newbie, tryinbg to record trumpet but sounds flat.

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by grandnoise, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. grandnoise

    grandnoise New Friend

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    Hey so I have been learning trumpet for the last year, self taught and it's been a bit on and off due to moving around and work commitments and stuff. So recently I have been asked to play trumpet for a friends band and he sent me some recordings but whenever I try to put something to them it sounds flat. I've tried tuning my Trumpet to a tuner and I'm playing as close as I can. Could it be my trumpet that's the problem?

    It's and Amati Kraslice ATR201 any ideas for a newbie.

    I'm planning on getting a few taught lessons sometime soon, it's just a matter of time and money at the moment.


    Cheers guys, any help/tips is greatly appreciated, Jimbo.
     
  2. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    Could it be the recorder?
     
  3. grandnoise

    grandnoise New Friend

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    I doubt it, it's a digital interface, should be pretty much the same going in and out.
     
  4. D.C. Al fine

    D.C. Al fine Banned

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    Then is your horn in tune before you play? If it is, try making yourself a little sharp.
     
  5. Pete Anderson

    Pete Anderson Pianissimo User

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    Have you tried tuning to the recording? Groups are almost never in tune with a tuner.
     
  6. grandnoise

    grandnoise New Friend

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    I have been tuning to a tuner on my computer using the same microphone I'm using to record is this sufficient? I'll check my tuning again next time I'm going to record and see.
     
  7. grandnoise

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    I'm also pretty sure they're in tune as I know the guitarist is very anal about these sorts of things. Cheers for the help and suggestions guys. I do really need to find someone who can help and teach me first hand really.
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    I've never known a guitarist that could recognize the tones of a trumpet. Too, the MIDI link to computer sound support and usually provided speakers aren't the greatest to judge tone by.
     
  9. graysono

    graysono Mezzo Forte User

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    Well, I might say "trumpeter, heal thyself" but that sounds a little righteous. In any case, you have given us several grains to peck at: self-taught? If ever there was any advice to give to a beginner, it is to get the lessons right away--not later. Later and the bad starting habits become ingrained and harder to get rid of. Amati? Isn't that an Indian or Chinese knock off? I really don't know, but in your case it could also be the horn hat is doing you a dis-service. Ditto whatever mouthpiece you are using. For all of these things I would find a teacher right away. Good luck!
     
  10. bamajazzlady

    bamajazzlady Mezzo Forte User

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    Regarding lessons where are you located and about self teaching trumpet it is not a good idea period.
     

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