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1  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Define "breath support" on: Today at 02:20 PM
I think you're resisting the gravity of the question.
2  Practice Break / Chit-Chat / Re: New Forum Members! on: Today at 09:49 AM
1st position, 3rd harmonic is F (1st position is the slide all the way in)
4th position, 4th harmonic is G (4th position is the slide about 9 inches out)
That's why you lengthen the tube to play a higher note.

You could play the same F in 6th position on the 4th harmonic, but 1st is more convenient.

The harmonics on a brass instrument are sort of similar to strings on a string instrument.  You could play everything on one string but the same notes are available in more convenient places by switching strings (or harmonics).
3  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Nickel plated mouthpieces on: Yesterday at 03:45 PM
No, it's not "interesting," it's dangerous.  Nothing in contact with the skin should be nickel plated.
4  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Open Mouth on: Yesterday at 01:22 PM
Keep your mouth as closed as you can get a good sound.
Having your mouth too open creates a lot of instability that does you no good.
5  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Mouthpieces / Re: Bigger sound on small bore trombone with modified euro shank on: Feb 15, 2018, 11:25AM
When you put a very large backbore on a small shank horn it opens up the feel tremendously but also makes it harder to control and makes endurance a problem because you're constantly fighting it for control.
It might be OK in a .525 or .525/.547 because they do well with big backbores, up to a point.
6  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Stevens-Costello Palm Exercise adapted for tenor trombone on: Feb 14, 2018, 04:48PM
There is more than one way to go to Rome (no disrespect intended, Doug  :) )

I already have a range to boast with that most players with one 1 year of experience can envy me for. Actually, I have more range, that I can manage with my slide technique (which needs some serious attention, guilty as charged). Anyway, without being argumentative, let me do it for a little while and we'll see how it works. I don't see any possible dramatic scenario. In the worst case, I may decide that it is not good enough and continue just play the tbone the common way.

In other words, you got your chops together doing something else, not that.
7  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Practicing for big band lead on: Feb 14, 2018, 12:54PM
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Walt Stuart's Mickey band medleys made me a bit homicidal. A lead trumpet player used to grumble behind me "not another $#@$%@$ Mick chart" to which I'd reply "you pulled this set, dummy."

You pick on Walt Stuart when there are so many other arrangers who really don't have a clue?
8  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Stevens-Costello Palm Exercise adapted for tenor trombone on: Feb 14, 2018, 12:39PM
Oh good, more teaching for me fixing chops screwed up by another method.
9  Teaching & Learning / Pedagogy / Re: Stevens-Costello Palm Exercise adapted for tenor trombone on: Feb 14, 2018, 08:20AM
What benefit do you think you get from that?
10  Town Hall / Comments and Suggestions / Re: Politics and Religion sections on the TTF. Keep them or lose them? on: Feb 13, 2018, 09:04PM
He's talking about visitors.
11  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: Mouthpieces on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:03PM
If the 110 is perfect, I'll do a trade for something you want.  You should have returned it.
12  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Throat movement on: Feb 13, 2018, 01:00PM
I'm not really sure if it's anything to be concerned with or not.  I'm much more interested in keeping stability in the chops, between the mouthpiece and teeth - is the jaw moving? Is there a playing problem, or just something you see in the neck?
13  Horns, Gear, and Equipment / Instruments / Re: Please keep ads out of here on: Feb 12, 2018, 11:33PM
Here’s a question: if this board isn’t for buying and selling, then why is the **STICKY** two lines up all about M&W Custom Trombones?  I could see leaving it as a regular post if the company founders are friends of the forum, maybe. But. A sticky? Doesn’t make sense to me.

And another sticky, “would you buy sight unseen” [paraphrased] .... seems like there’s plenty of buying and selling on this board.

I might point out that you registered here TWO DAYS ago, and Matthew and Michael (of M&W) have been frequent contributors for 10 years, long before they started their company.  I am an original member of this forum, as many of us are, having migrated here from the OTJ forum before this even existed.

I specifically avoid promoting my own products, and Michael and Matthew do the same.  Can't say that for some of the newer members who joined and post only for that purpose.
14  Classified Advertisements / Classified Advertisements / Re: WTB: Bach 5G threaded for DE LT on: Feb 12, 2018, 04:36PM
I have run into quite a few mouthpieces that are supposedly threaded for my rims, but they don't fit.

If my rims don't fit on somebody else's threading job, please don't blame me.
15  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Practicing for big band lead on: Feb 12, 2018, 04:20PM
Yes, pacing is a big part of it.  You don't need to pound everything and you don't need to hold long notes at full volume, when you know it's only wasting your chops.  And if you hear your part being doubled in 4th trumpet behind you, take it easy.  Save it for the important parts.

And you know, but not everybody does, that correct mechanics for your face will make a huge difference.



16  Town Hall / Comments and Suggestions / Re: Politics and Religion sections on the TTF. Keep them or lose them? on: Feb 12, 2018, 03:00PM
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17  Teaching & Learning / Practice Room / Re: Practicing for big band lead on: Feb 12, 2018, 01:56PM
A lot of rehearsal bands.

You can't do it in a practice room.
18  Creation and Performance / The Business of Music / Re: Career/Life Advice? on: Feb 12, 2018, 01:47PM
I'm probably the wrong person to be giving career advice, but I'll tell you my thoughts:

I would say a lot depends on your wife and her job/career.  In other words, can you afford to be self-employed with less than steady income?  It sounds to me like you already have that possibility going for you, and maybe that lifestyle would suit you better than a steady job.  If you're both OK with that.  It sounds like you're in a good place for that and already have the contacts.

I think you mentioned going for a masters in composition... if you need addition education to be better prepared for the arranging you already do, go for it if you can afford it.  But realize that may not result in more income. 

Instead of worrying about missing out on that job, make more use of the skills you have.  And there's always a market for substitute teachers.  It all adds up. 
19  Town Hall / Comments and Suggestions / Re: Politics and Religion sections on the TTF. Keep them or lose them? on: Feb 08, 2018, 11:56PM
As I recall, no one demanded such a thing.  It was discussed as an idea among the Moderators at the time and decided to structure it that way.
20  Town Hall / Comments and Suggestions / Re: Politics and Religion sections on the TTF. Keep them or lose them? on: Feb 08, 2018, 03:37PM
I already have my trombone pants on, but please don't ask me to grow up.
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