Compression?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by laurie, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. laurie

    laurie Pianissimo User

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    Hi fellas
    Ive come across the term "compression" in relation to Embouchure and mouthpieces,and have never really understood what it means. Anyone care to educate me?
    Laurie
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    As I understand it, compression means pushing a whole lot of air through your trumpet. Great for some stuff, but not for others.
     
  3. craigph

    craigph Piano User

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    I think Chase Sanborn uses the term lip compression to refer to making a smaller aperature in his book Brass Tactics.
     
  4. laurie

    laurie Pianissimo User

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    Thanks fellas
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  5. AtlantaTrumpet

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    I think compression refers to the balance you have with air and chops. I don't think it only means a lot of air. You can have great compression on soft notes.

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