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TheAidanAU
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:10 pm    Post subject: Glissando on trumpet Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I am not sure if this is possible, but I was wondering if I could do a glissando on trumpet. There are certain parts of some pieces that I could play with glissando, which would make it sound better. I am not sure if "glissando" is the correct term for trumpet, I looked it up and it seems like "falling notes" is similar to what I am referring to. Can anyone explain how I could do this?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is about the same as a half valve “smear”, at least that is what I have heard it called. Hit the note. Pull press partway down on your open valves and let the valves held down up a bit and work it with your lips. The kind of stuff beginning teachers really hate. I have a tendency when I make a good one to hold on too long,though!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Down gliss: 2:00
Up gliss: 3:30


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:10 am    Post subject: Re: Glissando on trumpet Reply with quote

TheAidanAU wrote:
... There are certain parts of some pieces that I could play with glissando, which would make it sound better. ...

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What effect do you seek for 'play with glissando' ?

A valved instrument cannot play in the same manner as a slide trombone does when moving to different slide positions.

My understanding of a 'gliss' on valve instruments is a smooth slur that produces several of the intermediate pitches between the beginning and ending notes. If done quickly and forcefully, it might be called a 'rip'.
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