Is there a way to notate a trumpet "fall" in Notion? (Sometimes known as a "fall-off," I think.)
I'm trying to do that jazzy trumpet sound you used to hear during the WHAM! BAM! fight scenes of the old "Batman" TV show (hopefully someone here remembers that show); but I'm not sure how to notate it.
I've tried both glissando and portamento, but neither simulates a bona fide trumpet fall, where the initial burst is sforzando and the trailing sound fades as it (somewhat sloppily) descends the scale.
By contrast, with glissando and portamento, equal dynamics were applied all the way through.
Thanks for your help!
One way is to purchase the Jazz Trumpet expansion sound. It is wired so that it can recognize 5 of the 6 jazz ornaments (Shift-U cycles through them).
Here is a screen shot of the six possible ornaments and a .wav audio file of how those 3 bars sound.
(A year later) I figured out a practical (and simple) answer to my question: trumpet falls can be simulated by notating each note of the fall, like a violin run.
An optional decrescendo can be added to the fall, to simulate the "fade".
I created a trumpet fall consisting of fifteen 32nd-notes, then converted it into a tuplet. It sounds just like a real trumpet fall.
Of course it would be quicker to use the "fall" marking (if there was one), but I also like the challenge of figuring out a "manual" solution, and learning from that.
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