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1  Practice Break / Found on the 'Net / Re: Valveless Bass! on: Yesterday at 10:13 AM
You'll never have to empty the spit valve.  Seems to be one of those self bailing models. 
2  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Yesterday at 10:09 AM
Wow, a first valve trigger.  Seems very useful. 
3  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: New Sub Board: Religion on: Yesterday at 04:56 AM
I don't think we should call people out by name here.

But his point is actually a good one.  We tend to discuss the content, but there is process involved here too.

4  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: New Sub Board: Religion on: Dec 11, 2017, 11:59AM
I have two hands, but only one heart.

Yes, DS, but it's not binary, although I do recognize your two.

I also see a couple of believers who are terrified of examining any of their CAAT code (commonly accepted as true).  And a couple more sophisticated ones who do think, but with logic an observer might call tortuous. 

And a few more positions on various continuums as well.

So I take issue with your suggestion it is binary - this is a bit more nuanced than that. 

I'm not even sure where to put you.   :D
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 11, 2017, 11:52AM
For the sake of your hearing, the farther away the better.

I put away my Eb Euphonium for that reason.  Even though it wasn't pointing at my ear the bell was close enough (less than a foot) to be causing a pain problem after playing for a while.

Wait, there's an Eb euphonium?  I did not know that. 
6  Practice Break / Food and Drink / Re: Butter in coffee, etc on: Dec 10, 2017, 07:20PM
I normally like my coffee black, and *not* pressure steamed like happens with a lot of coffee makers. So, French Press or something similar. For butter - how does that work? Butter kind of just melts and sits on top of water, yes? Confused

I use a frother.  I don't know how others do it. 


They're about $10 at walmart for a battery operated one.  I have a rechargeable I found at a thrift shop. 
7  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Maggio on: Dec 10, 2017, 01:59PM
Somewhere there was a download copy of the Maggio method.  I don't know if it was legal or not.

I thought it was here:

but it isn't now.
8  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Cork Barrel attachment point on: Dec 10, 2017, 01:50PM
It's not the Ergo, it's the M.I.S.S.

It does about the same thing but instead of the spring braced against the chest or chair there's a balance bar over your shoulder.

You can't buy them, you have to make them. 

I'm hoping not to need it much, but it will be nice to have. 
9  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: The aging trombonist (and how to do it gracefully) on: Dec 09, 2017, 06:35AM
Me too.

I had a pair of music glasses made some time ago.  When I replaced my regular glasses, I could see the music well enough to get by, and I stopped using them. 

This year I had another pair of single vision music glasses made, since I didn't need to get new regular ones.  I can see the music with either pair, BUT the single vision ones have a much wider clear area.  With the bifocals I need to align that one spot, and can only see one page of music, so I'm always pulling sheets out of the binder.  The music glasses let me see both left and right pages and a little bit of a third page. 
10  Practice Break / Religion / Re: God on: Dec 08, 2017, 01:54PM

IOW, let's assume the perfect/inerrant/inspired/etc text for the sake of argumentation. That leaves the interpretation of any/all believers yet unaddressed--it's a completely separate issue.

Yes, exactly.  God is required to have supernaturally intervened in the writing of the text, in the selection of the canon several hundred years later, AND in the believer's interpretation a couple thousand years later. 

It is an article of faith in some denominations that only a believer can read the text with understanding.  Some carry that thought further and assert that the Holy Spirit will ensure the correct understanding.  That may be so but it doesn't seem to require agreement among believers.

Logically it should be possible for God to produce correct understanding from an imperfect text as well.  That seems a bit unnecessarily complicated, but it may actually be close to the mainstream view.
11  Practice Break / Religion / Re: TTF "Read Da Book": The Christian Bible on: Dec 08, 2017, 12:35PM
And it would mean that Luke's put Joseph as the parent of Jesus as a standin for Mary. I don't know if there's reason why that could or couldn't be valid, but if we allow that then it removes all the supposed contradictions.

Well, all but one.

Why do we need to reconcile the two conflicting genealogies?  They don't bother me.

But there is something about finding Luke wrong about something that is bothersome - he's required to be perfect?  

The contradiction that remains is saying it is Joseph when it is really Mary.  Isn't that just as much a mistake as getting Joseph's lineage wrong?  
12  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Cork Barrel attachment point on: Dec 08, 2017, 11:23AM
The ergobone attaches there.

It does contain the center of balance for any nose heavy horn.

it would be possible to shift the center of balance to the gooseneck instead, with sufficient counterweight.  That gooseneck tubing looks thinner than the cork barrel though. 
13  Practice Break / Religion / Re: God on: Dec 08, 2017, 11:17AM
Yes, I have a somewhat different presupposition than Radar, but that doesn't preclude me from agreeing with his general sentiment. 

That is not apparent to me.

I would have said you have completely different understandings of the text.

Radar believes the obvious inconsistencies are just that, but accepts them as normal human error that have no impact on either the reality of God's existence or his personal faith.

You believe God's existence precludes any possibility of inconsistency, and will accept any interpretation that avoids the inconsistency no matter how strained. 

It seems that no amount of problems with the text will shake Radar's faith.  Yours on the other hand must disappear if a single one of the contradictions can't be reconciled. 
14  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:48AM
I lived across the street from Mack, say hi if you're driving by. 
15  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Cork Barrel attachment point on: Dec 08, 2017, 08:45AM
What are you wanting to attach? and How?


A short peg off the bottom, that will drop into a hole on the support bar. 
16  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Pbone vs Yamaha YSL 354 on: Dec 08, 2017, 07:10AM
I am a pBone fan.  I have both tenor and alto versions.  They have their place - IMO that place is as a travel horn or in a high likelihood of damage setting, or when injury is limiting how much weight you can handle. 

For your purpose I would definitely go the Yamaha.  If the slide isn't perfect, spend the cost of a pBone on a good tech going over it. 

That said, a lot of 354s were marching band horns, and the slide is tweaked beyond what a repair tech can fix.  That was true of mine, when the tech gave up I sold it for a fraction of what I paid for it. 
17  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:59AM
Yeah, looks like the censor blocked part of the URL.

Google Don't Jog Eat Bacon, you'll see it.
18  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Cork Barrel attachment point on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:42AM
I hope I'm using the right term.  I'm talking the part of the handslide that holds onto the inner slide, and the outer slide goes into slightly.

The balance point on my horn is on the cork barrel.  Is there anything risky about attaching something to that point?  I don't want to damage a very good slide. 
19  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:39AM
The ergobone and NOT working out in a gym, maybe, then?


20  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists on: Dec 08, 2017, 06:37AM

I think I'll look at Eb horns because I can do the tenor clef thing, and I don't want to tote all that extra metal around, and I've got enough trouble putting air through a bass bone. Plus I'll probably wind up using it in smaller groups.

I looked at this a few years back when a friend was trying to get a small oom-pah band together to make some extra cash.  I did play tuba in a community band many years ago, probably embarrassingly badly. 

You will be surprised to find most Eb horns are neither small nor light.  I've looked at various models at conferences, even brought a mouthpiece and played a few one year.  If there's any weight advantage to an Eb I can't see it.  It's not like an Eb alto trombone, that's basically 3/4 size.  I don't know why this is, but I think you'll be better off with one of the smaller BBb tubas.  IMO, and not currently a tuba player. 

My sister has an Eb sousaphone.  Gorgeous tone, but as heavy as a Bb, and the case won't fit in any known make of vehicle.  She never figured out Eb fingerings in concert pitch, but only played it when Eb parts were available.

The more valves, the more notes in tune.  Er, the more notes potentially in tune.  Some tuba players are more conscientious about this than others.  Some lip notes, some pull slides, some have figured out good alternate fingerings.   
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