My colleague in the Süddeutsches Blechbläserquintett played second trombone in the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker and a trombone playing doctor, just for the fun of it, measured the lung capacity of the wind players. Surprisingly, these measurements were all over the map, leading the good doctor to conclude that how one uses the air is more important than lung capacity.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
Bb Trumpets: Yamaha YTR-6335HSII - Flip Oakes "Wild Thing" - 1972 Getzen Eterna "Severinsen" - 1980 Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Studio - B&S 3005 WTR-L - 1963 Besson 10-10 - Monke Mystery Horn - Spiri Vario
C Trumpet: Inderbinen Alpha 200
Bb Bass: 1961 Holton #58 "Symphony"
Wyrd oft nereð unfågne eorl, þonne his ellen dëah.
"Pypes, trompes, nakers, clariounes, that in bataille blowen blody sounes"
''I'm nearly as good as I need to be,
but not nearly as good as I'd like to be".
~Wild Thing Trumpet~ Eclipse Enigma Trumpet ~
~Kanstul 1525 Flugel ~ Smith Watkins K2 Cornet ~
~ Besson Bugle ~ JP152 C Trumpet ~
Just like when I wear pants with ample room, never know when I need to call in for reserve space.
The OP might be overshooting the note as his efficiency increases. The work that he needed to do prior to the improvement may be overkill now, and the feel for a given note may actually be much lower than what it was previously.
Wild Thing Bb
Wild Thing Flugel
Do you ever practice playing softly? It indeed sounds like you've progressed to the point of needing to manage your airflow better. Less is more when you've become efficient and you need to adjust accordingly.
Knowledge is freedom, and ignorance is slavery - Miles Davis
The difference between a beginner and pro mouthpiece is practice - tobylou8
Nobody has learned how to play the trumpet. It's endless. - Maynard Ferguson
Don't be afraid to try something different. The Ark was built by an amateur and the Titanic was built by a group of experienced engineers.
By the inch it's a cinch, by the yard, it's hard!
Re: slotting notes problem
Get a Harrelson SWE Summit. Slotting problem... solved.
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