Pivot question

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by centerofaTONEment, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. centerofaTONEment

    centerofaTONEment New Friend

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    Does anyone push their jaw out when descending and then bring their jaw back in and angle the trumpet down when ascending into the upper register?

    This makes in inconsistency for me around a top line f to a g siting on the staff.
     
  2. the newbie

    the newbie Pianissimo User

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    Yeah i do, very slightly, then straighten up around second line g, probably a bad habit, i've never had a lesson.
     
  3. gzent

    gzent Fortissimo User

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    Used to until maybe 7 years ago or so when I learned that several accomplished players, including Manny L.,
    discourage people from using a pivot.
     
  4. Trumpet Dreamer

    Trumpet Dreamer Mezzo Forte User

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    Watched a trumpet clinic that Maynard was giving. He stated that in the lower register, he actually dropped his jaw for the low notes. Not going to argue with the Boss.
     
  5. BustedChops

    BustedChops Mezzo Forte User

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    If I don't drop my jaw a lot I can't get the low notes...but when I do I can get really low and ugly.
     
  6. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't and I don't teach it.
     

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