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1  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: Ringling folding, 800ish jobs gone on: Today at 07:58 AM
When I was young I looked forward to a chance to go to the circus.

Later on it became a bit pricey and I didn't go as often, but I still thought of it fondly.

I don't think it has the mass appeal that it once did.  I think that's kind of a generational thing. 

So if there is a lack of market, profitability goes down, eventually businesses close.  Sad to see the end of an era though. 
2  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Trombone : shake or lip trill? on: Today at 07:53 AM
Wow  :D Well on trumpet we have more than one way of doing it.

Two separate problems:  what does it sound like, how do we produce it.  That trumpet player disagreed with what I sounded like; he didn't so much know how I was doing it. 
3  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Trombone : shake or lip trill? on: Today at 06:37 AM
A trumpet player asked me how I trill.

I demonstrated.

He said no, that's a shake. 
4  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Hackbut Theory: Given the cut bell, which features are most important to you? on: Jan 13, 2017, 04:00PM

I've always wanted to see if I could heat up a P-Bone and mould it into a P-Sackbut.  Evil



 




3D print it - see the other thread.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Hackbut Theory: Given the cut bell, which features are most important to you? on: Jan 13, 2017, 08:27AM
If you want to cut down a 606/Ambassador/Collegiate/etc. (or better, a Chinese nightmare) to hang on the wall of your studio, have at it! If you want to use if for anything though, the chances of it working are minuscule. I promise.

Cue Pieter in 3, 2, 1, .................
6  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Jan 13, 2017, 04:53AM
One takes the unclear words of someone very very long dead, and then inserts the meaning one wants... And then wonders whether some apparent long-ago fulfilment of it was done by someone else doing the same thing that you are doing now.

Good point, particularly since the NT writers were a) familiar with the OT verses that could be interpreted as predictions and b) it was a common literary technique to phrase a current event in terms of a past one to give emphasis.
7  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Airy tone on: Jan 12, 2017, 05:23AM
Some people's sound is airy up close.  Ignore it.

At the Army trombone workshop a couple years ago, there was a pro playing with fabulous sound, except when his bell pointed right at me and I could hear some air and fuzz in it.  I was pretty close, someone farther back probably didn't hear that at all. 
8  Town Hall / Notices from TTF Members / Re: JMU TromBlowIIn, another trombone event in Virginia on: Jan 11, 2017, 12:32PM
There's always ATW:

http://www.usarmyband.com/event-calendar.html
9  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Does your equipment influence what you play? on: Jan 11, 2017, 08:03AM
Alain Trudel played (plays) al lot of great jazz on a large bore Yamaha.

I dunno.

He's an awesome player, for sure.

But some years ago I bought one of his CDs, that alto baroque concerto thing.  I really enjoyed that playing.  It came with a companion CD, his jazz playing.

I found his jazz really unconvincing.  His technique and range were awesome of course, as you'd expect, but for me it didn't translate out of the classical world. 
10  Town Hall / Notices from TTF Members / JMU TromBlowIIn, another trombone event in Virginia on: Jan 11, 2017, 06:58AM
http://mrjeffersonsbones.com/tromblowin/

They have this every year.  I have not attended so can't comment but I do hope to get up there this year.
11  Practice Break / Polls / Re: Diversity on TTF on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:43AM
I think it makes sense to look at the diversity of a group.  If it turns out to be one sided, we should be curious as to whether we are making it uncomfortable for the others to join.

We may be subtly discouraging them, whoever they may be, and that would be bad.

Or, we may be quite inclusive, and what we offer just isn't of interest to them. 

I usually attend ETW/ATW each March, the big trombone conference in DC.  The audience tends to be overwhelmingly white, male, and long past eligible for AARP.  (I fit that demographic myself.)  I think that should be a concern. 
12  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Largest community orchestra in the nation?? on: Jan 11, 2017, 05:33AM
In my area, community orchestras are by audition only.

Community bands take all comers without regard to skill.

Big bands are by invitation only. 

Last time they posted an audition for the second trombone substitute call list in my small town, it included Bolero.  At the time I couldn't play it. 

At any rate, brass and woodwind players are generally of a fairly high skill level; most community band players would not fit.  Strings........ah, I guess they're harder to play.  At least, in tune. 
13  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Arban's Schedule on: Jan 10, 2017, 07:10PM
My Arbans came with a foldout but it's been long lost.

Trumpet teacher Pops has a schedule for getting through the Arbans.  You can find it on his web site but it takes some drilling.  I've posted it a couple times, if you don't find it here let me know and I'll put it up again. 
14  Practice Break / Polls / Re: What sports do we play? on: Jan 10, 2017, 01:22PM
Disc golf, not covered above.
15  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Largest community orchestra in the nation?? on: Jan 10, 2017, 12:30PM
I think the trombone section has stayed the same, though not everyone from last season showed up on Sunday (I counted 7).


That doesn't sound like a fun section.  How do you play sensitively on orchestral stuff with 7 people? Most places you get the hand with only one. 
16  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: How to record yourself? on: Jan 10, 2017, 08:27AM
It depends on your goals.

For production purposes you need good equipment.

For improving your playing, you need equipment that is convenient and easy to use, and of sufficient but not audiophile quality. 

I use an H2 as an exterior USB microphone into a laptop running Audacity.  That lets me play 4 bars and immediately hear 4 bars.  Of course the laptop feeds a stereo with good speakers.
17  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Oliver! The musical - First time playing in the pit/brass ensemble on: Jan 09, 2017, 03:45PM
This was interesting:

http://archive.choralnet.org/view/222315
18  Creation and Performance / Performance / Re: Oliver! The musical - First time playing in the pit/brass ensemble on: Jan 09, 2017, 11:27AM
That's a new one on me.  Is there an unplayable gliss somewhere?
19  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: How well do we hear? on: Jan 07, 2017, 09:59AM
I think that I could learn to beat the test.

That is, I could identify a sound at some frequency that would be a marker, distinctively enough different from the others that I would not be guessing any more. 

I'm not sure how relevant that would be for the actual listening experience in totality.

Out of curiosity, I took a couple of those online hearing tests this morning.  My midrange hearing is okay.  12 kHz and above are completely gone.  8k is down 30 dB, and 4k down about half that. 

Last time I did this in 2010 4k was okay and 8k down about half, so I seem to be having some progressive age related hearing attenuation in the upper frequencies.  The first time I tried I could hear 16k, but that's long ago.  I'm mid 60s now, some of this is to be expected. 
20  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: How well do we hear? on: Jan 07, 2017, 05:49AM
I dug out my old pair of Koss Pro4As.

I was able to get 2/6 right.  I got the classical one, and the Neil Young one that had orchestral backing.  The other 4 I guessed and guessed wrong.

It might be that I know much better what orchestral instruments should sound like.  With rock guitar I don't know if there is deliberate distortion being faithfully reproduced, versus distortion introduced later.  Or, I might be giving myself too much credit for lucky guesses. 

I did learn that these three formats are much closer than I would have predicted.  For acoustical environments like a car and for popular music there seems no advantage to the higher quality. 
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