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My main instrument is the trumpet, I have classical training but switched to jazz 10 years ago. I play in a big band, and a funk-pop band.

I can play some piano, and find my way around on a guitar. I have also composed some choir music and played with sequencers.

I like typography (including music notation), and music theory.


Feb
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
3
revised What scale is this? ( A B C# D E F G A)
added 4 characters in body
Nov
12
comment What are the practical reasons for still having transposing instruments?
"Why do we write music in keys other than C?": fantastic :) A technical reason: in the case of the trumpet, the low G on a Bb trumpet is occasionally used (not very often, but not too seldom either), and you can't reach it with a C or D trumpet.
Nov
7
comment Could B♭ instruments be built in C? Why are they in B♭ in the first place?
In the case of the brass instruments at least, the original instruments had no valves or slides, so the difference between an instrument in C or Bb was big. Trumpet players had to switch horns when the piece modulated, and had quite boring parts, limited to the tones they could play without valves. Why the trumpet settled on a Bb base later on, I don't know. Note also that the C trumpet is rather popular in classical music, at least for solists.
Nov
7
comment Key signature for writing in modes other than major and minor
That is also the way I prefer, singers would tend to fall back to D minor otherwise.
Oct
30
answered Why is the key included in classical music titles?
Oct
30
comment Why is the key included in classical music titles?
@teodozjan: I don't think that not naming songs with the key is a sign of lack of music theory knowledge. There are plenty of very advanced composition that go by an unique name, for example in jazz.
Oct
30
comment Why is the key included in classical music titles?
@WheatWilliams: ha, I recognize this. "- what are you singing? - oh, it's this piece called Requiem. Beautiful."
Oct
25
revised How to hit right partials on brass?
One octave down ftw!
Oct
25
comment How to hit right partials on brass?
Are you calling C below staff "middle C"? For me there is low C (below the staff), middle C, high C (two ledger lines above staff), double high C (which I cannot play).
Oct
25
revised How to hit right partials on brass?
Half a step up from F is F#
Oct
24
comment Proper way to finger Flugelhorn
@NReilingh: oh... I am so tired. Klocka is the swedish word for bell. Sorry.
Oct
24
answered How to hit right partials on brass?
Oct
24
comment Proper way to finger Flugelhorn
But I think the valve flugelhorn rather discourages this technique. The clock being on the right of the valve group, and quite large, your right hand can't get as close to the valves as with a trumpet. Maybe some are tempted to grip the clock tighter than they would a trumpet lead pipe...
Oct
24
comment Proper way to finger Flugelhorn
Agreed with supporting the instrument with the left hand. The hook for the right pinky should be used only for wah-wah or plunger action. I actually practiced a while with my pinky on top of the hook rather than inside, and a champagne cork in my hand. It has the further advantage of lessening the possibility to press the mouthpiece against the lips :)
Oct
23
accepted Metric modulation, ordering of the notes around the equals sign
Oct
23
answered Color coded spectrum analyzer
Oct
15
comment Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
Oh. I use to say that two players on the same trumpet sound a lot more different than one player on a trumpet or a cornet. I'd rather play the cornet parts on the trumpet than on the flugel (maybe with a somewhat deeper mouthpiece), I think the sound is closer. Especially if you have a small bore flugel (which I believe the Bobby Shew is).
Oct
12
comment Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
I don't know, does he usually play high on the flugelhorn too? He sure can play high, but he sure can play soft as well...
Oct
12
comment Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
I tried to expand my answer, I am not sure it helps much though.