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 G Flat to A trill
Author: oboeyogi 
Date:   2017-06-23 12:57

Hi all

The other night in rehearsal I came to a trill that I think is G flat to A just above the staff. Any I Ideas on how to do it if it can be done. I have a full French conservatory oboe.

Its a arrangement of "Impossible Dream" in the key of B flat with G flat as a accidental and a trill. So think that the top note of the trill should be A as with in the scale. and If it was a f# it should be trilled up to G. I not even sure on this part anyway.



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 Re: G Flat to A trill
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-06-23 17:08

If the interval is a minor 3rd or more, it's a tremolo as trills are either a semitone or a whole tone and nothing wider.

Tremolos would need to have both notes written out as they can be anything from a minor 3rd to an 8ve or more, whereas trills will just have tr above them and won't be any wider than a whole tone.

I'd suspect it's a Gb-Ab trill which is dead easy - hold down the G# key and trill with RH finger 1.

Is there a small accidental placed after the trill sign (trb) or a small note in brackets (with an accidental) after the Gb?

Check the score to see what chord that note is part of - I reckon it's a Gb-Ab trill.

If it's a Gb to G natural trill, there'd be a natural sign after the trill sign. If it's a Gb to Ab trill, there should be a flat sign after the trill sign (trb).

If (for example) you're in the key of G Major and there's a B-C# trill, it will have tr# above it.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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 Re: G Flat to A trill
Author: oboeyogi 
Date:   2017-06-24 08:24

Thanks Chris

Its Just a tr no accidental. So working on the semitone or whole tone it could be trill G flat to G or should be F# to G trill as the note just before is a F natural or G Flat to A Flat. Or more likely a bad arrangement and/or software.

I will look at the score anyway.


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