Why do people try to sound dark?

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  1. ♠♥CORNET♣♦

    ♠♥CORNET♣♦ Pianissimo User

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    Dark is a very nice sound for some types of jazz and a lot of classical music. Deeper mouthpieces help
     
  2. gordonfurr1

    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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    I agree. But from what I've been reading it is "all in the player's mind". That being the case, I think I'll sell my trumpets and instead "telepathically" send out dark musical jazz lead passages instead. Saves a lot of money on unnecessary hardware. (My tongue is deeply in my cheek).
     
  3. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    Does that affect your tone production?

    --bumblebee
     
  4. gordonfurr1

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    Yes. Makes my tone VERY MUSHY. That's what some say "DARK" is. Works like a champ, until I slip and my tongue gets stuck down in the 4 mm orifice in my mouthpiece throat. THEN, it gets very wheezy...I look funny walking around with a mp attached to the end of my tongue.
     
  5. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    Sorry - I was going to write something but most would disagree anyhow
     
  6. gordonfurr1

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    So, is the FIRST time you ever stopped shy of saying something regardless of general disagreement? HA! I've seen it all now! I might wag my tongue-stuck mouthpiece back atcha.
     
  7. gmonady

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    I do not agree with that position at all, not at all I say.
     
  8. jaemard

    jaemard Mezzo Piano User

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    Something else: I like to sound alive. Not dark or bright. Alive.
     
  9. Tjnaples

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    gordonfurr1 Forte User

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