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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Invisible-Bob, Jan 17, 2012.
It takes much more than just scales for me to get the horn to do what I need it to do.
If I can play "My Favorite Things" I am pretty sure I can play a scale Anyway lightning fast chromatics might be interesting, if you like the "Flight of the Bumble Bee", but why not just practice "Flight of the Bumble Bee"
lightning fast chromatics is interesting, and helps with the things Ed mentions as well as keeping the fingers mobile --
OK, trumpeters, 2 birds with one stone. Warm up with Julius Fucik's Entry Of The Gladiators aka Grand Marche Chromatique Yes, both chromatic scales and fast fingering. Never heard of it? It's the song played when the clowns enter the ring at the Greatest Show On Earth, The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. For reason I've prior mentioned, it's been in my repertoire since ever high school. Perhaps I made the mistake of playing it for my 3rd year college instructor who was going for his master's in instrumental music ... and he couldn't play it. As I've prior said I've played the ...Bee in less than a minute, but please don't ask me to play it again like so as I'm presently having still more troubles with any of my practice and playing.
I play that at music "rehearsal" when things get out of hand. They get it (some get mad) and things calm back down.
Quite appropriate when there is "clowning around", but also impressive and not very lengthy. Still, my Acme "Thunderer" police whistle effectively serves the same purpose when they ignore my baton. Stop means stop however you indicate it.
I have one of those too but I'm not "in charge" and they would say I'm "mean".
Yes I get a lot of excersize when I jump to conclusions, run at the mouth, and squirm out of commitments, whew! I'm exhausted just talking (writing, actually) about it..........