Simply excruciating

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Manny Laureano, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    Open, full house, corners, two away, two close, first, second, open, two away, two close, first, second, open, two close, first, second, open, two away, two close, first, second, open and then back down.

    When you have that, start with a full house all the way up to two close and back down.

    Ya foller?

    ML
     
  2. Jimi Michiel

    Jimi Michiel Forte User

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    Much better, thanks Manny :D
     
  3. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

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    Today before a concert, I shared this little exercise of death with a few of my fellow trumpet players. They thought I was nuts but decided to try it anyway. I love sharing.
     
  4. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

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    Well, I finally had some time today to give it a real try. Starting with half at 88 (4 notes on down beat and 4 on upbeat) proved a bit too fast for me, so I brought it down to half=80. I found the sound start to thin at about Ab/G# above the staff, and had to pause momentarily at around Bb (3rd line) on the way back down. I rested a bit, and began kicking the tempo up 1 bpm, with breaks in between. Target is 88 for this week, 90 next. By 84, my starting artics were quite a bit cleaner, but again, around 3rd space C or 3rd line Bb or so I had to re-start since my tongue started to get a bit loagey feeling.
     
  5. rjzeller

    rjzeller Forte User

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    Holy mother of $%$#! I've been working on this since you posted it Saturday, and it really is hard!

    Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go pull my tongue out of the corkscrew....
     
  6. ROGERIO

    ROGERIO Mezzo Forte User

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    Now here's an honest and transparent trumpet player... WOW... they do exist!

    Glenn... you're a "good man Charlie Brown!"

    ML, I like the idea of VIDEO Lessons... ching, ching
     
  7. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Yikes, I struck out! Is it maybe because of my German Trumpet?
     
  8. k0elw

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    I hope its not presumptious for me to offer a few suggestions;
    It seems that tongue tension creeps in while ascending,
    or articulation in the upper register exposes this tension.
    In order to minimize that tension; I work into the exercise
    with a few preparatory stages:

    1. Play slurred, keeping tone even throught the 2 octaves.
    a mental reminder of what the tone should be.
    2. Play as quarter notes legato tongue as above
    3. As before with a more pointed marcato attack; keep tone consistant with slurred.
    4. repeated eigth notes legato, then staccato.
    5. finally introduce the double tongue repeated sixteenths.

    Schlossberg page 34 #97 has similar requirements, and
    the preceding exercise #95 sets us up for it.

    -Ellis
     
  9. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

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    Yikes! This is really mean! I love it!

    Michael McLaughlin
     
  10. Bob Odneal

    Bob Odneal Pianissimo User

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    Great Manny!

    I am always preaching soft or softer dynamics for practice and I usually get the look that says "as loud as you play????"

    You really will discover muscles you did not know existed in your face!



    Thanks!
     
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