Been a busy year for me practicing trumpet with an extraordinary teacher to guide me. In the last 9 Months my playing has completely changed/transformed. Now that I am down to 9 months playing, things are getting harder, Upper G's and A's are needed and I can't seem to break from G to the A... its like that jump is more than say F-G. I will get there eventually.
Anyways, I had a thought on the way home.
I was contemplating a Prana 3 vs a Prana 7 Monette horn. The aspect I contemplated was that the Prana 7 is the heaviest trumpet they make before sheet bracing is needed.
To my understanding, a trumpet gets heavier when the brass is thicker?
If that is the case, how does that actually effect the tonal quality of the instrument?
Logically I would assume that a lighter trumpet vibrates more (more flimsy), while the more dense (thicker), heavier trumpet would not vibrate as much....
How would that translate into tonal quality though? On one hand it could be assumed the thicker one would sound more 'dead' while the lighter (thinner) one would be more lively....