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Playing reasonably long pitches using a chromatic tuner would help you to "tidy-up" your tuning. You could either use an actual chromatic tuner or an app. Obviously, using a tuner that has a transpose function (such as this one), would be less confusing, as you would be playing the pitches that you actually see on the tuner. However, any chromatic tuner ...


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Singing specifically is not necessary. I can't sing at all, but I played trumpet for many years - only as an amateur, but I was certainly good enough at it to hit the right notes. :-) However, you do need a decent ear for pitch, enough to hear when you're playing the wrong note. Any given finger position on the trumpet will let you play many different ...


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Trumpet - sort of. Trombone - absolutely not. The reason is that with a trumpet you have 8 possible fingerings, and for each there is a limited number of tones from which to choose by lip pressure. As a beginner you will only need the lower tones, which are spaced so far apart that it's extremely hard to hit the wrong one without noticing. Only getting a ...


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It helps a lot, and indeed, the trumpet is much more difficult than the guitar if you have no perfect hearing. The issue is that your breathing technique affects the note that you're playing, and if you breathe incorrectly, the outcome will also be incorrect. If you are not able to hear where you go wrong, it's difficult to play perfectly. Regardless, I ...


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You are quite correct that a trumpet is out of tune when more than one valve is depressed. This is unavoidable, as the mathematics just don't add up. For instance, valve 1 is the correct length to lower the open note by two semitones; valve 3 is the correct length to lower the open note by three semitones. But if valve 1 is already down, then adding valve 3 ...


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Here's the answer nobody wants to hear... scales, arpeggios, keys Of course, that's not all that interesting, you can do the same as on more or less any instrument and mix it up. using 1 to 8 for members of your scale, try creating yourself some patterns, which you can then try moving up and down... Growing: 1, 1 2 1, 1 2 3 2 1, 1 2 3 4 3 2 1 etc. Moving ...



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