Full sound?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Myshilohmy, May 24, 2009.

  1. LHSleadtrumpet

    LHSleadtrumpet New Friend

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    Your jazz playing is pretty good.
    The concertos could use some work though...
    The advice that rowuk gave you is probably the best you'll get, like it or not...
     
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  2. LHSleadtrumpet

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    But remember that loud doesn't literally translate to bright. Sometimes bright is good, like in jazz/big band. A "full sound" is relative to the band you're playing in, the style of music, and the equipment you're using. Regardless of your playing situation, practicing long tones with a metronome and tuner is imperative to getting a "good sound". Also, take private lessons and be open to advice and new ideas (even criticism). I went through it too! :]
    You must always strive to improve yourself, and you must always be humble.
    *Practice flexibility and long tones to get a better and more open tone.

    Keep it up though!
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Spoken like a true clarinet player!

    Humble is the LAST thing that a lead trumpet player needs in his/her head. We play lead because we offer something that the others do not. That added responsibility must be taken seriously - our sense of time has to be as good as the drummer, our sense of acoustic power has to be tuned to the average playing quality of the group. WE set the standard. Nothing humble about that.
     
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  4. Markie

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    damned straight Rowuk!! right on!
     
  5. Heidi

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    Hey! My cousin's a clainet player and believe me humble does not apply to him.
     
  6. tedh1951

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    I know a young lady who is a clarinet player - and I'm seriously glad that she is not a bloke - come to think of it, she has attitude too. ;-)
     
  7. RobertSlotte

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    WRONG! what do you do when you cough? try coughing all who read this...what is stopping the "cough sound" and doing that "articulation / staccato sound" " ??? huh? ...yes...not at all hard to understand if you lay of the "want to be provocative" attitude.

    I could easyly name several viruosos who agree with this.

    Now to not only just disagree here and instead offer something constuctive: one word: "JAWNING"...That keeps the throat open. Jawn when taking in air and jawn when playing :)
    keep working :)
     
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  8. Myshilohmy

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    I've actually been told to try yawning when I play or pretend to have an egg in my throad to open my throat and get me a more open sound, now I am confused.
     
  9. RobertSlotte

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    Myshilohmy,

    YES! that is how to do it! you have got it, keep going!
     
  10. Myshilohmy

    Myshilohmy Pianissimo User

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    The only problem is when I open up my pitch really drops.
     

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