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Whether or not you belong to a drum and bugle corps, you
may want to learn to play a bugle. Many boys do, in particular,
because they Jmow some of the Army bugle calls and would
like to be able to play them. Other boys want to learn in con-
nection with their Boy Scout activities, and grown-up people
sometimes take to the bugle just because they like its sonorous,
throaty tones and like to experiment with it.
While the bugle is chiefly known as the instrument on which
bugle calls are played, there are a number of stirring marches
that can be played with the five principal notes that the bugle
produces. Books containing bugle music can be obtained, of
course, at any good music store.
The Bugle's Notes
The five notes or tones used in bugle calls and in most of the
music written for the bugle are middle C, E, G, C, E and G.
These are shown in Fig. 103, together with high B flat and high
C, which are marked with an X. These notes can be played, but
are hardly ever used.
Learn the first six notes and you will know all you really