Conns: 2B ('48) 48B ('51) 58B ('32) 62B ('46 Pan Am) 80A ('53)
Olds: Ambassador Cornet ('52) Ambassador Trumpet ('52)
Kanstul/FBessons: 609; 709 Trumpets
Martin: Deluxe Committee Model Trumpet ('52)
Reynolds: Contempora Trumpet (LB) ('56) Contempora Cornet (LB) ('62)
Schilke: B6L Trumpet (2009)
Stomvis: Elite Flugelhorn; Elite Cornet; Forte Pocket Trumpet
I know a lot out there will scoff, but I still build range strength by practicing charts up the octave on my bigger mouthpieces (Warburton 1MD [about to double G/A], and my Bach 1D)...That way I have to work harder for the notes- then when I pop my Lead piece in its like a shot in the arm! Bang!
'54 Conn 28b Connstellation
Warburton 1MD/Austin Custom Brass A1 Backbore
Bach 1D (custom rim)
Austin Custom Brass, Custom Lead Mouthpiece (14A-A1)
"There's no beauty in the finest cloth if it makes hunger & unhappiness"
Mohandas K. Gandhi
I know some people will laugh at me also -- but I take a song, and slow it way down -- and play it up an octave, or up where it is comfortable --- and play that like 5-10 times slower than the song calls for -- then gradually speed it up, and/or take it up higher, as I am able to.
1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Which is technically incorrect because 8va and 8ve mean the same thing. 8va is Italian and stands for "ottava" (at the octave), whilst 8ve is French and stands for "a l'octave" (at the octave).
Now that I think about it, I think it depends upon context, plus there is sometimes an arrow above or below the 8va or 8ve, to tell you which "at the octave" is desired, which could be up or down.
I just looked up 8vb on-line because it's not in any of my old Harmony books, and it stands for "ottava bassa", which makes perfect sense. Must be an addition after the 1970's, when I was in university, because it's not in any of my textbooks, which cover all the French, Italian, German and English terms.
We live and learn.
Hey folks, here is another website that provides progressive exercises with songs just like suggested by others in this thread. For example, it starts with a song to work on the pure musical aspects of a piece, then in progressive treatments, the piece is gradually taken up. And, of course, that means working in different keys. This website looks fantastic. Look at the samples.
There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it hardly behooves any of us
To talk about the rest of us.
Edward Wallis Hoch, Marion (Kansas) Record
(1849 - 1925)
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
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