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					ASU - Instrumentation/Arranging
Fall 1999
Dr. Crist
INSTRUMENTAL CHECKLIST

Name of Instrument : Trumpet

             Range                  Most Used Range (written)                            Transposition
                                                                             C trumpet - sounds as written
                                                                             Bb trumpet - sounds a major 2nd down
                                                                             D trumpet - sounds a major 2nd up
                                                                             Bb piccolo trumpet - sounds a minor 7th up
                                             core          most used




Register Characteristics :
         dark, less penetrating,                                       brilliant, intense, can be strident   risky
         somewhat unfocused        clear, progressively brighter




Use in Ensemble : soprano. Great solo instrument.


Parts of Instrument :



Response Problems : Pianissimo is difficult to            Intonation Problems : All valve combination.
control in extreme registers. Upper register              High and low registers.
should not be approached by leap. High range is
easiest when loud. "lead into" notes in the upper
register - avoid entrances on a high note.



Fingering Problems :                                      Other Comments :
                                                          (1) Construction: Primarily cylindrical. 2/3 - 1/3
                                                          conical.
                                                          (2) Most agile of all the brasses.
                                                          (3) In general, when writing for the trumpet, stay
                                                          in the staff.

				
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