Vibrato

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Juarez-MA, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. AKtrumpet

    AKtrumpet Piano User

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    His high school teacher instilled that in him.
     
  2. sounds7

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    Thanks, had a senior moment.
     
  3. SteveRicks

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    Always heard that Stan Kenton greatly discouraged his band from using vibrato - wanting a more powerful straight sound.
     
  4. gmonady

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    After he tried to copy after Harry James was the story I heard.
     
  5. Sharvey

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    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.
     
  6. BigDub

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    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?
     
  7. gmonady

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    To provide passion... To provide energy... to make the women quiver and the men take notice.
     
  8. Vulgano Brother

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    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).
     
  9. Ed Lee

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    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.
     
  10. Vulgano Brother

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    I like the women quivering part, but when the men take notice I usually start looking for a side exit.
     

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