How to produce this trumpet tone

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  1. jellesmiecht

    jellesmiecht New Friend

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  2. tobylou8

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    Some call it "growling". I call it "humming" because that's what I have to do to make that sound on purpose. Players with tons of control can play it as a kind of split tone although it's risky.
     
  3. jellesmiecht

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    I thought that growling was an extreme form of this, but anyway, how do you perform this?
     
  4. tobylou8

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    Try humming while you play. Work on it until you get it.
     
  5. rankamateur

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    alternatively take the spring out of your water key and let it sit open

    or play a kazoo?
     
  6. Branson

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    This is neither "growling" or "humming".

    Sometimes when a horn is over blown, you can get that effect.

    It also could be that the mike was overblown. Notice that the effect is less when he plays softer.

    Also notice that the sub tone is a perfect octave below the notes he is playing. In order to do that he would have to hum that lower not in order for it to sound an octave lower, which is called playing with the harmonics.
     
  7. gmonady

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    That would be the whisper key, wouldn't it?
     
  8. tobylou8

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    Well I just did it humming, but it is hard the higher in the register you go. Could definitely be over blowing.
     
  9. gmonady

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    I cal it over blowing. A growl has more sass to it. To get this sound you just need a horn that opens up in the high end, and a mouthpiece opening you can drill air through. Oh yes, and lots of air support with the should lift (then relax) inhalation procedure that I add to the "Ray of Power" theory... so dubbed, the Gmonady Raw of Power. A step up from the other Brother here that claims he came up with the Ray thingy.
     
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  10. ChopsGone

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    This and many other effects are covered in a book originally published in the 1920's, "The Novelty Cornetist", by Louis Panico (who was with the Isham Jones group before forming his own band). Originals are hard to come by, but I noticed recently that the thing has been republished. Pender's Music in Denton, TX, is among the places which carry it (no affiliation, etc., but since they're also the best source for Don Jacoby materials, and give good service to online orders, they deserve a mention).
     

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