Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by jazzfreak, Nov 9, 2014.

  1. corona

    corona Pianissimo User

    May 6, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    Can't help but notice that your alias is "jazzfreak". Go pull out some jazz ballads and start singing - with your trumpet. Your tone should naturally reveal itself if you sing it right.

    Oh, and try closing your eyes.
  2. FireandAir

    FireandAir Pianissimo User

    Aug 12, 2014
    I'm a newbie -- I preface all my comments with that so everyone will approach my opinions with proper caution.

    Stop listening only to trumpet players. There are a lot of instruments in the world, and each is unique. Listen to a good oboe player and try to get that "feel." Listen to a guitarist or a cellist or a harp player. Best of all, listen to a singer.

    Who is your favorite singer? Again, I'm a newcomer to this goofball piece of plumbing myself, but I think if you don't have a favorite singer, you may have trouble finding your voice. Do you like singers who are very clear and pure sounding? Do you like them a little smokey? Do you prefer Sinatra, Ella, Steve Perry, Carly Simon, Bryn Terfel ... ?

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