Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

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vignesh.vijay
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600 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:26 pm

Hi,

Which instrument can i give for counter melody when trumpet is playing the melody?

In general,how do I choose the counter melody instrument?

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Deep Purple
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1125 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:32 pm

Any instrument capable of playing a melody will work. There are some vague 'rules' in orchestral works for which instrument should play a counter melody, but in general it's your choice.
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vignesh.vijay
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600 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:30 pm

i think the timbre,texture and frequency range shouldn't coincide right?

dark water
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1074 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:43 pm

Depends a bit on style, but if I had to nail my colours to a mast I'd suggest piano.
(Go for a hang drum if you're feeling adveturous though!)

vignesh.vijay
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600 posts since 18 Jun, 2013

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:55 pm

Its an orchestral track

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Deep Purple
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1125 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:12 pm

vignesh.vijay wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:30 pm
i think the timbre,texture and frequency range shouldn't coincide right?
They could be exactly the same - you could use another trumpet.
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dark water
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1074 posts since 2 Jun, 2016

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:43 am

vignesh.vijay wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:55 pm
Its an orchestral track
Why not state that information in your OP or thread title then, rather than wasting the time of people just trying to be helpful and getting shotdown for their efforts??

Quite a few genres have trumpets playing melodies with other instruments providing counter melody :roll:

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Tj Shredder
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2240 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:04 am

I would choose a Bass Tuba...

SoundPorn
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700 posts since 24 Jul, 2018

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:18 am

Violin, viola, flute, nylon guitar

Kinh
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1195 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 am

what the bloody hell you talkin' bout mate?

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toonertik
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1015 posts since 15 Feb, 2017 from a worn out vinyl groove

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:54 am

Kinh wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 am
what the bloody hell you talkin' bout mate?
Probably best you keep to Live_N_Loops, mate!!!

Kinh
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1195 posts since 26 Aug, 2012

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:55 am

toonertik wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:54 am
Kinh wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:43 am
what the bloody hell you talkin' bout mate?
Probably best you keep to Live_N_Loops, mate!!!
what the bloody hell are you on about mate?

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BertKoor
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11003 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:14 am

@kinh: I don't even understand who your comment was directed at :shrug:
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Deep Purple
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1125 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:52 pm

Me neither. Seemed like a strange tangent from the discussion up to that point
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RichieWitch
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576 posts since 15 Jun, 2015

Re: Counter Melody instrument for trumpet

Post Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:57 am

To me, since we're talking orchestral, I think the flute is a good counter-point to the trumpet.

For something more "jazzy/pop-py", try the marimba! :hihi:

https://soundcloud.com/richiewitch/twee ... 375#t=1:16

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