3rd Valve Slide proper technique

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  1. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

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    Yes, there's another reason I love the 1st slide trigger ....... (and clamping the 3rd slide shut with the stop rod) ..... I'll never lose the 3rd slide off the horn, and it never inadvertently creeps open when playing. Left hand fingers now have nothing to do but hold the trumpet up.

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  2. tobylou8

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    I never worry about mine falling off as it is used in conjunction with my "octave key" (a.k.a. pinky hook)!!:lol::lol:
     
  3. turtlejimmy

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    The 3rd slide of my Eastman has not only fallen off several times, it's flown off. If my practice space wasn't carpet, it would be a mess. It nearly hit the cat once. A 3rd slide is not only a danger to itself when flying off the trumpet, it can be a hazard to pets, children or bare feet.:lol:

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  4. coolerdave

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    my Conn Concert Grand didn't come with an Octive Key :dontknow:
     
  5. Ed Lee

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    I try to get my slide in very quickly with the valve still depressed before I proceed to the next note. Such has worked for me most of the time on most of the horns I've played. I will say that my third valve slide on my own instruments is as slick or slicker than a trombone slide, and when I've no brake on it I tie it off with a white shoestring when I'm putting my instrument away.
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    If you want one, a tech could put one on. ROFL
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

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    Play it 1 3; low G with 2 3; low Ab with 3.
     

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