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1  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Tomasi on: Yesterday at 10:59 AM
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Z3sLhnDJJn0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/Z3sLhnDJJn0</a>
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Convince me to buy a new horn on: Yesterday at 10:01 AM
Yes. But you need to really work with a manufacturer to build or piece it so that it does play better for you than an older horn design. You can get a horn that simply doesn't exist anywhere else today, and for that matter certainly not 50 years ago, that was built from the ground up to compliment the way you play.

Slides are a million times better (ie, 2 or 3 times better) today than vintage slides.

The answer to your question awaits you at the Edwards or Shires or Rath proshops.
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Convince me to buy a new horn on: Yesterday at 08:59 AM
Peter Griffin could convince you to buy a new horn, or do anything.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/xx3pXLoq58k" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/xx3pXLoq58k</a>
4  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Classical pieces - without a tuba? on: Sep 18, 2017, 08:55PM
The tuba was patented in 1835, so there is no classical music with an original tuba part. You'll be fine with a contrabass and bassoon.
5  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Tomasi on: Sep 15, 2017, 09:19PM
Passages in treble clef. Why is this acceptable?



How is it not? Hahaha, doesn't it go up to  ?
6  Teaching & Learning / Schools, Colleges and Conservatories / Re: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band? on: Sep 15, 2017, 09:06PM
You shouldn’t talk **** about the Coasties.

I don't think you understand what my post was saying, schiltz. Definitely wasn't putting down the Coast Guard, or their band. You should read into what I was actually telling the OP to do, as far as the DC military bands and the Coast Guard Band are concerned. I thought it was clever.
7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Mouthpiece for Mirafone contrabass on: Sep 13, 2017, 05:42AM
If that don't look like an old Minick mouthpiece, I don't know what does.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Repairs, Modifications and Maintenance / Re: lubricant for removable leadpipes on: Sep 12, 2017, 07:29PM
Tiny amount of tuning slide grease on the outside raw brass of the pipe. This keeps it from corroding and keeps it removeable. Also a lighter grease or heavy oil on the threads. Very small amount.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Criteria for jazz mouthpiece on: Sep 12, 2017, 03:18PM
 :D
10  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: FS: Edwards T396-A (Alessi model) on: Sep 12, 2017, 02:06PM
I agree. I already got mines, though.
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Criteria for jazz mouthpiece on: Sep 12, 2017, 10:14AM

All of the answers were serious. You just might not like what we have to say.

My answer was, in fact, not serious.
12  Teaching & Learning / Schools, Colleges and Conservatories / Re: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band? on: Sep 12, 2017, 06:31AM
I was basing my idea off of the expense of DC on a recent Fortune Mag article that said the cost of living for an average family of 4 was over 100K just to cover housing, trans, medical, and food. I hear you too, especially if you are a single person, the gig is great at entry level!

Now, if you stick it out in the regular active duty bands or the DC bands, it can become very financially rewarding. Pershings own has two or three trombonists who are E9s. Nearly all the trombonists are currently E7s and E8s. E8 and E9 pay is up there with some of the better orchestras. But this category of musician includes MSG Harry Watters, so take a number, and in the meantime we can all "power practice". Those guys can really play!

There is NO doubt that a military music career can be extremely rewarding, musically, service-wise, and financially.
13  Teaching & Learning / Schools, Colleges and Conservatories / Re: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band? on: Sep 11, 2017, 03:52PM
Premier band positions start at 52-56K a year. That's more than an O-1 makes last I checked (and an O2 if I remember right).



They are optimistically including BAH and other pays that aren't included on the pay scale, as well as COLA for the DC area. An O1 stationed around DC would be making a lot more.

The premier bands seem to all start you out at E6 pay, plus single or w/ dependant rate BAH.

The unfortunate thing is that the pay seems OK, but DC is extremely expensive to live in/near.
14  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Amateurs vs. Professionals on: Sep 11, 2017, 02:30PM


goofus and gallent. Outstanding!

15  Teaching & Learning / Schools, Colleges and Conservatories / Re: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band? on: Sep 11, 2017, 02:28PM
I didn't realize you switched to NG, Dan. Good luck!

Did you make the move down to Anchorage in 16/17?
16  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Equifax data breach... biggest ever. on: Sep 11, 2017, 01:32PM
Yeah it's still a high enough number to be all but certain that if you're an adult in the US, your personally identifiable info has been stolen.

7/7.2 or 7/8 are bad odds
17  Creation and Performance / The Healthy Trombonist / Re: Lip herpes, Do you know how to avoid it? on: Sep 11, 2017, 12:36PM
Don't let dirty grammas kiss babies. Problem solved.
18  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: Equifax data breach... biggest ever. on: Sep 11, 2017, 12:13PM
What percentage of Americans with credit cards does that 143 million number represent? 99.9%?
19  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Amateurs vs. Professionals on: Sep 11, 2017, 11:56AM
In Soviet Union, professional amateurs you.

As in: "I thought I could play until I got amateured by that professional Soviet trombone playuh"
20  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Performing the L'Arlesienne Suite #2 by Geortes Bizet on: Sep 11, 2017, 10:01AM
If not for the composer and his nationality, I'd think a valve trombone would be appropriate. You can pretend you're in Italy or Eastern Europe during the 19th century playing Bizet. Then it becomes appropriate.

Looks like Bizet spent lots of time in Italy, where valve trombones were indeed the standard. The tempo you describe doesn't seem right though....
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