Double 'C'

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  1. Benji

    Benji New Friend

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    Please excuse my ignorance but back in the 'olden' days when I played in dance bands we referred to middle C (on the staff), high C (second line above the staff, and C above high C. I'm not really hep on some of the new terminology. What exactly is meant by a double and triple C? Thanks.
     
  2. Eclipsehornplayer

    Eclipsehornplayer Forte User

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    As I understand it your about right...

    Middle 'C' is in the stave high 'C' is 2 stave lines above 'F'

    Double high 'C' is next up in progression and so on..

    I don't worry about anything above the 'D' above high 'C' because that's where my range tops out at! :oops:
     
  3. Benji

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    Thanks.

    So a double C is the C above my high C?

    Jeez! Never been there. One guy that played with us could get the double but had to walk up the scale to do it.
     
  4. Eclipsehornplayer

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    Yeah that's territory I've yet to get into...

    I think Double High 'C' is where Maynard Ferguson's range starts. :shock: :D

    Must be nice.
     
  5. trumpettrax

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    Scream machine is 15 and told me he can play a dubba C! :-o 15!
     
  6. rjzeller

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    There's at least one other youngster on this board who can scream a double-C.

    As for me, I've only hit it twice in my lifetime, and never in concert. I'm afraid I top out at G.

    Actually, most of what I've heard Maynard play is right around the high G. Some of the stuff lingers around A or B, but usually not much more than that.
     
  7. scream machine

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    :D
     
  8. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Let's hear it.
     
  9. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    for me i have two different tops. the public range and the practice room range. my public range is the f above hi c and in the practice room i have played the a above that, but it is not a note for public consumption nor have i played it consistantly i can consistantly get the g but don't consider that a public note.
     
  10. scream machine

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    Sorry for the angle, I posted this some time ago on TH. Im am recovering right now so I can't make a new one. It's not a great clip. But it is a double c
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=11L5CMEJ
     

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