High notes tips (Everybody read this this is awesome!!)

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  1. Sidekick

    Sidekick Mezzo Piano User

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    It's funny because many of my high note attempts are so high that only dogs can hear them. :D

    At least I assume that is what is happening when I go for a double high G, 1 octave above the DHC, above the double staff....

    It's either that or I need more practice on the ones in human hearing range.:-?
     
  2. Recursion

    Recursion Mezzo Piano User

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    ROFL Too funny!!
     
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Why? From my experiences recently with club owners, you may get more income out of playing for the dogs.
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    and don't forget -- there is an octave+ below the low F# below the staff!!!! --- yeah the pedal tones, and some high note specialist recommend the FEEL of these pedal tones on the lips. They say, if you can play pedal tones (with not FORCING your lips on the mpc) -- this is the same feeling you need for playing high notes. ((KT here, says there is definitley some TRUTH in that statement -- it does take, NOT forcing the mps to your lips, but it also takes some effort with the lips and a small aperture, and some more air and such) --- BUT YEAH PEDAL TONES HELP IMHO!!!!
     
  5. vern

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    So much on how to play high notes with a trumpet, so little on how to make music with it.:dontknow: At least, that's where I need help.....
     
  6. Juarez-MA

    Juarez-MA Pianissimo User

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    I have this warm-up that I crafted from a bit of the coda in Bizet's Farandole.
    It goes: do (dotted quarter) mi (eighth) do (dotted quarter) mi do re mi fa sol fa mi re (eighths) do (dotted quarter) mi (eighth) do (dotted quarter) mi do re mi fa sol fa mi re (eighths) do (dotted quarter) la sol fa mi re (eighths) do (half)

    I start around G in the staff (any trumpet will do). At such a comfortable range, the goal is to play smoothly and get a handle on intervals that tend to be sloppy (3rds and 6THS!!); I always make sure every thing is clean, then I try to make it musical.
    As you begin to ascend, the benefits that you can achieve are smooth, even scale and extension of comfortable playing range upwards; make sure you are landing on the sixth rather than reaching up for it.
    For added benefit, I like to do these with a drone in the key I'm playing in order to work on my just-tuning.
    I don't have incredibly high playing range but my playing range up to D above the staff is very clean, in tune, and with good tone.
     
  7. gmonady

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    Adding high notes to make music is an art form. Use them when you want to put passion in a song. Use them to accent a passage that REALLY need accenting. Use them to announce the next passage to apply contrast (see attached example). Use them to announce the arrival of God. But use them sparingly.

    https://soundcloud.com/doctor-jazz/new-life
     
  8. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

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    The "judge" got one out three right.
     
  9. Comeback

    Comeback Forte User

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    Wonderful piece of music, Gary.:thumbsup: Thank you for sharing it! It illustrates your point effectively.

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  10. kingtrumpet

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    very nice song ((is that an original --"Renee Reznicsek" for your pic?))

    UHMM -- if and when did you play any high notes in that song??? ROFL ROFL ROFL
     

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