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1  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Yesterday at 01:52 PM
I forgot to include playing in the lower range, where fretting and economical slide positions come into their own. "Tenderly" in Eb being a good example, unless you want to play it in the higher octave, hitting those High Notes.

I can just slur them to make things easier...
2  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Worse Bach on: Yesterday at 07:47 AM
I start to think that all of this is intentional and intended as a satire....
3  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Helping vs Self Validation? on: Yesterday at 07:15 AM
is today compliment's day or something else that I missed is going on? :/
4  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Yesterday at 06:56 AM
I've seen that done by friends-trombonists, but so far I haven't had a go  at it. I'll try to see how it goes  Good!
5  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Yesterday at 06:47 AM
Being a non-Native English speaker I am not sure what across-the-grain slurring must mean. Sound something like partials slurring. Anyway, it is probably good, I think that we are on the roughly same vibe regarding this question.
6  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Yesterday at 06:38 AM
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Probably THE best idea to live by, if a beginner can trill. Maybe just leave it as "the soft playing of slurs". We probably ought to add glisses into the party mix as well.

Exactly. Didn't think of glisses, but that's a good idea. As for slurred scales and intervales I thought that it was included in slur soft playing.

It is tonguing and "hitting" high notes, accompanied with a fair amount of adrenalin that often messes everthing up. We all have been probably there  Clever
7  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Yesterday at 06:12 AM
With the risk of becoming annoying, I will still maintain my initial statement:

Whatever the type of player, the soft playing of slurs and lips trills will often intuitively help them to find the needed placement and embouchure movements. They don't need to know all the theory behind. All these analysis can be rather helpful to the teachers.

My lead to embouchure is often sound. If it sounds good, nobody can argue with.

The only real application for all of these observation seems to be to help teachers make educated guesses of what causes a problem (where there is one) and how to relieve it. Still, there will be inavoidable (correct me if I am wrong) process of trials and errors.
8  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 23, 2017, 07:58AM
Well...while you were brainstorming over the pooing concept...maybe we should change the practice room to a more convenient room....nevertheless, a long handslide could be a problem.

Could be it was a bad joke :-0
9  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 23, 2017, 07:54AM
What is "WC"? I tried Googling "WC trombone method book" and got nothing.

...Geezer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flush_toilet
10  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 23, 2017, 07:15AM
Rather contradictory to your poo-pooing breath support, eh?

...Geezer

OMG  :/ Next thing to do - WC trombone method book  Amazed
11  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Free dixieland trombone solos on: Mar 23, 2017, 07:14AM
I haven't gone through, just played few bars :-) If I decide that I really need something more, I will have to buy a book or something...or just starting to transcribe stuff from the net  :/
12  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Free dixieland trombone solos on: Mar 23, 2017, 07:01AM
Thanks Rob, that's a good start for novices in impro on trombone like me  Good!
13  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Helping vs Self Validation? on: Mar 23, 2017, 05:34AM
I was referring to small but sometimes essential differencies in how we use the whole system (breathing-tongue position-embouchure).

But there's not "cheats". Whatever the system or the details, it takes work and time.

Sometimes the tone of speach used by forumers is sub-optimal but that doesn't necesarrily means that we have nothing to learn from their contribution.

Paralysis through analysis is something to avoid not only in our playing and practice, but in our social endeavours as well, just my 0.02$.
14  Creation and Performance / Musical Miscellany / Re: Helping vs Self Validation? on: Mar 23, 2017, 04:47AM
But there can only be one solution to range. It's out in the woodshed. One might not find it for years.

I wouldn't be so sure...There are different embouchure schools and they all come with a slightly different solution. Not all of them suit everyone of us.
15  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 22, 2017, 03:15PM
Leif,

I've found that both on trumpet and trombone, breath attacks and the so called sub-tones help with accuracy in high register.
16  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 22, 2017, 02:04PM
by definition high register requires less quantities of air.
17  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Black Lacquer Kings? on: Mar 22, 2017, 10:12AM
Not necessarily. But it is not a main feature of a professional instrument. It should first play well and be well build. The colour is a secondary thing

Harrelson summit trumpet



Spiri daCarbo trumpet
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Technology / Re: Microsoft Office subscription on: Mar 22, 2017, 07:24AM
Windows always goes the same way - release version is a cripple, with time and updates it gets better. By the time you and they figured it out, they want to replace it with a newer version  :D
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Recommending mouthpieces to students on: Mar 22, 2017, 06:46AM
Basically, on all brass instruments you put beginners of a middle of the road mouthpiece (on trumpet 7C or 3C, on trombone I guess that should be somewhere around 7-5C or similar) unless something is wrong or these mouthpiece do not work as well as they should.

First, get to know what the issue is (if any) or the desired change. Then recommend something that is likely to improve the situation.

If it is just about something new and shiny, probably a Kelly will do   :D
20  Teaching & Learning / Beginners and Returning Trombonists / Re: Advice on Hitting High Notes? on: Mar 22, 2017, 05:32AM
Actually "Hit" is a very poor choice of a word for that.

Hitting and banging notes in the high register in a high adrenalin fashion is going hardly to do develop anything besides tendinits or lip/muscle injuries.

Low adrenalin soft playing of slurs and trills in a well controled fashion with as little effort as possible with frequent and short rest is likely to develop the high register on any brass instrument.
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