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 on: Today at 10:49 PM 
Started by Doghouse Dan - Last post by kbiggs
There are many ways to describe the relation between bass trombone and tuba. I believe it was Kleinhammer who sometimes referred to the bass trombone as a "crown" that sits on top of the tuba sound. Sometimes you have to "fit into" the tuba sound--allowing the tuba sound to dominate--sometimes the bass has to be more present than the tuba, and sometimes the bass has to be a distinct voice that plays alongside the tuba. Matching intonation, beginnings and endings of notes, phrasing, and paying attention to balance are key.

It's largely dictated by the musical context--composer, period, particular piece, conductor's preference, etc. Listen to good orchestras, both live (preferably) and recordings. Studying excerpts to learn your role in a particlar piece at a particular moment is essential. Studying with a good teacher and working together with sections mates are also essential.

Ed Solomon had a great post about this in a thread a while back: http://tromboneforum.org/index.php/topic,86749.msg1090900.html#msg1090900

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 on: Today at 10:36 PM 
Started by Ellrod - Last post by robcat2075
Here's an interesting commentary.  Basically, we're just three days into Trump's Presidency and we're already getting the sort of "the President is out of touch" whispers that take years to emerge for other Presidents.

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The Trump White House not only leaks like crazy. It casually leaks the most intimate and humiliating details about the President - hurt feelings, ego injury, childlike behavior, self-destructive rages over tweets, media failure to credit his own grandiosity. We have simply never seen this level of leaking, with this little respect for the President's dignity or reputation, this early.

The Reagan White House managed to stay on message until Iran-Contra, about six years in. Clinton until Monica-gate.

But those were seriously damaging, self-inflicted scandals.

Trump's staff is already unraveling over crowd size numbers they didn't like. They're amateurs.



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 on: Today at 10:32 PM 
Started by Bellend - Last post by Lush slide
I think that the big trombone player in the middle of the bone section is Tak Takvorian, who was with Tommy for several years around this time frame.

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 on: Today at 10:25 PM 
Started by JMR - Last post by JMR
Hi.  Hi

I'm selling my Bach 36B because frankly I don't play it that often and I can't afford to let it rot in my closet.

Specs
Medium .525" bore
Yellow-brass 8" bell
Closed-wrap F-attachement
Regular weight slide with small shank receiver
The valve linkage is old Bach style, a little loud when pressing it but very fast nonetheless

Horn has no lacquer loss, no dings, rotor and slides (main, tuning and F-attachement) all move freely

Comes with the brown Bach case and I can pitch in the Bach 6.5AL that I got with it.

What's the 36B good at?
3rd trombone in big bands
Rock-horn section, salsa band, ska
Symphony if you're a principal player playing lighter repertoire or even the second trombone with your principal is playing alto

It's just good everywhere

Pictures on demand, ask away and send me an email at: jmr8vb[at]gmail.com

Asking 2000$ but I am willing to negociate, shipping from Montreal, Canada

See ya!

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 on: Today at 10:23 PM 
Started by Doghouse Dan - Last post by bigbassbone1
I have my own opinions of what i consider good blend to be, but like most things brass related i suppose blend would be a subjective term.

VERY generally speaking, unless lt is specifically marked, personally i really dislike  it when a particular instrument in the low brass section really "sticks out". In my experience bass trombone is usually the offender if that were to happen, because honestly, its really not that hard to play "loud" on a bass trombone and for most people that brassy aggressive bass trombone sound is also easy to get. I agree that blend comes mostly from matching articulations, phrasing etc.... and the sounds do not need to be indistinguishable, but if one is more obvious than the other I dont think that is a good thing. Kind of like over salting food. It is impressive when the sounds compliment each other, and i just dont think brassy and edgy bass trombone compliments a tuba sound if you are trying to play together.

I hope i haven't got this incorrect, but i believe i heard someone say recently that Kleinhammer in CSO Would say that if you could here his sound specifically within the blend of the orchestra then he wasn't doing his job. Wether that was said by him or not, I dont think that is a bad attitude to have when playing with others.

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 on: Today at 10:19 PM 
Started by kwbryson - Last post by Blowero
The Conn 48H gets a lot of edge at loud volumes.

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 on: Today at 09:25 PM 
Started by Baron von Bone - Last post by Baron von Bone
Dunno, I do often have to wonder if it's not really selective, but rather just plain and simple vapidity ...

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 on: Today at 09:17 PM 
Started by Baron von Bone - Last post by ddickerson
...... and then viciously attack liberals/democrats as if we were somehow evil.



Theater of the Absurd.

 Yeah, RIGHT.

I said "Liberals and democrats lecturing others on lying?", and you call that vicious?



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 on: Today at 08:58 PM 
Started by Baron von Bone - Last post by Baron von Bone
I am not surprised that DD doesn't address Trump's teams lies except to say (in effect) "oh yeah, well you lie too!" and then viciously attack liberals/democrats as if we were somehow evil.
 
Theater of the Absurd.

 ... and of the dishonest, or the selectively vapid, and of the intellectually and morally cowardly.
 
Yup.
 
There be authoritarians here, and we need to keep them in check. They're incorrigible and amoral, so they have to be kept in check. Give them too much credence, too much of a voice, and we're now seeing the kinds of toxic effects they have on a society and the world. They're a social cancer that can be easily contained and managed if you don't feed it, but harmful if you do--potentially even deadly if you can't stop yourself.

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 on: Today at 08:41 PM 
Started by Baron von Bone - Last post by slide advantage
I am not surprised that DD doesn't address Trump's teams lies except to say (in effect) "oh yeah, well you lie too!" and then viciously attack liberals/democrats as if we were somehow evil.



Theater of the Absurd.

 Yeah, RIGHT.

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