Can you give me tips...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by PCTeacher012, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. PCTeacher012

    PCTeacher012 New Friend

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    Hi, me again, yes, my trumpet is a Bb Bach trumpet

    I would like to know what i could do to improve my playing

    YouTube - thetrumpetperformer's Channel

    Also, when do i use the third valve's slide? Do I ever really use it?
     
  2. tony h

    tony h Pianissimo User

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    I can give you one tip, sit up straight , take your elbow out of your ribs and take a relaxed breath , blow a steady tone or try it standing . Getting your posture right is a good start . I hope this helps , even a little bit .
     
  3. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Can't view your vid here at work, but the 3rd valve slide is commonly used for C# and D under the staff, as they are usually quite sharp. Some work with a tuner will show you this, but your ears may be accustomed to hearing the sharp pitches as correct, so the best bet is to play duets with someone, and then you will hear it.
    veery
     
  4. Bear

    Bear Forte User

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    biggest tip... practice!
     
  5. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Like veery said, they're for playing the low D and C# in tune.

    For me, my C# is more out of town the my D. So I extend either the 1st or 3rd valve for D below the staff. And I extend both the 1st and 3rd valve slides together for a C# below the staff.

    In addition, I extend both slides together (with all 3 valves down) to play a low F below the staff.

    Mike
     
  6. Bear

    Bear Forte User

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    another tip... get a tuner, get a metronome, and get a private teacher.
     

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