1991 King Silver Flair
1953 Olds Super (LA)
1979 King KG1055T (pre UMI) Silver Flair
1940? Olds Ambassador (LA) tenor trombone
I'm not responsible for offending people -- people are responsible for themselves taking offense at me
Well, I'm not going to even try to read all of the responses previous to mine, so forgive me if I'm repeating someone else. My biggest problem with getting winded was that I was not expelling all of the "used" air out of my lungs before taking a new breath. Nearly passed out in church one morning.
1952 Holton Revelation 48 w/ Stork Studio Master VM, Wick 4
1975 Bach Stradivarius 182 "flugelhorn", Bach 7fl
1930 Holton Llewellyn, Heim 1
1990 Bach Stradivarius 180 with 37 bell, 7 leadpipe, Wick 4
Early 1900s Jaubert Eb peckhorn, cheap Lyle mp
Early '60s Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Copra Temp
Olds Ambassador cornet in pieces.
Another angle, that I don't think anyone mentioned yet: Does trumpet/mouthpiece bore have any effect on this kind of breath problem?
I was trying out a large-bore trumpet a few years back, when I was searching for my first pro horn. I found that I was not able to play long phrases with the same amount of air as normally, i.e. I had to take deeper breaths in order to last. By that logic, a player using a smaller-bore horn would have to take more care not to over-breathe.
I ended up turning down the horn (a Leblanc Sandoval T357) because I felt this would be too big an adjustment for me, other than that it was a great trumpet!
Do you think there is any merit to this, or was my mind just playing tricks on me because I knew it was large-bore?
Yamaha YTR 8335G, 2010
Bach Stradivarius CL 239, ca 1997
Yamaha 445T rotary C
Carol Brass flugelhorn CFL-6200-GSS-Bb-SLB
Burbank Trumpet by Kanstul Eb/D, 1991
Yamaha YTR 6810 picc
Yamaha YTR 2320, ca 1987
German/Swedish Eb rotary flugelhorn of unknown lineage
Rotary compact Bb, yet unidentified
Yamaha YAH 201S Alto horn
Amati bass trumpet ca 1975
I will join you in suggesting that mouthpiece drill size and bore may affect response to breathing. My three pro Bb's include a .459" Strad, a .460" Eterna Severinsen, and a .468" Super Artist. The vintage Blessing mouthpiece I use with the Super Artist has a drill size smaller than what the mouthpieces I use on the other two have, and, though it may not be reliable to do so, based upon outside shank dimensions and playing experience, I suspect bore dimensions in the old Blessing piece are significantly different too. The result of all this is that going back and forth between the three horns is easy, I really notice no adjustment in approach to breathing.
Getzen 900 Eterna Classic, Leblanc 707 Sonic (Metzler Brass restoration)
Bach Model 180SL229W30 Stradivarius C Trumpet
Holton Collegiate Bb Cornet (heirloom)
Blessing Artist Bb Flugelhorn
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