Auditory Range Compression

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    I am working on "Be Bop" by Dizzy Gillespie. "Be Bop" has a much larger range than "A Night In Tunesia" for example, however the same note C or Bb doesn't sound as high in one as the other. It is almost as if my ear compresses the range. I have often thought that better musicians made it sound easy, but maybe there is something else going on here.
     
  2. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

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    There is something else going! They are composed in different KEY SIGNATURES that changes their range.
     
  3. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

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    It is an effect of relative pitch? Ab isn't that far from Bb though they do have very different notes.
     
  4. DaTrump

    DaTrump Forte User

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    It also has to do with HOW they are played, and the context in which they are played (as Ed Lee brought up). Have you ever heard Chris Botti, or Trent Austin play high range stuff that isn't JUST high range stuff? It is effortless and sounds much lower because of how cool and relaxed they are playing it.
     

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