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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.
Oct
12
revised Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
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Oct
12
comment Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
I'm sorry, I wouldn't know. I chose a deep mouthpiece at the cost of range, so I have no experience in good flugelhorn mouthpieces for high register.
Oct
7
comment Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
I am aware that you asked for something to help your range, sorry for my reply that goes against that.
Oct
7
answered Jazz mouthpiece for flugelhorn?
Oct
7
asked Metric modulation, ordering of the notes around the equals sign
Oct
7
comment Adding French Horn to Trumpet and Flugelhorn?
I play the trumpet and the flugelhorn, and would not say that it qualifies for playing two different instruments. The technique is so much alike. You seem to disagree?
Oct
6
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
He also names in "the jazz theory book" that 3rd above 4th in sus chords appeared in the 60's, and gives the start of "Someday my prince will come" (Miles, 1961) as an example.
Oct
6
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
11th is called 11th, no need to call it dominant7 add4. Sus stands for suspended rather than substituted (gives that feeling of being suspended before landing on the third). I reacted as you did when I first heard of it, but my source is trustworthy. Mark Levine in his well-known "The jazz piano book": "A persistent myth about sus chords is that the fourth takes the place of the third. Jazz pianists, however, often voice the third with a sus chord, as you can see in the examples in figure 4-5. Note that in each example the third is voiced above the fourth."
Sep
4
comment Why is a note sometimes a 4th and sometimes an 11th?
I agree on your definition of a 6 chord (includes the 5th). I do not agree with an 11 chord being a 7 sus 4. A sus chord may include the third, but then usually at an octave or more above the 4th.
Aug
27
comment Leading a jam session
My experience of jam sessions "dixieland style" (everyone soloing at the same time) tells me that the culprit is that everybody wants to play in their corner, because they are afraid of being listened to. With that comment I just want to say that this may be the problem to address (although I am sure that other people have other experiences).
Aug
27
comment Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
I mean the military horn with no valves at all. Since the notes get closer and closer to one another the higher you play, you would end up having to press at least one of the valves all the time anyway. You can play the highest notes with more tube (for example a high Bb fingered 123), but it is less stable (easier to trip to a neighbour tone).
Aug
27
answered Why do trumpet valves shift down and not up?
Aug
17
comment What is a 13th chord?
(i.e. the soloist assumes mixolydian while the chord instrument assumes lydian dominant. Plus that if F13 is the dominant chord, the soloist is likely to play in Bb major, thus Bb. If the tonality is C minor (with major 6th and 7th), then B is better.)