Loud playing sound same?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by john7401, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. trickg

    trickg Utimate User

    Oct 26, 2003
    I think that this is probably pretty close to the truth.

    I recently watched some YouTube vids of a HS marching band and was seriously not impressed by the sound quality coming from the band. I don't know if this was what the director was shooting for, but it boiled down to the kids blowing their brains out in an effort to be loud, but there wasn't a lot of control over it and it sounded like a lot of kids were pushing well beyond their volume limit.

    It's kind of interesting but a tight brass band playing with good sound and playing in tune can sound huge next to a band that might be playing the same actual volume, but doesn't have their intonation intact and doesn't have good sound or control over their instrument - sort of an actual volume vs perceived volume kind of thing.

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