3rd valve slide - in or out?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by FreeBandMusic, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. FreeBandMusic

    FreeBandMusic New Friend

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    Hi!
    I'm a trombone player and has-been band director. My daughter is a hotshot 6th grade trumpet player, so I've picked up a an old trumpet and I've been tooting along with her. But now I've got a question...

    What is the default position on the 3rd valve slide? Do you play with the slide all the way IN, but push out for D and C#, or do you play with the slide OUT, and pull in for Eb and Ab?

    Just wondering...
    John Thompson
     
  2. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    generally, keep it in until the d and c#
    and welcome to the brighter side of life
     
  3. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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    Welcome to Trumpet Master John,
    Play with the 3rd valve slide in and kick it out for C# and D.
    Enjoy the time with your daughter. They grow up fast.
    Good Luck, Bobby
     
  4. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    Welcome to TM, enjoy your stay. Normally we play with the slide in other than on C# and D.
     
  5. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Like the others, I usually leave it in, and kick it out for low D's and C#'s.

    However, if I'm playing a passage with a lot of low D's and C#'s, and no Eb's or A'bs, I might leave the slide out.
     

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