HBM – Trumpet Specifics

3rd valve slide on all 13 & 123 combinations, except low G and F# (which are normally flat and correct the sharpness of the valve combination)

4- valve piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, euphonium,  and tuba  – 4=13, 24=123

practical- only D & C-sharp need to slide (others are for lip slurs)

     ½” for D and 1” for C-sharp

     check with tuner for G and F

May use valve slides to pull down sharp notes, except open and 2nd, like 2nd space A, above the staff A, and top line F, use 12 for top of the staff G, especially when it’s the 3rd of a D-flat concert chord substitute 3rd valve for 12

Trills necessary for half of our solo repertoire – Baroque & Classical; only get better with practice; I practiced EVERY whole-step trill

May need to experiment with alternate fingerings for trills – see HO#3, p. 1 for alternate fingerings, like 0-3 for G-A above the staff; require lips control as well (whole step trills, not half-step); also, top of the staff F-G

Trumpet shakes are just lip trills; shake does NOT mean shake the trumpet!  Shake is the old word for trill

Trill easier when valve change shortens tube, harder when it lengthens the tube; 4th line D-E easier than 3rd space C-D, but, 4th space E-F is easy because it’s only a half step;

Need a different size bell if length changes by a whole step

Think about which is best when using 1st vs. 3rd valve slide – low D-E trill:  use 13-3 with 1st slide extended, same with low D-E-flat

4th line D, E-flat, and E are usually flat – unusable on 50% of Benge trumpets and most C trumpets (23 for tuning C; B-flat is a better note for tuning; A is sharp – but it’s the orchestra tuning note)

Virtuosi know different fingerings – Doc on La virgin de la macarena

Arban – lazy people use lip rather than fingers!

Picc tpt – 4th valve, key of A vs. B-flat – like clarinet

When to use- light, delicate, increased accuracy – lower in partial series, Bernie Glow when tired – close to the mike; who should use

Schilke –cornet mouthpiece – why