Weight in the sound

Discussion in 'Wise Talk!' started by Sophar, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Sophar

    Sophar New Friend

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    I have been listening to trumpet players for some time and I am wondering how to put more weight in my sound? If you have any suggestions please let me know. I do not want to use heavier Equipment to produce this sound. I just want more weight acoustically. I Listen to Mager, Herseth, Glantz, and I hear weight in thier sound.

    thanks :?:
     
  2. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    None of the afore mentioned players used the heavy artillery of today.They played Bach, Besson or Conn trumpets. Bud, Harry and Georges are poster children for correctness in playing. They are men of small, medium and large stature. I have seen Bud live and videoes of Harry Glantz, they do nothing fancy.
    Correct posture. Proper breathing techniques are evident in the playing of these artists.
    The trick,and I hate the term, is perfect practice. Have that sound in mind that you want, then work on getting it.
    I have no idea of your playing, so I only advise you to stick to the fundamentals and listen to yourself.
    You can be your own best teacher.
    Wilmer
     
  3. Derek Reaban

    Derek Reaban Mezzo Piano User

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    Sophar,

    More weight acoustically. I like the way you chose your words (very descriptive)!

    Wilmer cut right to the chase with his comments. Those are all of the places were your should focus your energy.

    I’ve written in more detail on this topic (what I call Resonant Sound click here for more details and make sure you follow the links in the post – especially the Resonant Sound link). Wilmer mentioned having a clear sound in mind when you are approaching your practice. Since this is such an important aspect of getting to your goal you might be interested in a post about Listening.

    I hope these ideas are helpful to you!
     
  4. Sophar

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    Thank you Mr Wise for your input and direction. The most fundemental approach is the most correct. I will focus on that approach and not focus on external stimulus. Thanks you wilmer
     
  5. Sophar

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    Weight is a function of what one hears in the mind. As a singer projests the sound to the back of the hall so does a trumpet player project the sound through the horn.
     

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