Playing in a band

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Msen, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

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    And for the rest of us, who do most of our playing on a Bb instrument (this is the Trumpet Master forum, by the way) it's a single step - E goes to F#, and there are plenty of charts in my rock band book that prove this point.
     
  2. Lionelsax

    Lionelsax Mezzo Piano User

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    Read again what we wrote and you'll understand, if you can't, it will be too long to explain.
    Cheers.
    And I read again what you wrote : you're perfectly right, I should think before writing.
    Bb : E becomes F#
    A : E becomes G

    Why do I seem to want to begin a 3rd WWW in this forum ?
     
  3. gmonady

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    The only way to do this with precision is to find a chord chart (there are many on line) and knowing the chord, just look at the chart to see if the note is included. In this situation, using your ear will not be as accurate, as your ear my hear a harmonic from a relative or transitional chord.
     
  4. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Next time I post I will ATTEMPT to put my brain in gear. F# becomes G. An even easier key

    Mea culpa
     
  5. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    It is always good to B# when putting your brain in gear.
     
  6. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    I have a hard enough time with Bb trumpet to concert pitch. I completely fall apart when we talk about A trumpet. :-)

    Mike
     
  7. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    If it's concert B#, what note do you play on an A trumpet? ;-)
     
  8. Lionelsax

    Lionelsax Mezzo Piano User

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    D# and with a Dbb trumpet Fbb !
    A lot of manufacturers are trying to make A# trumpet but they don't know how to do...
     
  9. Lukarino

    Lukarino Pianissimo User

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    Why are there A trumpets/cornets?

    Some vintage cornets I have seen have some thing that lets you switch between Bb and A.

    I wouldn't think it would be a tone thing (like from Bb to C), as the two keys aren't too far apart tubing wise, and it's only a half step.

    Was old music commonly written in A?
     
  10. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    Yep in A and a different pitch
     

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