Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 13:07 on Saturday, May 22, 2004
Well the cornet and trumpet have quite a few differences. Playing both, i can say that their playing feeling is quite different. Trumpet requires a lot more breath i find. Their sound projects more i feel as they are needed to project over the entire orchestra. The cornet has a much more blending sound.
Now the flugelhorn, being my first instrument (trumpet 2nd and cornet 3rd)(and so being slightly biased)it has the most beautiful sound! It is actually a soprano tenor horn and so the sound is very mellow. The bore is extremely large compared to a trumpet which gives it such a mellow tone. The mouthpiece is generally very big compared to that of a trumpet to enable a very full warm sound.
Don`t know really what else you wanted to know.
Feel free to ask anything else. Flugel is my speciality though! hehe
Cheers x x
Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 06:57 on Sunday, May 23, 2004
Dawn has explained pretty well. They are the same length of tube, but the bore size of the horn and tapering is different. Same fingerings on all. The pocket trumpet is also the same length just wound up more closely, so is more compact.
The same fingering, but the sound is very different. The mouthpieces are not interchangable either, so you will have a mouthpiece for each.
Best way to think of a cornet, is in a Brass band. They are like the violin section of the Orchestra. So they tend not to overpower but blend in. The trumpets..well they power through and can project. I agree with Dawn the flugel is a wondeful sound, and can fit in with a Brass Marching band very well. A beautiful sound. Red Nicolls from the Old Trad days played a Cornet, and Louis Armstong started on it as well. There are solid Jazz cornet players I have heard who can make the cornet sting as well. But generally not high range gear like Maynard Ferguson etc. Chuck mangione plays a great Flugel. A lot of trumpeters will choose a Flugel as a double instrument, because the register is the same, but completely different mellow sound.
Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 03:12 on Monday, May 24, 2004
I have a Clark Terry Olds Flugel, and a couple of trumpets, Bach Strad 37 ML and Bach Mercedes, and a Sterling. I also have a Jupiter Pocket trumpet. The easiest to clean is the flugel, It has minimum bends, and can be cleaned easily
Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 04:57 on Thursday, May 27, 2004
some pretty good explanation indeed.
id like to add that cornets actually can be played very loud, but its easier to do so on a trumpet. if you want a brass band example look for yorkshire building society band (hymn of the highlands is easy listening) than you can hear both nice cornets and nice flugelhorn.
of course this is something completely different from a jazz balad played by flugelhorn.
how i know: flugelhorn - cornet - trumpet - cornet & trumpet as sequence of instruments.
Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 19:16 on Thursday, November 18, 2004
I have a question about the flugelhorn. I play the trombone and baritone, and have been wanting to learn to play another brass instrument. I tried the trumpet, but just couldn`t get used to the small, small mouthpiece. Is the flugelhorn`s mouthpiece that much bigger that it`s easier to play? I`d like to maybe rent one for a month or two, but just curious what yall`s ideas are first.
Re: Flugelhorn and Trumpet/Cornet 22:54 on Thursday, November 18, 2004
the flugel mpc is normally only deeper than the trumpet but not necessarily larger. to narrow the gap on the size of the trombone mpc I use a 22d and a 1C on the trumpet ,flugel and cornet. there is much more resistence on tpts, fls and cornets as to the trombone and baritone.
Why play the trumpet|?!!!! 08:28 on Wednesday, December 08, 2004
i personally cannot stabd the sound of trumpets! when i hear one my ears scream out loud asking to be cut off! also when someone on my street had one i had to buy new windows as the others were smashed.