Pedal notes Charlie Porter

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  1. alant

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    In one of Charlie Porters Utube videos when talking about Pedal notes he say there is no F series on the trumpet? can someone explain please.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    Have no idea what he is talking about! Perhaps if you could send the link so we could hear and see it in context folk here might be able to help.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

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    F series doesn't exist on the trumpet, because the lowest fundamental note on the horn is F#. The F in the staff is the 3rd partial of the Bb series.
    I am pretty sure he says that right in the video.
     
  4. alant

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    Sorry i need that explaining.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Pedal C is the fundamental for the open horn, and using valves we can bring that down to f#. Middle C (just below the staff) is the second partial of the harmonic series (based on the pedal C fundamental); we can go down to f# below the staff. The notes below this f# below the staff filling in to the pedal c are pretty much unusable, as are the pedal tones, but the usability of the pedal tones are compromised by bends in the tubing (the valves) and the amount of conical tubing in the trumpet and flare of the bell. They bark out pretty well on flugelhorns though....
     

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