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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
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?
May
12
asked brass: bending notes upwards
May
7
comment What scale is this?
A beautiful example of this scale is in Carmen's entr'acte inside the third act. Both going up (upward melodic minor starting on the dominant) and down (downward melodic minor starting on the dominant). Maybe it is supposed to sound spanish...
May
6
comment How can I develop a high register on a brass instrument without creating tension?
I see, sorry if my answer is not applicable to trombone. I am curious to how faster air is usually achieved for trombone players, if it's only with support maybe? Thanks for pointing out the physical difference with whistling, the analogy helped and still helps me though. Even the "joints" between registers feel the same as when whistling.
May
5
comment How can I develop a high register on a brass instrument without creating tension?
One problem is to articulate with your tongue in this position...
May
5
answered How can I develop a high register on a brass instrument without creating tension?
May
4
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May
4
comment How can a classical pianist learn jazz piano?
+1 for the "Jazz piano book". And listen (and singing along) a lot.
May
3
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