Difficult Trill

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Itspinktouch
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Difficult Trill

Post by Itspinktouch » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:02 pm

I have a piece I'm currently on, and I have to trill from D Natural to E Natural. The trill is easy to finger, but the sound is hard to come out, as it comes out airy, and not full. Can anyone tell me how to make it come out more fuller and more easier? My flute is a Miyazawa PB202.

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Re: Difficult Trill

Post by pied_piper » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:25 pm

You'll need to tell us WHICH D-E trill. Low D below the staff, Middle D on the fourth line, or the D above the staff.
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Re: Difficult Trill

Post by Itspinktouch » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:33 pm

Oh sorry about that! The middle register.

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Re: Difficult Trill

Post by pied_piper » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:05 pm

OK. There are several options for a middle octave D-E trill:

1 - Use the normal middle D fingering and trill the RH 3rd finger (the E will sound a little dull)
2 - Use the low D fingering (but play the middle D) and trill the RH 3rd finger
3 - Hybrid - Start with normal middle D fingering, then when you start to trill the RH 3rd finger, close the LH 1st finger
4 - Use the normal middle D fingering, but close the LH 1st finger half-way and trill the RH 3rd finger

Also see the trill fingerings here:
http://www.wfg.woodwind.org/flute/fl_tr2_2.html

Try them all and see which works best for you.
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Re: Difficult Trill

Post by Bo » Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:30 pm

I have always used this chart http://www.portsmouthmusic.org/PDF/Fing ... lChart.pdf. I think it is pretty good and clear.

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