Centered Tone

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Satchmo Brecker, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    To me a centered sound and a projecting sound go hand in hand. If you can play relaxed without tension in your breathing ,embouchure and body you can hear a core in the center of your notes,this core projects very well. This why when a player tries to over blow and blast,which too many do when in marching band,their sound spreads and doesn't carry.You can't hear that centered core in their sound.

    I played one band where the player next to me was playing so loud I couldn't hear myself. When I mentioned this to the leader he said he could only hear me out front. This other player was very loud but his sound was spreading with no projection.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2012
  2. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Good post. "Go for tone" can be refined to be, "Go for core".


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