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Old 01-21-2008, 08:04 AM   #3 (permalink)
blachalaheebow
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you create the sound by blowing air and buzzing your lips in the mouthpiece, and press the valves down and tighten/loosen your stomach to change pitch.

fingerings:

C- open-no vales pressed
C#/D flat- all three valves pressed
D- first valve(closest to you) and third valve(farthest from you) pressed
D#/E flat- second(middle) valve and third valve pressed
E- first and second valve pressed
F- first valve pressed
F#/G flat- second valve pressed
G- open (tighten stomach more than you would for low C)
G#/A flat- second and third valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for E flat)
A- first and second valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for E)
A#/B flat- first valve pressed(tighten stomach more than you would for F)
B- second valve(tighten stomach more than you would for F#)
C- open(tighten stomach much more than you would for low C)

the fingerings for upper octave notes are different, but until you get the hang of the trumpet, stick with these.
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