Moved. :-)

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by butxifxnot, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. butxifxnot

    butxifxnot Pianissimo User

    Jul 10, 2004
    From Manny's discussion to here. :-) Thoughts much appreciated.:

    Two questions.

    I've been working a bit at pedal tones and the idea of bending notes came to mind. It's kind of fun to see how low you can bend a low C (I can go to Eb. ) as well as bending notes inside the staff. As a matter of fact, I can play an F arpeggio (from first space F down) all open.

    So, first question:

    Apart from having fun and the interesting feeling that might help with a warm-down, what other innovations are there with bending pitches? Ie I know it shows mastery of the instrument, the better you can do so (an instructor told me of a friend who could play a C scale up to high C all open ), but how can this type of exercise be utilized and does exercising it really help?

    Second question:

    How about bending pitches up? It's distinctly harder. Would it be worth it (along with the above) to develope?

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