Winded?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by 9horn, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. kingtrumpet

    kingtrumpet Utimate User

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    (sigh) - ROFL ROFL ROFL
     
  2. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

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    And that is how I aim for the air to come out.

    Regards, Stuart.
     
  3. kcmt01

    kcmt01 Mezzo Forte User

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    Well, I'm not going to even try to read all of the responses previous to mine, so forgive me if I'm repeating someone else. My biggest problem with getting winded was that I was not expelling all of the "used" air out of my lungs before taking a new breath. Nearly passed out in church one morning.
     
  4. Jolter

    Jolter Piano User

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    Another angle, that I don't think anyone mentioned yet: Does trumpet/mouthpiece bore have any effect on this kind of breath problem?

    I was trying out a large-bore trumpet a few years back, when I was searching for my first pro horn. I found that I was not able to play long phrases with the same amount of air as normally, i.e. I had to take deeper breaths in order to last. By that logic, a player using a smaller-bore horn would have to take more care not to over-breathe.
    I ended up turning down the horn (a Leblanc Sandoval T357) because I felt this would be too big an adjustment for me, other than that it was a great trumpet!

    Do you think there is any merit to this, or was my mind just playing tricks on me because I knew it was large-bore?
     
  5. Comeback

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    Jolter,

    I will join you in suggesting that mouthpiece drill size and bore may affect response to breathing. My three pro Bb's include a .459" Strad, a .460" Eterna Severinsen, and a .468" Super Artist. The vintage Blessing mouthpiece I use with the Super Artist has a drill size smaller than what the mouthpieces I use on the other two have, and, though it may not be reliable to do so, based upon outside shank dimensions and playing experience, I suspect bore dimensions in the old Blessing piece are significantly different too. The result of all this is that going back and forth between the three horns is easy, I really notice no adjustment in approach to breathing.

    Jim
     

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