parts, the fingerings are the same.

    My experience is not that more high notes come out, but it is easier to play high cleanly.

    You can keep your mouthpiece, I use a smaller one myself.

    When switching, just don't forget that big breath. It is the secret of the masters!
    Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    Sorry high G tpt? Dont think so. These old Drum corps horns are pitched a minor third lower than that of a Bb trumpet. They are in low G. The fingerings are the same. When you play a written C on a G Bugle it sounds concert G.

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    Case closed

    Quote Originally Posted by bnbtrpt View Post
    Sorry high G tpt? Dont think so. These old Drum corps horns are pitched a minor third lower than that of a Bb trumpet. They are in low G. The fingerings are the same. When you play a written C on a G Bugle it sounds concert G.

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    Quote Originally Posted by bnbtrpt View Post
    Sorry high G tpt? Dont think so. These old Drum corps horns are pitched a minor third lower than that of a Bb trumpet. They are in low G. The fingerings are the same. When you play a written C on a G Bugle it sounds concert G.
    aaaaah. okay, now i understand. the pitch is lower, so those "high" notes i'm seeing are actually lower. got it. this i didn't know. obvouisly i'm an amateur, and haven't strayed past Bb, and i haven't played the horn or the music yet (they gave me the horn, but since i recently moved i had to go dig my mouthpieces out of storage).

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    well who's right, is there a high g trumpet?

    Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
    A high G trumpet can make life easy in the high range if you get along with it. Not everybody does. If you are playing G trumpet parts, the fingerings are the same.

    My experience is not that more high notes come out, but it is easier to play high cleanly.

    You can keep your mouthpiece, I use a smaller one myself.

    When switching, just don't forget that big breath. It is the secret of the masters!

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    If it is lower than a Bb (or A) isn't it an alto trumpet? The G sopranos that I have played were higher.
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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    What corps are you marching? I thought that DCI regulations required that all horns be in Bb

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    Quote Originally Posted by tehstarky View Post
    What corps are you marching? I thought that DCI regulations required that all horns be in Bb
    it's a non DCI alumni corps.

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    Re: Bb vs G Soprano

    Quote Originally Posted by rowuk View Post
    If it is lower than a Bb (or A) isn't it an alto trumpet? The G sopranos that I have played were higher.
    It's definitely a g soprano trumpet...

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