Various etude tempi

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by trpt2345, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. trpt2345

    trpt2345 Mezzo Forte User

    May 21, 2006
    Morelia, Mexico
    Manny, here's a question: there are a lot of etudes with suggested metronome markings that I can never and have never gotten up to speed. I can't do Brandt #6 for example at the speed of dotted half 76. Nor can I get #15 much above 66, much less the indicated 82. Many of the Walter Smith etudes have eluded me at full speed, thought there are a good number I can do. Is this important? Can you do all etudes at the recommended tempi? (Will we have to get into another conversation about the plural of tempo?) Or am I just schlub who can't play fast enough?

    Michael McLaughlin

    "A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience."
    Miguel de Cervantes
  2. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Some tempi are set well. Others? Well, they're fun goals but the bottom line is that it needs to musical, logical, and enjoyable. Practice for success when it comes to tempo.

  3. cmcdougall

    cmcdougall Piano User

    Feb 3, 2005
    Tempi? Guess that's why I'm going to college...
  4. trumpjosh

    trumpjosh Pianissimo User

    Dec 13, 2003
    Try the Arban's Charactertistic Studies at the printed tempi. Yowza.

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