alternate fingering

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  1. brassmouth

    brassmouth New Friend

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    For a portion of my marching band music it will be alot easier to use the third valve instead of 1-2 due to the visual demands (horn moves). Is there any disadvantage to doing this? I've always used the "normal" fingerings and i always thought the others were out of tune. Thanks in advance for any advice.

    Brian
     
  2. Manny Laureano

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    Yes, most of the 1/2 combinations are quite sharp. It drives me nuts when people play middle A, first line E, high A, middle C# on the C trumpet.

    Third valve is your next line of defense when it's inconvenient to use your slide/trigger. The slide gives you more fine tuning capability, that's why it's preferable but 3rd is great.

    ML
     
  3. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Something I heard was that alternate fingerings don't only effect pitch, but tone too. Personaly I don't see why it would make the tone any differant. Is there any truth to that?
     
  4. Manny Laureano

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    Play an E open.

    Now play it with the following fingerings;

    12, 3, 123.

    Also try 1/3 with the third slide out.

    Listen for the difference in tone colors. It has to do with the various overtone series' produced by adding more valves and where the notes lie in harmonic series.

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  5. Clarence

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    false fingering is really cool if your going to use it in solo,however it doesnt work well if your playing as a horn-section.
     
  6. Clarence

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    shout out to ML! :D
     
  7. Manny Laureano

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    The shout was received, acknowledged, and appreciated!

    So, it was 99 flipping degrees here yesterday, Clarence. How's by you the temps in the great southwest coast?

    ML
     
  8. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    some-body ordered up some african heat!
    And threw-in some warm breezes!
    everybody,s getting sticky ichky.thank god the beach is on and poping :D
     
  9. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Let's start a list of false finger gems.
    Here are a few........
    Clifford Brown-Parisian Thoroughfare's intro.
    Lee Morgan-lots of times.....help me guys :oops:
    Wilmer
     
  10. Clarence

    Clarence Mezzo Forte User

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    freddie hubbard/tom browne
     

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