Re: Freshman brass ranges
Posted by Trumpeter on 12/5/2019, 10:46 am, in reply to "Freshman brass ranges"
It depends. |
I'd be more concerned with "are they making a good sound" over "can they play X note."
In general terms, if no private lessons, they should be playing up to the top of the staff with facility, and be able to extend to G/A/B/C above that eventually, probably by the end of the year.
With private lessons, they should have a two-line C with no problems.
With braces, reduce their range by about a fifth, until they're well used to it (interval, not percentage).
I'm a little new to this, so I want to be sure my expectations are realistic.
For an incoming high school freshman, what should be a minimum acceptable range for them to play?