Need a bit of help!

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  1. JoshRowell19

    JoshRowell19 New Friend

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    Hi,

    I'm currently a senior in highschool and am looking to further my trumpet skills through college, I have an audition coming up in a month. I need a technical piece that is preferably in the arban's book that is four to six lines long, a small piece, it doesn't have to be the hardest or easiest, I'd say around a high school all-state or all-region level. Also, if you have any pieces that would fit a technical detail please do mention, because it doesn't have to come from the Arban's book!

    Thanks,
    Josh!
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    First you said it has to be in the Arban's, then you said it didn't.

    Play the first section of one of the characteristic studies. #1, or #9 are great.
     
  3. Sethoflagos

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    While the characteristic studies are great, they have their technical challenges (that's why they were written!)

    At the other end of the spectrum, I quite like Exercise 30 on page 33. Good dynamic contrasts and a nice lyrical section in the middle for you to impress with some expressive playing.
     
  4. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    Easy there, sir. He said, "preferably" not that it had to be Arban's. Just looking out for young Josh, there. He will have plenty of opportunities to be "shot down"- let him have a safe haven with us, no?
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Welcome to TM, JohnRowell19!

    I really like the #30 idea. The auditioners are going to be looking for sound, intonation and articulation of course, but the thing that will set you apart is rhythm. Our tendency is to play the notes like a dotted eighth sixteenth rhythm in compound time, and to play a dotted eighth sixteenth rhythm like triplets.

    Pay close attention to the rhythm on #30 and you'll be just fine.
     
  6. Sidekick

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    Josh,

    Listen to this advice - this man knows what he is talking about. Good luck.
     
  7. JoshRowell19

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    Anywhere you know of where i can find a recording?
     
  8. Sethoflagos

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    Personally, I don't put quite so much into the fortes and the rallentando (a tad overdone imho)
     

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