Help WIth Range and Stuff

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Trumpet En Fuego, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Trumpet En Fuego

    Trumpet En Fuego Piano User

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    I have recently discovered that it is sometimes needed to be able to play high for long periods of time, my band just got a new song like that. I don't mean screaming high, just above the staff notes. I was wondering what I can do to be able to do that without getting tired after the fourth or fifth time of playing those six measures.
     
  2. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    Basically you have to practice for longer periods of time to build endurance, also don't play too loud up there, volume will knockout endurance faster than anything else, never play above 80% of your volume, this not only helps endurance but also helps centering your tone and projection. If you can take those six measures home to work on ,play them no louder then pp, this will help to strengthen your embouchure up there. No matter what you do, it will take time to develop.
     
  3. Trumpet En Fuego

    Trumpet En Fuego Piano User

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    THanks, If anyone else can help too that would be great.
     
  4. Outkastah

    Outkastah Pianissimo User

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    It comes over time I guess, the more you play the more you can play.
     

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