Double C

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by PhatmonB6, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. PhatmonB6

    PhatmonB6 Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 16, 2005
  2. Ryan

    Ryan New Friend

    Jun 13, 2005
    sounds like it... if not it's getting pretty darn close to it...
  3. brian moon

    brian moon Forte User

  4. Thomas O

    Thomas O New Friend

    Jul 17, 2007
    That's definitely a Double C. Still a little short of Faddis' triple G! =)
  5. Forte User

    Jan 27, 2008
    Brisbane, Australia
    Between Ferguson and Faddis, I love watching Faddis because he makes it seem so effortless. No tension in his face at all. Ferguson always looks like he's about to have a coronary. Of course, I'm sure I WOULD have a coronary if I tried hitting those notes!
  6. Thomas O

    Thomas O New Friend

    Jul 17, 2007
    Haha, yeah. I cringe when I see Maynard play. He seems to really struggle, however well he hits the notes - I think he's highly overrated, but I'm liable to get crucified saying that on a trumpet forum. I'm not sure if I agree with you about Faddis though. He's a natural high note playing machine (I like to imagine him picking up the trumpet for the first time as a teenager and blowing a nonchalant high C) but I've seen some videos of his where he doesn't make it look so effortless - definitely better than MF though. Vince Demartino and Carl Saunders are the most laid back, highly technically able players I've seen.
  7. Thomas O

    Thomas O New Friend

    Jul 17, 2007
    Vince DiMartino rather
  8. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 4, 2007
    --------begin quote--------

    By David Von Drehle
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, August 26, 2006; Page C01

    the legendary first trumpet of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Adolph "Bud" Herseth, once called Ferguson "the greatest brass player in this part of the century"

    - quoted from
    Maynard Ferguson's Horn Screamed With Vulgar Passion

    ----------end quote---------
  9. commakozzi

    commakozzi Pianissimo User

    Oct 30, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    Yeah, I'd have to agree. Although he does make it look like it takes him less effort than Maynard, I've seen him live and in plenty enough videos to know that he's really blowing man. I don't know if it's from years of too much pressure (or just enough pressure from his point of view), but Faddis has got a white spot on his lips now right where the trumpet goes.
  10. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Personally, I have a real problem rating trumpet players. Everyone has something to offer, even beginners; specialists do some things freakishly well, others offer a complete package. If we seek out what we find admirable and emulate that in our own playing everybody wins.


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