How do you play with a more metallic sound?

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  1. NYCO10

    NYCO10 Pianissimo User

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    hi guys, lately i've been watching lots of video of trumpet players on you tube and was wondering how they play with their 'metallic sound', even though they dont play with it all the time. is there a certain technique to it? and being able to turn it on and off like a switch? (like vibrato).

    Peace NYCO10
     
  2. RichJ

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    Do you have links of the videos you are talking about?
     
  3. NYCO10

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    You need a Vizzutti mouthpiece..hehe:-)
     
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  6. NYCO10

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    brash, harsh.... its definitely not soft or soothing!
     
  7. rettepnoj

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    Isn't Vizzutti always sounding brash harsh metallic? He play on a pretty shallow mouthpice(as you have experienced), and that will often make your sound brash harsh metallic!
     
  8. abtrumpet

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    Haha. In reference to your last thread, that is the opposite of the sound you'll be getting from a 1c. This is why we try before we buy.
     
  9. trumpetnick

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    Vizzutti sound is harsh to you? :shock: :huh: :noway: :noway: :noway:

    Bright - probably. Harsh - no way.
     
  10. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Better breath support and a more relaxed, efficient approach lets more of the trumpets true character through. That is the "vibrance" you mention. The rest is accomplished by backing off.
     

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