64th notes ???

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  1. Ed Lee

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    Has anyone on trumpet played 64th notes (4 flags)? Actually, in all trumpet music I've seen I've never seen one, yet in the alternate music texts they are shown. Well, I guess that's what you'd have to play in a quad tuplet of 32nd notes ... but that was in violin music I saw such. He played a great fiddle, but I was never sure that Granddad could read music. He'd tell my Mom or me to play a piece and then he'd play it which cause me to believe he had great ears and instant memory.
     
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    The time I've played or seen 64th notes used is when the time signature shows either 8th or 16th notes getting one count. For example 9/8 or 12/8 time or 24/16 time. In 24/16 you subdivide them like 16th notes.
     
  3. Bochawa!!!

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    Yeah, at =160. I think it's called flutter tongue (growl). :lol:
     
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  4. Ed Lee

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    Nerts, ain't none of the above with 4 flags. Still, lookin' for the music ... not that I want to play them if I do find them. Still, I've played tempos faster than "160" and I ain't no pro.
     
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    I'm playing the Enesco Legend in a recital this sunday. It has 64th notes (which, in a previous lifetime, I was told are hemidemisemiquavers) at the bottom of the first page 2 measures before it goes back to 6/4.
     
  6. GijsVis

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    Hemidemisemiquavers.. Weird English folk.. :lol:

    The fastest I've played from sheet music were 32th notes and triplet 16th notes, in Alte Dessauer, which is at about a moderato tempo. When practicing, I might have gone faster, but I don't keep track of that. I might try once how fast I can go with a metronome
     
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    Ed... I checked my "Raphael Mendez Collection" sheet music and found a few short runs of 64th notes (Zigeunerweisen, Habanera, Jota No. 2, Hungarian Dance No. 5). Even the great Mendez played them legato :lol: as he did 32nd note passages. However, he was able to tongue or play staccato 16th note passages at (what I consider to be) extremely fast tempos. Check out his recordings of the above pieces -- you probably have them in your collection. If not you can find many of them on Youtube. JA
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    Honestly, I don't have a single recording of Raphael, or Arturo either, I usually don't wince at accelerated tempo, having a track time for Flight of the Bumble Bee of 59 seconds which I admit approaches "bleep", but too have been playing Fucik's Entry of the Gladiators since I was a sophmore in high school which had I counted the times I've played it I believe now would be in the thousands, always telling myself that when I can play it well, I can play anything. It was originally called Grande Marche Chromatique and such is my routine scales practice.
     
  9. gmonady

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    Yes, but mostly with classical pieces. In jazz, I only have gotten to 128th notes, but only the Committee and Recording can take these speeds. Got arrested twice by police officers in the audience for doing 128ths in a 32nd zone. That's an $80 fine at those speeds.
     
  10. Bochawa!!!

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    Yeah, and demerit points too.
     

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