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Beginner Best way to Play C#

Sirk09

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Florida
Does anyone have any tips on playing a C#?

**I have tried LH1 / RH1 and 0 Fingers. Which is the best? Is there another that I do not know of?

** Is there something that I can do with my embrochure to make it more in tune?

Any tips will help...Thanks.
 

sandeha

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Pontardawe, Wales
Does anyone have any tips on playing a C#?

**I have tried LH1 / RH1 and 0 Fingers. Which is the best? Is there another that I do not know of?

** Is there something that I can do with my embrochure to make it more in tune?

Any tips will help...Thanks.
A question I still ponder over! I think you need both, with the right embouchure and diaphragm control for each. Usually if I'm going down scale I'll use LH1/RH1, but going upscale it's fingers off.
 

TomMapfumo

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Skabertawe, South Wales
I guess you just have to "lip it down" - loosen the embouchure to flatten the sound slightly. It would be useful to practice this with a tuner to hand to see whether you can reduce the sharpness of the note (if that is what is wrong with your sound - most common issue). By practising it regularly you should be able to make an automatic adjustment after a while. You could also try softer reeds to see if that helps, but it is one of the hardest notes to play in tune - just like the lower C#/D on a trumpet - but there you have a way of lengthening the 3rd valve (often an adjustable trigger) as well as the "lip down" technique. Trombone - easy as you like!

Good Luck
Tom :cool:
 

Altolady

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sunny, hot, North-West England
Not sure if I'll explain this well, but my teacher told me to play right hand 123, like D, but lift off your left hand.... does that make sense? Apparently, it's a clarinet trick. I find it works, depending on previous note.
Hope it helps.
 
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