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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Haste2, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. gmonady

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    I wanted to suggest the same but you beat me to it. I have been using a 3rd valve A more often lately. I am finding it easer to slot on from certain approaches and definately for make upper A shakes easier to play.
     
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  2. Haste2

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    I've tried 3rd valve A before, but it is WAY flat. And who on earth would need to trigger the 3rd valve slide in addition to that?! =P It seems most people are lucky enough to either have the 12 combination or the 3 combination naturally in tune, but alas, neither of those apply to me....

    Thanks coolerdave for that idea about not using valve oil on the slides. I think that may be the issue. I now realize the problem roughly coincides with when I started using valve oil due to laziness of not wanting to grease it. =O And, yes, I recognize what a trigger is now, (just didn't know their title) because I know many flugal horns use those.

    Thanks for the other advice, too.
     
  3. gmonady

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    Interesting as the intonation tend to be better with the A above staff played with the third valve on my Olds Recording. I know rowuk would state (and is likely correct) this is just a mind game, but mind game or not, my 3rd valve A above staff is in better tune on this horn when it is in my hands. I do agree the A in the staff is out of tune with the third valve option.
     
  4. rowuk

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    You only need to practice more. That is the only quick fix. The buzz goes away and your intonation gets better. Objects in the room resonating is cured by removing them from the room that you practice in.
     
  5. veery715

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    Try some Ultra Pure slide grease on the 1st slide and you will probably like the result. The problem with using just oil is that allows the slide to "cock" a little bit - the bottom part doesn't move but the top does a little, and that makes it jam. Ultra Pure is very slippery, but fills the space between the tubes better and will help resist the racking or twisting you get with oil.

    It does help to not extend it too far, as Mark wisely suggests.
     
  6. gmonady

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    Me too, especially when holding out high notes for many, many measures... kind of a groovy fealing man.
     
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  7. codyb226

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    Are you sure thats not the gin and tonic?
     
  8. gmonady

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    Cody, I rarely drink when I play, only after the playing, and Eddie is driving the van back to Dayton.
     
  9. codyb226

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    I didnt think you did. I know your a responsible adult and I think it would be kinda hard to play after a few drinks.
     

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