Any nice, expressive etudes?

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  1. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Hey guys, just asking y'all if you know of any good etudes or other pieces to play?
    I have a classical music class at school where every other week I need to play a different piece or two to the class and I'm running out of exciting ones to play. :-(
    My standard is not too high as I've only really been playing around 6 months, but I feel as though I'm progressing quickly.
    If you know any, preferably with piano accompaniment, it'd be good to know.
    My range is about a high Eb, I have squealed a high G but that'd be pushing it a bit. :lol:
    Thanks for your time. :-)
     
  2. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

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    Would that be the Eb in the top space of the treble clef staff, or the one above high C? Would that be the G on top of the staff or the G above high C? (High C is the C one octave above middle C; the former is two lines above the staff; the latter is the third space in the staff.) Just askin'. Members will condition their advice on their understanding of your understanding of these terms.
     
  3. acarcido

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    Let me back up a little here. You have only been playing trumpet for 6 months?:-) That would throw out my previous post as an option then. I'm sure some of the fine fellows in here will point you in the right direction. I would suggest you get an Arban's book and practice the songs in the back. Also, read all the fine notes in the book so that you can get a good historic view of how the cornet/trumpet has developed over time. Good luck.
     
  4. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

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    It's the Eb above the High C, but that is kinda pushing my range, (it's a bit of a squeak).
    I'd prefer to play below High C though because above it kinda a chop buster for me. :-(
    ps: I thought middle C was the one first below the staff. It's called middle C because it's the one in the 'middle' of the treble and bass clefs.
    Then you'd have 3rd space C an octave higher, and the C two octaves above middle C is High C?
    I may be wrong on this, so don't quote me, I just want to avoid confusion.
     
  5. acarcido

    acarcido Forte User

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    In a treble clef instrument such as Bb trumpet. Middle C is the one in the staff. Low C is below the staff, and high C two lines above the staff or 3rd octave in the treble clef.
     
  6. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

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    If it is a squeak, you don't own the note. I would choose etudes from the Arbans--good suggestions there--that keep you within your easily usable range. Have fun.
     
  7. cantplaytrumpet

    cantplaytrumpet Pianissimo User

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    Ah okay, no wonder I was confused. In my class we learnt it the way I said, so thank you for correcting me. :)
    Anyways, back from the sidetrack, on to any pieces? :lol:
    I have a week and a bit to learn it as well, if that helps in choosing pieces?
     
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    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    Play through the Guy Lacour "cent etudes"... Short, but making them lyrical and musical is good for you.
     
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