ponzerelli wrote:seriously, with braces would be frickin hard. I couldn't play those when I had them. Now that they're off, I can hit the double high Bflat and C (4/5 ledger lines) no problem. I start to lose my intonation on anything higher than that.
I was going to write: "mmm, that's high!", until I read that it wasn't trumpet.
Well, it's maybe high on the euphonium (bass clef ) but I wouldn't know.
I'm exactly on that "limit" (that I called splice earlier, no one cared to correct me), around G with 4 ledger lines (treble clef), but can't get them stable and strong... I'll try to work my way through this, maybe try some other mouthpieces.
There's this one baritone player at my school who thinks dog-whistle notes are cool, but he can't get good tone, separation, or definition up there so it's just annoying. Plus, he never actually plays them any other time than warming up. It's not cool.
Actually, even though I wrote what I wrote above, I don't really like how it sounds on the trumpet either. Arthuro Sandoval plays just so... ugly and tasteless... it's high and disgusting.
Try to youtube the opening ceremony of the olympic games in atlanta (1996?). I don't remember who was playing the trumpet in the arena (Something Lewis, maybe?), but God... that was not pretty.
Not pretty. It's like body builders. Big muscles. Not pretty.
So I just want to do it to see if I can. Then when I can, I'll try to learn not to over-use it