The Flugelhorn, also spelled Fluegelhorn, Flugel horn, or Flügelhorn, is a brass instrument that resembles the trumpet and cornet but has a wider, more conical bore. The flugelhorn is generally pitched in B♭, like most trumpets and cornets. It usually has three piston valves and employs the same fingering system as other brass instruments, although four-valve versions and rotary-valve versions also exist. It can therefore be played by trumpet and cornet players although it has different playing characteristics. The Flugelhorn mouthpiece is more deeply conical than either trumpet or cornet mouthpieces, but not as conical as a French horn mouthpiece. The shank of the Flugelhorn mouthpiece is similar in size to a cornet mouthpiece shank, making them interchangeable. Some modern Flugelhorns feature a fourth valve that lowers the pitch a perfect fourth (similar to the fourth valve on some euphoniums, tubas, and piccolo trumpets, or the trigger on trombones). This adds a useful low range that, coupled with the Flugelhorn‘s dark sound, extends the instrument’s abilities. Players can also use the fourth valve in place of the first and third valve combination (which is somewhat sharp)
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