Gliss trouble...

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  1. butterlil

    butterlil New Friend

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    I am having trouble playing an octave gliss (middle Ab-Ab)... I have tried the half valve technique but I'm not 100% sure how to actually do it and I don't really seem to be getting anywhere. The notes in between just seem to slot in and it sounds pretty terrible! Does anybody have any clear advice for practicing and technique for doing a gliss such as this? I've never really done them before so it is most likely just my chops not being used to it!
    Any advice will be much appreciated! (Please don't just tell me to ask my trumpet tutor or band leader)
     
  2. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

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    yeah... it's a bad idea to ask your trumpet teacher something about playing the trumpet.

    Try half valving a couple valves at the same time, and blow through as you use your chops to ascend, then full valves to land on the final note

    FF to 2:00 in this video, and just do it the opposit direction to ascend
    YouTube - ‪Classic Sesame Street - Hoots the Owl and Wynton Marsalis‬‏
     
  3. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    :D
     
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  4. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Can you successfully gliss on any notes?
     
  5. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    why not ask your trumpet tutor?
     
  6. butterlil

    butterlil New Friend

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    Because I had no trumpet lessons for 2 months as he was on holiday!
     
  7. Byfbo96

    Byfbo96 New Friend

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    sounds like you need a new trumpet teacher. I would suggest practicing glisses on your mouthpiece and practice using a piano/keyboard or or a practice cd with chords or drones. A great resource is James Thompson's buzzing basics book and CD. This however is not a quick fix and will require many weeks and months..however it is extremely beneficial!!! GOOD LUCK!!
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Try practicing different ways to gliss, half valve, all valves, etc. . Also just practice full octave jumps.
     
  9. ComeBackKid

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