Results 1 to 4 of 4
Trumpet Discussion Discuss vibrato in the General forums; When playing with the section should you use vibrato?...
  1. #1
    Forte User B15M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Monroe Ct.


    When playing with the section should you use vibrato?

  2. #2
    Fortissimo User
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Yee HAW!
    Depends if the music calls for it and if the rest of the section plays it. But if the section DOES use vibrato, make sure they're all using the same vibrato. Listen to some BB music.

  3. #3
    Moderator Utimate User Solar Bell's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Metro Detroit
    In big band music, if you're the lead player it is your job to interpret the music and use or not use vibrato. The chart may specify "No Vibrato".
    If you are a section player, listen to and emulate the vibrato used by the lead player.

    Do NOT use vibrato if the lead player isn't.

    Chuck Willard
    The Willard of Oz

    "Don't be afraid to see what you see."
    Ronald Reagan

  4. #4
    Piano User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Gainesville, Florida


    In concert bands or orchestras, it is a little different decision making process. The music itself determines whether or not (or what type) vibrato should be used. If the line is a solo above the section, vibrato may be appropriate. If it is a section melody, generally not (but there are exceptions) If vibrato is used in the melody line it should add warmth and character to the line. If it does not do this, then maybe it should not be used or the degree and speed of the vibrato should be reconsidered.

    Often times, the conductor will determine whether his/her interpretation includes vibrato. Then it is a done deal.

    In section accompaniments generally vibrato in not appropriate as it takes away from the melody line.

    Just a few thoughts....

    Bill Dishman
    Gainesville, Florida

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26