My first lip trill :)

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by ltg_trumpet, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    Today I lip trilled for the first time. It's just this kind of feeling that let me know I should be playing this horn. Range hasn't really increased, so I haven't had many tangible results of my practice that make me go "oh wow, I am stepping forward in my playing" besides the increased endurance. I mean, it's summer time and I am making steps forward, it feels great. It probably just sounds silly, but dang, I love the feeling of progression :-)
     
  2. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    Nothing silly about it - that's what it's all about! Congratulations - keep playing, it only gets better!
     
  3. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    Thanks pak! :) I see you got a Taylor there. How you like those things man?
     
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  4. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    lip trills are very cool!
    congrats
     
  5. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    flexibility feels great! It's a neat little trick, but the fact that my face is strengthening is fantastic. It's that thing that makes trumpet crazy. Three valves and all the notes, and after 6 years of playing, I finally feel like I am reigning this stud of a horn in. Phew.
     
  6. PakWaan

    PakWaan Piano User

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    Love it. Best horn I've ever played. I'm still adding to my collection because I enjoy trying all the horns I couldn't afford before, but eventually I'll sell all of them except for the 2-3 finalists. The Taylor is at the top of the list so far.
     
  7. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    I may have to try one in the future. What kinda music do you play? You a lead guy or a combo guy? (or one of the many other jobs lol)
     
  8. Dave Hughes

    Dave Hughes Mezzo Forte User

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    Congrats on the lip trill...its a very advanced and useful embellishment.

    I, myself, cannot lip trill- that is unless I'm playing a solo up high and sort of miss a note, then for some reason I'm able to instinctively lip trill! I can also lip trill when I'm really wailing and not thinking about it-- In other words, I cannot lip trill on purpose! Its weird!

    But to be able to keep it in your tool box will always be handy!
     
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  9. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

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    That is weird! hahaha, I watched plenty of vids about lip trills when I was younger, but you know what I have been doing differently? 1) I have extended my thumb out along the lead pipe instead of cramped between the 1st and 2nd valve, I saw one of my favorite players doing it so I stole it ;) and 2) Listening to satchmo nearly exclusively, trying to get into his sound. How crazy is that?? Satch does his little trills all the time and since I have been trying to emulate his sound, I realized that I can :) Been transcribing the second half of his solo from potato head blues. What I guy. I love his voice and charisma and style. What a guy.
     
  10. catello

    catello Pianissimo User

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    Lip trills are a great technique to have in your bag of tricks. Being able to do this easily - at all dynamic levels and all octaves - is a worthwhile skill to develop.

    Good luck!
     

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