I was sitting here reading through posts and had a couple of questions come to mind. In most cases I think that the only "dumb" question is one not asked, especially if one is on a quest for knowledge.
Being that I only played up through High School when I was younger I was never acquainted with the "C" trumpet or any others that I've seen mentioned here. The only other form of horn I played was a two valve soprano bugle that I played in drum and bugle corps in the early 1980's. As I recall the horn was keyed in "G" but the fingerings were the same, of course having only two valves you could not play notes that required the 3thd valve. So repretoire was somewhat limited.
Where can I find resources to "bone" up on my general knowledge. I assume I'll never have a reason to play anything but a Bb but would like to tweek my general knowledge a bit. So I'd like to come up with fingering charts and that type of thing for other trumpets. The 4 valve Piccolo really boggles my mind so it would be good for me to "bone" up on these things just because.
The other question has to do with terminology I guess. I've seen a lot of reference to "pedal" tones what is this?
Thanks for being tolerant of my ignorance.