From: Rich Szabo <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 12:33:08 -0400
Subject: [TPIN] Re: Altissimo Range... Still

One of the things not covered here is what I call "fright factor" which involves multiple leger lines.

If you think of the upper register as high notes, then they become:

    high notes=difficult

I'll pose a question to ponder....
What if your entire frame of reference is in the staff? For example:

If you have to play a G in the staff you don't even think about it. It's a no-brainer. But then you see 4 leger lines above the staff and your brain kicks in and says "Oh #(@)!!!!. What if you put that Dubba G in the staff and just make it sound 2 octaves higher? That's what I do. My entire frame of reference is in the staff. I do the same for the lower register as well. Anything below the staff I look at as written in the staff. It just sounds an octave lower.

Just some food for thought.

Rich Szabo