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1  Creation and Performance / Trombonists / Downstream Ep. 2- Podcast for trombonists, by trombonists! Feat. John Lofton. on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:34PM
Enjoy!

http://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/6271523
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Shires Tru Bore Slowing Down on: Feb 17, 2018, 05:34PM
Send it to Shires.
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Large bore obsession on: Feb 16, 2018, 10:57AM
Bore aside, I feel it's important for young trombonists to develop technique on a straight tenor, no trigger.  Most band directors steer students to buying larger trigger horns for two reasons, avoiding extended positions and fearing the parents won't buy another horn down the road.

I don't mind this too much. Having young kids try to play 6th and 7th only forms bad habits, with most of them shortchanging those positions or contorting the body/embouchure to compensate.

If I had my way everyone would start on baritone or euphonium and switch to trombone when they are large enough to play trombone properly.
4  Teaching & Learning / History of the Trombone / Re: How did the SLIDE come to stay? on: Feb 15, 2018, 11:18PM
At first, just because it was the only chromatic brass instrument for quite a long time. Hundreds of years. We could play all the notes, especially lower in the harmonic series, when no one else could.
5  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Bach 50 valve section. on: Feb 13, 2018, 03:30PM
PM sent.
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Bach50A3G vs Bach50B3LO on: Feb 12, 2018, 06:43PM
Maybe the other was cut shorter? I've done that on every Bach I've owned.



The 50A3 is even longer than a "normal" Bach bass, so even more of that issue.

Agreed on the slide swap.
7  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Practicing for big band lead on: Feb 12, 2018, 04:30PM
Don't be afraid to hand off a chart to 2nd or 3rd before you get tired. No reason you have to be stuck on lead for all time.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Euphoniums on: Feb 08, 2018, 08:10PM
Developing a great euphonium sound takes just as much effort and time as developing a great trombone sound. Euphonium just makes a much more acceptable sound before you get to that point.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Feel.... the real obsession on: Feb 06, 2018, 08:55AM
As with all things, it's a balance. I have played trombones that really sounded great but were hard to play (70H in this case), and ones that almost played themselves and sounded just as boring as humanly possible (Courtois AC502B).

Maybe some of us tend towards the sound side or the feel side, but probably not all the way in either direction.
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Is anyone building a great 88H copy these days? on: Feb 05, 2018, 05:46PM
What in Finagle’s name is that?  A high powered contrabass bagpipe?!!

Listening devices for early detection of aircraft.
11  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Is anyone building a great 88H copy these days? on: Feb 05, 2018, 12:08PM
No. Albert Einstein designed what was known as the 8H special, only a year or so after the Trinity Test.

Ahh, a common misconception. Richard Feynman is actually the one most involved with the design process.
12  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Practicing While Tired on: Feb 04, 2018, 11:39PM


Obviously dont go to the point where you are not doing anything beneficial, but not practicing ever because you are tired I think can also be potentially not in your best interests.

Yup, it's a balance. Don't let trivial things stop you from playing, but don't play if you're incapable of progressing (for whatever reason).
13  Creation and Performance / Music, Concerts and Recordings / Re: Chicago Symphony to Premiere Low Brass Concerto on: Feb 04, 2018, 05:35PM
I had at least 3 friends in attendance. I'll have to ask what they thought.
14  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Reliable flutter tonguing on: Feb 04, 2018, 01:19PM
Flutter is, for me, pressing the tongue against a spot in the mouth (usually where I articulate, or close) and forcing it away with air. I can do this in any range. Away from the horn, it sounds like a machine gun sound effect more than any linguistic rolled syllable.
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions on: Feb 03, 2018, 04:46PM
I have a New York 7 that is the best match I have found for my 6H. Better overall than any of the "C" mouthpieces I have tried.
16  Practice Break / Cool Web Sites / Re: Downstream- Podcast for trombonists, by trombonists! Feat. Alex Iles on: Feb 03, 2018, 03:34PM
Soon! :)
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: NAMM report 2018 on: Feb 01, 2018, 10:38AM
Thanks, everyone!
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Brassark CV mouthpiece on: Feb 01, 2018, 01:29AM
I love it! May as well make my commission from Greg...  Evil
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Tenor Bucket Mute Sound Comparison on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:59PM
EZ Bucket wins for me just because it's easy to use, small, and doesn't eliminate any notes. Good mute.
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Brassark CV mouthpiece on: Jan 31, 2018, 10:03PM
I'd love to borrow it for a couple weeks. Maybe we can trade for the 1G for a bit?
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