79 yr old trumpet player (6months) difficulty playing high notes in staff.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by TeddyZ, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. TeddyZ

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    Really appreciate ate your reply. I am doing better since last reply. Bought Yamaha 11b4 mouth piece. Notes working better. Now can play f note above staff. So from d to f is very rewarding for me. I know I cannot rush this thing but I do enjoy playing again after 40 years layoff. Thank you all for responding. Amen
     
  2. Peter McNeill

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    Hi TeddyZ,
    Great news. I am assuming you are playing a Bb. If so then you are already playing the G above that F. You cannot get the F without having the G partial. If you are playing a C trumpet, and talking Concert, then you are correct. And That would explain the D and F tops you're getting.

    Please keep us informed. With a range above an E (which you have now) you could pull a 4th Chair in a local community Band. Check it out, it really will help you along.
    Cheers
     
  3. Joyful Noise

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    Great thread!
     
  4. Glennx

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    Sooooo simple. And so accessible for young players, too. This is excellent - thanks!
     
  5. Glennx

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    Heck no!

    Two suggestions: blow correctly, and train your aperture to be smaller.
     
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  7. Ed Lee

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    Books, books, books, and more books ... with lots of repetition one to another. IMO, if one plays a wide variety of music, one will do just as well ... and I believe find the time more enjoyable.
     
  8. Peter McNeill

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    Hi Ed,
    Go grab a nice strong cuppa, and then read this:
    http://mphmusic.com/blog/trumpet/hey-trumpet-players-heres-a-great-freebie-for-you/

    I took some time to have a look, and a read, then blew through some of this. It is a pretty concise little effort. Very worthwhile, and covers a lot of bases. I think you are not seeing through the trees, there is a forest of info on this site, and I have only just come across it today as well. It will consume some of my time for a while.

    It is clearly laid out, and easy to follow.

    I liked it-
     
  9. Peter McNeill

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    Sorry Ed,
    It has just given the page again, but Open the link, and then you will need to open the PDF.
    It looks like this:
    The Advancing Trumpet Player
    By Mark Hendricks
    Extra Studies Update

    There is 22 pages of excellent work.
    I have a friend who has recently taken up trumpet - actually he started on Bugle this time last year, and moved to trumpet about 5 months ago. He was my Musical Director, plays reeds, but wanted to learn some Brass. He prefers to play by ear. Some of those bending exercises will suit him to a T. This little freebee will be very valuable, and I am going to take him through it with me. Good exercises and good fun.
     
  10. kehaulani

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    Hawaian homey
    Boy, I rarely do this and I really hesitate to do so, but Peter, for someone who has been struggling with D2 and now F2, those exercises look to me a bit troublesome and here's why. Those wide-range exercises seem to be an invitation to stretching the lips to make those intervals.
     

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