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Accessories and Music Discuss How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register in the TM Classifieds forums; Ummmm, a double F is right above double C. Octaves always start with C. If someone was reading this thread ...
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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    Ummmm,

    a double F is right above double C. Octaves always start with C.

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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    I remember playing lead in our college jazz band ... just about every player in the section could hit higher notes than I could ... so the moral of the story ..... well I think you get it
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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    Very Interesting comments for a classified announcement. Just in case any trumpeter would be misinformed about trumpet notes, I have trouble resisting to correct Rowuk who seems to miss the ball more than hit when it comes to upper register. C is not the benchmark my friend....it is a note like any other note and we are not on piano here.
    Also, you are confusing, "high" with what a trumpet player might think as "high".

    In general, you have a low note, a middle note, and a high note, then after you have double, then triple.
    For example:
    On BbTrumpet, the lowest natural note is Low F#. The middle note is F#1st space. The high F# is top of the staff F#, the octave higher is double high F# and finally, there is the triple high F#.

    F, E, Eb are all on the cusp because they are so close to the top of the staff in regards to HIGH. Therefore, a player could refer to them as middle or high when they are on or right near the top of the staff. For example, there is no opera singer in the world that would call call the F on top of the staff a middle F! They would call it a High F! Just because the high F on the 5th line of the staff is not that hard for most trumpet players to hit does not make it a middle range note in the world of music! However, it is up to the person playing the note whether they want to refer to the Eb, E, and F above Double high C as double or triple.

    I refer to any note 2 octaves above high D as TRIPLE! TRIPLE Eb, Triple E, Triple F, and all the way up to Triple C.
    Any note past a triple C I refer to as Holy Freakin' High....Holy Freakin' High c#, Holy Freakin' High D, etc.....

    Lastly, why is anyone wasting their time in this thread if they are not wanting to increase their upper register? Is it Anger, Insecurity, Hurt, Jealousy?
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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    Quote Originally Posted by yourbrassinstructor View Post
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

    ...and as you all begin to do that, I'll wait...no really, I'm just gonna play a few Triple C's while I am waiting for you guys!





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    Ok. There is an ENORMOUS difference between being able to squeak, pinch, and push out "high" notes and being a legit trumpet player that can control the upper register.

    Case in point...

    Imagine some amateur/semi-pro trumpet player playing a jazz gig. He's in a middle of an improvised solo and decides to push out a decent G over the staff (4 ledger lines) for a measure or so. Then he returns to the more comfortable middle register. This is not what I consider a trumpet player who can "play great in the high register". I call him/her a trumpet player that can hit a "high" note once in a while.

    Now imagine a legendary trumpet player known for his control of the trumpets high range...Jon Faddis. Jon can play any song you give him 15va (and probably even more than that). But the kicker is that he can do it MUSICALLY. He has immaculate attacks, never has to gliss or swoop up to a note, can play melodies up there, and can even be lyrical! Along with that, he can do that for an entire gig!
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    My point: Teaching a student to play great in the upper register is NOT just getting the student to "hit" a "double C". Anybody that can play the trumpet badly can pinch and use pressure to squeak a high note out.
    Also: Why only focus on range? Range is one of the aspects of trumpet playing that comes naturally with good practice. I'd rather have a great sound in the low, middle and middle high (on top of staff to the a or b just above the staff) than be able to play "double c's". I'd also rather play lyrically than sound like a broken dental tool.

    There's my opinion. It may be a passionate opinion...but that's that.

    YBI: Have fun playing your "triple c's". That's great. Just awesome. Just know that it doesn't really impress 99.99% of the people here.

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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    Also: Why only focus on range? Range is one of the aspects of trumpet playing that comes naturally with good practice. I'd rather have a great sound in the low, middle and middle high (on top of staff to the a or b just above the staff) than be able to play "double c's". I'd also rather play lyrically than sound like a broken dental tool.

    I focus on range and endurance because it is the hardest thing to accomplish and master on trumpet. Most players with hard work can develop technique and classical ability, Most players with hard work and a good memory can develop their ability to read and play changes! Most players have trouble and frustration with mastering the upper register and endurance....regardless of experience or genre they play!

    YBI: Have fun playing your "triple c's". That's great. Just awesome. Just know that it doesn't really impress 99.99% of the people here.
    My Triple C video was meant for fun and not for any instructional purpose and I state so on the description. I have a ton of other videos including a classical video demonstrating high range and musical phrasing.
    Now why is it that you can only find two trumpet players in the world who have played VIVALDI CONCERTO FOR TRUMPET IN Ab????
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    Re: How to Play The Trumpet with ease in the upper register

    Just to double check...did you just compare yourself/put yourself at the same level with Maurice Andre???
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