High-Range Fingering Chart

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  1. adonis74

    adonis74 Pianissimo User

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    I've been working on the high notes, above high C, etc., but can't find any fingering chart that goes any higher than about E, F, or G.

    Does anyone know of a fingering chart for notes up to double High C, etc.?

    Or, do people just let the chops find the notes and leave the valves open up there in the stratosphere?
     
  2. wrbandel

    wrbandel Pianissimo User

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    74,

    Don't know about most people, but I just use the same fingering as if the note was on the staff. High C open, D-1, E-open, F-1, G-open, etc.

    Works for me.
    Warren
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    C=0, C#=2, D=0, Eb=2, E=0, F=1, F#=2, G=0, G#=23, A=12, Bb=1, B=2, C=0. Above double C you can push just about any valve that you want. It makes sense to keep the fingerings the same as an octave or 2 lower so you don't get harmonically lost in one of the clouds up there!
     
  4. trumpetmike

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    In general I would suggest that the same fingering as the octave below, but if you find that some of those don't work for you, try something else - frankly, if you are of a standard where you are exploring above F/G, you are probably good enough to work it out for yourself.
    There are no set rules, it is a case of what works for you, with your equipment and your chops.
     
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    What he and others said. ^

    ML
     
  6. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

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    Manny has spoken ROFL
     
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    In my dreams of playing up there that is what I do! :-)
     
  8. adonis74

    adonis74 Pianissimo User

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    Thanks for the input on fingering those high notes.

    Now, all I'll have to do is keep working on being able to play them effectively.
     
  9. rowuk

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    Clarke technical studies 2 octaves up!
     
  10. adonis74

    adonis74 Pianissimo User

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    Rowuk:

    :-) How much time did you spend on doing Clarke up two octaves before perfecting it?
     

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