I can't get past high Eb and it is frustrating me

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  1. Mamboman

    Mamboman Pianissimo User

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    He he very amusing ROFL.
     
  2. tobylou8

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    Don't get him started!! By the way,:welcome:
     
  3. tpsiebs

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    Having been a successful trumpet teacher here in the States for 31 years, I've got to tell you that Eb after 4 or 5 years is pretty good.
     
  4. TrumpetMD

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    I don't mean to diminish anyone's idea of how to play, but I think this is pretty bad advice.

    No one wants to hear blasting high notes played in any setting, and by practicing this way, you will learn to play this way.

    You should be practicing soft, focusing on not working hard and getting a good in tune sound. Once you can work up high notes this way, just add a little (!!!) more air behind them and they will pop out. It doesn't take loads of air to play high, or loud.
     
  6. codyb226

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    Go right ahead, I agree that nobody want to hear blasting. But, it does help when first learning. I did that with my D and E and I can play them at about mp, to FFF.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    It helps you to learn bad habits that have to be broken later. When you can play those notes at ppp, then you have done something.
     
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  8. codyb226

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    But can someone just learning play at that level? Really? I know that is a great goal to work to but that is like telling me to get a good clean double G, but you have to play it at ppp. The G is a note I can get only on good days, never for a performance. I think that is just too hard to start with.
     
  9. Schwab

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    Cody, this is exactly what we're trying to tell you. I know you're young and eager, but you might want to hold off on giving so much advice to people until you've had a little more experience.
     
  10. tobylou8

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    WOW! Learn it wrong, THEN learn it right???!!! That is not logical!
     

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