How do you work on range?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by BudBix, May 4, 2007.

  1. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    This is a very important point! Not all trumpet playing is continual flowing air and fat sound. We also need all of our articulations in EVERY register. Many practice room monsters fall apart on stage because they do not pay attention to this.
    Those 4 Eb s that Manny is talking about should sound more like a big band trumpet style than a Mahler symphony!
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    And that's just the point, isn't it, Robin?

    We're responsible for so many different types of articulations, styles, sounds... we have to design our practice so that we are able to respond to a conductor's requests instamatically, as Rocky Balboa's brother in law would say. Slurring up to high notes is nice but there isn't much of that in the Brandenburg Concerto, Alpine Symphony, Grand Canyon Suite, Das Lied von der Erde, Also Sprach Zarathustra, Mahler 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, Capriccio EspaƱol, Tchaikovsky 4, 5, or 6 and other stuff.


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