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 on: Today at 08:02 PM 
Started by djlovell - Last post by DaveBb
11 pages here to get you started...

 on: Today at 08:01 PM 
Started by BGuttman - Last post by JohnL
Kinda comparing apples to oranges isn't it? I thought your cyclones were the same as hurricanes.
Typhoon, Cyclone, Hurricane  - same thing, but in different places. You'll hear tornadoes called "cyclones" from time to time in the USA (as in The Wizard of Oz), but that's not too common any more.

In some ways, tornadoes can be more dangerous, even though they're orders of magnitude smaller. The wind speed is higher, for one thing. Plus there is the sheer randomness of their path. We've got pretty good models for where hurricanes/cyclones/typhoons will go, but predicting when and where a tornado will touch down just isn't really possible today.

 on: Today at 07:38 PM 
Started by Ellrod - Last post by Ellrod
Yes, sonata.  Corrected now.

 on: Today at 07:37 PM 
Started by Tailgate - Last post by DaveBb
You won't be able to see "evidence" of a leadpipe by looking down the receiver. If you take off the outer slide and look into the end of the inner tube while holding it towards a light source, you should be able to see the edge of the leadpipe. I doubt if the leadpipe is missing; probably just worn.
I have a BE-944R and I can see the downstream end of the leadpipe as described. The end of the leadpipe is about 300mm from the mouthpiece receiver.
The mouthpiece receiver is part of the cork barrel.
The upstream end of the leadpipe is somewhere inside the cork barrel, but I can't see where.

There is no visible taper in the leadpipe - I suspect that the venturi is large relative to the bore of the inner.

It's interesting that the supplied mouthpiece was a 4AL which is similar in size to a 3G. After frustration with a Faxx 4G I'm now playing a Bach 3G which gives me overall better results (more controllable timbre and volume, more stable low range, less double buzz) although the sound is a little duller than I would like in the upper register.  I read in an old thread that Brett Baker played and endorsed the BE-944 but it used to go back to the factory for tweaking. I would be interested in knowing what modifications it had.

 on: Today at 07:32 PM 
Started by djlovell - Last post by LowrBrass

I guess I am a bit of a perfectionist and get freaked out about messing things up or playing too loud.

This is something I've recently struggled with in one of my bands. I'm playing lead, and it's terrifying, and the consistent comment for the first year was that I didn't play out enough. I eventually chatted with the bandleaders about it.
"You always yell at the trombones for being too loud!" I pointed out. "I don't want to be part of the problem!"
"Not YOU," they replied. "We have never heard YOU playing too loud. If we hear you playing too loud, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW."

So I've doubled my volume this year, and to my surprise, everyone seems really happy about it.

The point of this story: if you have a history of underplaying, then don't worry about playing too loud. If you're too loud, THE DIRECTOR WILL LET YOU KNOW.

And one of those "isms" to keep in the back of your head:
If you make a mistake, make it LOUD!

A thing about trombones--Even if nobody can HEAR what you're playing, they can tell when you're screwing up based on what your slide is doing. So just play out--you're not fooling anyone anyway.  :-P
And it's easier to hit the high notes when you've got more air moving through the horn!
Just play out!


Even when I feel like I am really projecting, I can barely hear my self on any recording compared to the trumpet or sax sections.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is a pretty common problem with big bands, and it's why small/bright/paint-peeling trombones are popular--you can cut through all the noise with minimal effort. I think shallower mouthpieces are supposed to help with this, too (?).

Trumpets will always win. Don't beat yourself up for losing to trumpets.

In these recordings, were you playing anywhere near a mic?


Should I focus more on breathing/lung capacity? Just more practice at higher dynamics?

 on: Today at 07:20 PM 
Started by tromprof - Last post by tromprof
I am looking for a Shires bass single valve section. I would prefer an axial valve, but would be open to a standard rotor. I know this is a rare item, but if you have one you would be willing to part with let me know.

 on: Today at 07:18 PM 
Started by SilverBone - Last post by harrison.t.reed
All those quotes from Howard seemed to start with, "as far as I've been able to figure out"

 Don't know

 on: Today at 07:16 PM 
Started by alexwill - Last post by alexwill

 on: Today at 07:16 PM 
Started by djlovell - Last post by greenbean
The last thread I recall blamed Emory Remington.

IIRC, exactly one poster in that thread did.

 on: Today at 07:15 PM 
Started by BGuttman - Last post by MrPillow
Kinda comparing apples to oranges isn't it? I thought your cyclones were the same as hurricanes.

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