The Flugel is a Feminine Instrument

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Bassically_Mad, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Bassically_Mad

    Bassically_Mad New Member

    Hello peeps,
    I would like to open up this subject for discussion. The Flugel is a feminine instrument discuss!

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  2. sparkling_quavers

    sparkling_quavers Active Member

    this stemming from our discussion in the pub last week? Most of the flugel players I know are girly girls........until I joined Flixton......where we have a bloke
  3. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Sheesh.. another 'girlie' thread :roll:

  4. MRSH

    MRSH Supporting Member

    No No No

    The band I used to conduct had a (male) flugel player. Ex-professional. Y'know - been there, done that, got the t-shirt etc etc etc. Fantastic musician. Great flugel sound. Very committed. Learnt a lot from him.

    Just a shame he was Scottish. :shock: :shock: :wink: :wink:

    <Runs and hides>
  5. impycornet

    impycornet Member

    I disagree

    I have yet to see a Flugel do the ironing or the washing up !

  6. TheMusicMan

    TheMusicMan tMP Founder Staff Member

    Oh my goodness me - what have I started here eh!!! :lol:
  7. cornetgirl

    cornetgirl Active Member

    My flugel, the dainty and exquisite Fenella, is very definitely feminine, as am I - we share the same love of shopping, shoes and pink things!

    But does this therefore make all flugel players feminine? The thought of Messrs. Doyle and Williams in Jimmy Choos discussing the merits of Gucci mouthpieces over a skinny latte is terrifying!

    Rach x
  8. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    Compromise time

    Flugels - Femenine
    Bass Trombones - Masculine :x
  9. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    I disagree... some male flugel players are very good indeed...
  10. Accidental

    Accidental Supporting Member

    ..... maybe thats because they know how to handle women right! After all its the instrument thats feminine, the player just has to know how to deal with it! :wink:
  11. amgray

    amgray Member

    Is anyone going to accuse Mark Walters of being feminine :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  12. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

  13. missflugel

    missflugel Member

    I moved on to Flugel Horn 10 years ago after my dad relinquished the seat for me. proof enough
    Florence, whom i received for my 16th birthday has taken me to the top and served me well throughout.
    Flugel is definitely a feminine instrument, but the most individual of brass instruments you could ever play.

    Jo x
  14. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    YUes this is the issue here people!!

    No one said anything about the player!! We asked if the INSTRUMENT was feminine!!! In french is it le flugel horn or la flugel horn?
  15. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    OK guys and gals.
    All instruments that point outwards are masculine and all instruments that point upwards (towards heaven) are feminine.
    Now sure you can work that out....well apart from percussion. :wink:
  16. James McFadyen

    James McFadyen New Member

    Including Basses, Moria!?? I'm sure Bruce (bruceg) is gonna be chuffed to bits! :) :)
  17. Moy

    Moy Active Member

    Yeh James even tubas....I think that's gospel according to Geoffrey Brand and my youth band days.
  18. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member


    Heck, even I disagree with that!!
  19. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    I've never heard a lady fill a flugel like Derek Watkins does!! :lol: :lol:
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Re: Poppycock!!!

    But what if you think of it as a young lady sitting in your lap for a couple of hours at a time :?: :wink: :lol:

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