Tone Issues

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by pmkt16, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. pmkt16

    pmkt16 New Friend

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    Manny,

    My tone as of late has become more strident than it normally is and I have been trying to fix it but with limited results. I have an audition in a few days and while I am hoping I can make some progress by then I am just as concerned with the long run. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    long tones baby

    and lip slurs with whole notes

    and some clark wouldnt hurt either
     
  3. sublmbadfish

    sublmbadfish Pianissimo User

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    Hey man

    Good luck on that audition...its a really relaxed setting so dont freak out like i did.

    I agree with trumpet girl...I think most of my good tone came from clark work. But also look at your breathing and make sure to support and breath well in that room.

    GOOD LUCK


    Steve
     
  4. trumpetgirl612

    trumpetgirl612 Pianissimo User

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    good luck with that audition man

    Emily
     
  5. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    As you have an audition looming you are probably a bit concerned about it and tightening up your trumpet-playing body parts. That's making you overuse tongue arching (as many do) and it's narrowing your tone.

    Focus on using a lower syllable like TOE or TOOH for your playing and you'll be fine. You'll also notice that you've probably been doing a bit of hissing on the inhale. That'll brighten things a bit more than you want also.

    Sing your audition pieces using the low syllables I've described just before you practice the pieces you're presenting and you'll see a difference right away.

    Play well.

    ML
     

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