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 on: Today at 06:36 AM 
Started by Whitbey - Last post by Whitbey
Anyone know of a French Horn Board similar to this one? I need a horn player form my quintet.

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 on: Today at 06:35 AM 
Started by HoldenWelch007 - Last post by Bob Riddle
Tim,
  What you said lines up very well with what I remember.
Bob Riddle

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 on: Today at 06:33 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by timothy42b
Mike, look around. This forum is about 99% avocational trombonists chatting about Bolero, slide oils, how to play changes, yada yada yada.

An outsize number of them have math and engineering backgrounds.

It's a lucky thing for the professionals that this is true.

Why?  The avocational trombonists buy the majority of trombones.  If the pros were the only ones, the market would be so small that a good trombone would cost $25,000 or so. 

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 on: Today at 06:26 AM 
Started by Russ White - Last post by Elkhart 88H
What do the conservative fact checkers say?

Oh wait, there aren't any.

Now, why do you suppose that is? 

Alternative facts -- the kind that this administration likes best and dispenses frequently -- never need to be checked.  You just make them up as you go along.  That's why the GOP prefers them to absolute facts, which are verifiable and often inconvenient or uncomfortable.

I'm amused by the apostasy at Fox News, where a few of their talking heads have refused to go along with Trump's words and actions.  Trump must be asking himself how he can make Fox and other news outlets behave more like the Pravda and Izvestia of the Soviet era.  Let us hope that he doesn't come up with the correct answer to that question.

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 on: Today at 06:19 AM 
Started by BillO - Last post by Exzaclee
A bunch of trombonists debating the age of the universe is about as valid as a group of astrophysicists chatting about the best way to play Bolero.

Mike, look around. This forum is about 99% avocational trombonists chatting about Bolero, slide oils, how to play changes, yada yada yada.

An outsize number of them have math and engineering backgrounds. I'm a horrible mathematician, but I took calculus and physics courses in college so while I would rarely be able to add anything to a discussion amongst professional scientists, I can usually understand the basic outlines of what they're talking about. Some of the people on here have a deep enough understanding to intelligently debate the subject.

It's a mistaken notion to believe that they aren't. If you ask them to come up with a rough estimate for the age of the universe, it's simply that, a rough estimate. Everyone is afraid of "nonconformity" in the Science world, so no one budges from the 14 billion year idea. Plus, the 14 billion years isn't really based on anything. Try to find some hardcore data to prove it; you won't find it.

Did you take a physics course in college? You should if you haven't - a good teacher can explain the math. I had a wonderful lecturer, a brilliant Japanese professor who communicated the most complex ideas with clarity in a way I didn't think possible. If you doubt the results of Hubble as "scientists... working from a pre-determined set of beliefs", then you must by proxy also doubt the measured speed of light. We can measure "C" - we aren't guessing. We don't "believe" this is the speed of light. We know it. We measure it. If another way of measurement is more accurate and we find that 186,282 mi/s should actually be 186,283mi/s, we CHANGE it. If new information comes along that suggests the universe is actually older than 14B years, we change it. That's not belief.

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 on: Today at 06:13 AM 
Started by sirisobhakya - Last post by sirisobhakya
It may or may not be the large one, though.  Different embouchures, different optimum sizes.  You used 1.5 for all parts.  Someone else might need a 12C. 

With that sentence I wanted to mean one mouthpiece is enough for me to cover all parts, from 1st through bass and even euphonium. Sorry for ambiguity. I shall edit it now.

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 on: Today at 06:09 AM 
Started by sirisobhakya - Last post by timothy42b
It may or may not be the large one, though.  Different embouchures, different optimum sizes.  You used 1.5 for all parts.  Someone else might need a 12C. 

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 on: Today at 06:06 AM 
Started by yeodoug - Last post by timothy42b
The motion of his tongue surprised me.  It is horizontal, back and forth in the mouth.  The tip does not move up to the roof of the mouth vertically.  (people advocate both methods but you never know what's really happening) 

It goes a long way forward.  It looks like it touches lips, maybe even tongues between them.  Is that some spit spray forward of the mouth? 

On high Bb the tongue is up against the top.  How does he play the double?  there's nowhere to do, it must be something other than tongue arch.

I also see no sign of dorsal tonguing.  I'd like to see an MRI of someone who advocates that, to see if they really do it.


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 on: Today at 06:02 AM 
Started by Russ White - Last post by timothy42b
You can keep going to your liberal fack chekers if you want. LOL!

What do the conservative fact checkers say?

Oh wait, there aren't any.

Now, why do you suppose that is? 

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 on: Today at 06:01 AM 
Started by yeodoug - Last post by stanzabone
Like you, I am bookmarking this for the future 'cos I don't have time to examine it right now, but I remember when Sarah Willis did this, I think she used a plastic mouthpiece + a long tube...? (Again, not taking the time to rewatch the video, I might be wrong)

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


Some of the photos show Doug in a very similar situation; looks like a mouthpiece & plastic tube running to a bell down between his feet. It's a fascinating write-up, you will enjoy it when you get the time.

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