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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: headphone suggestions on: Jan 11, 2017, 01:19PM
Another vote for the Sony 7506. I had a problem with the cable on mine & was able to purchase & install an aftermarket replacement, straight instead of the stock coiled cable. The earpieces are getting a bit worn at this point, but I can also buy replacement extra-padded ones to replace them. Looking forward to hearing great sound on some big fuzzy earmuffs!
2  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: contemporary sonic effects on trombone on: Jan 10, 2017, 05:25PM
Stuart Dempster did an exhaustive book on the subject, The Modern Trombone: a Definition of its Idioms. Out of print, AFAIK. I have a copy of the book, but the "soundsheet" records that had recorded examples are sadly long gone.   Don't know
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Brown medical tape as a hand grip guard? on: Jan 06, 2017, 08:50AM
I tried posting a photo to Twitter,which I haven't used in ages. You may need to click the link.
Under the scruffy exterior is a short length of plastic tubing to act as a base, then a bit of gaffer tape & moleskin on top. It's homely, but hey, it works for me.
4  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS Mouthpieces on: Jan 03, 2017, 10:10PM
That Stork is interesting, I've had one for years but it's really working well with a new horn. Possible trade for DE rim, gold LT100N? Might consider trading entire DE mpc, message me if interested.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Brown medical tape as a hand grip guard? on: Jan 03, 2017, 10:22AM
On my small horn, a frankenbone with a Tempo bell grafted onto a 3B slide, I do a thing involving Moleskin, gaffer tape (the good cloth kind - for sanity's sake, avoid "Duck Tape" and similar plastic-backed heavy duty tapes like the scourge that they are...) and a bit of plastic tubing. I end up with a soft version of a Williams-style curved grip. Will post photos later today.
Not sure how effective Moleskin is as a moisture barrier, however. It's not terribly thick, but it does have a plastic backing.
6  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Doug Elliott C2 and D2 Shank on: Dec 25, 2016, 05:42PM
Replied to your other post as well. I'm pretty sure I have a C2. LT100 lex is available.
7  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Doug Elliott LT 100 Lexan and Gold Rims on: Dec 25, 2016, 05:30PM
I have a lexan LT100 that I can part with. Looking to replace it with an LTS51D. Possibly also one of the shanks you are looking for, but I will need to confirm in a couple of days when I return home. PM me & we can discuss.  Good!
8  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Yawning while playing??? on: Dec 20, 2016, 12:41PM
Overbreathing - taking in more air than you will use - results in stale air left in your lungs.
The comments about too much carbon dioxide buildup and "may not be expelling enough of it on exhalation" are from this.

Remington and Reinhardt taught "conversational breathing" where you learn to take in just what you will use.  When you're speaking, you don't take a huge breath just to say "Hello, how are you today" and then still have a bunch of extra air in your lungs... you take in only what you need to say what you're going to say.  That is comfortable and relaxing.

As an experiment, try taking a full breath, say a few words, fill up again, say a few more words, and keep repeating that until you pass out - your lungs will be full of carbon dioxide.  If you play that way, you have the same problem.

This and SackbuttRoyale's post make perfect sense to me. I have sometimes noticed this while playing, although fairly infrequently. However, if I am in a chuch or chapel service, I just lay out if expected to sing the hymns . I almost always look like an idiot from stifling stage yawns.   >:( >:( >:(
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Large shank .525 leadpipes? on: Dec 20, 2016, 09:23AM
On a possible tangentially related subject (mods feel free to move if you like) , does pulling & replacing a lead pipe on Yamaha instrument pose any unique problems or costs? Just got a YSL-630' .525 with the SS mpc receiver. A LS pipe would allow me to try my fave screw-rim Storks and Schilke 51B with the new hotness.
10  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: How???? on: Dec 16, 2016, 10:15AM
He's playing with an airstream that he's restricting  having the middle of his tongue touching the roof of his mouth, and the tip of his tongue close to the aperture of his lips -- the same thing throat singers do. There's a little bit of vocal multiphonics in there too.

Maybe this is less of a warm up and more of him just trying out ways to get unique sounds.
These are didjeridoo techniques, at least in part. The vowel articulations & multiphonics are used constantly while playing didj. Since it can only play one note (with some exceptions) the whole instrument technique consists of these timbral variations.
They can be effective in warm-ups, but the techniques are almost exactly the opposite of what you want to use on a brass instrument. 
The mad triple-tounguing arpeggios, however are just a world-class player working out...  Good!
11  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Jupiter XO 1236L on: Dec 15, 2016, 05:55AM
I'm sure it won't stay at that price long, or I'll own it.

There is also the open-wrap version at $510

Interesting open wrap design on the 1236-O. Right angles in & out of the valve, looks like it is efficient, provided the valve is not the limiting factor. Also the adjustable trigger paddle, if I'm seeing it correctly in the photograph.
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: 12c mouthpiece with large shank? on: Dec 12, 2016, 01:02PM
Bill's dead you know.... also He used a 12 not a 12c from what I understand.

Right on both counts, I believe. I definitely remember his passing, and I think I've read about the Bach 12 mp at some point, but forgot that detail.  Good!
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: 12c mouthpiece with large shank? on: Dec 12, 2016, 08:47AM
While it may be considered "unorthodox" to use a 12C with a large-bore horn, it's not unheard of either. The guy sitting right next to me in one of the bands might have a few hundred words to say about it b/c he's been doing it for years. So did Bill Pierce.


Bill should chime in here. 12C + adapter + Olds Opera.
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: 42b overhaul on: Dec 12, 2016, 08:41AM
I have a 42B in the same situation and I think I`m just going to have it stripped and left bare brass rather than a total relaquer
What he said.
15  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Trombone players with great Articulations on: Nov 30, 2016, 12:50PM
Haven't see James Pankow mentioned yet.

Or Bruce Fowler.
Just playing the written chart would obliterate most humans. Then there's his solo, starts at about 3:15.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Opinions on the "pBuzz" on: Nov 23, 2016, 08:20AM
Just saw these while browsing on Hickey's site. They look like fun; my first thought was to make a slide didgeridoo from one, but it would need to be about twice the size. Plus, slide didges are already a thing.  Good! The pBone folks may have an edge on pricing & distribution if they ever want to go that route.
17  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Re: Spike Jones and trombone FONK on: Nov 11, 2016, 01:17PM
Didjeridoo players will understand. This is the basic playing technique for didj, continually warping the sound by using the opposite of good trombone technique.  :D Throw out all of your ideas about keeping a stable embouchure & say "BWAAAWWOOYAAA" into the instrument.
Hours of fun!
18  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: An excerpt from new book on improving one's jazz improvising on: Oct 31, 2016, 09:12AM
I'll just add to Geezer's comments, Michael's web site is definitely not just for Alto specialists, and he periodically posts some wonderful music tracks. Highly recommended.  Good!
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Sony/MAGIX Music Maker Premium on: Oct 06, 2016, 05:37AM
Ableton Live Lite is only about $99.00 if you purchase it, and it's included free in the bundle with many pieces of gear these days. (price may be different, I did a really quick GooSearch.) You will really benefit from having a decent interface, or even a controller or keyboard, so check out the software bundles included with the gear. Be careful to avoid the ones that give you tons of "demo" versions of software. You may have to dig a little.
Also, look into Reaper, a full-function DAW that you can download & start using immediately, and their registration is/was only $60.00 for the casual user. Highly recommended.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Audio interface for recording trombone on: Sep 09, 2016, 07:13AM
FWIW, in our little voiceover booth, we use An Audient interface: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iD14
Nothing but good results, clean design and even cleaner sound. They also make a single-input version that's less expensive.
The Focusrite stuff is a bit lower priced for their entry-level stuff, and has some software plug-in downloads included. Check into the software they provide to see if it is primarily full versions or a lot of demo versions that will expire & need to be re-authorised later on, as some of the "free" downloads turn out to be. Not sure if Focusrite does this, but I have heard that some manufacturers do.
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