A huge jump forward

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, May 15, 2005.

  1. B15M

    B15M Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Monroe Ct.
    Last night I played a concert on my C trumpet.

    All of the music was written for B flat so I transposed the whole thing.
    I didn't even bring my B flat trumpet (just in case)

    The concert went really well.
    About a year ago I couldn't transpose.

    I haven't decided what to do next, Maybe I will play my D trumpet.
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Dear B15M,

    Good, going. You're on your way to broadening your concept of sound to the smaller horns and what they offer. It's good to develop a sense of continuity from horn to horn and not let keys get in the way.

    For what it's worth, I learned all my transpositions from the standpoint of the Bb and transferred that knowledge to the smaller horns. As a result, I'm one of the few people around here that has no trouble with E, A, and F transposition from the Bb side of life. Lots of folks can do the major third, minor third down, and fourth up but can't transpose the tritone, down a half step or the fifth up. Too bad, says I.


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