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Fantastic Flugelhorns

A flugelhorn is the third instrument in the trumpet family. It's right next to the trumpet and the cornet, and it uses the same finger configuration. So if you can play one, you generally won't have any problem playing them all! It's pitched in Bb and it is most commonly used in brass bands or jazz ensembles. The Flugelhorn is available from a huge range of brands, including Yamaha, Bach Strad and even Courtois. If you were to compare a flugelhorn next to a trumpet, you'd quickly find that the valve locations are very similar. Ultimately, if you can master the flugelhorn, you can master just about any of the brass instruments in the same family!

The Flugelhorn Sound

The flugelhorn as an instrument is usually made out of brass. It consists of a bell and it can be used to play a huge amount of music. The main difference between a flugelhorn and a cornet is that the flugelhorn sounds much softer when compared.

Parts of a Flugelhorn

The flugelhorn has many different parts and this is what makes it such an incredible and fascinating instrument. Parts include the trigger, tuning slides, mouthpiece, lead pipe, bell, finger hooks and water key. Mouthpieces can often be interchanged to provide the instrumentalist with a much higher level of control, and the valve openings can be tweaked as well. The flugelhorn is usually available in various colours, with both beginner and experienced models to choose from. Colours include silver, gold, brass, white and bronze. When selecting spare parts for your flugelhorn, it's important to choose parts that match with your chosen brand because if the sizes are different then this could lead to additional airflow and even wispy notes. There is a huge range of flugelhorns available for you to choose from on eBay.

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