This pamphlet assists you in fulfilling the Merit Badge requirements for both Music and Bugling.
MUSIC: The history of music is rich and exciting. Through the ages, music has been created by people who learned from tradition, then explored and innovated. All the great music has not yet been written. Today, the possibilities for creating new music are limitless! You can earn the Music merit badge with or without playing an instrument or taking lessons. Either way, this pamphlet will help you get your musical bearings and choose your direction.
BUGLING: What would summer camp be without the bugle sounding "Reveille" in the morning and "Taps" in the evening? The basic technique is the same as that used to play other brass instruments, but the bugle is a simpler instrument. The bugle is an ideal instrument for the beginning musician because most of the music uses only four notes. The ability to read music is not necessary, because the tunes are familiar and you can play by ear. The bugle is an excellent introduction to brass instruments!