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Trumpet Pedal Tones: Their History and Pedagogical Uses

Abstract The normal playing range of a brass instrument includes a definitive stopping note in the instrument's low register. However, players have the ability to manipulate their lips to extend the low range beyond this point; notes sounding below an instrument's normal playing range are called pedal tones. The history of pedal tones in trumpet performance and pedagogy has long been a source of confusion and misinformation. Consequently, this paper also discusses the educational value of using pedal tones, includes a brief history of players and teachers who have formulated pedal tone exercise methods, and examines their use within the six most influential method books that promote the use of pedal tones. The six books are Original Louis Ma... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Rodriguez, Malachy Sean (Author) / Hickman, David (Advisor) / Holbrook, Amy (Committee member) / Bailey, Wayne (Committee member) / Hill, Gary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / History / Pedal Tones / Trumpet
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 56 pages
Language English
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Note D.M.A. Music 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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