Dumb questions about fingerings...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by butxifxnot, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. butxifxnot

    butxifxnot Pianissimo User

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    :-) Glad to hear it. I just had a talk with my director about it, and he educated me about pedal tones (fingerings, etc). It seems there are two classes of pedals: the 'bended' tones (from F to pedal C#) and the 'true' pedal tones that sound like a bass trombone in comparison to a regular trombone (pedal C down).
    What is the C below pedal C called?
     
  2. pmkt16

    pmkt16 New Friend

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    Double Pedal C?

    Isn't one of the reasons you can work on stuff like pedal tones to strengthen your embouchure? Yea it's hard to play pedal C open but if you're able to doesn't that mean you have acquired a stronger control of your embouchure. I know I can only play pedal C open if my embouchure is perfect or else it just skips around.
     
  3. butxifxnot

    butxifxnot Pianissimo User

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    I dunno. I've noticed that when a director friend of mine started helping out and introduced breathing to the band, one thing she did with the trumpets was do a tiny bit of emphasizing on pedal tones, which, I noticed, helped out my high range (I don't know how solid this idea is, but pedal tones are fun, anyway, and are always good for warming down at the very least.)
    :-)
     

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