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Sensation Theory: Range and Ear-Training

Posted on July 27, 2004 by 

Using the Sensation Drill

One of the biggest problems that all trumpet players face is that of missing the first note of a solo. If that note is above the normal range then the problem is magnified. The sensation drill ‘WILL’ solve this.

The sensation drill uses ear-training by making you play a series of unconnected notes. To improve the drill once you become familiar with it try playing every other note or play backwards from the end to the beginning.

As range permits the sensation drill ‘MUST’ be played an octave up to make you very secure in the upper register.

Sensation Drill