@stumac Phase is not what causes the frequency that we "hear". I find more evidence that the size and taper of the trumpet bell "amplify" frequencies starting in the second octave. An 1300 Hz horn is around 4.8" in diameter at the mouth according to horn theory... This would damp the fundamental which is below cutoff severely.
That was great fun. I grew up watching those old musicals and thought I was in love with Vera Ellen and her gorgeous legs. Gene Kelly was definitely America's best athletic dancer and proves by some of the scenes in this video. Lot of hard work must have went into editing all those scenes to match the rhythm of Jackson's song. Just proves that music taste can change but rhythm never changes.
Could we summarize, then, in layman's terms, that the amount of air required doesn't necessarily depend upon what the bore size is but, rather, upon the collective design of the horn which includes a myriad of factors?
In other words, do some horns take "more air", horn-by-horn, depending on how it's constructed rather than on bore size alone?
Exactly this - horn by horn, depending on how it is constructed, how we hear ourselves, the efficiency of the entire body/mind/mouthpiece/trumpet/playing environment system. Even the term "amount of air" is not correct as our bodies have no measure of this except running out before a phrase is finished. We can believe that the horn is a loose blow indoors, we take it out to an open lake and the same system is like blowing into a brick wall!
@administrator it’s a medium bore made in 1956. @Newell-Post the corks and felts are in good condition and appear to have been recently replaced. This was part of the pleasant surprise. I expected a horn of that age to be pretty worn or have come out of a closet with stuck slides, rotten corks etc. I’d even researched replacement lead pipes in case that was necessary, but the original is as clean as a whistle. @Dr-GO yes 100%. I particularly love the tonal range that it provides.
Just re-watched "The Station Agent." That was a completely different type of movie, but it was Dinklage's first leading role, I think. It also had some interesting early parts by Bobby Cannavale (Will and Grace), Michelle Williams (Dawson's Creek), and John Slattery (Mad Men).