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    OT: Natural and Baroque Trumpets :-)

    Hi,

    Just been facinated by baroque/natural trumpet performances.

    The reason why im saying both 'natural' and 'baroque' trumpets is becuase i believe that natural trumpets are just that, a mouthpiece some tubing to a bell...

    But...

    I believe that baroque trumpets have 'vent holes' to make it easyer to move between notes and keep them in tune.

    I know that natural trumpets were used in the baroque era and i believe some did have vent holes?


    Im very unsure on this topic! anyone care to share some wisdom on this?


    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: OT: Natural and Baroque Trumpets :-)

    Wikipedia is your friend. Modern versions also seem to have a variable tube, to adapt the trumpet to various tunings.
    Theo

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    Trumpet Consort von Humboldt

    For an interesting description of this natural trumpet ensemble go to:

    http://www.trumpetguild.org/news/new...boldtnats.html

    By The Way, notice the posture! I tried to play one once, I'll stick with the valves!


    The natural trumpets of the period had no vents. The vent was added in contemporary relications of the natural trumpet and were called Baroque Trumpets.

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    Re: OT: Natural and Baroque Trumpets :-)

    thanks to you both for the information!

    I was thinking of maybe trying either type of trumpet

    Dan.
    Trumpet, cornet, flugel player. Composer and student.

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    Re: OT: Natural and Baroque Trumpets :-)

    Get a good teacher! I know from friends that playing baroque instruments is hard, and the ornamentation is also something to pay attention of. There are several schools that specialize in early music. If you hop the channel, there is good one in The Hague.
    Theo

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    Re: OT: Natural and Baroque Trumpets :-)

    Hi Dan,

    you've just reminded me of the headache of doing a Baroque unit at uni where we had to score for natural trumpets and horns - a nightmare trying to remember what notes where available and which 'crook' to specify.

    Thank goodness for valves....

    Barrie

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