How do you Finish a Note Cleanly?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sethoflagos, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

    Jan 9, 2010
    East Yorkshire
    No, that's the Southern version.

    in Yorkshire it's

    "Blast it out/Don't leave the punters with a doubt"
  2. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    Try again.....

    Sorry to resurrect this, but I've realised I'd forgotten to get around to the issue that was bugging me at the time.

    How about double-tongued scale runs? (Just what I happen to be working on at the moment)? At the pedestrian speed I'm up to, three different flavours are emerging (in approximate order of ease/'pleasantness'):

    1) A soft-tongued almost legato, where I consciously 'blow through' the articulation.
    2) A more staccato 'clipped' attack, pinched off with the aperture (I think).
    3) AK-47 with more tongue movement - feeling more up/down than backwards/forwards (takataka rather than tukutuku).

    Which (if any) would you regard as 'standard' approach to base further development on (classical genres of course!)
  3. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    AK-47, baby! That's for most really fast technical playing. In certain settings, a soft tongue may fit the music better, though.
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    Number 1).

    We can also blow through the articulation with sharper attacks.
  5. Sethoflagos

    Sethoflagos Utimate User

    Aug 7, 2013
    Lagos, Nigeria
    This response gives me one of those warm, fuzzy feelings ;-)

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