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Manual of the Bugle

MANUAL OF THE BUGLE
BUGLER POSITIONS FOR SOUNDING A CALL

 Figure 1. PARADE REST (AT EASE). Feet apart relaxed position without locking knees. Bugler cradles instrument left hand parallel to the ground in left hand.
Figure 2. ATTENTION. Feet brought together, heels touching. Bugle is held in left hand parallel to the ground with the bell to the front. Right hand is placed on seam of trouser, feet are at a 45 degree angle.
Figure 3.  GRASP BUGLE
Figure 4. BRING BUGLE UP
Figure 5. PLACE BUGLE
Figure 6. SOUND BUGLE
Figure 7. SALUTE

FOR SOUNDING A CALL THE BUGLE IS BROUGHT UP IN A THREE-COUNT MOVEMENT:

ONE- From the position of attention, bugler reaches over and grasps bugle with right hand.
TWO-Bugler brings the bugle up and places the mouthpiece in a comfortable position for sounding the call. The left hand is used in helping place the mouthpiece in the proper location for the embouchure.
THREE-Once the mouthpiece is set on the embouchure, the left hand returns to the side.

AFTER SOUNDING A CALL THE BUGLE IS BROUGHT DOWN IN A THREE-COUNT MOVEMENT

ONE-Bugler returns bugle to left hand and cradles the bugle parallel to the ground
TWO-Bugler returns right hand to side of body (position of attention)
THREE-Bugler raises right hand in salute for three seconds, then returns hand to side and remains at position of attention

ALL MOVEMENTS ARE DONE IN A MILITARY MANNER THAT IS NOT RUSHED OR OVER EXAGGERATED.

Figure 1. PARADE REST (AT EASE)

PARADE REST (SIDE)

Figure 2. ATTENTION

ATTENTION (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 3. GRASP BUGLE

Figure 4. BRING BUGLE UP

BRING BUGLE UP (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 5. PLACE MOUTHPIECE

Figure 6. SOUND BUGLE

SOUND BUGLE (SIDE VIEW)

Figure 7. SALUTE

SALUTE (SIDE VIEW)

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5 Responses to “Manual of the Bugle”

  1. Tapsbugler says:

    Yes

  2. Robert Davison says:

    Is it appropriate to play Taps for a veterans’s funeral service if the service is held indoors?

  3. Tapsbugler says:

    Thanks Sam!

  4. Sam Ponder says:

    Thank you for this jumpstart to my bugler soul. My dad served in WWII as a Navy pilot and I play taps for him every time I see him. He’s 97 now and still going strong. Wish I could bring him to the service on Nov. 16, it would be the highlight of his life I’m sure. I’ll try to hook him up to watch it on YouTube if possible. I am trumpeter and music teacher in Western Massachusetts and Albany, NY. Play with Steve Weiss on occasion and appreciate the work he does in this area. If you need buglers in the Berkshires, I’m available.

    Thanks again and remember….”all is well, God is nigh”

    Sam Ponder

  5. Larre Robertson says:

    Perfect!!

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