losing the note

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by songbook, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Ed Lee

    Ed Lee Utimate User

    Aug 16, 2009
    Jackson NC
    I've lost many a note on old pencil transcriptions ... they've just disappeared as though erased ... durn, I thought they'd be useful for the boys I'm tutoring. Likewise, on some of the hectograph copies that got wet and smeared.

    Old joke, with a false German accent, ala Groucho Marx "How da ya play zee not? The answer was a lip "buzz" by Harpo: "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz".

    Thus, what notes have you lost? Be specific!
  2. fraserhutch

    fraserhutch Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 23, 2004
    Novato, CA, USA
    I get exactly what the OP is asking about, as I am sure most of you do.

    When this happens to me it's usually because I drop the support for the sustained note or change my oral cavity somehow in the midst of playing it.
    When I was young, i WAS TAUGHT that a slight crescendo on the note will help keep these items in focus (in addition to adding a little interest to the note).

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