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1  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 28, 2017, 02:13AM
I fit sheet music and even method books in my BAM bass case. It was a tighter fit than the MB case, but they still fit.

There different types of cases.
But for a jazz bone I begin to doubt. Let's weight for the amswer from BAM.
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 09:23PM
Maybe they mean "shitpaper"  :D
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 01:08PM
One of my section mates has a similar case (don't know the exact model) and he keeps his sheet music in a folder and that sticks out from the case.  Might be a problem if you are carrying it on a bicycle, but not so much if it is in a car.

My former BAM case had no pocket at all. By then I putt my small map between the two parts of the case. It also sticked out. I closed the zippers as far as possible. I am always by car and don't have to take books with me. Only a few pages.
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 09:55AM
I don't think they're lying, it may be intended for music. But that doesn't speak to how effective it is as a pouch as it doesn't say how big the pouch is. From the pictures of it (unless the pictures are of a different case, which is entirely possible), it looks like the pouch is part of the body of the case and no larger.  The bell is 21cm, so the pouch must be slightly smaller than that, perhaps by a few CM in that case.  Most sheet music I play is at least 21.59CM (8.5" for us imperial folk). So it wouldn't work at all for me.

If, however, you only need to carry photocopies of a few charts around, or even one of those mini realbooks, it might work swimmingly.

Before you order, I'd definitely ask them to measure it for you and see if its wide enough to put what you wish to put in it.

That's a good idea. I'll send them an email.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 08:55AM
I can tell you that my BAM bass case had a pocket way to small for sheet music.  Bad dog.  No Biscuits.

What case do you have exactly?
6  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 08:53AM
Thanks for your warnings. Here is the text from the website of BAM.
They are talking about sheet music? Are they lying?



SOFTPACK JAZZ TROMBONE CASE WITH POCKET - BLACK

REFERENCE : 4031SPN
Attractive, light and compact: the city case
Molded on a King Jazz Trombone.
DETAILS MATERIALS WARRANTY
WEIGHT : 3,3 kg
INSIDE DIMENSIONS :
Bell: 21 cm
Slide: 80,5 cm
Length (body+bell): 70 cm
INSIDE FEATURES :
Inside cradle made of injected high density polyurethane foam, protecting the instrument against thermal shocks
Accessory compartment
The slide is snapped in the lid, made of a single block of injected foam
OUTSIDE FEATURES :
Top shell is made of a sleek metallic colored ABS, the bottom part is made of a black softouch antislip elastomer
2 comfortable neoprene antislip backpack straps with security screw hooks
Side handle
Zipper
External pocket for sheet music with reflective fabric
COLOR : Black
AUTRES COULEURS


7  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Re: Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 27, 2017, 07:31AM
Thanks for your help friends.

I think I found him: BAM 4031 SPN

For years I had a BAM case (without pocket) and they are great. Here in the Netherlands they are not that expensive.
Maybe because they are made in France.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Accessories / Looking for small case with a music pocket on: Apr 26, 2017, 10:34PM
It's for a jazz trombone without F-attachement. It must have a (little)music pocket.
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: From 5B to 2B in 40 years. on: Apr 26, 2017, 01:24PM

Yes I did and they are rather good in my opinion. All models were in balance from low until high. Off course all playing and sounding different depending  of the shape and materials. According to me Adams is doing a fine job.

Kind regards, Wil van den Dungen
10  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know? on: Apr 26, 2017, 08:57AM
Willy de Woofer

One of my favorite Forum names.  :)

Hah, hah. This name I used at Audio/Hifi Stereo equipment. My other name was Pieter the Tweeter. Just having fun  :D
11  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 26, 2017, 06:42AM
I'm not in disagreement with Doug's statement...or at least I think so. You can treat a specific problem in your playing, that it may refer to a specific use of any given anatomic part of the system, but it is likely to alter sympatheticaly other variables. Hopefully without hi-jacking this thread I'm going to post a video of Thomas Stevens speaking about Schlossberg trumpet teachings...It was interesting to hear that he would only give exercises that treat students weaknesses/liabilities and would not even touch on things that are workong well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpQFdDgeRWc

For me personally all information is great to have. One can try out wat works and what not.
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know? on: Apr 26, 2017, 06:39AM
Hello Wil,

Thank you for the clarification.  My best advice would be to get to a well stocked dealer and sample a variety of instruments.  "More sound for less effort" is a hallmark of all of our instruments, no matter what the bore size is.  If you have specific questions after that, or are looking for a particular characteristic that you did not find in what you tried, I'll be better able to make some more specific recommendations.  You can email me directly at ben@seshires.com at that time and we can discuss.

Ben

Dear Ben,

I will visit a dealer soon. Thanks for your kind reactions.

Regards, Wil
13  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 26, 2017, 02:30AM
You can still isolate different elements and tweak them.

That's exactly what I did myself and now do to others.

I stil play your mouthpiece. We met in Paris (France) at the Trombone Festival.
You managed to give me a mouthpiece in five minutes that bettered my Hamilton. Great job!
In the mean time I also play good at a Greg Black 6.5 AL. But it's smaller and (of course) also the sound is lichter. But it costs less air.
I hoped to see you a week ago at the Slide Factory in the Netherlands, but you weren't there. Do you once visit Europe?
14  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 26, 2017, 02:22AM
Willy,
 
It function as a system, not a modular horn where you isolate different elements and tweak them. When you change one aspect of you playing this often has influence on other aspects/variables as well.

I know. It's a chain. I always try to find the weakest part of it with the student. Then we are going to practice that part.

Several years ago I started taking lessons again. I had learned to play with the smile-embouchure. Only one of the 30 top-musicians could tel me how to get rid of that. For me that was unbelieveble. The man told me what to do and in two minutes I succeded and played as nether before. After a few lessons I started teaching this kind of things in the whole land (the Netherlands).
15  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 25, 2017, 10:35PM
I am very interested how other players hold their;
1 chin
2 teeth
3 stomach
4 chest
5 tongue
6 throat
7 mouthpiece
8 trombone
9 body
As I wrote, knowledge is very important. One can try to ride on a bike without wheels or on one with wheels.
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know? on: Apr 25, 2017, 02:01PM
Hello Willy,

I'm sorry you didn't receive our reply, I remember answering the question personally.  Perhaps it went in your spam folder.  In either event, please email me directly: ben@seshires.com and I will be sure to get back to you.

reading your post here I am not entirely sure what you are asking.  I would need to know more about the Shires trombones you tried in the Netherlands (which models) and what you thought about them. 

If you are looking for an instrument like a mid-60's 6H, might I recommend the following specs:

Bell: 2YLW 8 or 2YM T8 8
Tuning Slide: SY1.5 or SY1.0
Slide: T00LW or T00

I hope this is helpful, I will look for your email to ben@seshires.com soon

-Ben

Dear Ben,

Thanks a lot for your answer. Probably something went wrong with the email. No problem. I'll try to send it again and to the adress you mention.

About the bones: I never played any Shires before. I am looking for an even more sonorous sound and less effort in playing. I am now 61 years old. I only teach and conduct, so don't play in an orchestra.

Kind regards, Wil
17  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 25, 2017, 09:04AM
Okay.... I'll tell you the secret....

THERE ARE NO SECRETS

Look, listen, learn, practise.

Stop looking for short cuts.

Take lessons when you think you need them.

That's aimed at anybody who wants to get better.

Chris Stearn

You can practice as much as you want, but if you practice in the wrong way, it's useless.
Do you want to take lessons at a teacher who doesn't know how to realy play at brass instruments? Do what you want, but it's useless.

I give you a free hint for another secret: look carefully how Dereck Watkins is playing.

In the mean time I helped a lot of people playing better 4 times.
18  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Developing centred notes on: Apr 25, 2017, 06:05AM
IT took me 5 years finding out how to play on brass  instruments. I followed lessons, masterclasses, workshops etc. at 30 famous pro players. (i am only teaching children to play).
Wether a lot of musicians don't know what they are doing or they don't want  to  tell  others, I don't know.

One of the secrets I wanna share is:  keep the tip of your tongue close to your under teeth when playiing a tone.
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Shires Q&A, what would you like to know? on: Apr 24, 2017, 11:04PM
Dear Sir. I send an email to Shires but got no reaction till now!? So I ask the question directly to you. I really like my two Conn 6H bones from around 1960. I like them more than my custom Edwards Jazz. Before that I played big horns like King 5B, Bach 42, etc.
I studied classical trombone at a Conservatory. Once I played at a very old King 2B Silversonic and was also great for me.
Two weeks ago I met the Shires dealer in the Netherlands. He invited me to try Shires small bore. Can you give me an advice about the configuration in front? Thanks a lot for your help. p.s. maybe you can look in my topic "from 5B to 2B in 40 years"?
20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: From 5B to 2B in 40 years. on: Apr 21, 2017, 03:11AM
I thought so too. Large shop.  Good!

And factory. I wonder for how many million they instruments in stock?
They are seriously gonna help me with another instrument.
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