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Sounds like a problem that some hours put into long tones would fix. As rowuk said, use your ears and just let the sound flow.
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Dave, i.m not a trumpet teacher but i play large bore trumpets because i have the ability to do so. I studied with Jerry Callet for years.He helped me to use my mouth correctly with the correct mouthpieces. I prefer older and hand made trumpets not the mass produced crap they make today. Yes I have a couple of ML bores like a Mt. Verron Bach and two # 25 Selmers and a st 305 banana Holton plus a Olds opera 468 bore. I can only tell you that not all players can play a trumpet correctly much less last on a large bore horn. First comes your mouth in the right way you blow, 2nd comes the right mouthpieces to aide you. It is better to practice 10 minutes correctly than hours incorrectly. Good luck BOB
I agree with Woruk. Bore size has nothing to do with playing ability. I use a 470 bore and sometimes a Getzen 458 bore. Can't tell much difference. Learn to relax. It sounds like you are trying way to hard.... Less pressure,baby.....
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO6PSUqeVBE]YouTube - Doc Severinsen - A Song For You[/ame]
compared to something less dark:
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAcJR4pKLpg]YouTube - Harry James & Jerry Lewis juntos em 1961[/ame]
Both pretty pleasant, yes?
This has more to do with phrasing and dynamics than with pure sound colour and frequencies. I wonder what takes Rowuk so long to make his usual comment about that...
ROWUK is exactly right , a large bore (.465,.468 ,.470, .472) does not mean you have "blow more air". it is more about having an efficient embouchure and good breath control. I think that the folks that say that they tire more easily on a large bore really don't have the correct understanding of the aforementioned concepts, I have and play daily the following horns Leblanc 707 Sonic (.453 ), a Holton ST 308 (.459), a Holton ST307 9 (.468) and an old Bach 43 LT (.459) and I really don't have to blow more for the .468 or less for the .453
I just went from a ml bore horn to a lg bore one. And to me, there is a slight diffrance. I feel that the large bore is more "free-er" that a ml horn. I go back and play my ml horn, and I do feel a little resistances, especially with the higher notes. Also the mouthpiece changes the feel of it too. I play on a bach megatone 3c on the lg bore horn and it feel free blowing, but when I stick my parduba in it, it gives me some resistance...
I guess you just have to get used to the horn. do a bunch of exersices, long notes. going from soft to loud ect ect. in time youll get used to it.
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