Joined: 27 Apr 2021 Posts: 49 Location: Virginia, USA
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:10 pm Post subject: Glissando on trumpet
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?
Joined: 30 Aug 2017 Posts: 127 Location: Texas South Plains
Posted: Tue Jun 01, 2021 8:24 pm Post subject:
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! _________________ huntman10
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Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:10 am Post subject: Re: Glissando on trumpet
... There are certain parts of some pieces that I could play with glissando, which would make it sound better. ...
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'. _________________ going back to French horn!
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