High register

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  1. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    High range between an orchestral player and a lead big band player isn't different? Yeah, ok. Hugely different concept of sound and different equipment that contribute towards different habits.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    There is a different approach to playing high notes in the big band and in orchestra; a good player can switch. Bach regularly goes up to d above the staff, and e is not uncommon. Also, in the orchestra, other instruments can play as high as they want, but fff brass will steal the show every time.
     
  3. Darten

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    For me the high register starts when I loose my color and fullness of the notes. When I go too high and they thin out in airy blah.
     
  4. stumac

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    ..........and the conductor will stop the rehersal saying "the trumpets are too loud".

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  5. tobylou8

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    As it should be!!! ;-)
     
  6. gmonady

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    The c-note that pays out at the bar owner's cash register.:dontknow:
     
  7. gmonady

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    I would be more conservative and say the high register begins when you run out of staff lines (that would be G), why, because it is "higher" than the staff... or a high note.

    Life really is quit simple!
     
  8. gmonady

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    High register that you play in still means that you maintain control. Playing high AND not in control is known as screeching, claming, pinching notes. When I do this, I am no longer playing high, but rather failing at a high level.
     
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  9. kingtrumpet

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    and that is why people like me will say ----"yeah I can PLAY a high F, or a high G ---- I may have a few notes higher, but I can't tell you" ---- cause the way I feel about it is: can I play it?, and reproduce the note consistently, and have a reasonable expectation that it will always come out "IN TUNE"?, and full, and respectable? so when I can do that (and play at least a few riffs at that level) that is when I consider it --- A NOTE, that I can play. (((((now do I have a DHC? a DHD? -- and what would it matter, if I can't reproduce them notes on command, or play them with any rhythmic ability??? ----))))) ---- then, yeah, I would be squeaking, clamming, and as GM says, failing at a higher level!!!!
     
  10. linktrek

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    When I get a note to come out of my horn that sounds healthy, that is my high register.
     
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