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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Smrtn, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. Cornyandy

    Cornyandy Fortissimo User

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    Leonard no sleep while I play the trumpet (Bazinga I'm glad you caught the reference, I couldn't do without my daily cup of Cuocco)
     
  2. BigDub

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    May I make a baseball reference, here? (not waiting for a response he makes it anyway)
    There are two types of trumpet players. One knows all the theoretical and scientific mumbo jumbo, and other is me.
    One knows why, how, where, and how much, where to put what, and the other just plays from his collective experience and motor memory. (me)
    Baseball now: Ted Williams used to analyze hitting to the nth degree, and it resulted in great success for him. Mickey Mantle saw the ball, swung from the soles of his feet every time, and resulted in great success for him as well. WHen they would meet at the annual all star game, Ted Williams would talk hitting to Mickey, resulting in Mickey going into a 2 week slump after this happened. Every time. His head was too full of too much information.
    This describes me. I appreciate all the interesting facts, but do not thrive on them nor consciously think about them when I play, hopefully, except a few days after reading too many of these things on TM. Different strokes, but that's another TV reference. :sorry:
     
  3. kingtrumpet

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    Baseball -- the Bernoulli effect -- look it up yourselves people --- its faster air
     
  4. kingtrumpet

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    The airplane - faster air over one part of the wing creates pressure and lift
     
  5. tobylou8

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  6. Sethoflagos

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    A simple try-it-at-home test for you, KT.

    Take a big full breath, then play a quiet, above stave note, and hold it steady as long as you can until you empty your lungs.

    Now without changing your aperture, repeat the process for a low note.

    Come back and tell us how long you could hold each note.
     
  7. tobylou8

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    Oh! Oh! Oh! I know this one!!! ROFL
     
  8. Ed Lee

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    I don't know what you're making, but the octave jump is due to the left thumb hole on the underside of my fife.
     
  9. BigDub

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    And your trumpet never leaves your hands. Or levitates.
    If you play your trumpet in a jet flying at 535 MPH would that qulify as faster air and result in higher notes? Now that's the question.
     
  10. trickg

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    What does a fife, or flute, or any other instrument where you blow wind past a blow-hole, have to do with playing trumpet? They are completely unrelated concepts when it comes to sound production of each type of instrument. A sax player is not blowing faster air to go into the altissimo register of the sax - everything is tightening down, so the air speed slows, but the compression and vibration speed both increase, or at least that's what I'd tend to think about it. Trumpet is more similar to sax than it is to a fife.

    Faster vibration - not faster air. More focused air, perhaps, but faster?
     

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