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Tag Archives: valve slides
Glissandi on the trumpet are kind of a mixed bag. On one hand, the trumpet can produce the super cool falls and doits that are familiar from jazz music. On the other hand, it’s nearly impossible to produce a pure … Continue reading
Posted in Contemporary Techniques, Standard Techniques Tagged bending, chromatic, glissando, half valve, microtones, overtones, valve slides 1 Comment
Microtones are available throughout the trumpet’s range. In this post I will focus on the production of quarter tones, as these have become firmly established in contemporary music, but other microtones can be produced using the techniques I describe below. … Continue reading
Posted in Contemporary Techniques Tagged flugelhorn, microtones, piccolo trumpet, quarter tones, valve slides Leave a comment