Third valve slide half note licks

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by SmoothOperator, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. SmoothOperator

    SmoothOperator Mezzo Forte User

    Jul 14, 2010
    I have been playing around a little with the third valve it seems that I should be able to get half note trombone/bugle type of licks out of it in the key of G, using alternate fingerings that consist mostly of holding down the third valve down. Is there any reason people don't do that more often, for more notes besides the few poorly intonation notes? It seems like a good way to practice with the slide. I think there are only a few notes missing that can't be reached with a third valve combination with the slide, maybe low A and Ab.
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 23, 2006
    Parts Unknown
    The third valve can be used for some nifty quarter tone effects, but the only reason it makes playing natural tones easier is because we don't have the chops yet for the higher versions. Using 12 (in G) or 13 (in F) for Taps we can get more of a bugle sound. Most of us play trumpet because it sounds like a trumpet, though.
  3. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

    Nov 16, 2009
    Near Portland, OR.
    Good point

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