THE sound

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Bear, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Chuck, you are too much. LOL Tinny......might as well have written "patoowee".

    O.K. My ONE word would be *LUSH*.
  2. Solar Bell

    Solar Bell Moderator Staff Member

    May 11, 2005
    Metro Detroit
    My last trumpet mentor was a lush player.
    Actually he was just a LUSH!

  3. Alex Yates

    Alex Yates Forte User

    Aug 11, 2005
    Atlanta, GA


    Priceless!! In my version, the margarita is on the rocks made with Patron Anejo.
  4. tpter1

    tpter1 Forte User

    Jan 12, 2005
    Northern New York
    Dang, just made this really hard.

    I've been around and around on this, imagining my favorite player's sounds, and I keep coming back to full. Intense. Can I change my answer? (Can you tell I had elementary all day today?)
  5. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

    Jun 16, 2005
    Tempe, Arizona
    Lot’s of really good descriptive words here! I thought it would be interesting to see what the thesaurus has to say about each of the most popular descriptions that we’ve come up with so far:

    Opulent – Wealthy, Lavish, Luxurious, Rich, Magnificent, Affluent, Sumptuous

    Brilliant – Luminous, Dazzling, Radiant, Sparkling, Gleaming, Shining, Bright

    Vibrant: Two synonyms given – Lively and Bright
    Lively – Vivacious, Animated, Exciting, Pulsating, Energetic, Effervescent, Alive, Vital, Bubbly
    Bright – Vivid, Brilliant, Dazzling, Flamboyant, Colorful, Luminous, Glowing

    Resonant: Two synonyms given – Booming and Significant
    Booming - Ringing, Echoing, Reverberating, Resounding, Deep, Rich
    Significant – Meaningful, Important, Evocative, Indicative, Reminiscent

    Lush: Two synonyms given – Verdant and Luxurious
    Luxurious – Plush, Lavish, Opulent, Sumptuous, Deluxe

    Rich: Seven synonyms given – Wealthy, Full, Opulent, Heavy, Fertile, Intense, Ironic
    Full – Abounding, Plentiful, Loaded, Stuffed, Heavy, Dripping
    Opulent – Gorgeous, Plush, Lush, Luxuriant, Precious, Splendid, Valuable, Expensive, Ornate
    Fertile – Abundant, Plentiful, Fruitful, Lush, Full
    Intense – Deep, Strong, Full, Powerful, Vivid, Resonant
  6. Bear

    Bear Forte User

    Apr 30, 2004
    [quote="Manny Laureano]Go to that cool Mexican restaurant, the semi-fancy one just up the road from school (you know the one, I forgot the name) and get a plate of three ground beef enchiladas. One has red sauce, another chile verde, and the third has poblana on it. Three enchiladas, three sauces. Have a frozen Margarita with it since you're of age in Texas.

    When you're finished you'll know what I'm talkin' about.


    HAHA, I ate there just the other nite with some friends and had the enchiladas. No Margarita since I don't drink but I had a big glass of tea... So yeah, I understand "Rich" now, lol. Good analogy man.

    My one word for sound would be "Gold" for both my legit and jazz playin'.
  7. Tom_MacNiven

    Tom_MacNiven Pianissimo User

    Dec 13, 2003
    Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    I can describe the sound I want to have in one word no problem.


  8. djm6701

    djm6701 Pianissimo User


    (and I play in big bands mostly!)
  9. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

    Sep 29, 2004
    Well, the sentiment is a good one but which Wynton? Which Herseth?

    For me part of the universal appeal of both those gentlemen is the ability to change their sound which is the topic.

    So, I think for this informal poll, the adjectives work best as opposed to personal noun-cum-adjectives.

    Tom, djm?

    What adjectives descibe your favorite parts of these artists approaches?

  10. loweredsixth

    loweredsixth Pianissimo User

    Mar 11, 2005
    Fresno, California, USA
    Man, one word is difficult. But I'll give it a shot. I'm gonna go with THICK.

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