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What does it mean?

What do those crosses mean?
Usually they stands for indetermined pitch sound, in special mode percussive or spoken/shouted.
In this case they seem pitched.
The instruments are trumpet and sax. For sax it could maybe indicate slapped, but for trumpet?

Re: What does it mean?

Reply #1
They're "ghost notes".  You play them, but just kind of "swallow" them so while they're there they aren't emphasized in any way.
I plays 'Bones, crumpets, coronets, floosgals, youfonymums 'n tubies.

Re: What does it mean?

Reply #2
It makes sense but...
Probably it's easier to do than to explain them.  ;)


Re: What does it mean?

Reply #3
Happy new year, one and all.

I agree with Lawrie's answer, but just in case it isn't obvious:  do not slap tongue those x notes if you're on reeds.