Horse Whinny

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by nosray, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. nosray

    nosray Pianissimo User

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    Hello there Tmers,
    I have to learn how to play a horse whinny in a song called Sleigh Ride for a Christmas gig, and was wondering on any suggestions on how to improve it. I learned from a youtube video, but I am having a little trouble getting the right sound out. Thanks in advance
     
  2. Bear

    Bear Forte User

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    Go to a ranch, listen to a horse neigh... grab your horn, halfvalve, start on fourth space E or so, blow/shake/half-valve... ta-daaa! listen to the horse... repeat until you sound like a horse!
     
  3. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    OH
    Right on the money!lolROFL
     
  4. nosray

    nosray Pianissimo User

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    ok, will do ROFL:play:
     
  5. deebee

    deebee New Friend

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    Warning: don't make the sound too alluring to the horse. :-?
     
  6. ozboy

    ozboy Mezzo Forte User

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    Put your valves half down and shake the trumpet when you blow.( towards and away from your lips)
     
  7. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    to really sound like a horse, start higher than an E. start on a G or higher. I've gotten lots of compliments for my horse whinney in Sleigh Ride. To Shake the horn hook your right hand little finger in the finger hook. Hook your thumb under the leadpipe and shake the horn back and forth from your face, not side to side. The more rapid and strong the shake the better the whinny. Don't forget to half valve and fall slowly. the rapid change in mpc pressure causes the shake.
     

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