...off the chair drunk. oh sorry, wrong thread, thought this was the post contest thread Actually, I want to ask for advice regarding falling off a note as one is sometimes required to do in jazz numbers. We have an arrangement of Sentimental Journey that requires falls but I just cannot do it. Someone demonstrated to me doing it by half depressing 2nd and 3rd valves to fall of a 4th line D, but as soon as I even begin to depress the valves the sound just stops despite me consciously pushing air through the cornet. Is it me, the cornet, or something else? Tips would be appreciated! Cheers, Greg.