Episode 6 – The Bass Trumpet

In this episode, Matt and I delve into the realm of the Bass Trumpet

From Bandestration

Thein E-flat Alto/Bass Trumpet

Thein C Bass Trumpet

Alexander C Bass Trumpet

Bach B-flat Bass Trumpet

Trumpet vs. Cornet vs. Flugelhorn

While all played by the same performer, the Trumpet, Cornet, and Flugelhorn are all in different families of brass instruments and all have different sound qualities.  Knowing the differences between the three instruments is essential for good band and orchestral writing.

The B-flat Trumpet, B-flat Cornet, and B-flat Flugelhorn all have the same range, but it’s a combination of bore structure and mouthpiece design that give these three instruments wholly different characters.

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