Deep Cup = Dark tone?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by mrwilliams13, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    If you're looking for a darker sound, about four options exist which may or may not work for you. Never the less, these are the popular options:
    1)Hire someone that sounds like Miles Davis to play the parts.
    2)Buy a heavier trumpet.
    3)Buy a bigger mouthpiece.
    4)Buy a RingMute.
    Hope this helps
     
  2. Dale Proctor

    Dale Proctor Utimate User

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    You left out #5...buy a cornet...:play:
     
  3. lmf

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    Dale,

    You got that right! :grouphug:

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  4. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Nope, I didn't forget. The question has to do with trumpets(in particular deep cup=dark tone), not cornet. Two different creatures, both having their own special qualities.
     
  5. ogauge47

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    i guess a flugelhorn would be overkill
     
  6. lmf

    lmf Forte User

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    oguage47,

    Those wonderful instruments are included for sure! :grouphug: :play: :thumbsup:

    Seems like if all the trumpet players don't have a flugelhorn, they are seriously looking for one.

    Trumpeters have class, that's for sure! ;-)

    Best wishes,

    Lloyd
     
  7. reedy

    reedy Piano User

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    i being a cornet player for ever moving onto trumpet was strange, ended up getting a huge schilkie #20 which was really good for playing the 4th part in jazz and 1st in wind band, it was hard to play up top but i had a huge sound! its a bucket, after going shallower and deeper to find that sound i wanted i have no settled on a bobby shew jazz for jazz playing, its bassically a bach 3c, its deep enough for a dark tone but not to deep, love it :D
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    A deep mouthpiece will reduce your endurance until you get your chops together. That also reduces the fun factor dramatically! I would start more "standard" and move big later if necessary. You will be less frustrated, believe me!
     

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