The effect more "air" has on the trumpets tonal color

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  1. coolerdave

    coolerdave Utimate User

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    I was playing around with my older Holton this past weekend. I was having one of those days where I could get a nice tone with very little air. the trumpet had a really nice "core" sound. I notice horns brighten up when I accerate the air flow and also when I play louder. Some horns seem to be more sensitive to this. Some horns take alot of work to have them do it as well.
    I have known this somewhat for years but this time the core sound seemed alot stronger.
    Can anyone explain to me in layman's terms why or how a trumpet works like that?
     
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  2. gmonady

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    I would think it would creat more of a resonance in the standing wave intrinsic to the characteristics of the brass, but I will yield to Rowuk's as the last word on this topic. Until then... any other theories out there.

    Man coolerdave, you have been hitting on some pretty cool[er] reflective topics the past 24. Check your rep point column. You ARE the coolerdave.
     
  3. coolerdave

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    probably the effects of all those long tones ... or the effect the standing waves are having on the synapses in my brain.
     
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    It's just being difficult. Trumpets have a real attitude ..... They work the way they want to work, when they feel like it. :dontknow:


    Turtle
     
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    That's the kind of quote that can make you famous .... put it in your signature .... heck I might even steal it
     

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