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Articles about Taps and Bugle History
The following are articles with great information on the history of Taps, bugles, trumpets and bugling. These have been collected over many years after much research. If you wish to download these you will have a comprehensive history of this great military tradition. These are all in PDF format.
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Trumpets Bugles and Horns in North America 1750-1815 Allan Ferguson
Soldiers Songs Bugle Call with Words
1898 Howe [...]
M1892 Modern “Boy Scout” Bugle in G
These are the M1892 bugles on which all modern bugles are based. They are usually marked Regulation Bugle or with a manufacturer’s name. For many years these instruments were manufactured by King, C.G. Conn, Buescher, York, Holton, Ludwig, Millard, and Weymann. These horns are quite easy to find on internet auction sites and are still manufactured. A company called Buglecraft was making them for a long time and selling them [...]
An Introductory History of the Bugle
From its Early Origins to the Present Day
By Jari Villanueva
Where to begin? How to approach an elusive subject such as the history of bugles?
The first thing is to find a definition of “bugle.” And as we explore the history of the bugle, it is necessary also to incorporate a history of its sister instrument the trumpet. In both cases we are dealing with a brass instrument [...]
How do I start? Where do I get a bugle?
The best thing to do is to get a trumpet and take some lessons from a professional trumpeter. If you have played trumpet in the past you should have some of the basics down already and it shouldn’t take too long in getting your embouchure back into playing condition. If you are a beginner, find a good horn and a good mouthpiece to start on and remember [...]
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