New FAQ's

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by max3k, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    After reading this and other trumpet forums for the past month or so, I've come up with a new list of FAQ's that should be posted by the moderators if they so choose. I left the answers to these questions out on purpose.


    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    What exactly is a Double C on the staff?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Is there a mouthpiece that will help me hit a Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Is there a special type of valve oil that will help me hit a Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    When did you hit your first Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Do long tones really help with your range? (ie Double C)

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Will grinding my teeth help me hit a Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Are my lips too big to hit a Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    What exactly is a Double C on the staff?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?

    Is there a mouthpiece that will help me hit a Double C?

    How long til I can hit a Double C?


    Feel free to add to the list.
     
  2. BergeronWannabe

    BergeronWannabe Piano User

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    Think you've got it pretty much covered. Don't worry...it'll come- just start doing push-ups with your lips!ROFL
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If you drink the valve oil, all the Cs will appear doubled!
    Those questions seem to come from new players from other forums. After one or two posts we have instilled a more realistic picture!
    It is amazing how many posters without a double C can explain to the rest of us how to hit it best!
     
  4. cornetguy

    cornetguy Mezzo Forte User

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    I dont think double high c's exist on my horn (joke)

    seriously one doesn't need to have that range to do well. Remember 95%+ of all trumpet playing is below high c. Is best to concentrate on sound, technique and intonation rather then being able to play in the stratosphere.
     
  5. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    I can actually hit the double C, but theres no point to it in Church Music....

    I don't practice trying to hit it tho. just work on fundementals
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    What's the best fingering for double c?

    Which performance enhancing drugs speed up the process of hitting a double c?
     
  7. tromj

    tromj Piano User

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    Remember the old story about Bobby Hackett?
    He put a horn up for sale. The ad read "Used Trumpet for sale. Upper register never used"

    Jordan
     
  8. midwestchops

    midwestchops Pianissimo User

    we could all hit dubba c's once in about 12 blue moons.

    edit: to those who dont know, blue moon is an alcoholic beverage sold here in the u.s. of a. a "belgian style ale" to be more specific:roll: :-P
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2007
  9. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    blue moon with an orange slice
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    I can play a high c. If I buy a piccolo trumpet, will I get a double c?
     

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