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Trumpet Gear

I borrowed this nice toy for the next NYSAE concert. I’d never really done more than pick one up for two minutes before.

Here’s my problem, though: we’re doing the Schumann 3rd Symphony, which has a couple of low concert Ebs in it. On my regular piston Bb trumpet I could pull the secondary 3rd valve slide all the way out for those passages and play the notes cleanly. This one doesn’t have that option. I could try and squeak out a pedal F, but it sounds bad; or just switch over to my piston Bb for those two passages.

Any trumpet players with thoughts on how to handle this out there?

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