Trumpet = direct

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Smrtn, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Smrtn

    Smrtn Pianissimo User

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    Since getting my first horn, I've been trying to work out what's so obviously different about playing trumpet to other instruments, and the word direct seems to apply the most. From the moment I started getting any sound at all out it, it was apparent. There is nothing between the player and the making of the sound except the trumpet itself. It's very pure, primitive in that aspect but also a very refined sound. For me, this is a very fascinating aspect of brass instrumentation in general. Just wanted to share.
     
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    Only singing is more direct...
     
  3. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    And that is why every trumpet player should do some singing as well - irrespective of voice. It's the best training for breathing and melody.
     
  4. Maui_Jimmy

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    Not every trumpet player sounds as good singing. Some shouldn't sing at all. Just speaking from personal experience :D
     
  5. Buck with a Bach

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    I'll second that one,Jimmy. I can't carry a tune with my voice in a double bottomed bucket:roll::lol::dontknow::oops:
     
  6. Buck with a Bach

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    To use a gun anology, trumpet=rifle, cornet=shotgun(sound spreads like a charge of shot pellets).:oops:
     
  7. gmonady

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    Considering the source: Like Buck Shot?
     
  8. kingtrumpet

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    trumpet = Howitzer or was that keyboard = Wurlitzer? ---- why do they say the Ambassador trumpet is like a "tank"? ---- ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  9. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    As our lips are the "motor", trumpet is as direct as singing.

    The sound of the trumpet does not mean that there is only projection and aggressive force. The other side of the coin comes to those that stick with it long enough to realise that the trumpet can be caressed too.
     
  10. gordonfurr1

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    A Humanitone is more direct.
    So is a recorder.
    Not as much fun...but less instrument between mouth and bell. In the case of the Humanitone, the sinus and oral cavities ARE the resonant chamber.
    OH! Don't forget the didgeridoo. Nothing but a raw tube and some spit between you and the world. ..and that's the way it should be, isn't it?


    Jew's harp.
    Just sayin'.
     

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