Sound-Height relation

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by frankmike, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

    Dec 5, 2008
    I have noticed that when I have beautifull sound I lack height, and when I have height my sound is dry , almost even train crash

    anyone else noticed that relation?
  2. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

    Mar 21, 2006
    What do you mean height? Range?
  3. frankmike

    frankmike Piano User

    Dec 5, 2008
    yes range, but range is up and down, height is only up

    but that was basically what I ment, range

    (I am not native english speaker, please forgive me)
  4. dhbailey

    dhbailey Piano User

    Jul 28, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Without hearing you it's hard to say, but the way you describe things it sounds to me as if you're simply straining too much to get above the sweet spot of your playing. You need to do a lot of long tone playing, softly, gradually stretching your upper range higher. Don't push yourself beyond your comfortable too much. It's a very gradual thing, increasing your upper range. Gradual as in months and years, not as in days and weeks.
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    If you do not own the upper register there are several ways to describe the sound of someone working way too hard. Dry is a pretty friendly way..................

    I notice this any time trumpet players with something to prove get together. The absolute WORST type of dry is right before the concert where these "amateurs" blow there lips out before going on stage. Little more than senseless noise pollution.

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