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[Solved] Which Instrument for Taps
Hello I am going to have the honor of sounding Taps at a veterans function and I just wanted to get your opinion on what instrument would be best to use. When playing Taps how everything looks is also important. All the options I am going to list are American made instruments that are appropriate and approved by all Taps regulations. The military does not actually require US built instruments but they definitely have a preference for them. Option one Kanstul G bugle with copper bell beautiful instrument that you don’t see much possibly owned by the Naval Academy before I got it but can’t prove it. In my opinion there is something special about sounding Taps in G. Also because you are in G it is actually easier. Downside you have to make sure your brain is thinking in G or you will miss the first note. Option 2 just use my normal B flat trumpet I am use to playing it the military uses this option most often. If you are using a trumpet people assume you are actually playing it for real where if you use a bugle sometimes people think it is one of the fake bugles with a speaker. Option 3 use a cornet that was purchased by the United States Army in 1916 and has markings stamped on the bell proving it. Advantage has a great story and is a great piece of history disadvantage weird shape and very few people will actually understand that it is a cornet. Anyways let me know what your thoughts are.