About being loud

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by And3, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. kehaulani

    kehaulani Fortissimo User

    May 14, 2011
    Hawaian homey
    "Presence" and "projection" are often overlooked as concepts at the expense of "loud". There can be a difference.

    And even then, it can be deceptive. I used to play in a professional band who's lead player had played lead with Woody, Stan and Toshiko just to name a few. Once, he was yelling at me, "play louder" several times in a row and I was on the verge of a double hernia and yelled back at him, "I'm blowing as loud as I can! And I can hardly hear you!" And he later told me that "loud" also meant a concept of sound. His was to project a corkscrew of sound forward. When I heard a playback of our playing, he was definitely right at the fore, no question who was leading the band.
  2. SteveRicks

    SteveRicks Fortissimo User

    Aug 15, 2009
    I think a number of us would say you aren't going to find a better lead horn than the Super. Dense, focused, and cutting. Don't think your equipment is the issue. A Super would be what many would recommend. As Rowuk said, getting with a good lead guy should help. Lead playing is more sitting on top.
  3. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

    Sep 20, 2009
    New York State USA
    I will make an interesting observation --- in my community band we have like 11 trumpets (now only 3 said they could make it for today's parade) -- aside from that (I double on trombone for parades - but the trumpet section leader asked -- "can you play trumpet for this parade, we only have 3" ----- my reply was, "if all 3 of you PLAY TOGETHER (with good intonation and phrasing) -- then 3 should be plenty" ----------------------------I got the """what??? look"""" from her!!!!! --- but I played trombone in the parade, and I explained to the 3 trumpet players -------------PLAY TOGETHER, you will be fine -------------------- and they were!!!!!! I could hear them up front in the midst of 2 trombones and 2 tubas in the first row.
  4. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

    May 7, 2011
    I'm tellin' you guys that a 40's Super with a 13a4a will peel paint.

    You just gotta put some air through it. That rig is not a prancing pony like your soprano. If that is not your style then try a lighter horn... Maybe a GC Benge, or a step bore horn like a Shew that may respond with a more delicate airstream.

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