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Can a B flat trumpet be "tuned" to be the same as a "C" trumpet? 
 

Can a B flat trumpet be "tuned" to be the same as a "C" trumpet?

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Can a B flat trumpet be "tuned" to be the same as a "C" trumpet?    13:13 on Monday, February 27, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bassuin
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Can a B flat trumpet be "tuned" to be the same as a "C" trumpet in order to play together with some old organs and pianos's without needing to transpose the trumpet sheet music?

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Re: Can a B flat trumpet be tuned to be the same as a C trumpet?    10:10 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

reedy
(66 points)

no.....


learn to transpose! its a fantastic tool and will help you in the future

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Re: Can a B flat trumpet be tuned to be the same as a C trumpet?    13:37 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bassuin
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Thank U very much.
Waht kind of "tool" do you refer to for the perpoise of transposing?

Pardon for bad English. I am Afrikaans speaking (South-Africa)




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Re: Can a B flat trumpet be tuned to be the same as a C trumpet?    19:34 on Friday, March 02, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

PhilOShite
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Tool is a figure of speech. The only tool required (and available) for transposing is your brain I'm afraid

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Re: Can a B flat trumpet be tuned to be the same as a C trumpet?    18:48 on Saturday, March 03, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

reedy
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I use my ears more than anything when I transpose!

you need to go up 2 semitones and add on a sharp or two! and play it higher than its written

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Re: Can a B flat trumpet be tuned to be the same as a C trumpet?    20:27 on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Branson
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A C trumpet can be tuned down to a Bb trumpet pitch but will throw the instrument out of tune with itself.
A Bb trumpet can not be tuned up to a C trumpet because the lead pipe and tuning slide is too long.

In order to play with concert pitched instruments, you must learn to transpose (read one full step higher than is written for Bb trumpets).

If you want to learn how to transpose, check out this site....

http://www.thetrumpetblog.com/a-beginner%E2%80%99s-guide-to-transposition/

   

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