Two toned playing

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blind Bruce, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Blind Bruce

    Blind Bruce Pianissimo User

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    After three months with a private instructor I find that When I go for a middle C, the C comes out mixed with a middle A. Likewise with other notes. I have to really concentrate on the C or, out comes the two tones. I didn't apparently have this problem at first but is gradually creeping in. Instructor is on vacation so is unavailable for comment. How about you?
     
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    Sounds like you don't have enough support when you are playing. Put more air into the horn.
     
  3. Peter McNeill

    Peter McNeill Utimate User

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    Hi Bruce,
    Are you having the problem at the start of the session, or after playing for a while?

    If it is first up, then do warm exercises (scales and appegios, slurs etc). It is important for relative pitch to get the sound clearly set for the brain to co-ordinate. Go for a nice full sound to start with, without overblowing.

    Also are you using a mute? Sometimes a vibration can be there, and back pressure can mess up the sound you want.
    Cheers
     
  4. Phil Kersh

    Phil Kersh Pianissimo User

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    I'm curious, what mouthpiece are you using?
     
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  5. Blind Bruce

    Blind Bruce Pianissimo User

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    The problem exisis after a warm up.
    If I use mere air, the loudness goes up. I should be able to play ppp cleanly.
    My mouthpiece is a Bach 5C.
     

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