Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

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Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:30 am

Apparently this was the only one in the world, and they had to get it all the way from California to New York to have an expert play it.


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Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by david johnson » Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am

Sounds like a tuba, for sure.

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by jbuck919 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 am

david johnson wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am
Sounds like a tuba, for sure.
Well, tuba is just the Latin word for trumpet. :) (The modern tuba is the bass or perhaps double bass of the relatively recent euphonium family.)

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by david johnson » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:14 am

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:14 am
david johnson wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:23 am
Sounds like a tuba, for sure.
Well, tuba is just the Latin word for trumpet. :) (The modern tuba is the bass or perhaps double bass of the relatively recent euphonium family.)
Trumpets are cylindrical bore. Tubas are conical bored. That contrabass trpt tubing looked more cylindrical, but could produce that tuba sound. Neat horn.

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Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by Wallingford » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:49 pm

I swear, I'd be filthy rich if I had a dime for everyone I've heard use the word "trumpetist."
If I could tell my mom and dad
That the things we never had
Never mattered we were always ok
Getting ready for Christmas day
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Re: Anyone ever heard of a contrabass trumpet?

Post by jbuck919 » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:50 am

Wallingford wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:49 pm
I swear, I'd be filthy rich if I had a dime for everyone I've heard use the word "trumpetist."
Isn't that someone who does a duet with a flauter? (Actually, I have a little problem with "flautist" too. I grew up with the also correct "flutist" and always though, probably wrongly, that "flautist" was a bit pretentious.)

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