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i have a question    19:53 on Monday, October 23, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

mojo91
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i am 14 and i have been playing trumpet for a year i play for a marching band and a jazz band. in both bands i am having trouble hitting notes above the high d above the staff i wanted the know how i can improve my very high notes

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Re: i have a question    09:11 on Tuesday, October 24, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Kerima
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start from your middle g and work your way up in whole notes. do that for maybe 30 minutes everyday. it'll help alot.

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Re: i have a question    15:43 on Monday, October 30, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Rory6k
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IM 16 and have been playin trumpet for 2 years i play first chair in my highschool band as well as in my provinces honours band and the University of prince edward island wind synphony You really just have to put more air behind your playing make sure that you are very relaxed, also if you are still using the mouthpiece that your instrument came with, you might want to think of upgrading to a better qualty one such as a Bach, or schilke mouthpiece. I find that a good mouthpiece can make all the difference

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Re: i have a question    21:30 on Monday, November 06, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Jameh
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OK hmm i'm just kinda wondering what 'high D' you mean... I've been playing for 3 years and can hit D above high C...(two ledger lines above the staff) but uhhm when I had been playing for just one year I couldn't hit anything above E on the top space of the staff.

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Re: i have a question    18:42 on Thursday, November 09, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

cantputt04
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Yeah I'm with Jameh... if you can hit a high D and you've only been playing for a year. Damn.

If you can hit a high D, you don't need to play higher. Like... ever. Unless you play lead in a marching band. Or lead soloist jazz. In which case, if you need to get up that high, I'm with the mouthpiece idea.

And Bachs are... Meh. They're good but nothing special. I've been told to stay away from Schilke. I'm kind of a fan boy for them but get an Asymmetric. They were developed by John Lynch. Great man. It's a whole new take on trumpet mouthpieces. I have one, and must say. WOW. If you're looking for upper register playing, you NEED this. Not one of those shallow gimmick pea shooter mouthpieces like Schilke S or Yamaha Japan A4's. This thing is for real. It forces you to play the trumpet properly, in a 1/3 2/3 top to bottom lip placement. I just got mine the other day... I popped it into my trumpet, and played a scale. My tone quality remains bullet proof. My range has increase by half an octave. And it is clear and crisp and beautiful. I used to have trouble with a high C. NOW I have trouble with a high G lol. It's amazing. When I say half an octave, I mean, notes that are able to be interpreted as notes. I can scream like a banshee on this thing. They don't even sound like notes, it's just a loud piercing wail. It's so beautiful though... SO amazing.

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Re: i have a question    06:43 on Friday, November 10, 2006 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

baba
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I agree with jameh. If yopu have been playing for a year and can already hit a high d

   

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