Charlier 1

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tennis_the_menace, May 26, 2007.

  1. Scooter01

    Scooter01 Pianissimo User

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    5 seconds could seem like an eternity. If you need that long to "reset" then perhaps this is not an etude you are ready to perform in public.
     
  2. Dr. Zink

    Dr. Zink Pianissimo User

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    Be careful, 5 seconds could destroy the context, then what's it worth?

    I've always thought that etudes were great for recitals - the ultimate solo trumpet piece. However, their success all depends on whether or not you have something to say with the music, otherwise it's just a display of motor skills.

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  3. Richard Oliver

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    Since a recital exists for the enjoyment of the audience, and the days draw close, might you select a piece you have mastered?
     
  4. tennis_the_menace

    tennis_the_menace Pianissimo User

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    would it be ok to make a cut in charlier #1?
     
  5. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    What are the other pieces on your program?
    Wilmer
     
  6. tennis_the_menace

    tennis_the_menace Pianissimo User

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    just the charlier, I am high school student, at recitals we usually only play one piece.
     
  7. BergeronWannabe

    BergeronWannabe Piano User

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    You might feel more comfortable playing one of the Top Tones by W.M. Smith, less challenging and a bit shorter. We don't get graded on ours, but my teacher gives us a list of 'recommended' literature, not too hard for high school but I guess that will change in college.
     
  8. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    It sounds to me like your approach to the Etude is a bit on the heavy side.
    As trumpetdiva mentioned, try the work with lighter tonguing. Endurance shouldn't be a problem, it's about a minute and a half of light playing.
    Think lightness.
    Wilmer
     

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