Horns Discuss Newb question in the Equipment forums; What's the difference's between the C and Bb trumpet.
I know this is a newb question but I don't research ...
What's the difference's between the C and Bb trumpet.
I know this is a newb question but I don't research this kind of stuff and I know you guys know =)
Is there any difference in fingerings?
Or is it the same but different notes?
What's better for what job?
Re: Newb question
The lowest sounding note without valves on a Bb is Bb, the lowest sounding note without valves on a C is C; (the lowest sounding note on a "X" trumpet would be an "X").
Originally Posted by skankin'dan
In general, the fingering patterns are the same, just the sounding notes are different. Some horns have some funky notes, so some players might play all their D's 13, for example.
Is there any difference in fingerings? Or is it the same with different notes?
The C trumpet is most commonly found in an orchestral setting, but is by no means exclusive. Overall, well over 90% of professional playing is still done on the Bb. Hope this helps!
What's better for what job? Etc.
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Re: Newb question
The C trumpet also has a different sound. Creamy, liquid are two terms that come to mind. For a screaming lead sound, I have never found a C trumpet that fit the bill (I did try it once though - my Bach 229H is definitely not a lead trumpeters dream).
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