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Trumpet Sound

 

Trumpet Sound is produced by buzzing the lips against the embouchure hole, like a brass instrument.  The embouchure hole needs to be completely sealed by the lips. The lips can also be put directly on the center joint after taking the headjoint off. 

 

Generally speaking, the C-flute resonates best a major seventh below the fingered/written pitch. Alto- and Bass-flute resonate either a major or minor seventh below the written pitch depending on the fingering. Piccolo resonates a minor ninth below the written pitch. For C-, Alto- and Bass-flute, the resulting resonance when using a short air column (left hand notes) can vary to a minor seventh below the fingered pitch. Whereas notes using a long air column (both hands) are typically a major seventh below the fingered pitch. This can also vary with the diameter of an instrument. As the technique is flexible in pitch, you can lower the or raise the resonating pitch to matcht he fingered pitch. 

 

Production Tips

Trumpet sound is produced by buzzing the lips against the embouchure hole, like a brass instrument.  The embouchure hole needs to be completely sealed by the lips but placed on the lips with as little pressure as possible. The sound can be produced by exhaling and inhaling. To get a richer sound, the space in the mouth needs to be in resonance with the fingered note. The lips can also be put directly on the center joint after taking the headjoint off. This method is easier to perform.

Notation Examples
Video Examples

Flute 1

Trumpet Sound: lip buzzing alone and with the flute

Flute 2

Trumpet Sound: Exhale and Inhale