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POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it?

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POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it?

Postby bloke » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:12 am

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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby TheTuba » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:51 am

no, unfortunately

bloke what happened that made you make this poll?
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby bloke » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:52 am

TheTuba wrote:no, unfortunately

bloke what happened that made you make this poll?


well...I was hoping that TheTuba would chime in with some pearls, and thank-you! Image
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby fourbass » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:50 am

Yes, routinely.
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby bloke » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:55 am

fourbass wrote:Yes, routinely.
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fine...but you're cheating. :P
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Mark Horne » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:41 pm

Yes, I played that note in Carmina Burana.

Yes, I cracked it.
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby brassbow » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:27 pm

with or without a trumpet mouthpiece. with yes
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Stryk » Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:39 pm

brassbow wrote:with or without a trumpet mouthpiece. with yes


.....on a trumpet
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby KingBassTrombone » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:25 pm

I played it without cracking exactly once on every tuba I've ever played... only once
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Levaix » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:19 pm

I'm sensing some bitterness here. :P
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:28 pm

Here you go. I played this last Saturday at Benaroya Hall. The excerpt is from "Ich wandte mich …" by Bernd Alois Zimmermann. After 20 minutes of tacet, and the solo notation means the only instrument playing is the tuba, though there is a bass/baritone singing. (There was some stress involved.)

And yes, for the smart alecks, it's an F# and not a Gb.

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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby TheTuba » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:46 pm

Mark wrote:Here you go. I played this last Saturday at Benaroya Hall. The excerpt is from "Ich wandte mich …" by Bernd Alois Zimmermann. After 20 minutes of tacet, and the solo notation means the only instrument playing is the tuba, though there is a bass/baritone singing. (There was some stress involved.)

And yes, for the smart alecks, it's an F# and not a Gb.

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whatever note it is, still too high for me :lol:
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby bloke » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:47 pm

Thank goodness for the listeners that it was an F# !
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:50 pm

bloke wrote:Thank goodness for the listeners that it was an F# !


Thank goodness for ME that it was an F#. BTW, the conductor rejected my suggestion that of one of the six trombones play this on euphonium.
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby timothy42b » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:09 am

For whatever strange reason, I find the high F# considerably more intimidating than the Gb.
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Three Valves » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:20 am

That’s exactly one octave too damn high!!
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby TheTuba » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:32 am

timothy42b wrote:For whatever strange reason, I find the high F# considerably more intimidating than the Gb.

me too!
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby Matt Walters » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:21 pm

Oh... that Gb just above the staff. I thought you were talking about the Gb another octave higher. :oops:
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby ren » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 pm

NO but Ive also never played a Gflat without being high on crack.

Sorry I misunderstood the topic.
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Re: POLL! Have you ever played a high G♭ without cracking it

Postby bloke » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:54 pm

Matt Walters wrote:Oh... that Gb just above the staff. I thought you were talking about the Gb another octave higher. :oops:


hell...I was just talking about the one in the 4th space :oops: ...but you're one of those (cheatin'-@$$) C tuba cats, too, I hear.
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