visualizing on piano

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by crowmadic, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    I'm pasting a quote from SAM24 in order to start this THREAD: "And on getting confused going up or down...I suggest finding a piano and working it out on there. It helps you visualize, at least it helps me. I dont know what you other, much more competent, trumpeters think about visualizing on piano or not but I find it much easier then thinking valves or notes on a staff."
    I'd like to hear what other TMer's think about visualizing on piano rather than thinking valves or notes on a staff when playing an exercise without written music. And for that matter, might it be useful when improvising?

    crow
     
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  2. Harold Zinno

    Harold Zinno Pianissimo User

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    I visualize on piano often when I am reading chord changes for improvising
     
  3. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Harold Zinno,
    Can you give a step by step about your process, and how you transfer it to the trumpet?

    thanks..... crow
     
  4. Harold Zinno

    Harold Zinno Pianissimo User

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    Hi Crow

    Because I play a little piano, when I see for instance an c-7 I visualize the notes layed out on the keyboard c eflat g bflat as they would be under my fingers if I played the chord on the piano, from there depending on the contour of my solo I choose the notes accordingly that I will play. I guess this more of a chordal approach rather than a linear scale approach.
     
  5. crowmadic

    crowmadic Mezzo Piano User

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    Harold Zinno,
    I really appreciate your example of the "chordal approach". Now I'd like to hear from someone that uses a linear scale approach, a la vizualization.

    crow
     

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