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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 10:30 am    Post subject: Piccolo Reply with quote

What first picc pieces do you assign students?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first full piece my teacher gave me was the Purcell first sonata in D - pretty straightforward and not too high but plenty of room for music.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I got my picc I was told to stick with my regular routine on the Bb and to only insert a short amount of time on the picc, specifically to play a single Clarke study each day.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Viviani Sonata 1 is awesome music and I enjoyed learning it as a music major. I would recommend that one, also has string parts that would be great for a recital to include more instruments than just trumpet and piano, which IMO gets old.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I played the Manfredini with a guy that had some more experience when I just started out. The double concertos are nice cause you get to share the load and if there's another good player around they can be a good example.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Handel Suite is pretty accessible and offers a lot of options to trade sections with the keyboard and get some rest. Same with the Telemann Heroic Marches.
David Hickman recently posted a video of his suggestions.
https://youtu.be/xE6VPfUjcRI

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been a while since teaching, but for myself and students:

Getchell, Arban's "Art of Phrasing", on regular Bb and picc so they get the tune in mind then play it up an octave melodiously. It's a theory. Then move on to (or alternate with) excerpts in Webster and Hickman picc books before assigning full songs.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I started with the Fasch Concerto and Scarlatti Duos with soprano. For my students i usually give them a Voluntary as those are generally easier.

For some reason my first teacher Louis Ranger wanted me to start on the A side of the horn. I never questioned it I just did it. He never gave me his reasons......seemed to have worked out ok
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trptguy wrote:
For some reason my first teacher Louis Ranger wanted me to start on the A side of the horn. I never questioned it I just did it. He never gave me his reasons......seemed to have worked out ok

My picc plays noticeably better on the A side. But because I never have cause to perform on the A side I go ahead and suffer the Bb side and just work it out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a very occasional piccolo player, I found Telemann's Heroic Marches to be totally accessible, fun, and musical. Plus the piano parts are simple enough that you won't give your accompianist fits.

Also, the Trumpet Wedding Book contains a whole bunch of music that's relatively easy and, most importantly, can get you paid right away!! Which, let's be honest, why else are you learning to play the picc. Get that loot!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's pretty rare that I play on the Bb side of the horn. I spend most of the time on the A side. I agree with the Voluntary approach. Clarke Trumpet Voluntary is great. I usually start picc players on the Fischer Trumpet Tune. It is short and easy so a great introductory piece.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:37 pm    Post subject: Picc Reply with quote

I started dabbling on my own in the Webster method and then was assigned Torelli's Concerto in D and found that to be very accessible.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This may be a question that should be its own post, but when you start students on piccolo do you have resources to help them with transposing from A? It may be most piccolo students are high enough level that this isn't a problem, but I'd be grateful for any advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HaveTrumpetWillTravel wrote:
This may be a question that should be its own post, but when you start students on piccolo do you have resources to help them with transposing from A? It may be most piccolo students are high enough level that this isn't a problem, but I'd be grateful for any advice.


I was taught clef transposition; Bass Clef for D/Eb (on Bb), Mezzo-Soprano for F (also for picc in D on the A side).
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