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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by songbook, Jul 7, 2011.
Is this A difficult on any trumpet that you try it on?
Surely not flatter enough to make that much difference? Also, that doesn't exlain why notes above A slot more easily though.
using the third valve with faster air has eliminated my over use of mouthpiece pressure. It almost feels like I'm hitting a G# instead of the A. Thank you all for helping out. I'll be sure to work on the other tips as well.
well.. since we're guessing Robin's reasoning..I am going with the mental side ... after cracking the note using 1+2 the brain's synapses start building that association ... the 3rd valve changes it up ... probably also makes you think more about the new fingering than worrying about cracking the note..
that's my take
It just takes being a tiny bit off to make one miss.
If the higher notes are easier the horn is probably partially at fault.
My guess is the reason is going to turn out to be the science behind how air travels through the horn and the specific path differences through the tubing based on the valves pressed. I'm thinking that the air is going to flow through the 3rd valve slide if 3rd is pressed and when 1&2 are pressed it actually passes through both of those valve slides - more bends/bouncing of the air waves could impact the sound and the slotting.
Looking forward to the "official" explanation!
You may have something here as well. The Ab above staff is the next one that is a bit of a challenge. Not so with the Eb, F, Bb (all with a traditional 1 valve hit) or even the E, G and C above staff that is played open.
Another interesting thought in limiting the number of valves to improve accuracy is when we want to shake a note (purposefully make it less accurate) I find it so much easier to shake the high C by using the 2 finger alternative. Very interesting!
You blokes make me giggle - Robin said he would get back to us, and we have all had a bit of a guess - surely, a tad of patience until he is ready would work too? (I tried 3rd valve on that A too BTW )
Robin you're torturing us. Let us know. We need to know!