How to sing in the horn?

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  1. Markie

    Markie Forte User

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    Do you mean incorporating the vocal cords while playing the trumpet or do you mean how do you make an instrument "sing"?
     
  2. gbdeamer

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    There was a guy posting here a while back claiming that singing into the horn was the "holy grail" to unlocking the upper register. You should be able to find it through a search.

    Parlor trick in my opinion, but to each his own.

    Good luck.
     
  3. beautgrainger147

    beautgrainger147 Pianissimo User

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    the first James Morrison video :D

    I've tried singing while playing and just end up growling.. singing actually doesn't take that much air so I'll have another go at it tomorrow.
    I'd be interested to hear someone actually doing it through a trumpet as I've only seen it on an old duke ellington video done on a trombone.
     
  4. Sofus

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    The James F. Burke Tribute Page - Clinician Series Part 2

    Listen to the "Chord" part on that link.

    An A is played at 440 Hz

    A low F is sung at 176 Hz

    An extra C in between is produced as the difference
    between them, which is 264 Hz, this due to physical circumstances (complicated stuff . . .)


    Together they make an F chord!

    Very educative!! :-)
     
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  5. jbkirby

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    I knew a fella who sang into his sousaphone. It sounded like a didgeridoo on steroids!
     
  6. Mr. Explorer

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    There's a really cool Tuba solo called Fnug (check it out on YouTube) that requires singing and playing at te same time. But, like the others have said, I've never seen it done (nor can I do it) on trumpet.
     
  7. nordlandstrompet

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    Here it is:

    YouTube - Tuba solo Fnugg Blue, the original
     
  8. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Thanks Nordlands,

    I quite like Tuba Solos.
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    Google Albert Mangelsdorff. He was Master at playing and singing with the trombone. Countless examples of how this can make musical sense instead of just ending up to be some geek thing.
     
  10. ewanmains

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    I was just about to say that! Albert was/is the pioneer of multiphonics on brass instruments. Very, very musical if done properly.

    Ron Miles uses them a lot in his solo's. Think Monette have a vid or two of him.
     

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