sound of trumpet.

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  1. Pedrotrumpeter

    Pedrotrumpeter New Friend

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    ¨the trumpet needs to sound like an oboe¨ that my teacher says to me the last class, its that true???
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

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    It's a good model, especially if our sound tends to be too spread--it encourages focus.
     
  3. trumpetsplus

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    If a trumpet truly sounded like an oboe, there would be no need to write for the different instruments.

    What did your teacher really mean? In what context did your teacher say this?
     
  4. Pedrotrumpeter

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    well thats the history, we are on class and start to listen libertango with alison balsom. when she starts to play on the record he told me, look! like an oboe, thats the sound we are looking for, like an oboe... the trumpet needs to sound like an oboe...
     
  5. Dale Proctor

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    Only if you're playing oboe cues...
     
  6. gmonady

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    Your teacher needs professional help... such a comment is an initial sign of psychosis.
     
  7. gmonady

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    I've used the oboe as a billiard cue.
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    Truly? Or are you referring to the cue used to play pocket pool. Ain't no pockets on a true billiard table. Otherwise, IMO a symphony oboist has the best tonation in the orchestra.
     
  9. SteveRicks

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    Actually, I remember listening to old high fidelity 33rpm records as a kid. Occasionally it was difficult to tell the oboe from the trumpet on certain passages- so I think I get the point your teacher was trying to encourage. Does a trumpet sound like an oboe? No. He/she is probably trying to suggest, as Vulgano Brother indicated, to focus your sound more. The idea is less spread, more rounded sound. More oboe like. Again the teacher may not being using the best terms. But how do you tell someone who has a sound coming out of a trumpet to make it sound different? You can't say make it sound like a trumpet, because the sound you are playing is the trumpet sound.
     
  10. TerryR

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    Does that mean that you have to play the trumpet through your nose to give it the nasal sound of an oboe?
     

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