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Focus, Core, and Pitch ~

 

Focus ~

Players speak of a trumpet's ability to slot. Slotting is the ability to find the note you are shooting for as opposed to another. But, it's not enough to find the slot of a note. It's more important to find the focus of a note, the spot at which the note is centered with rich and brilliant overtones. Most horns, regardless of price, slot high or low on many of their pitches resulting in tones without richness or beauty. Jerome Callet has spent decades refining his horns so they slot correctly - with focus!. Learn to listen for the natural brilliance and rich overtones of a centered and focused pitch and you'll promptly appreciate the exceptional beauty of a Callet SIMA. And as this superior focus is a natural component of every SIMA trumpet, you will no longer waste valuable embouchure strength adjusting each pitch by ear. You will sound much better while working less. What a great idea!

Core ~

To quote Jerome Callet, "Almost all players, amateur and professional, need more core in their tone." The core is the centered heart of the pitch. The more solid and robust the core of the sound the bigger, more powerful, and more exciting the tone.  Unfortunately, most horns spread the sound mistakenly thinking that results in a bigger sound. But, a "big sound" comes from a rock-solid core, never from a horn that spreads. A spread sound may sound big to your ears as you play behind the horn. It may sound big to the players sitting beside you. But out front, where it really matters, a spread sound is dull and lifeless. Worse yet, the only way to make a spread sound project is to overblow. The result is harsh and unpleasant without natural ring and brilliance. Imagine working far harder to produce lower quality sound. Not on a Callet SIMA as it has the most perfectly centered tone with the largest and most solid core of any horn ever created!

 

Pitch ~

Where did we go wrong as brass teachers? Listen to any number of trumpet recordings today and you will hear muffled attacks well off pitch followed by a lip adjustment that gets closer to the intended pitch, though often still flat, followed by an even flatter tail to the note. You will find this on short notes as well as long. This extremely frustrating problem is equally rooted in embouchure development, mouthpiece balance, and horn. If a player struggles with the focus and core of their trumpet then they will always struggle with pitch!

 

The Natural Conclusion ~

The Callet SIMA is superior to every other trumpet made today. That is because the Sima has more focus and core plus better intonation than any other trumpet. The centers to the tones are bigger, richer, much easier to find, and distinctly more in tune. The result is a robust sound with unrivalled natural beauty. As they say, "The proof is in the pudding." With a respected set of "trumpet ears" out front, play your old horn then a SIMA. We are confident those ears out front will hear the marked improvement in your playing. And, you'll notice how much easier it is to sound better than ever before!