Naming of the High Notes

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by John Mohan, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. amzi

    amzi Forte User

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    If you'll pm me your account number and bank routing number I'll get that c-note sent out right away.ROFL
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Include your PIN number too.
     
  3. cantplaytrumpet

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    I'm hearing lots of people talking about high notes on here and who cares what they call it. What really matters is who can perform them.
     
  4. gmonady

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    I'm not even sure that really matters. What I see really matters is that people play well in the range they own. This is why as a junior high and high school student, I always received the highest ratings (all 1s) in OSMA competitions. I chose tunes (OK I'll give credit to Eugene Blee - my teacher at that time) that I knew were in a workable range. So that is 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades or 6 blue ribbons from the OSMA.

    Again, my recommendation... first play well in the range that you have, and once you achieved that try moving to the next note in your range... a half step at a time: whether it's the C/D; E/F; or EIEIO.
     
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  5. gmonady

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    (By the way... EIEIO is my PIN number VB)
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    Isn't "EIEIO" the opening of the music for "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly?"
     
  7. cantplaytrumpet

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    Or 'Old MacDonald had a Farm'? :D
     
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  10. duderubble

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    Actually, Euphonium people will sometimes refer to c4, etc. I just don't find the whole "high C," "Double High C" thing very helpful. Maybe that's just me. Regardless it seems from this thread and others that we're still struggling for a note naming convention that is understood by everyone. I humbly offered the "scientific pitch notation" as a an option that would be clear.

    Just as a newcomer if the first C is middle C it would seem to make sense that the next one would be High C. On the Other Hand it might make more sense to say that the first C is Low C, the one in the staff middle C and so on, but the problem there is that the whole music world calls that C between the staffs, middle C. It's always going to be confusing. The scientific pitch notation would avoid all that. Added Bonus: many electronic tuners use it.
     

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