Lip Trill/Shake

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  1. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

    ♠♥CORNET♣♦ Pianissimo User

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    I've always wanted to learn to do these. I've been told that the shake is when you shake your Trumpet between two notes, and the lip trill is a very fast lip slur. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    I am very confident in my lip slurs, I can do them really fast:cool:
    But what do I do from there?
    Thank you
     
  2. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    I have found that when I am into my third gin and tonic, my lips and speech begin to slur considerably.
     
  3. gmonady

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    Seriously.

    Shakes are like more broken lip slurs, not so connected as slurs but more of a staccato variant.
     
  4. gmonady

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    I do trills with a more smooth action assisted by valve action activating the other trill note.
     
  5. SteveRicks

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    Think Maynard's opening and closing chart was Blue Birdland. Wouldn't you call those slow shakes on the long notes? Figure squiggly line above the note.
     
  6. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    Stirred, not shaken, I presume.
     
  7. kehaulani

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    Isn't that too smooth an effect for a jazz (I'm thinking traditional big band) shake? Back in the day, every one I knew usually (although not necessary) used false fingerings and actually shook the horn.

    For example, there's a difference in sound between a trill from a fourth-line trill from D to E, and a 1-3 fingered shake from D to F (the different pitches notwithstanding). Different effects. Otherwise, it would be marked trill and not shake, no?
     
  8. gmonady

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    As noted above, my name is Bond, Gary Bond... stirred, not shaken...
     
  9. Solar Bell

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    Here is Mike Williams, 27 years as lead trumpet in the Basie band, subbing for me at a party so I could dance.

    Check out 10 seconds in and then at 56 seconds.

    As Wilmer always said "It says shake, so SHAKE the thing"

     
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  10. richtom

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    Yup. That is a shake.
    Rich T.
     

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