Re: Beginning brass notes
Posted by bloo on 9/28/2017, 8:07 am, in reply to "Beginning brass notes"
I feel it is best to start somewhere in the middle of their highest and lowest vibration. Especially with trumpet; the last thing you want to do is push range too early. I like to start all my trumpets on G, but I have had a lot of success starting them on E. Seems strange, but the lead pipe with the tuning slide in on top and out on bottom yields an E that is pretty easy to center. With no slide, it yields a slightly flat Eb. I like to use the foghorn remedy for those notes to help them understand centering (but don't do it more than 10-15 min the whole year). If I start them on E and they sound good, I do an E Remington to start moving them around the horn; Down to C and up to a G. I've done this the last three years and have had strong, good sounding beginner classes. |
: What are the first notes you start beginning
: brass kids on? Right now I have all
: instruments (except horns) starting with a
: concert F. After that, should they move down
: to Bb or add fingers?