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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by broazny, Oct 14, 2015.
Ok I know I'll sound stupid but what do you mean by play up 8va or 8vb? I don't get what your saying
8va is playing up an octave from what's written, and 8vb is playing down an octave. In the tuba world 8vb is king!!! Tuba player says, "Lower, louder. We don't care about fast"!!!
With the tuba playing it, I am sure it is half-fast (also pronounced half-assed)
Wow! What we're playing this concert round is already in the upper middle register for most of 2hrs and a chop killer for all of us! If I played up an octave I'd be out by the second song and anything above that A above the staff would have to disappear. Anyway to the OP don't despair because you can't, just be there doing your part the best you can and be happy
Really? You felt that needed explanation? I am on the verge of feeling insulted. We're trumpet players, not drummers....
In our church orchestra the trumpet section switches seats frequently. I find that I rather enjoy the relaxation of playing an inner part in a way that makes everything sound full with no pressure to lead.
I want to be polite and not presumptuous and certainly not insult you. I don't know the band, its conductor or you except that I usually enjoy your posts. But . . .
At face value, your director seems to show either a lack of judgment or lack of taste, or maybe just not enough control from the podium of the musical (or lack thereof) results of his organization. Who lets section players take their parts up an octave? To me, it's not amusing, tasteful or necessary.
If a player in one of my bands started taking the 2nd or 3rd parts up an octave on "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral", it would be the last time s/he did it. Like Patrick Swayze in "Road House", I would "be nice". But I would escort that behavior out the door.
Which hymnal did/do yall use? We use WORSHIP, which has the least new-agey music, but still enough of the Terrible Three- Haugen, Schitte, and Haas- so the lit. director at least can keep his job. Honestly, though, the non-8va accompaniment parts sound horrific, not in the least complementary, at least when a trumpet plays them. Clarinets are another story.
To illustrate my point, I axt my beautiful, talented wife to sing one of her (million) "favourites" one night I was practising. "What are you playing?"
"Sing the melody to one of the HYFRYDOL songs."
So she did and I played the "accompaniment".
"What on Earth were you playing? That sounded like it's from a different song!"
Playing eight times as loud as VulganoBrother
I was playing flugelhorn at the church a couple of weeks ago and was playing the second part of a two part hymn written by one of the congregation while the choir sang the first part (main melody). At times the second part pauses then echoes with a slight variation on what the first part had just played which sounds quite nice I think. Afterwards the new choir conductor quietly told me my timing was off by whole bars. I don't think she was familiar with the second part of the hymn (she was previously a singer in the choir and would have known the first part).