Bach Cello Suite No.1 - Prelude .. anyone every try to play this on trumpet

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  1. coolerdave

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    Are you playing at the same pitch or up the octave at trumpet pitch? I think it should be played with extreme legato slurred.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
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    It falls right smack dab in the middle of the staff Stuart.. welllll above and below here and there .. I am pretty sure it would sound better on a flugel .. trying to play it legatto with out tongue was a major fail for me .. legatto tongue sounds better still ... I have tried working the dynamics .. the tempo without over doing it ...
    It's brutal
     
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    and Matt here plays it technically as written ( a pretty impressive feat) .. I think he gets closer .. but the thing about Bach is I don't think a trumpet slur translates the same .. That's why I think the legatto tongue is needed. The piece when played by a cello has a beautiful feel ... on the trumpet ehhhh
    I was just wondering if anyone had any idea if this was even doable .. or is it like trying to play Smoke on the Water on trumpet.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlPifXy5UQs
     
  6. bumblebee

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    "Smoke on the Water" works great on trumpet! Search YouTube for it being done by Señor Coconut (I'm using my phone for this post otherwise I'd include a link -but maybe this will work: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Puc0ZiVRESU&desktop_uri=/watch?v=Puc0ZiVRESU )

    My band emulated Señor Coconut at our last show and more than a few people came up to us afterwards to comment on it (though one guy told me I was playing flat - oh well).

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    you're not helping Bee :D


    let me quantify this... like playing Smoke on the Water as a solo trumpet
     
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    Give a listen to this and see how the tongue works for him and if it's not more compatible with what you're hearing. Henry Novak live in Seoul.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bMAHoQyLAk

    I'm not commenting on the vibrato or other aspects of this performance, but on the use of tongue vs slurring.
    Nowak worked a lot with Pablo Casals so maybe there's some direct guidance in this use of articulations. Hard to beat anybody doing unaccompanied Bach than Casals.

    If you're really interested in doing this right, I'd bone up on bowings, get a copy of an excellent cellist's music with bowing markings, and read "Casals and the Art of Interpretation" by D. Blum.
     
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    Sorry about that Dave!

    I am sure you can search youtube as well as I can (probably better) so I suppose you might have found this one already:
    Bach Cello Suite 1 Prelude on Trumpet - YouTube

    I think he overdid the reverb but otherwise not bad, don't you think?

    --bumblebee
     
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    you know Bee... that reverb makes quite a difference .. makes sense since Bach wrote for churches ... I will give that a go ... after I can give it an honest play though ... okay you have more than made up for the Smoke on the Water seque.
     

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