I sound better on my Bb trumpet than i do on my C trumpet.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by JustinG007, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. JustinG007

    JustinG007 New Friend

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    Hey Guys,

    So I just got a C trumpet for Christmas and started messing around with it. As I was playing today, I noticed that I sound better and can play higher on my Bb (up to a D above the staff). My Bb is a strad 37 and my C is a Wisemann. This is the first time I have ever played a C trumpet.

    Is there something I am doing wrong? Do I have to get acclimated to a C trumpet? I have an audition coming up soon and I really want to use my C, how can I play well on it?

    Thanks a bunch!
    Happy New Years!
     
  2. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

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    Hawaian homey
    There's a "duh" factor in your post, can you guess what it is? :D How long have you been playing your Bb and how long have you been playing your C? Setting aside for a moment the possibility that your Bach just might be a better instrument that your Wisemann, wouldn't you suppose that you might need more time than a few hours to really ecome as comfortable with the Wisemann as with the Bach?

    Congratulations on your new baby, BTW. Enjoy!
     
  3. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Justin...welcome to Trumpet Master. Give it time, it will sound better as you get used to it. Best wishes.
     
  4. JustinG007

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    Thank you for the replies!
     
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  5. lemonzown

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    Hey Justin. Being relatively new to the C trumpet myself (only have played it for about a year now), I can tell you that there is a period of time where you need to get used to your C-trumpets slots and length, because every trumpet is obviously different. In no time you'll be fine though, I promise. If you're having a hard time with your high range on the C, just play some scales; it will help you get used to the trumpet and also let you move around the horn easier since you aren't used to the length of the C trumpet.

    Happy Holidays! hope I helped.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Try kicking your Bb under your bed for a week or so and play everything on your C to speed acclimation. Welcome to TM!
     
  7. JustinG007

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    Thank you so much for all of the suggestions! I will try them all and hope that they work well!
    Have a nice holiday, guys! :-)
     
  8. codyb226

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    Justin, go to the greetings thread and introduce yourself.
    Welcome to TM!
     
  9. veery715

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    When your ear hears a pitch a whole tone higher than your fingers and brain expect, it is easy to lose orientation. VB gives a good suggestion.
     

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