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My main instrument is the trumpet, I have classical training but switched to jazz 10 years ago. I play in a big band, and a funk-pop band.

I can play some piano, and find my way around on a guitar. I have also composed some choir music and played with sequencers.

I like typography (including music notation), and music theory.


May
25
comment How do I begin finally making music on the piano?
Nice writing. Have you considered that your level may not have gone down, only you are more picky with what you hear? Your expectations might go up faster that your playing level?
May
23
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
Adding percentages should work if using a common reference (here the length for C). If you add 3 % of 100 (that is 3) to 6 % of 100 (that is 6), it's the same as adding 9 % of 100 (9). This stops working if you have 3 % increase, then additionally 6 % on top of it. In that case the first added 3 % get into the input of the 6 %, which they don't do if the reference is common. Regarding the specifics of the instrument, it's just adding tube length.
May
22
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
Thank you for the long answer. I do understand that due to the logarithmic nature of intervals vs. wavelength, the sum of tubing for one tone down and for one half tone down won't be the correct sum of extra tubing for 1.5 tone down. That is what I meant with: if F# and F are in tune, the sum of the extra tubing won't make E exactly in tune. Nice that you could quantify the length compromise in cents! And a very interesting comment on the harmonic series being out of tune. This question arised from a bass trombone slide position chart, actually.
May
22
comment Trumpet low C♯ and D
Trumpet players pull the third valve "live" on D and C#. You don't need to tune your valves for an optimal tuning on all tones, if you can move one of them on the fly (trombone players used to make fun of me for moving my ridiculously little slide on some tones :) ).
May
20
comment Transition from tenor to bass trombone
I asked the question in a trumpet viewpoint, and did find things I do not quite understand. Question here
May
20
asked Trumpet low C♯ and D
May
20
comment Transition from tenor to bass trombone
@NReilingh: I started writing the question, which made me think about it more... and I think I understood. Then rereading your comment "how the harmonic series works" makes sense. Just like the fret spacing works the same on all the strings of a guitar. Maybe I should ask the question anyway, but it feels awkward to ask a question of which I already know the answer.
May
19
comment Transition from tenor to bass trombone
Do tenor trombone players modify the positions depending on the register they are playing? I don't mean in regard with the valve. Trumpet players modify the length of their third valve in the low register, so I figured trombone players would do the same. I just never thought of it before.
May
18
comment Learning an alternative moving-do solfege — futile?
@ogerard: I'm not with you, care to rephrase?
May
17
comment Learning an alternative moving-do solfege — futile?
@ogerard: I never realised that the german Fb in french and Ab in english had very related meanings... what are the odds??
May
17
comment Learning an alternative moving-do solfege — futile?
@ogerard: actually, I never say B anymore. Only H or Bb, so there is no possible confusion. Note also that the H convention is used in other countries with germanic languages. I'm thinking about Sweden, for example.
May
17
comment Learning an alternative moving-do solfege — futile?
And to add to the enharmony discussion, how'd you say F##?
May
17
comment Learning an alternative moving-do solfege — futile?
This is great! But how do you distinguish "re mi mi" from "rem mim mi"? German languages do actually call their notes differently depending on the accidental. Ab is Ass (sorry, it is!). C Ciss=Dess D Diss=Ess E Eiss=F Fiss=Gess G Giss=Ass A Aiss=B H . Note the last notes, a source of confusion (you never know if B is meant as H or as Bb). Drawback: Eiss and Aiss are hard to say, and the consonant s is not tonal (still you could stay on e or i). On the other hand, several languages lack the french z...
May
16
comment Finger techniques when playing valve brass instrument
+1 for necessary movement and tensing joints.
May
15
answered Keyboard keys failing.
May
15
comment How to extend and strengthen low end of vocal range? (I need about a whole tone extra.)
I also wonder why drinking gives the extra low register.
May
15
comment brass: bending notes upwards
I reflected a bit more about that, now I'm a bit skeptical to releasing tension. For the first half tone downwards, releasing tension works. Then for going further down I need on the contrary to have a lot of tension, to force my lip buzzing through the horn. That is actually a strength exercise.
May
13
comment brass: bending notes upwards
Makes sense. About the partials getting closer as you go up I see your point, but a major third down from G, and not a quarter tone up from the same G (between low C and middle C)... The difference is too big, I don't think this is what makes it difficult to bend up. The technique is not common indeed, I use it as practice and got curious. I didn't know of the word "doit", thanks! I do use half-valve in performance.
May
12
answered English translation for “rubato”
May
12
answered Do cold/hot drinks have any effect on woodwinds and brass performers?