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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Juarez-MA, Mar 11, 2013.
His high school teacher instilled that in him.
Thanks, had a senior moment.
Always heard that Stan Kenton greatly discouraged his band from using vibrato - wanting a more powerful straight sound.
After he tried to copy after Harry James was the story I heard.
I used to sit next to a tuba player who played everything with vibrato. Wavering notes when playing in a band just creates horrible intonation. I cannot understand why anyone would want to use vibrato on a brass instrument.
Does everyone at least agree that in group or band settings that vibrato is a bad thing?
I think it is only for solo work, or Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, and such( which I love, by the way)
I am not actually sure how I create it, but Doc, can you comment on that which you have heard from me?
To provide passion... To provide energy... to make the women quiver and the men take notice.
It's easier to sort things out with a one player per part section, but a touch of vibrato in the second part can add a shimmer to the overall section sound without being in the least obvious. In addition, vibrato is not an on/off kind of thing like a light switch, but rather a dimmer. Usually, when a player commands vibrato they also command other things, like intonation, mind melding for a unified section sound and style (of which vibrato is a part).
At times I feel that way replete with the shakes and shudders, but alas the shimmy went bye bye. It may happen to all of us when we live more than 3/4ths of a century like I have.
I like the women quivering part, but when the men take notice I usually start looking for a side exit.