Chapter 17: So Many Trumpets, So Little Time

If you wish in the world to advance, your merits you’re bound to enhance; you must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet, or trust me, you haven’t a chance. ~ W. S. Gilbert (1836-1911)

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Chapter 17: So Many Trumpets, So Little Time

This Chapter Covers:

  • Flügelhorn,
  • Bb trumpet,
  • C trumpet,
  • Eb trumpet,
  • D trumpet,
  • piccolo trumpet,
  • other wacky trumpets.

Terms to Know:

  • piston valve: A type of trumpet (and other) valve that uses up and down motion of a cylindrical tube to divert air to the appropriate slide.
  • rotary valve: A type of trumpet (and other) valve that uses rotation motion of a cylindrical tube to divert air to the appropriate slide.
  • overtone series: Also known as the harmonic series. Tones above a fundamental pitch which are related to the fundamental. As you blow harder/faster through a tube, you’ll play successively higher tones in the overtone series.
  • Superbone: A slide trombone with valves, invented by Maynard Ferguson. The trumpet-like version of this instrument is the Firebird (click for links to video).

Resources for this Chapter:

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C Trumpet

Pocket Trumpet

Flügelhorn

Piccolo Trumpet

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