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JoshRzepka
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:15 am    Post subject: Staying in shape on different horns. Reply with quote

Hey TH - here's a new video!

Here are some simple tips and strategies that will help you stay in shape on all of your different trumpets. Bb, flugel, picc , Eb, C ...

Anyone else practice all their horns every day?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great info, Josh!

When I was learning the high horns, I used the Telemann Heroic Music. I would play each piece on Bb, C, Eb, and either A or Bb piccolo on the same concert pitches. This allowed me to develop a cohesive approch to each horn and work on transposition at the same time.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel kind of guilty as charged. These days I play Bb, flugelhorn and natural trumpet in D (415) every day, but the pic, C and the bass trumpet get neglected. Don't have a Eb/D, G or F (natural trumpet).

The only thing I disagree with in your video is the coffee advice. Can't stand the stuff and would never put it into my routine.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

benlewis wrote:
Great info, Josh!

When I was learning the high horns, I used the Telemann Heroic Music. I would play each piece on Bb, C, Eb, and either A or Bb piccolo on the same concert pitches. This allowed me to develop a cohesive approch to each horn and work on transposition at the same time.

Ben


Thanks for checking it out!

Oh, that's a fun piece, and a great way to work on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cgaiii wrote:
I feel kind of guilty as charged. These days I play Bb, flugelhorn and natural trumpet in D (415) every day, but the pic, C and the bass trumpet get neglected. Don't have a Eb/D, G or F (natural trumpet).

The only thing I disagree with in your video is the coffee advice. Can't stand the stuff and would never put it into my routine.


I'm not sure I could play without coffee ... 😂😂😂

Yeah, been tough during this period. That's why I've been incorporating them into my routine, get a little face time, and then they all feel comfortable.

What kind of bass trumpet have you got?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JoshRzepka wrote:

What kind of bass trumpet have you got?


It is a Chinese stencil from Mack Brass (https://mackbrass.com/bass-trumpet). It plays reasonably well, but has the same problems as most three valve piston bass trumpets. Some really tough notes as you get lower. (I found the same problems on a Getzen I tried). I would love to get an Alexander or one of the good Kanstuls (which I think I might be able to get made by BAC), but I do not play it enough to justify dropping $6K on one.
The silver plating is of poor quality, but the build is reasonable. It is light weight. Certainly nothing to use in a symphonic setting, but I use it for playing tenor parts in a church group I play in, but it is a little rough on bass parts mostly (could be me).
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice, good strategy. This week I've spent some time on flugel, Bb, and C tpts, but with a few horns right now in the same key, so I've been reevaluating horns to see which one will be next on the chopping block. It can force you to listen carefully to all kinds of elements in your playing. But going through the various keyed tpts on a daily basis is "sound" advice. (Couldn't resist.) Thanks for the vids, Josh!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice. When I had the spare bedroom as a home office, I kept all my horns out on their stands and played all of them every day. When my daughter moved home and took her room back, I had to move to a walk-in closet so I don't have room to keep the horns out, but I have them in a triple bag and a quad case and I rotate cases every day so that I'm playing all of them every two days. Coming up on piccolo season so better hit that one every day.
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