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Tag Archives: multiphonics
After so many posts on different trumpet techniques I realized that information about the auxiliary instruments is a bit scattered. In this post I aim to gather all of the relevant information on the piccolo trumpet in one easy to … Continue reading
Posted in Auxiliary Instruments, General Trumpet Knowledge Tagged multiphonics, mutes, piccolo, piccolo trumpet, split tones Leave a comment
I’d like to start this post by making it clear that I do prefer playing the trumpet with an actual trumpet mouthpiece! Nevertheless, there are some unique sounds that can be made by using an alternative mouthpiece on the trumpet. … Continue reading
Posted in Contemporary Techniques Tagged alternative mouthpieces, bassoon reed, mouthpieces, multiphonics Leave a comment
My good friend, tubist and author Jack Adler-McKean, will cringe at the title of this post. He rightfully insists that: “a multiphonic means the same thing regardless of whether its for string, wind, brass, keyboard instrument or voice: making multiple … Continue reading
Posted in Contemporary Techniques Tagged mccormack, multiphonics, sanders, seyedi, singing, toledo, voice Leave a comment
My first venture into split-tones was over ten years ago for a performance of the piece “Humans in Motion” by Canadian composer Annesley Black. If I remember correctly, there was one single split-tone in my part – one of the … Continue reading
Posted in Contemporary Techniques Tagged half valve, multiphonics, saunders, split tones Leave a comment