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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Sauer, Oct 11, 2008.
And did you notice the circular breathing in the clip?
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Regarding "Trumpeter's Lullaby" - The best way to start is to find a recording of it and listen to it over and over. The key to playing this composition is to remember that it is a Lullaby and needs to be played very smoothly like you are playing it for a baby. Also, the attraction of it is the way that the trumpet blends with and is supported by the orchestra. It is one of the great solos that shows how that blend can create something very beautiful - almost haunting. It is one of my favorite pieces in the world and when I started my comeback after almost 30 years it was the first thing that I played and one of my goals is to play it with an orchestra someday. So, good luck on learning it.
In my years of playing in ska bands, the keys most played are definitely the keys the guitarists are most comfortable writing music in (E, B etc)...which seems to be the harder keys for trumpet...lets just say anything above 4 sharps....
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try C pitched trumpet
I don't really need a C Pitched Trumpet...
I'm a starving punk rock horn player, but can play all the "difficult keys" fairly easily. however, I do want to star learning more Balkan Brass...which will require me to get a rotary trumpet!
@ Bunbundaisy ... what are you having trouble with ?
I am going to throw a few guesses out..
I always believed you should practice things that are more difficult to play then a certain piece you are working on.
TL has some double tonguing in it ... so hit your Arban book ..if that's where you're having problems.. you might try backing off the tongue a little on it and keep the air flowing ...
If it's the jumps then hit your Arban book again (broken record) ... air flow...your tongue should be going from Ah" to "hee" when you jump up in the interval..
Make sure you are in good shape ... if you read a bunch or articles you will find out it's all about air and support...
Trumpeters Lullaby has a special place for me as my Dad loves it.
If you can spring for lessons from a pro that's always the best way to go