Help with lower notes

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Etiennse, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    From a D below, each note sounds worse and worse tone wise. Any tips on that besides the ever famous "Practice"
     
  2. codyb226

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    Nope.

    Just work on your pedals and tongue with the tip of your tongue, not the fat part.
     
  3. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    I've never heard that before. I will try.
     
  4. codyb226

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    Music Major never hearing of that, okay. That will help you a lot, you will be able to tongue faster and cleaner.
     
  5. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    I've never been told that the tip of the tongue is different than the tongue itself.
     
  6. codyb226

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    Very different, just say tick. You should use that very tip of your tongue when playing.
     
  7. edfitzvb

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    This is a Music Ed Major, not performance, and we don't know if trumpet is his PRIMARY instrument

    but I was taken aback a bit, too
     
  8. codyb226

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    Well, is it Etiennse?
     
  9. Etiennse

    Etiennse Pianissimo User

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    Yes Trumpet is my primary. I've been playing for about a year trained. Played as a child but stopped.
     
  10. Pete Anderson

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    It's worth trying, but it's going to vary from person to person... Many excellent players and teachers play[ed] with the "fat part" and advocate not using the tip of the tongue. If you find that it works for you keep doing it; if not, stop!
     

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