You Tube - High Note Trumpet National Anthem

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  1. The Weez

    The Weez Piano User

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    I think he meant double C. Because I have high C and I'm still fairly novice at this point (comeback player), and I definitely am not "set for life". :D
     
  2. The Dutch Guy

    The Dutch Guy Piano User

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    high C is the first C above the staff, and I'm pretty sure he meant that one, because you won't find a double C in a normal piece, nor will you find an A or B for that matter. (in normal pieces, that is. I'm sure there are people that make extreme pieces just for the high notes)
     
  3. Bear

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    I beg to differ... in my line of work there are constantly Dubba a/b and DHC's. Granted, on average if you have a solid high g (g above high c[two ledger lines above staff]) then you are set for most applications on the classical side of things. Even in some of m y church work I've seen DHC's printed... although in paraenthesis.
     
  4. Richard Oliver

    Richard Oliver Forte User

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    Robin, our MD who's a great trumpeter, told us an anecdote told to him by a friend back east with whome he played a fair amount of studio/movie etc work.

    His friend, speaking of the some of young talented players hoping to break into the studio business, said something like "they can all play high, but they can't read very well."

    Misplaced values are vexatious.
     
  5. gbdeamer

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    "I beg to differ... in my line of work there are constantly Dubba a/b and DHC's"


    Wow, what kind of work do you do? Studio stuff? Soundtracks?

    I'm not the best travelled guy in the world, but I've never seen Double A's, B'a, and C's printed in any of the legit work I've played.
     
  6. Bear

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    No, studio/commercial stuff is my dream job. Hopefully I'll get there soon as I'm about to graduate. But I'm not there yet. A lot of the gigs I do around town (hand written originals) are written in that register. Some of the stuff we play at school has 'em in there. It's all jazz though. On the legit side (orch, wind ensemble, brass band, etc) I see an occasional high f/g (4 ledger lines).
     
  7. Pedal C

    Pedal C Mezzo Forte User

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    All chops and no brain doesn't make a very good trumpet player, but the upper register is a required skill if you want to play professionally. It's not the only skill you need, and it's not usually the most used (depending on what you play), but it's a part of the complete player. Yes, most music is below High C, but if 5% IS above C and you can't play it, you can't play the gig. Just like you can't play play the gig if you can't read, transpose, play in tune, phrase, etc...
     
  8. gbdeamer

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    "On the legit side (orch, wind ensemble, brass band, etc) I see an occasional high f/g (4 ledger lines)."

    Jeeze, I'm glad I don't live near you. When I start seeing f's and g's on my legit gigs I may need to switch to baritone!
     
  9. bagmangood

    bagmangood Forte User

    All I have to say is,
    that video was pretty epic. Way too many people have too much time on their hands. Some of which should have been used practicing...
    However, whoever made that video probably had way too much fun doing that...
     
  10. andy-rockstar

    andy-rockstar Pianissimo User

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    I was actually talking about just good ol' high C (not double high C). Range was always a little slow to develop for me, likely because of my equipment at the time. I've always thought of high C as the top of the mountain, even though I know jazz folks reguarly play higher than that.

    I thought someone told me one time that Doc Severinsen couldn't play above a high C. Perhaps I have no clue what I'm talking about. . . :-(
     

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