Burping and the Buzz

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sotto Voce, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. Sotto Voce

    Sotto Voce Mezzo Piano User

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    Why is it that when I burp while I'm playing (yeah, as if you've never done it!) the pitch goes way flat?

    I think it may have something to do with how much more open my throat is, a longer air column, or very slow air, but I'm not sure.

    I guess more testing is in order!!!
     
  2. brem

    brem Mezzo Forte User

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    I don't know, but when I fart during playing, the picth goes sharp! ROFL
     
  3. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    It's the quality of the air.
    Does it seem a few cents worse when you've had BAD Chinese food??


    Sorry Eric... here I go again with the schooling... but...

    all those years in school and this is your contribution to the trumpet community??? LOL

    Hope all is well.
     
  4. Sotto Voce

    Sotto Voce Mezzo Piano User

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    You, too?

    Man, that is great!


    OK, Rog, I'm sure you know as well as I do, it's AFTER school that you get to APPLY all that knowledge!

    I'm sure Dave Hickman has the answer. I'll go check my (signed) copy of the Pedagogy book! ....somewhere in the medical section, I'm sure.....
     
  5. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    cue - godchaser

     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    When you burp, your body expels the "pocket of air". After that there is a short period of relaxed underpressure-that is why you go flat. Mineral water is big in Germany as is beer which is also carbonated, I have a lot of experience compensating for being flat.................
     
  7. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    Robin,

    You never dissapoint me....

    Eric,

    Let me know if you find anything in the Hickman book. This could be a great selling tool... "burp your way to trumpet success". I'm surprised PDQ Bach hasn't picked-up on this... or maybe I just haven't played enough of his work to know.

    We still miss you in SRB... I'll let you know when the "effer" becomes a paid chair. LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2007
  8. Fluffy615

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    Wow if there's a way to tie burping into improving range and endurance I could finally realize my dreams!! I could be on the Olympic burping team!
    So let me get this straight. If I'm playing a little flat in the upper register, I should just expel some gas?
    Bob
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Fluffy, if you are flat in the upper register you need to exchange beer for wine!
     
  10. brem

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    Cheap wine?
     

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