music for taps????????/ 23:05 on Saturday, November 20, 2004
Please... First of all, let it be clear that any piece of music can be played in any key... Anyways... It`s traditionally played in concert E flat for B flat trumpet. That way, it`s first valve all the way. Just do the rythem and lip up and down to change pitches. I promise, it`s not hard if you know the tune.
Re: Please I need Taps sheet music ??? 08:33 on Sunday, November 21, 2004
If anyone has sound files of Trumpet Notes- Could you please email them to me YvoHath@wmconnect.com I have a yahoo group - and I Would like to have a section for Newbies or Bginners - so if they are self teaching they could have a frame of reference for the notes. Because newbies are not exactly sure what notes they are getting out. Or if you have a link to page with the sound files please email them to me YvoHath@wmconnect.com - I have found that there is not really any quality stuff on the net for newbies.
Any idiot can figure out how it is fingered [or the lack thereof]. Seriously, 4 freaking pages on how to do taps? It takes maybe all of 5 seconds to realize it is played purely by partials. And for those who have seen any of those no-valved horns... that... maybe... a small clue? Bleh...
Re: Please I need Taps sheet music ??? 10:07 on Monday, October 24, 2005
According to trumpet players I know who play in a military band and often have funeral duty, playing Taps using valves 1&2 matches the key of a standard military bugle. But, as already noted in other posts, it can be played on trumpet using any fingering you choose. Playing it all open (starting on G) is probably the most comfortable for someone with good high range, but 1&2 or 1&3 could make it a little easier for those who aren`t particulary strong in the higher register.