Bb to BB Picc Transitions

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  1. BrassBandMajor

    BrassBandMajor Fortissimo User

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    How did you transit?
    Just Bb trumpet to Bb picc or Bb trumpet to d trumpet to eb trumpet to c trumpet and to piccolo? ETC ETC
    I just want to know if you had any problems during the transitions as well!
    Thanks,

    BBM
     
  2. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    No problems going from French horn in F to Bb trumpet to C to D and Eb as long as I hear the new pitch in my head, piccolo is a different beast, no problem hearing the pitch, getting a good sound requires a lot of dedicated work.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The problem is the expectations in your head. If you switch to a smaller instrument and try to knock walls down, you will always fail. You need to get into the character of each instrument and cash in on the new possibilities. My students just pick the instruments up and play - after listening to me play. This way, the sound concept is clear from the beginning.
     

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