Tips on Growling

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Etiennse, May 26, 2012.

  1. chapmand

    chapmand Piano User

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    Do you find that you get a 'better' growl the closer you are to the note or the further you are from the note? Of course if you start moving a third, fourth or fifth away you get some neat harmonies and even 'extra notes' sounding. (anyone rememeber the name for those notes that 'appear' ?)
     
  2. amzi

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    I believe the clip is a very tight flutter tongue and a harmon mute with the stem in--really old school. Check out Clyde McCoy's "Sugar Blues" on Your Tube. By the way, Growling should be done without interjecting any tone into the sound, therefore no humming. Producing a polyphonic tone and doing so with growling is a whole different skill--at least that's the way I understand it and do it.
     
  3. Brekelefuw

    Brekelefuw Fortissimo User

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    If you hum in to the horn, unless you are screaming, the audience won't hear the hum.
     
  4. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

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    Once again I agree with Brekelefuw. Let your horn BE the extension of your SCREAM.

    SCREAM into the FREKIN HORN!!
     
  5. BigDub

    BigDub Fortissimo User

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    - F-R-E-A-K-I-N', DOC,F-R-E-A-K-I-N'. That's ok. I get holiday pay for that edit since I did it on Memorial day.
     
  6. stradivarius151

    stradivarius151 Pianissimo User

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    I can't yet manipulate the pitch at will, but yes, singing different notes will create different distortions. Tritones or out of tune notes may create interesting sounds.
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  7. Bob Grier

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    There are two accepted ways to produce a growl sound on the horn. One is to flutter tongue. The more vigorious the flutter tongue the better the growl. The other is to hum while you play. The farther the pitch of the hum is from the played note and the louder it is the better the growl. I use both ways depending on the effect I want. To get really nasty use both at the same time.
     
  8. Bob Grier

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    On the video of Bubber it sounds more like a plunger mute with a Pixie straight mute. This was his favorite set up. Doesn't sound like a harmon.
     

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