Once the basic trompette techniques are second nature, variations in start position and subtle changes in style result in unlimited rhythmic possibilities.
I have found the following works well for Mazurka and for playing some pieces in 6/8.
|The problem I had with Mazurka was the short coup between 3
and 4. This coup can be done by modifying the normal coup de 4 but it is
very difficult to smoothly play coups 3 and 4 using the base and joint of
If the rhythm is started using the last position of the coup de 4 and the knob is pushed slightly further round, that gives the longer interval required.
|The second coup is played with a downstroke of the thumb in the normal manner although the knob is further round than in the coup de 4.|
|The third coup is done as in the coup de 4 but the knob is pulled slightly further round.|
|The last stroke is then played with the 3rd and 4th fingers
as in the 3rd coup of the coup de 4 and ends in the normal position for
the 4th stroke of the coup de 4. As the previous coup was longer, the knob
has a shorter travel .
|In motion, it can be seen that the dotted rhythm of the mazurka falls quite naturally with this method.||Think of a rectangle