How to play trumpet like this?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by DiaxII, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. trumpetup

    trumpetup Piano User

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    Wow! What a great band.
    Bobby
     
  2. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    I'm with VB. The video shoot was staged and I suspect that the music had already been recorded. HOWEVER she does appear to be almost effortless in her playing. many of the better players that I see in pit orchestras play this way also. I think many of us have been conditioned to believe that it takes effort from watching Louis, Doc, Maynard, and others who are "front men" and entertainers as much as players. They are creating a show. It is entertainment, not a necessary step in correctly playing the instrument.
     
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  3. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    Playback or not, that's how she plays. I have seen her live at least 20 times and I still can't believe how relaxed she is.

    OBS: Since all the people on this site are completely trumpet nerds and only look at gear and chops, I can tell you that she is pretty hot too. I guess this is what happens - The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuitions Deceive Us
     
  4. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    FWIW: Chris Botti has a relaxed embouchure, too - no contortions whatsoever.
     
  5. rettepnoj

    rettepnoj Fortissimo User

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    I think Bustedchops here on TM studies, or at least is a very big fan of Botti. He can probably tell us more about his embouchure :whistle:
     
  6. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    You of course refer to THE THREAD THAT WILL NOT DIE.
     
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  7. Bwanabass

    Bwanabass Mezzo Piano User

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    You mean... the thread whose name must never be spoken?

    By the way, the band in the second video was great, and I was particularly fond of the rhythm section work. Go bass!
     
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  8. Sharvey

    Sharvey Pianissimo User

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    I have a couple of recordings of Tine Thing. Her playing is beautiful. She has as sound that aspire to. Now that I have seen her playing I can also admire her elegance.
     
  9. J. Jericho

    J. Jericho Fortissimo User

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    That's the one.
     
  10. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Oh good, for a minute there I was thinking you were talking about Chris Botti! Whew, that's a relief!:oops:
     

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