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Old 05-30-2005, 10:13 PM
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I never knew mandoline had that kind of history. Cool!

Anywho... Piccolo is an extremely fun instrument to learn. A lot of the marches that were originally for fife have also been transcribed for picc, so I believe it was made as an alternate for fife. And, in my thoery, so the flutes can be heard over the band. (We always get covered up )

But usually if you can play flute, you can just as easily play picc. The only difference between playing the two is the fact that picc goes no lower than D right below the staff, whereas flute goes to low C. Well, and the fact that picc is a lot harder embouchure-wise to play. It's really not hard once you learn flute though.
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