Dumb beginner

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  1. BruceGrain

    BruceGrain New Friend

    Feb 6, 2011
    I practice slurring every night for about 15 minutes as part of my practice. Wit all three Valves open I can slur 7 or 8 notes I have been playing trumpet for 6 months and would like to know where i can find a diagram of these finderings
  2. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

    Dec 23, 2008
    Wichita, KS
    I don't have it with me but I think it has what you're looking at the beginning of Schlossberg's green book.
  3. CHAMP

    CHAMP Piano User

    Nov 16, 2005
    don't worry about being a dumb beginner...there are plenty of people with experience who are dumb as well...you will get smarter while there is little hope for the others!
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  4. BruceGrain

    BruceGrain New Friend

    Feb 6, 2011
    I am almost 60 and plan to at least be able to play some tunes. Thanks for thehelp
  5. Trumpet-Golfer

    Trumpet-Golfer Pianissimo User

    Dec 9, 2008
    Liverpool, England
    If you can slur from low C, 7 or 8 open notes and hit them all then you're not a dumb beginner. (That’s high E @ high G) Concentrate on playing musically, you've already got all the notes you will ever need. I'm 60 and have been playing for over five years. I can only get to G just above the staff when playing slured open notes from low C.
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Nobody is "dumb" if they can admit they are a beginner. Heck, all of us are beginners, albeit some have more experience than others. Beware of the "stupid" experts who post here, though!

    Have fun, BruceGrain!
  7. BruceGrain

    BruceGrain New Friend

    Feb 6, 2011
    Thank you all for your kind replies
  8. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

    Jan 30, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    The Open Notes you're playing are:

    G 4 ledger lines above Staff: 11th Note
    F 10th Note (Normally played 1st Valve)
    E 3 ledger lines above Staff: 9th Note (Normally played 1&2 Valve or Open)
    D -above High C 8th Note (Normally played 1st Valve)
    C - (HIGH C) 2 Ledger lines above staff: 7th Note
    Bb - Not normally played open: 6th Note (Normally played 1st Valves)
    G - on Top of staff: 5th Note
    E - Fourth gap in Ledger lines: 4th Note
    C - Third gap in Ledger lines: 3rd Note
    G - second ledger line in Staff: 2nd Note
    C - first line below staff: 1 st Note

    Hope this helps; the combinations above the High C can be played to be in tune, most players will use the fingerings in practice as well, so that it makes it easier and more precise to select the interval.

    So if you are playing 7 to 8 Open Notes, you are playing a High C to D. Once you get used to playing scales and in that range, the open notes are normally the Blue, and others will be replaced by valve combinations.
  9. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    I believe they are referred to as administrators.

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