On tenor trombone, I have an issue playing the G above staff (concert pitch bass clef). My attack is really ugly, crackling. I more than often miss it, playing either on 2+ position or 4th position.
It's really annoying because I can reach a rather clean G-flat (on 3+ or 5) but also A-flat (on 3), and even A and B-flat (not perfect but way better and more consistent than my G). I've been practicing this note a lot recently, trying to solve the issue, by doing the following :
- I reinforced my A-flat and G-flat with various standard exercises.
- Always using a tuner, I try to get used to the G by sliding from A-flat or G-flat.
- During the day, whenever I can, I even listened to G being played by a tuner.
- And of course I'm playing various "high range" exercises on G. The "Broken Intervals" by Jason Sulliman worked well for me on other notes.
At this point I think my issue might be at least in part just in my mind. Did anybody ever have a similar issue ? Would you have some advices ?