Hand position

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tpter1, May 25, 2006.

  1. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    A fun way to check if your left hand position is "right" for you (assuming you actually try using the first and third slides) is to squeeze the valve casing (like we do when we are nervous or when playing high notes). The ideal hand position will allow us to squeeze without having the angle of the horn change: for some players this can be one, or two fingers under the third valve slides. Do not attempt this on a rotary.
     
  2. Bugler

    Bugler Banned

    90 % of trumpet playing is mental. Don't freak yourself out! If it feels good, do it!!!!!!
     
  3. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    I thought it was "90% of trumpet playing is 50% mental."

    Michael Mclaughlin

    "Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
    Mark Twain
     
  4. Bugler

    Bugler Banned

    3 valves and a meatwhistle. The rest (90%) is mental. Think about it, and it becomes MORE mental. Get the picture?
     

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