Pedal Tones?

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  1. 7cjbill2

    7cjbill2 Pianissimo User

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    How far are the pedal tones below the C below the staff? I'm having trouble pinpointing the harmonic and I'm not sure if it's problem of skill or just not knowing where to slot the notes! :D
     
  2. dvs cycles

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    In my re-learning process I went out and got some fingering charts. Most only go as low as F# below the staff. One however goes all the way down to double C below.
    It shows pedal tones as F and below.
    I can do the F# but there is nothing I try that let's me go lower than that.

     
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    7cjbill2 Pianissimo User

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  4. acarcido

    acarcido Forte User

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    Yeah, lowest I can go in any controlled sequential transgression is to F#. I can go lower but I have to readjust my enboucher to do so. I've heard Arturo Sandoval play way down there in such a beautiful sweet tone. I couldn't believe that the trumpet could sound like that being a soprano instrument. I need to look up that song again on youtube.
     
  5. 7cjbill2

    7cjbill2 Pianissimo User

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    Arturo Sandoval is the Lance Armstrong of the trumpet world, a straight up freak of nature (and I mean that in the most complimentary way!) There is a youtube video of Charlie Porter doing pedals tones, and he changes his embouchure slightly just as I have to do. I think he's right, though, the path to the upper register is through the lower register!
     
  6. dvs cycles

    dvs cycles Pianissimo User

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    What exactly do you change to get lower than F#. Do I need a Tuba mouthpiece?:D
     
  7. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    an extra liter of air in your lungs
     
  8. dvs cycles

    dvs cycles Pianissimo User

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    As cyclist that races I have the biggest size of lungs that will fit in my 6 foot body. :lol:
    Guess I'm not using it right as far as the trumpet goes.:oops:

     
  9. 7cjbill2

    7cjbill2 Pianissimo User

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    Yeah, you do expel air pretty quick on pedal tones. My triggers help me pin to the notes, as well, whether that is the correct way or not that's what I do.
     
  10. gmonady

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    Hay... just to be clear here... are you guys using trumpets or flugelhorns to hit these pedal tones?
     

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