New lead player in need of some help

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  1. ITryMyBest

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    So my band director put me as lead in a jazz piece. The piece isn’t difficult by most standards but for me it’s challenging (I’m in 10th grade). It has parts that slur up to a high E (above staff) from a G on staff. I can get the note, but the volume and focus isn’t quite there. Any advise?
     
  2. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    Don't force it, otherwise you might do yourself some damage. Wait for rowuk to chime in - if he does not, ask him. He's the wisest teaching guy around here.
     
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  3. ITryMyBest

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    Thanks for the advise. I might have to take a break as I just took a trombone to the chops.
     
  4. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to TM. ITryMyBest!

    We can sometimes be so focused on the first (lower) note that the leap afterwards can seem huge. Try keeping your chops "ready" to play the e while still playing the g.

    Congratulations on getting the lead part!
     
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  5. ITryMyBest

    ITryMyBest New Friend

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    Thanks!
     
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