mouthpiece selection

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  1. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, Enough!

    I just spoke with Mike Williams bout this last night at reheasal.

    Mike said A double G would be above double C in ANY band he has played in.

    He also says that he just calls it a G above double C. But the first double is C.

    Mike has been the lead trumpet and scream player in the Count Basie Orchestra for 20 years.

    If ANYONE would know, it is he.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Williams_(trumpeter)



    Mike comes out front and hits a double C in this tune. (Discomotion)
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    But in concert pitch, it is only a high Bb!:lol:
     
  3. SilverHorn

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    Mike said A double G would be above double C in ANY band he has played in.

    He also says that he just calls it a G above double C. But the first double is C.


    Holy crap, that goes against every music instructor I've had. How can a double G be higher than a double C when a C is higher in pitch than a G? Unless you're playing BASS clef of course.
     
  4. Solar Bell

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    Because the Doubles start at Double C!

    Therefore Double G is above Double C!!

    See Rowuk's last post.
     
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  5. Solar Bell

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    On my piano Mike played a Bflat.
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Here's a fun one--a b below the staff (just below middle c), would be a pedal b!








    (tee-hee!)
     
  7. Solar Bell

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    No, that would be a double clutch pedal B
     
  8. WHISTLEPIGSBAND

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    u guys r so muchfun. if duble g is above duble c then a high g is 4 ledgers above the staff. and then g would be sittin on top of the staff. so g 2nd line in the staff is called low g? so is g that is below the staff called double low g?
     
  9. SilverHorn

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    Pedals, Doubles, Triples................WHO Cares!!! I say we quit worrying about which note is which and just PLAY the dang music! If you can hit the note then fine, if not practice some more. Besides the thread was about Mouthpiece selection, not where the doubles and triples start. Good Day!
     
  10. WHISTLEPIGSBAND

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    i agree with s.h. like i said way bak in this post. wuts an octave of range among trumpet players. we all no wut is possible to do on the horn. and 99.99999% of us cant do wut we would like to be able to do. sorry my ? came to this.
     

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