Lip Trills

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Flugellover, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

    Jul 19, 2010
    Here we go again... I wish you trumpet pros would decide what's what :+) . I'm assuming whoever maintains this website is a trumpet professional: There's a great exercise sheet with Lip Trills: which are exactly what I described.I've seen others call these things Lip Trills too. But i've seen them referred to as lip slurs here and elsewhere. Aargh!!!
  2. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

    May 4, 2007
    Greensboro, NC
    I see the problem. The first measures are actually lip slurs. The last measure is a lip trill, though a slow one. A trill is a musical ornament consisting of the RAPID alteration of a given note with the diatonic second above it (The Harvard Dictionary of Music). Thirds or larger intervals are really tremolos, but they are commonly referred to as trills. As Arban infers his slur exercises are a preparation for lip trills.

    The problem is that even people who should know better can play a little loose with music nomenclature

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