Alternative fingerings in upper reg.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by chet fan, May 27, 2010.

  1. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

    Sep 25, 2009
    Polson, MT
    Pretty much the same for me. It just depends on what key I'm in. In A, E, F#, B, etc. I use 1-2 for all E's for instance. It's not just laziness; it seems to sound better that way. Also my #2 finger is pretty messed up (Never work on a lawn mower while it's running) so anything I can do to work around its deficiency works for me.
  2. Hoosier303

    Hoosier303 Pianissimo User

    Nov 2, 2008
    6th partial? 1/3 here another there....I'm getting a headache.
  3. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    If you have to use alternate fingerings on fourth space E,or really any note below high C ,I would have a teacher check your breathing technique and work on lots of long tones and lip slurs. Even above high C I use the same fingerings as an octave lower.If it's not you and it is the horn,then it's time for a new one.

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