Whoo-hoo!

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by chapmand, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. chapmand

    chapmand Piano User

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    Ok, it wasn't totally clean and definitely not terribly well supported...

    BUT

    I hit g above the staff (not the one on the staff, the one above that).
    First time ever.
    Its a start.
    Yay for me.
    Thanks.
    Okay, I'm going to go to bed now.
     
  2. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Chapmand well done a new note is a great thing :bravo:
     
  3. BachStrad1

    BachStrad1 Pianissimo User

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    Well done, Chapmand! Smart thing going to bed on a high note!
     
  4. ultratrumpet

    ultratrumpet Piano User

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    If your playing high notes now, it's recommended that after a high note routine, end it with what Claude Gordon calls a " Lip Relaxer." And rest for least one hour. Playing only in extremes will be detrimental.

    A high note routine should include:

    > Wind power exercices
    > Upper register exercises
    > Low tones for relaxing the lip
    > Tongue level exercises
     
  5. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Did you have a good night? Dreams full of high As, Bs and Cs ? :D
    Congrats ! :thumbsup:
     
  6. JNINWI

    JNINWI Piano User

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    Way to go Chapmand !! Small high notes today are definately notes !! and they will soon be BIG high notes, keep up the good work !
     
  7. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Those are the kinds of thing that keep us going. Congrats
     
  8. schleiman

    schleiman Piano User

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    Congratulations! You know it's funny, when we hit a note for the first time, even though it's not pretty, it's encouraging because at least we know its "there". Now that you've hit it, the hard part is being able to play it musically in all dynamic ranges and articulations with control and good sound. I'm still working on that with my f, f#, and G on top of the staff. I can "hit" up to a Bb and hold it for a few seconds but it always fizzles out. The G tends to play sharp for me. My old teacher told me to practice playing them softly first, because that gives you control of the note instead of just "hitting" it. Good luck and congrats again!
     
  9. gmonady

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    On that note... sounds like you'll be starting on a new day when you wake up.
     
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  10. tobylou8

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    Awesome!! NOW, go get a Holton ST302 and that "squeak", will be a BIG,FAT, LONG TONE!!! :thumbsup::thumbsup: Yeah I'm still drunk w/o the hangover effects!
     

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