Really defined tremolo

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  1. AncientRuler

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    If it really is just one simple step, how can one get a really defined tremolo on the upper register? More specifically, how can I replicate that valved tremolo that Wayne Bergeron does? Not really exclusive to him, I've seen many others use it and just wanted to know myself.
     
  2. Peter McNeill

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    I think you are referring to the Lip Trill effect that was done by rapid slurs up high, the higher you go the closer the partials.

    Maynard was a master at it, and several others have copied that style/effect. I think back to when it was very popular, and there was a West Coast effect, and an East Coast. Lip trills Vs Shake. It was around the speed of the slur.

    MF:
    check this at 4:45 to 5:00 Is that the effect you are referring to?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9Bdl9MIopk

    You can hear the fast lip trill here at 5:45
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvW9PVhUsfE

    And the trill at 2:10
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7gBqVGr7x0

    Waynard: wise words
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Opznsv23y34

    Here is a good explanation with Rich Wetzel
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t0-m9RuflE

    I think this is what you mean - maybe I am wrong.
     
  3. AncientRuler

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  4. Peter McNeill

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    Yes, same thing. Wayne seems to use a small shake with the lip trill - sounds great.
     
  5. trickg

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    Lip trills/shakes are one of those things that just takes time to develop. Your best bet is to work that flexibility down low. A good place to start is to slur from G to B in the staff using your 1 & 3 valve combination.
     

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