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Vibrato for Trumpet

in Brass

Hey all!
This one is mainly a question for high brass but if any other could help me that would be great. I'm in 11th grade and I am a 3rd year trumpet. Right now, we are focusing on marching songs, but after Football season, we mainly play concert songs. One of those is a pretty well known trumpet piece called "A Trumpeter's Lullaby". I normally am a second chair but my band director "surprised me" and gave me solo. I've played it before but never solo. Since I am doing the solo, should I use vibrato at the appropriate times? If so, what method should I use? I obviously wouldn't use the wind speed method. So I would either use my hand or move my jaw slightly. Which one should I use? Let me know!
Thanks!
TheBlueTrumpeteer

Offering scores

I arrange simple but effective numbers for small drum and bugle corps. I haven't been able to figure out how to upload my scores to "give back" for some of the scores I've downloaded to build on. I'd appreciate any advice

The new kid on the block...

Hello, 
My name is Don.  I wonder if there is room in this group for an old kid?  I live in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area.  I have been arranging and composing for 4 or 5 years now.  I use www.SheetMusicPlus.com to sell my sheet music.  It gives me a thrill, the goosebumps, and a smile when someone buys my work for their choir/chorus to learn and perform.  I am...
Donald A. Mills

Marching Band

These people keep telling me that marching band isn't a sport. I quote "An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment." Then they tell me that it has no competition. Boy!!! I have one this weekend. 

I NEED HELP

Hey everyone, iv'e been playing the cello for two years and I still dont know hot to shift due to my teacher refusing to teach me. What do I do!?

Edit: Thank you guys for all your help! Because of all of you guys im able to shift down to 6th position now! I'm incredibly grateful for this group and the people in it. Thank you!

Trumpet Player

in Trumpet

Hey everyone!

So, I am a trumpet player (this is my 3rd year playing) who will be starting to play in the high school marching band next year! I would love to meet a few trumpet players who are around the same age and skill level as me. If thats you, lets talk!