Triple D

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by rowuk, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. trumpetnick

    trumpetnick Fortissimo User

    Nov 16, 2005
    Vidin, Bulgaria
    What was playing the lead then? :-o Super-duper G??? ROFL ROFL ROFL

    Good point, Wilmer! You can try to write a little kettle pot blues ROFL
  2. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

    Jul 20, 2006
    Heart of Dixie
    No...the 4th part was higher than the lead part. :dontknow:
  3. jbkirby

    jbkirby Forte User

    Sep 10, 2009
    Dothan, Alabama
    Other than braggin' rights, the only benefit I can see of diverting my fundamentals practice to screaming practice is to torment the squirrels in the attic. The most challenging (written, published) piece of music I have played so far tops out at a C above the staff. I respect and admire those who can scream a horn as usually it means they have achieved so much more on the instrument than just that one talent, but there is so much more for me to learn about this incredible instrument than trying to mimic a piccolo. If I feel the need to scream, I will lay my horn aside, open my mouth and let fly. My top is a D above the staff. Anything above that sounds like I'm slowly letting air out of a balloon. I'm still a neophyte and will keep pounding away on the fundamentals until I get it right. Then, if it happens...:thumbsup:
  4. tromj

    tromj Piano User

    Jun 4, 2005
    Teaneck, NJ
    I just assume that register is for annoying the violas.
  5. ChaseFan

    ChaseFan Banned

    Mar 25, 2008
    If I saw a man lift a bull-dozer, I would be impressed,
    even if I could think of no practical application for that ability.

  6. RB-R37297

    RB-R37297 Pianissimo User

    Mar 12, 2009
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
    There's plenty of practical application for that kind of heavy lifting. Playing absurdly high notes on a trumpet on the other hand...
  7. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User


    I'm disagreeing with the lack of need for excessive high notes, but ...
  8. ChaseFan

    ChaseFan Banned

    Mar 25, 2008
    Maynard Ferguson, Bud Brisbois, Cat Anderson, Bill Chase (and all the present-day screamers) just couldn't find a job because nobody would hire scream trumpeters! :-o
  9. ChaseFan

    ChaseFan Banned

    Mar 25, 2008
    Those guys (Ferguson, Brisbois, etc) were famous because there is a practical application in music for the ability to play high notes, contrary to the assertion of the other posters.
  10. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit

    The ITG in Mass.....all the nut cases playing every high note they could hit.

    One guy was trying mouthpieces near the Eclipse booth. He was just screaming double Cs. Really annoying.

    He finally started playing the Haydn.

    He MISSED the E flat EVERY TIME he played that section!!


    But he could play the double C when he could huff and puff and just screech out a note.


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