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Transitioning from single to double horn

Hey guys, I'm a trumpet player who was also a self-taught horn player for a year. I haven't played in a while but I'm thinking of picking it up again. I know most beginners start off with a single F horn, and that's the route I plan on taking. For those of you who have switched from single to double F/Bb horn, was it difficult in terms of learning the new fingerings? I know they are very different, does anyone have any way to learn the new fingerings quickly? Thanks!

MDL + More

In addition to MDL, I think many could agree that MuseScore also needs MFE (MuseScore Front Ensemble), to work in conjuction with MFE as a soundfont. I understand it is hard to get nice sounds on an open-source software, but it would be nice to have. Here are suggestions for the soundfont in mind:

- Marimba (with 3 hardnesses); the marimba sounds a little bit like a toy xylophone with a deeper voice. It doesn't sound very rich.
- Vibraphone (with 3 hardnesses); the vibes don't exactly sound metallic enough
- Xylophone (with 2/3 hardnesses)
- Glockenspiel (with 2 hardnesses)
- Chimes/Tubular bells (with 2 hardnesses); the chime sound isn't round enough and is a bit abrasive in timbre

- Crotales
- Gong (PLEASE)
- Suspended/China cymbals with pre-recorded rolls and hits on different sizes (similar to what VDL does)

And as well, a nice function that could be EXTREMELY useful is the ability to upload samples into a score by mp3 or wav.

Vibrato for Trumpet

in Brass

Hey all!
This one is mainly a question for high brass but if any other could help me that would be great. I'm in 11th grade and I am a 3rd year trumpet. Right now, we are focusing on marching songs, but after Football season, we mainly play concert songs. One of those is a pretty well known trumpet piece called "A Trumpeter's Lullaby". I normally am a second chair but my band director "surprised me" and gave me solo. I've played it before but never solo. Since I am doing the solo, should I use vibrato at the appropriate times? If so, what method should I use? I obviously wouldn't use the wind speed method. So I would either use my hand or move my jaw slightly. Which one should I use? Let me know!

List of All Transcribed DCI Shows

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▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE ACADEMY ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Drum Corpse Bride (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE DEVILS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (DillonReese)
▻ 2017 - Metamorph (NecroDavid2)
▻ 2016 - As Dreams Are Made On (DillonReese)
▻ 2015 - Ink (NecroDavid2)
▻ 2015 - Ink (DillonReese)
▻ 2014 - Felliniesque (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUE KNIGHTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - i (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Because (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE BLUECOATS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
 ▻ 2018 - Session 44 (DillonReese)
▻ 2017 - Jagged Line (DillonReese)
▻ 2016 - Downside Up (DillonReese)
▻ 2015 - Kinetic Noise (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2014 - Tilt (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2013 - ... To Look For America (Beltalian)
▻ 2012 - Unmasqued (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2011 - Brave New World (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼ BOSTON CRUSADERS ▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2018 - S.O.S. (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CAROLINA CROWN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2018 - Beast (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2017 - It Is (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2016 - Relentless (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Inferno (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2015 - Inferno (turand0t)
▻ 2013 - E=MC2 (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2012 - For The Common Good (DillonReese)
▻ 2011 - Rach Star (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ THE CADETS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2016 - Awakening (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ CROSSMEN ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2017 - Enigma (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2016 - Continuum (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ MADISON SCOUTS ▼▼▼▼▼▼▼
▻ 2011 - New York Morning (TheMTCrew)

▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ PHANTOM REGIMENT▼▼▼▼▼▼▼ 
▻ 2015 - The City of Light (turand0t)

▻ 2018 - Babylon (TheMTCrew)
▻ 2017 - Ouroboros (TheMTCrew)
 ▻ 2016 - Force of Nature (Score01) 
 ▻ 2014 - Scheherazade: Words 2 Live By (turand0t)


I use to play the horn at my school (like 5 years ago) and I didn't play until last week when I catch up to get a second hand horn.

I'm starting again with this instrument (my favorite) so... I hope I can get better on it.

Like an anime and video game lover I have been seen there is not much of those songs for horn so my idea is to transpose and arrange some of those song and upload it here on Musescore (also popular songs). I'm new on this thing of writting music so I will like to have some support if I need.

I'm from Panama, my main language is Spanish btw.

Thanks for your time.

EDIT: I have already uploaded 2 scores on my profile