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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by B15M, Feb 13, 2006.
When playing with the section should you use vibrato?
Depends if the music calls for it and if the rest of the section plays it. But if the section DOES use vibrato, make sure they're all using the same vibrato. Listen to some BB music.
In big band music, if you're the lead player it is your job to interpret the music and use or not use vibrato. The chart may specify "No Vibrato".
If you are a section player, listen to and emulate the vibrato used by the lead player.
Do NOT use vibrato if the lead player isn't.
In concert bands or orchestras, it is a little different decision making process. The music itself determines whether or not (or what type) vibrato should be used. If the line is a solo above the section, vibrato may be appropriate. If it is a section melody, generally not (but there are exceptions) If vibrato is used in the melody line it should add warmth and character to the line. If it does not do this, then maybe it should not be used or the degree and speed of the vibrato should be reconsidered.
Often times, the conductor will determine whether his/her interpretation includes vibrato. Then it is a done deal.
In section accompaniments generally vibrato in not appropriate as it takes away from the melody line.
Just a few thoughts....