The most annoying fingering ...

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Artemisia, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Artemisia

    Artemisia Pianissimo User

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    So, what's your most hated fingering on the trumpet (or on any other horn)?

    Imho it's the low C#. I've been hating it from the start and I still do and probably always will.

    :noway:
     
  2. BenH

    BenH Pianissimo User

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    Rapidly slurring from low B to low C# and back again for any period of time - it's a co-ordination issue.
     
  3. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    Low C, G, Middle C, E, G, High C, G, E, Double C

    IMHO open fingerings are the worst, they are for lazy people with slow fat fingers.
     
  4. Artemisia

    Artemisia Pianissimo User

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    :thumbdown:
     
  5. SilverHorn

    SilverHorn Pianissimo User

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    So.... do you avoid open fingerings? Perhaps use alternate fingerings instead?
    Just trying to figure out why you say open fingerings are the worst.
    Would you really refer to all valves open as a true fingering since you're not using any fingers?
     
  6. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    I try to alternate between almost pushing down valves for those notes and not

    I also don't like Db very much
     
  7. SilverHorn

    SilverHorn Pianissimo User

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    Oh okay. I wasn't trying to be offensive Max, I was just curious.
    I have noticed that Doc Severinsen uses alternate fingerings very often.
     
  8. edcon1981

    edcon1981 Mezzo Forte User

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    ROFL

    wait... i have chubby fingers!!! HEY!! :evil:
     
  9. max3k

    max3k Mezzo Piano User

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    lol i didnt take it offensively, Im just messing around.
     
  10. GoodMusic@PA

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    Well I hate the low C# too...

    And you shouldn't get too comfortable with alternate fingering, playing open notes is also an essential (IMHO) skill for playing the trumpet...:-)

    psst!! Db is C#
     

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