Pedal Tones

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  1. Hoghorn

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    Opps sorry, see below....
     
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  2. Hoghorn

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    I was given Arturos pedal tone warm-up exercises a few years ago, so I started trying them and ended up incorporating them in with practice. I like doing them and so I set a goal with them of a Dbl pedal C. I don't spend much time on them, maybe 10 minutes, and move on. I can think of maybe 2 times where I used them on stage and it was while soloing, it's mostly just part of my warm-ups and warm-downs.

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  3. simonstl

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    I may be crazy, but I like practicing pedal tones just because they're fun - the horn sounds different, even feels different in my hands and on my lips. Kind of teaches me not to take things for granted, I guess.

    Or maybe I should take up valve trombone, euphonium, or tuba...
     
  4. Hoghorn

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    I feel the same way Simon, I like doing them too.
    Funny about the trombone thing, I was warming up for a rehearsal one day and the music prof. looked in and said, are you trying to sound like a trombone ? I asked him well do I, he laughed and said yes you do !!

    Hoghorn
     
  5. Bob Grier

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    Myself I like doing them. I use them to loosen things up during my daily routine. i've found that from pedal C down to pedal F# there is some slotting. From pedal F# down to double pedal C there really isn't any slotting. I think this is the bottom fundamental notes on a trumpet are pedal C to pedal F#. below that you're really just lipping things down.

    Hoghorn, I would say you are right. It is a double pedal Eb. I call anything below pedal F# double pedals. Why has it taken you so long to get that low?

    All this pedaling has made me thirsty!:-P
     
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  6. Hoghorn

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    Thanks Bob,

    Why has it taken so long to get that low.....prolly cause I don't spend much time at all on them, it's just part of a warm-up then it's on to technical studies for me.

    Hoghorn
     
  7. Bob Grier

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    Hoghorn, do you play on a regular basis? It shouldn't take that long to get down there. How do you do them?
     
  8. Hoghorn

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    Yes Bob, I play every day and played over 120 shows this last year. It's just not something I work hard at. Additionally it's not that important for me to get to the Dbl Ped C, when it happens it happens is how I think about it, half the fun is getting there !!

    Hoghorn
     
  9. tedh1951

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    All this reminds me of a girl I once knew - "Her lips were like petals - bicycle petals, her teeth were like stars - they come out at night." :-(
     
  10. BergeronWannabe

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    My teacher had me do them...I can, but don't think they did anything.
    Just my opinion, :dontknow:
    -Andrew
     

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