Why is it that there is this common belief that the flugelhorn should only be played a certain way? From what I've read/seen on here, the other forum, on YouTube, and out in the real world... is that the flugelhorn must ALWAYS be played in a certain way. That way being, soft, warm, buttery, smoky, sexy, dark, lyrical, ballad like, and on and on.
Yes, I agree that this is how it should usually play, and that the instrument lends itself to these characteristics. I myself try to play the flugel this way 90% of the time. BUT!!!..... I don't find it wrong to throw a shallower mouthpiece in once in a while and release a more wild side. The flugelhorn has such a wide (potential) spectrum of color/timbre, and I feel like it may be going unnoticed.
Any thoughts out there?