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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by anthony, May 5, 2009.

  1. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    Does anyone know what" blowing a much thicker quality of air "would mean in trumpet playing thanks ,Anthony
     
  2. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    It means that the person saying this is trying to describe something that really doesn't exist (air "thickness" really only changes with altitude) in hopes of changing your mental picture.

    When a player does not have good breath support, the sound is thin and not stable. When we get our breathing and chops together, the sound becomes richer, smoother and more stable. If you listen to any pro, you hear what that person meant: a SOLID sound.

    To get that more "solid" sound, you need to work on your body use and breathing. Here is a link to get you started:
    David G. Monette Corporation

    The breathing part you can check out here at TM with my "circle of breath" post. Do a search.
     
  3. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    Focus on not over blowing but blowing the right amount of air
     
  4. SpiritDCI08

    SpiritDCI08 Piano User

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    I realize I may have been vague.

    Get a skilled instructor to help you with this. Play every note (not in step, but in intervals) and learn what needs what where. I higher you go generally the more air you need. But for ME i don't need alot on a C one ledger above the staff, but then I'm back to alot on the D above that.

    Just see what works
     
  5. Bob Grier

    Bob Grier Forte User

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    Sounds like the teacher wants you to blow more air. Not with force or harder but a greater volume (size) of air. The air makes everything work. Let the air do the work.
     
  6. anthony

    anthony Mezzo Piano User

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    thank guys for your help much appreciated ,Anthony:-)
     

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