Does a large bore instrument affect endurance?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Jun 29, 2011.


    JNINWI Piano User

    Apr 26, 2011
    Bore size has it’s own places, based on the music your playing. I would not want to take a large bore set up and play lead in a big band or in the R & B bands I play in. It would make for a very tough night of lead playing. And on the other hand I wouldn’t want to take my lead horn, that performs like a formula 1 race car, and has that Laser sound, into a church, they would need lots of ambulances for the crowd : ) I feel that both large and small bore have to be approached different from each other by the player, just as you do for different mouthpiece sizes. It’s a matter of learning what each horn likes and giving that to the horn for the best performance, and choosing the right equipment for the job at hand. :-) As far as large bore taking more energy.......only if you try to give it more energy than it was designed for : ) It's like taking your everyday car and putting it in a Nascar race, your going to overpush it, crash and burn....
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011

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