My range

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Einar, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Einar

    Einar Pianissimo User

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    Hey there

    i was wondering, i can play up to high c and even to e or f over that, and i get high c easy, but when i'm playing a song i often don't come over a. Is that normal and do i just need to practice playing high notes in songs or what?
     
  2. gbdeamer

    gbdeamer Forte User

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    Yes.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    yes
     
  5. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    YES

    Ed Fitzgerald
     
  6. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

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    IMO if you can't play the note in a song (and have it sound musical) then you can't actually play it. Keep practicing and you'll eventually be able to really play high C and above.
     
  7. jbkirby

    jbkirby Forte User

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    Be sure you own the note, not just "hit" it.
     
  8. ccNochops

    ccNochops Piano User

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    Yes
     
  9. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

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    Hitting and playing a note are two different things. I tell my students to look for a 4th or 5th below their top note as their usable range, from what your saying that would put your range at about an A or Bb above the staff. So yes more structured range and endurance practice are needed.
     
  10. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

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    why is more range needed? why are you all doing this, you are ruining people, you give them complexes, why in the world he should play above high C, high C enough

    when I read this forums I get impression that only heigth is important

    what about actual playing, interpretation, beautiful sound, precise sound, intonation, articulation? reading this it seems those are completely unimportant

    huh
     

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