third valve slide

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by d_rummer, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. d_rummer

    d_rummer New Friend

    May 26, 2009
    Sydney, Australia
    Hi, An elementary question from a beginner.

    When is it necessary to use the third valve slide while playing?

    I have noticed when I watch Jazz players I have never noticed them using it. I seem to notice it mostly with classical players.

    Is it used much in brass band playing?

    One more question if you don't mind:

    Do brass band players use mostly short or long cornets or both?

    I have a long cornet and I am thinking of joining a beginners section of a brass band.

  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Low D (1+3), Low C# (1+2+3), low G (1+3) and Low F#(1+2+3)

    Those notes need some extra help as they are always out of tune due to the construction of the trumpet. All decent players use the third valve slide.

    Walk in to the brass band with your long cornet. If they don't chase you off, then everything is OK. I have seen them both, but there are some difficult people in this world.
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    I played in the backstage band (il banda) in Aida, and the conductor got very angry at me for playing my Dizzy Gillespie trumpet. We were backstage...we didn't even need to be dressed for the show, and I could play my part well. If he didn't see my horn, he would have never known I wasn't playing a normal trumpet. I guess people go by looks more than sound/ability.
    It was the only horn I owned at the time.

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