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Trill Question

Post by sherbert789 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:11 pm

For Pennsylvania's All-State Wind Ensemble music this year, we're playing the Barber Commando March, which is awesome . . . but pretty difficult. Does anyone know of a really fantastic way to trill high Bb to high C? It's a sustained trill, and I've been fingering it using the F#3 with the thumb Bb key . . . overblowing it . . . and trilling my thumb. This has been working out ok, but does anyone know of anything different?

Thanks :D

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Post by flutepicc06 » Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:22 pm

There are several options here:

http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/fl_tr2_3.html

Try experimenting with them to see what works best for you and your flute.

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Post by fluteguy18 » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:27 am

the fingering I use for that is:

thumb Bb key, and f key with the trill key between the f and e key depressed as well. I then trill the thumb Bb key, and it overblows to the C.

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Post by atoriphile » Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:30 am

fluteguy18 wrote:the fingering I use for that is:

thumb Bb key, and f key with the trill key between the f and e key depressed as well. I then trill the thumb Bb key, and it overblows to the C.
If that's the case, it shouldn't matter which thumb key you trill since the F key is down. Maybe I'm missing something?

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