Can you reach the notes?

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Can you play ''Feels so Good'' By Chuck Mangione?

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  1. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

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    Hi Guys

    This is a question that has been on my mind a bit so I thought I'd ask the cool guys at Trumpet Master.

    Can you play ''Feels so good'' by Chuck Mangione? And if so can you reach all the notes easily?

    I have been playing for 15 years + and admit that I have a terrible time with playing this tune because the notes are so high. I can play it but the high notes come out messy.

    I use a Holton Heim #2 (10c) and still have difficulty :lol:

    Besides practising the very high end of the register with sustained high notes, any ideas, techniques or mouthpieces that will help in my quest to master this register?

    I've been playing this mouthpiece for 9 months and can play high notes very well on the Heim. I get about 5 hours of endurance on this mouthpiece, but have seen no real improvement in the extreme high regester!

    Thanks :D

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  2. ChasStarr

    ChasStarr Pianissimo User

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    I don't have much advice for extreme high register playing...I've always just been able to do it. I don't know how I do it, I just see the notes on the page and play them.

    The one thing that has helped is the horn I currently use (1600 WB). The slotting in the extreme register is much tighter or easier (I'm not sure which term is correct) than the 75 Benge I used to play.

    By the way, what arrangement of Feels So Good are you trying to play? The one I learned (years ago) doesn't go very high.
     
  3. Rick Chartrand

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    Hi :D

    If you can play the extreme high regester with little effort then you are one of the fortunate few like Maynard. Extreme high regester has always been a bit of a problem for me.

    You could be right, my horn doesnt slot to well in the very high registers, but then again Martin Committee isnt known for that.

    I am trying to play the album verson of feels so good. I can play it but the highest notes come out messy.

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  4. Chris4

    Chris4 Pianissimo User

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    So you can get the notes out? If you can get them out but they sound messy this could be one of many things:
    too little air
    closed or receded jaw
    closed throat
    poor breath support
    air leak in embouchure or horn
    too much mpc pressure

    If I were you I would go through and check each one of these things before you try any methods or tips. Most likely it's a problem that's easily fixed.
    Hope this helps.
    Chris
     
  5. wrbandel

    wrbandel Pianissimo User

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    Quick question.
    What is the highest note you are trying to hit?

    I don't remember that piece being all that high. I think it goes to a high D, and maybe a few high Cs. Are those the notes you're talking about?

    Warren
     
  6. rjzeller

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    Warren brings up a good point -- what note are you trying to hit? I'm not high-note specialist, but I never had trouble with that piece, though if you're using the flugel it can take a bit more effort.

    Of course, coming from Warren, it may not mean much. He's one of those guys who gets bored when a lead chart only goes to E above high C...
     
  7. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Are you playing this model Martin Committee? It's a strange and rare bird. Miles played this model.
    http://www.oberloh.com/sales/committeflugel.jpg
    Wilmer
     
  8. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    C'mon Rick

    The album version is in Concert F.
    The highest note is only a D for trumpet, and there's only one of them.

    -cw-
     
  9. Rick Chartrand

    Rick Chartrand Piano User

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    Hey Guys :D

    Thanks for all the responses and I read them all with great interest.

    Ok, well the highest note that I can reach with my Heim 10c is ''A'' on top of high ''C.'' I am shooting for double C on top of the staff which is only 2 notes higher but am having a hard time getting it.

    I can reach the notes on 'Feels so good' but like I said they come out Messy. So I am thinking that it is one of the 6 things that Chris mentioned, so I am eagerly gonna center my practise on these aspects tonight. Thanks Chris! :D I'll let you know if these work.

    Wilmer...thanks for your response and interest in my prob. Cool www pic of that Committee Flugel, but alas...I am playing one of the modern Committees. I play the Red Laquered T3467RE with delux engraving. SHe's a beauty and I love playing her! I call her 'Precious Lila' and named her after my wife. May sound a little corny but I wouldnt be where I am in music if it were'nt for Miles Davis and my beautiful wife :D

    Thanks guys

    Rick AKA Trumpet Man
     
  10. Solar Bell

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    :troll:

    -cw-
     

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