What's the lowest you've ever played?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Myshilohmy, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. MarkMin

    MarkMin New Friend

    Jul 15, 2008
    Hit a C below C below the staff while lying on my back at Lake Eyre (South Australia), 15 metres below sea level. Anyone played in the Dead Sea?
  2. A.N.A. Mendez

    A.N.A. Mendez Utimate User

    Oct 25, 2005
    Sunny Ca.
    I played in Death Valley once...........
  3. ltg_trumpet

    ltg_trumpet Mezzo Piano User

    Jan 21, 2009
    played a Q once
  4. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

    Oct 18, 2007
    The Wide Brown Land
    Played in Geelong once - well it's nearly Tasmania?:shock:
  5. Kiddo

    Kiddo New Friend

    Jan 30, 2010

    I wouldn't say he's definitely the best pedal player out there; cause ain never saw him go to his extremes of low playing before. But Giuffredi has totally characterised his style based on pedal tones; in every typical fanfare he does, there'd be extreme low barks, albeit musical ones ofc. Why, I even came across him double tonguing pedals.

    Haven't seen any players that come close to doing pedals with as much ease as him.
  6. Satchmo Brecker

    Satchmo Brecker Piano User

    Jul 19, 2010
    Good one! Was that in that one PDQ Bach arrangement for trumpet and foghorn? :D

    But seriously, what's the actual value of playing pedal tones?
  7. Haste2

    Haste2 Piano User

    Jun 16, 2010
    I haven't really tried; I know I go down to double pedal C sometimes to relax my lips, but triple? Whoa.

    On a side note, I have a tough time doing a pedal C on my C trumpet; on my B-flat it is quite easy for me now, but when I try to do the low C on my C trumpet... It wants to be like a "B", so I have lip up as much as I possibly can, yet it's still like a quartertone flat...

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