The Piccolo's 4th 4th

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trumpetmike, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. Jon Kratzer

    Jon Kratzer Pianissimo User

    Nov 27, 2003
    Oklahoma City, OK
    What a great thread. I've never really questioned the 4th valve on my piccolo, it works fine for me. I love using it especially for the D to C trills in Baroque solo literature. You're right though, Nothing beats teh natural trumpet.
  2. GordonH

    GordonH Mezzo Forte User

    May 15, 2005
    It solvs the tuning problems on D and C sharp so you don't have to moive the third valve tuning slide.
    I find this useful.
    Try playing the qeen of the night's aria on it and when it gets to the triplet like section you need that fourth valve.
  3. Clarino

    Clarino Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 9, 2003
    Sheffield, England, UK

    Be patient, I'm sure that it'll be worth the wait!:D

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