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Trumpet Discussion Discuss Buying a flugelhorn. in the General forums; Originally Posted by Franklin D I truly believe that playing the flugel real good is much more difficult than a ...
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin D View Post
    I truly believe that playing the flugel real good is much more difficult than a lot of people think, but I think now that I underestimated grossly the sheer brilliance and capacities of you and your accomplices.
    It depends on whether you come to it as an established British-style cornet player, or a trumpet player, in my humble opinion.

    As a British cornet player, you are used to playing with a sweet, mellow tone, so the flugel is a much easier instrument to get into because you already play that way. If you are a trumpet player, you'll generally have a much brighter tone and be used to playing more - how can I put this? - 'heavy-handedly' so you have to get used to toning that down to a flugel. I've heard trumpet players murder the cornet, so it's easy to see why they are intimidated by a lil' old flugel.
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

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    Geek!

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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Franklin D View Post
    You have to be very careful, because they can very easily be played out of tune if you don’t know how to use the tuning slide. It took us years of really serious research on the flugelhorn to figure out that you need to tune each pump instead of in one spot with the tuning slide. And the tuning slide on the flugelhorn is in the leader pipe; as you enter the mouthpiece into the receiver, then after you’ve made your regular tuning, you tune each pump, each slide individually and pull them into a position where it’s more conducive to you to make the notes that you want using that combination of valves…in tune. So the minute you see a flugelhorn player, unless he’s been doing it for a long time, playing with all of these pumps—middle valve, first valve and third valve—not being altered somewhat or tuned, you can almost bet he’s going to play out of tune.
    ...or you can get a Yamaha YFH-731 and not have to deal with intonation issues.
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulgano Brother View Post
    There is kind of an order in picking up new horns... For the jazz player it is Bb, fluegelhorn, cornet and maybe piccolo.

    In the end, the choice is up to you, JackTheMusician.
    Almost got it right. For the jazz player it's: Bb, flugelhorn, and the girl sitting at the end of the bar. The end choice actually isn't that bad of one, especially after a gin and tonic or two.
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Got my first one when I joined a Rock band in college and some of the tunes we played used the flugelhorn in the original recordings. So that was the time I needed one and had one in my hands within a week.
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rapier View Post
    ...Love the sound of my Kanstul 1525 and won't make the mistake of selling again.
    I knew it! I knew it! I knew you would love it. Love is in the bag!
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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Hey Guys,

    Bought myself a new SP Trevor James Flugelhorn in Southampton this year.
    Why?
    Because it was a good idea at the time.
    In hind sight an irrational purchase as she seldom gets played.

    Mistress Selmer TT gets the daily workout with all others generally getting the twice yearly clean and cupboard treatment.
    Shoo........ I'm emotionally involved with a piece of brass.

    Who would of thought it possible.

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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by J. Jericho View Post
    ...or you can get a Yamaha YFH-731 and not have to deal with intonation issues.
    Or the Courtois 154, with a very deep mouthpiece (I use the DW 2 FL).


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    Re: Buying a flugelhorn.

    Quote Originally Posted by gmonady View Post
    Almost got it right. For the jazz player it's: Bb, flugelhorn, and the girl sitting at the end of the bar. The end choice actually isn't that bad of one, especially after a gin and tonic or two.
    JackTheMusician is still a minor!!!!
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