How to emulate Louis Armstrong sound

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by frankmike, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

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    Hi

    tell me how do I get that specific uauauaua sound on my cornet

    do I have to lip thrill that?

    I use both tpt style mpc its yamaha 9c4 and I use flugelhorn mpc c7
     
  2. Bach219

    Bach219 Mezzo Piano User

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    I believe that's just a vibrato. Maybe not, I don't know. haha
     
  3. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    pretty sure it's vibrato
     
  4. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    If you watch videos of him play, he does a little bit of a shake at the ends of some phrases.
     
  5. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    ^ usually vibrato
     
  6. frankmike

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    ok, so its vibrato, but is it lip or hand vibrato? I suppose both combined.

    also his sound is very rubber like have you noticed that, almost like he is stretching the sound, but in a good way
     
  7. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    It's hand vibrato, he could be putting in lip vibrato. Both are possible at once. It's most common, though, that hand vibrato is used.

    Rubber like? Cant seem to recall, i'll have to pull out one of his CD's.
     
  8. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

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    thank you, you just confirmed what my intuition was telling me to play, but I wasnt reay sure. thank you.
    :-)
    also recently I relly heavily on intuition, and in 90% of cases it is always right, both regarding playing horns, and other things in life.

    hmmm...
     
  9. frankmike

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    listen to "black and blue" from album satch plays fats and "learning the blues" -verve records

    those two scores are the most typical for that rubber sound
     
  10. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    Listened to it, not getting an indication of any "rubbery" sound ;-)
    It's your perspective, I'd probably use a different word.
    Anyways, the great advice i've gotten from other trumpet players is to simply listen to and try to sound like whomever you want to.
    There really arnt any shortcuts.
     

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