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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by hubnub, Feb 5, 2008.
Hmm... interesting about the mouthpiece. Otherwise, I concede your point.
I came here looking for a way of getting RID of my airy tone, lol and instead stumbled upon someone going in the opposite direction. It's not helpful when auditioning to play using airy tone. I gotta get solid tone in the lower register where my airy tone is really blatant. Any tips guys?
For the guy who wants the airy tone, do lotsa slurs without rest. or alternatively push the air up when you play to get that sound out
A solid, strong, almost blistering tone has always been my hallmark. This was even the case with my Martin Committee cornet. Even with a Wick 3. I purchased a Martin 10 (small, shallow) for the horn, just for grins. With this mouthpiece I get the airy sound your looking for and I don't know why. I've never had this sound! It reminds me of Stan Getz. It's kinda cool and jazzy. I'm starting to like it, at least on the Committee. I've tried to play this mouthpiece with a clear, strong tone... I can't. Wrapping tape around the shank (thinking it was a fit issue), didn't change the tone one iota. Just to let you know, the mouthpiece I usually use with the Martin is a Bach Mt. Vernon (Olds shank) 10C or 10.5C.
Dang, spent 50 years trying to get rid of an airy sound.
Zombie thread, guys. Over four years since the last posting, before you resurrected it.
Zombie true, but this is my first time reading it. I still find it relevant. Perhaps additional comments may be able to airy out a few more insightful comments.
Same here, and as usual I didn't notice the date until I saw the word "zombie". It took me a long time before I could play "airy" or "smokey" and actually like the sound quality, and maintain good control. I'm not sure I could do it on demand, though before posting this I had go at Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and had to drag myself away to post this... must get back to it now...
Nothing wrong with a zombie as long as it's a good zombie. Rowuk's 1st response is great!
+1 for Rowuk's suggestion to "Watch a Paris Hilton video before playing" .... to get your airhead tone.
Shoot...I'm still trying to get rid of that "airy" tone permanently.