Note Q.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Jimba, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Jimba

    Jimba New Friend

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    Ok, so I am a newbie, so take it easy on me.

    when I look at a fingering chart, one thing I dont get is, when i look at low C, it is all valves open. no problem with that. but next up is a C#, valves 123 depressed, this is where I get confused, cause next on the chart is 123 depressed also, but this is a Db ( D flat?)?

    there is a bunch of these, D# is a Eb, G# is a Ab. so on.

    thanks.
     
  2. oldlou

    oldlou Forte User

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    C# and Db are the same note. Look at them on a musical score paper.


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  3. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to TM, Jimba! The term we use is "enharmonic." D# and Eb sound exactly the same, but are written differently to match the key of the piece. Check out Enharmonic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for more information than you'll ever want to know! Have fun!
     
  4. Jimba

    Jimba New Friend

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    thanks VB! :cool:
     

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