What is most important to you?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Adrian, Oct 5, 2004.

  1. trumpetmike

    trumpetmike Forte User

    Oct 11, 2004
    Farnham (a place too smal
    Tone has got to be one of the primary concerns for all musicians (not just trumpet players). How we achieve what we deem to be a respectable tone is a debate for the various teachers and teaching methods.
    The definition of a respectable tone is also one that could be up for debate.

    An audience won't turn up to hear someone scream out a dubble z if it sounds terrible.

    Musicality should probably be at the very top of the list.
  2. The Royal Lancer

    The Royal Lancer New Friend

    Oct 11, 2004
    Detroit, Michigan
    I agree with Trumpet Mike. Musicality. I think about it in terms of being lyrical as well. If I'm not the one 'singing' the song then I want my efforts to be focused on accompanying and supporting the section that is.

    It is a combination of air support, tone and technique that creates the lyrical presentation. When you think about it, its just like singing.
  3. Mikey

    Mikey Forte User

    Oct 24, 2003
  4. FreshBrewed

    FreshBrewed Mezzo Piano User

    Nov 11, 2003
    Houston, TX
    With all ofthis talk about sound and air I would have to say that you can use a ton of air and still have a bad sound. Sound is everything. Find your sound and alot of other things tend to fall into place.

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