What is he doing?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Kantza, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Kantza

    Kantza Pianissimo User

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    Goodmornin' everyone.

    Just wondering, what is Ambrose Akinmusire doing to alter his sound in the beginning of "The Walls Of Lechuguilla"?
    Are it just halve-valved notes?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8Jv8YwbA_8

    Really like this song, he does some nice stuff.
     
  2. Dupac

    Dupac Fortissimo User

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    In addition to the half-valves, it has something to do with the breath ... and very loose lips, I think.
    Just my two eurocents.
     
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  3. Dennis78

    Dennis78 Fortissimo User

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    Only half valveing number 1. Cool effect
     
  4. larry tscharner

    larry tscharner Forte User

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    Half valveing maybe, or is it alternating between regular and alternate fingerings for the note. I cant seen to duplicate it. Try it. Best wishes.
     

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