The aperture ... is there a diff between a lead player and a classical player?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by coolerdave, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Al Innella

    Al Innella Forte User

    Aug 9, 2007
    Levittown , NY
    When you form your embouchure,your lips are touching inside the mouthpiece. As the air passes through your lips,the aperture is then formed. You can't control how open or closed your aperture is for each and every note.
    This would mean you could only play as low as you can open the aperture ,and only as high as you can close it. So once you close your aperture all the way you will hit a wall and will never get passed it

    If it were only a matter opening and closing the aperture most of us would never play past 3rd space C. After all once the aperture is closed it's closed.This would also make playing low notes at ppp impossible.
  2. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

    Nov 7, 2009
    San Pedro
    Wiseone actually answered but since the discussion is still active here is more about what my perception is. It's not that the aperature gets smaller for higher notes. it's that it is basically set smaller and more round ( how I would describe it). Less movement is required to move across the partials too.

    JNINWI Piano User

    Apr 26, 2011
    One quick correction, It's Roger Ingram, not Robert : )

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