Splitting, cracking, bbraacckk attacking.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by PJN, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. PJN

    PJN New Friend

    Dec 14, 2003
    Hi, I originally posted this in General discussion, maybe it belongs here. I was surprised the topic brought 99 looks, but only one response. I am really hoping someone can shed some light on this for me.


    PJN Wrote
    Hello ,

    Glad to see some familiar names, better yet people whose input in on line forums has been of great help to me! I hope to get an answer to yet another question if I may?

    Since I picked up my horn after twenty years, I have had an intermittent problem with cracking notes. Usually E on the top of the staff, but also D, G above the staff and A above that.

    I have been playing for three years or so now, and while this is not a constant problem, I still have no way to diagnose or address this problem. Mostly I just ignore it and hope it will go away... any advice , suggestions, input would be much appreciated.

    This is a really nice forum you have here everybody, thanks for being here.


    Trumplyr Replied

    Usually when I have this problem, it means that I have not prepared to play that note. WHAT ?? What I mean is that when I don't hear the note in my head first, my body (emboucher) isn't sure what to do, so it goes searching and usually misses. I almost always find I have this problem on entrances, not on notes that are part of a passage I'm already into.

    Hope this makes sense and helps a little. I'm sure others will add more technical reasons and solutions then I can.

    PJN Replied


    I know what you mean, about not being prepared. but this can develop after a note has been initiated. Nice clean attack, then bbrraacckk!

    I can imagine all kinds of things that might be happening, but then again, I don't want to dwell on it unless I have something concrete to address.

    Thinking too much is way dangerous. Remember when you are at home alone, you are alone with a killer. !!!!

    Thanks :D

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