Trumpet Discussion Discuss What is most important to you? in the General forums; Tone has got to be one of the primary concerns for all musicians (not just trumpet players). How we achieve ...
Tone has got to be one of the primary concerns for all musicians (not just trumpet players). How we achieve what we deem to be a respectable tone is a debate for the various teachers and teaching methods.
The definition of a respectable tone is also one that could be up for debate.
An audience won't turn up to hear someone scream out a dubble z if it sounds terrible.
Musicality should probably be at the very top of the list.
I agree with Trumpet Mike. Musicality. I think about it in terms of being lyrical as well. If I'm not the one 'singing' the song then I want my efforts to be focused on accompanying and supporting the section that is.
It is a combination of air support, tone and technique that creates the lyrical presentation. When you think about it, its just like singing.
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With all ofthis talk about sound and air I would have to say that you can use a ton of air and still have a bad sound. Sound is everything. Find your sound and alot of other things tend to fall into place.
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