Bragging time

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by frankmike, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

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    HIt E above high C (three paritals above high C) played 3 hours on saturday and nearly 6 hours on sunday. No pains in the chops whatsoever. Feeling great!!!


    bye
     
  2. mlrenick

    mlrenick Pianissimo User

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    congrats
     
  3. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    Great!! What´s your secret!?:-)
     
  4. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

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    secret?

    well I am stubborn as a donkey

    my story goes like this

    I picked up trumpet at the beggining of 2007 for the first time in my life

    than practiced and practiced but unfortunately sufferdd double pneumonia last winter on a camping trip, after that I decided to practice and practice as much as I can


    I have recuperated all my lung capacity (for three moths my breathing was shallow) and I have built the chops of steel. I can crack the pencil with my embouchure
     
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  5. s.coomer

    s.coomer Forte User

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    It's great to see that someone has learned the secret of practice.
     
  6. jonterman

    jonterman Pianissimo User

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    Wow! I'm happy when I hit the 'A' above the staff in Doxy! Good stuff!
     
  7. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    HIt E above high C.
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    If you're developing like I developed, then now comes the hard part.
    First of all, congrats!!! You've done well and finally developed what it takes to "hit" the note. That was no small feat I'm sure.
    Now comes the hard part. Making it sing. At the present time, that note is "hit" and it will sound as such until you get comfortable with it and make that note "sing" just like the other notes.
    I know that sounds kinda weird but if you're developing your upper range like I did, you'll understand in time.
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations! You have earned it. If it stays repeatable, then you can be extra proud!
     
  9. hichez

    hichez Pianissimo User

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    This comment made me laugh. In high shcool every now and then you will hear a fellow trumpet member hit a super high note. But then they can't do it again. Sometimes I think that is best because it makes us work harder.
     
  10. jerec576

    jerec576 Pianissimo User

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    Had one of those days just today. Played a beautiful F over high C, finished my practice session after doing a long tone on it and came abck 15 minutes later to find out it fell to an A below high C. Its not eh power I really want, but the grace to be able to fly around every register without a constraint
     

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