High Notes - Out of Tune

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  1. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    That can be player/equipment related; not just he mouthpiece/embouchure factor, but the horn itself... and that is the beauty of false fingerings, the great equalizer.
     
  2. gmonady

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    Or uses false fingerings (see my post above).
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    then lip it into tune -- one should also know the defects in their equipment, a great share of that can be fixed with tuning slide adjustment, alternative fingering, or by the lips and air!! -- long as you know where that needs to be applied!!
     
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  4. Bwanabass

    Bwanabass Mezzo Piano User

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    Or this solution...
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    :D :D :D
     
  5. graysono

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    Consider Frink and McNeil's exercise of holding a note you can play well (say middle C, open); hold it, then relax the chops enough (don't move the horn) to lip it down a half tone; hold it; then lip it back up all in one breath and get a good center. Do this in half-steps going up to where you can do it no longer. Do this exercise no more than once per practice session.This exercise will increase your flexibility and should allow you eventually to put your tuning on the note in question rather than the horn's.
     
  6. Rapier

    Rapier Forte User

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    Don't worry about it. When I posted that a certain player on a recently posted video,on another forum, was sharp for almost every note, I was told it was musicianship and style.
     
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  7. kingtrumpet

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    thanks for that news --- now I never have to worry -- cause I am "ALWAYS IN STYLE" -- ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  8. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    Check your corks etc. for air leaks.
     
  9. Avan

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    I had this issue with "A" above the staff for a very long time ............... never could lip it in tune, use to piss me off !!

    UNTIL !!! I found the third valve .................................. That "A" ? perfectly in tune now..................

    Maybe it's my horn or just me, in any case it's now an in tune ....................... happy now !! :-)

    All other notes are fine above the staff up to F are fine .................

    Horn ? 1948 Selmer Grand Prix
     
  10. gmonady

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    My experience as well. That third valve high A is not only in better tune, but it slots a lot easier for me as well.
     

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