I came here looking for a way of getting RID of my airy tone, lol and instead stumbled upon someone going in the opposite direction. It's not helpful when auditioning to play using airy tone. I gotta get solid tone in the lower register where my airy tone is really blatant. Any tips guys?
For the guy who wants the airy tone, do lotsa slurs without rest. or alternatively push the air up when you play to get that sound out
A solid, strong, almost blistering tone has always been my hallmark. This was even the case with my Martin Committee cornet. Even with a Wick 3. I purchased a Martin 10 (small, shallow) for the horn, just for grins. With this mouthpiece I get the airy sound your looking for and I don't know why. I've never had this sound! It reminds me of Stan Getz. It's kinda cool and jazzy. I'm starting to like it, at least on the Committee. I've tried to play this mouthpiece with a clear, strong tone... I can't. Wrapping tape around the shank (thinking it was a fit issue), didn't change the tone one iota. Just to let you know, the mouthpiece I usually use with the Martin is a Bach Mt. Vernon (Olds shank) 10C or 10.5C.
Pre-war French Besson Brevete, '62 Holton 45, '66 Buescher T135 Super-Aristocrat, '69 Buescher T120 Aristocrat, '72 Olds Super Star, '75 Reynolds Onyx, '83 Schilke C5, Carol Brass CSS-8880 cornet, King 2020 flugelhorn
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Zombie thread, guys. Over four years since the last posting, before you resurrected it.
J. Notso Nieuwguyski
Zombie true, but this is my first time reading it. I still find it relevant. Perhaps additional comments may be able to airy out a few more insightful comments.
Nothing wrong with a zombie as long as it's a good zombie. Rowuk's 1st response is great!
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+1 for Rowuk's suggestion to "Watch a Paris Hilton video before playing" .... to get your airhead tone.
Trumpets are for extroverts - Lee Morgan
Shoot...I'm still trying to get rid of that "airy" tone permanently.
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