Technique

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmanic, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. crowmanic

    crowmanic Mezzo Piano User

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    It's good to be in contact with you again rowuk. When I first joined TM a number(?) of years ago as "crowmadic," you were very helpful. I was a come back player and your help moved me along. I'm a much better player now. If I understand your reply to my thread you agree with Arturo Sandoval. Perhaps not as dramatically as he puts it in some of his master class videos. I'll just have to work harder at creating that habit.
     
  2. crowmanic

    crowmanic Mezzo Piano User

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    That was my concern too but I'm seeing that it's necessary to a degree..............thanks
     
  3. crowmanic

    crowmanic Mezzo Piano User

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    Thank you for your instruction. It makes a lot of sense. It's easy to want to rush things but I realize it's a long process. I just have to keep after that process.............thanks.
     
  4. crowmanic

    crowmanic Mezzo Piano User

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    "Lipping in the squirrelys". I'll have to think about that and apply...........thanks.
     
  5. crowmanic

    crowmanic Mezzo Piano User

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    You got my attention "bang them up" ?
     
  6. MusicianOfTheNight

    MusicianOfTheNight Pianissimo User

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    You just made 5 posts! I hope you realize that you could have done it in one.

    I never had any trouble with fingerings. So I don't know of any exercises, since I don't need them. All I can say is that you should keep your pinky out of the ring, and put your thumb between the first and second valve casing. Maybe that will help?
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    It varies with instrument and tuning ... something that one must become very familiar with. Sometimes alternate fingering is solution. Some days just aren't my days.
     
  8. tobylou8

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    I can't find the reference, but Doc Severinsen always taught, hit the valves hard, every time!
     
  9. trickg

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    Don't worry about it - if you are taking care of the other part - hitting the valves with confidence, or "hammering your valves," as some might put it, the upstroke will take care of itself.
     
  10. trumpetsplus

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    I seem to remember a Getzen flyer (when Doc was endorsing their trumpets) quoting Doc as saying something like "bang them down and bang them up".
     

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