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I'm teaching myself the Stars & Stripes piccolo solo in the key of Ab (I believe that's the standard key).

My plan is to start slow, with single tonguing and no trills, and as I become more adept, gradually adding the trills and double-tonguing the 8th notes.

Are there any tips or tricks anybody could offer? Is just a matter of starting slow and working it up gradually? Thanks!
 

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Remember that the orchestra key is different from the band key. Db piccolo band parts should be the same as C orchestra parts as I recall.
 

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bruce bailey said:
Remember that the orchestra key is different from the band key. Db piccolo band parts should be the same as C orchestra parts as I recall.

Well, I'm playing from the actual C piccolo part from the band arrangement. So I figure I'm safe. Good point, though.
 

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The only advice I give is to not try to play it really loud. It will stick through anyway and loudness only makes it sound strained.
 
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