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« Reply #1120 on: Jun 24, 2016, 01:25PM »

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« Reply #1122 on: Jun 26, 2016, 01:16PM »

I would like to finally introduce myself here to a fine group of folks. I am now retired and am also a full time care-taker for a wife who is ill. I am 71 years of age, and have been playing trombone since the 5th grade, except for about a 23 year break during a career in the US Navy. I was not a Navy musician, but rather worked in Naval Aviation, electronics and sensor and communications systems. After Navy retirement, I worked as a contractor for the Navy as a tactical communications engineer supporting P-3 Orion patrol aircraft in shore based computer, command and control facilities. While doing that 2nd career, I got back into the tenor, valve and bass trombones, playing with a few community bands and big bands, jazz/swing. I have now had to cut back somewhat due to wife’s deteriorating health.   

Trombone time-lines: In 5th grade, my family bought for my use a Conn 44H brass Vocabell trombone. I don’t know its vintage, suspect late 1940’s as there was no fancy engraving. It is a horn I let get away from me, and did not realize at the time (1969-ish) that it was a pro horn. It had been repaired and refinished as it had gone through HS football games and marching band (by this time the bell was badly dented and it was beat, but still wish I had it). About my senior year of high school, I acquired a used 48H Connstellation from the original high school owner (who needed an F-trigger horn for college and could not afford to keep the 48H). It also went through my last year of football games and marching band. We got it in 1962 and it is a 1957/1958 vintage Conn. Joined USN in 1963 and only played in basic training. In 1964 I acquired new a 7G valve section and case for the 48H. Great combination. In 1968, while still not active in music, I acquired new a Reynolds TO-01 Contempora double valve bass trombone! I had no need for the horn at the time, but thought it could come in useful later. In 1987, I joined a community band which only played in the summer, which led to a better one that played year around: The Bath Municipal Band, a concert band which also has a swing band. I play any parts in the concert band, 1st, 2nd or 3rd depending on what is needed at the time. Same for swing band, except that I almost always play bass/4th and use the bass trombone, which came to be very useful!! It sure was a learning curve on the bass!! My Comtempora bass is one of the good ones and plays great in all registers; 1967 vintage, no slide lock!! Per Elshaddai Edwards, it appears those received the slide locks in the early 1970s. As I have injured shoulders, I do use the Ergo-bone with the bass, at all times and have adapted quite well with it.

Sometime in the past fews years, time-frame escapes me, I acquired a Director trombone, which I consider a frankenbone. It is a director 14H slide, vintage 1969 with an 18H Coprion bell. Might have come from Conn that way, as the vintage looks the same, not refinished. The bell seems a very pinkish color compared to my Contempora and my Conn 10B Victor Coprion trumpet, which seems the color of the Reynolds bass and does not appear to be refinished, nor does the 18H seem refinished and I have heard refinished Coprion bells are usually darker. Acquired the trumpet, used, to try to learn to play it and enhance my embouchure, but lack much practice time on any of my horns.
So, musically, I am at a plateau and need either more practice or some lessons, but I am getting by and having a blast the way it goes now. I also found that I can use the 7G valve section with the 18H bell and that combo works well. I usually only use the valve bone for rehearsals and cross my legs and lay the valve section on my knee and support it with left hand on bottom 7G brace and work valves right hand, of course. Not better than playing slide; but sometimes fill in for lack of Euph players on valve bone as I don’t have a euphonium (yet). Perhaps some of this long thread should be in the instruments section. Also, I should note that the 18H has recently blended well with an Elkie 88H and a Bach 36. Same for the bass on the big band. I haven’t had a recent blow on the 48H as I have it loaned to a “brother” in the swing band as I am playing mostly on the bass. I would sincerely encourage anyone elderly to take up a bass, and use assistance with something like the Ergo-bone, especially if not in great physical condition. In high school, I also played a baritone horn in symphonic band and a Sousaphone in parades. I wonder how I did it as I seem to be out of air on the bass a lot of times!!
So, that’s my story for now.
Warm regards to a fine group of musicians,
JP T-Bone
Jan Paul “JP” Folkenroth, Auburn, Maine
Bath Municipal Concert Band and Bath Municipal Swing Band
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« Reply #1123 on: Jun 29, 2016, 03:18PM »

Hey there!
Introducing myself here as my first post. My name's Sam and live in Montreal, QC. I did bassbone in college before switching fields entirely to industrial design. When studying music I played symphonic, big band and quartet. Also played bass in a ska band, and tenor in a reggae one. Fun fun times that was! I now work full time in design and am looking to get more playing in the chops  :)

For trombone geeks like myself:
  • Bach Strad 50B3G
  • King 3B Silversonic 1973
  • Yammy YSL-352
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« Reply #1124 on: Jun 29, 2016, 04:11PM »

Welcome, Sam and Jan! You're among good company here -- lots of engineers as well as retirees and other professionals who are return players or who never gave up the hobby. There's a lot to read about on this forum,and quite a few posters who are at the top in their field. Being able to read what they think is what makes me keep coming to this website.
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« Reply #1125 on: Jun 29, 2016, 04:55PM »

Thanks, Harrison. Yes, I have enjoyed this forum thus far. Picking up a lot of pointers. I played a big band gig last night on the Reynolds bass. My step-daughter recorded some of it as I had not heard the other side of our bone section in a long time. Blend was great!! Enjoyed the gig.

Regards, "JP" (the new one, not the other one)
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« Reply #1126 on: Jun 30, 2016, 03:36PM »

Hey, all!

I'm Frank. I live in Wyoming.  I've been lurking here for a few weeks now.  I played tenor trombone for about 10 years, from 5th grade until my second year of college, but gave it up when I switched to a Management / Computer Information Systems major (long story, but I can elaborate if anyone is really interested).  It has been 12 years since I played last.  I picked it up again a few weeks ago so that I could play with the community band this summer.

Short term goals:
  • Get my playing ability back to where it was 12 years ago.  I'm hoping that it won't be too terribly difficult, as I rarely practiced and wasn't great technically or tonally. (Is tonally even a word?)
  • Establish a good practice routine.
  • Take private lessons

Long term goals:
  • Find a large bore trombone and learn the F attachment (after my chops return).
  • Learn things about the trombone (and music in general) that I should have learned and cared about when I was a Music Education major.... In retrospect, I was a really lousy student with a TON of growing up to do.
  • Return to college with better playing abilities than when I left, and finish the degree that I started (ETA: 7 years, when I'm retired from the Army National Guard)

My equipment:
  • Yamaha YSL-354
  • Bach 12c Mouthpiece
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« Reply #1127 on: Jul 11, 2016, 12:42PM »

Hi Everyone!

Just thought I'd introduce myself.  I played trombone from 7th grade through High School, but College didn't offer much opportunity (but I also didn't make the choice to keep playing...) so I stopped playing.

I picked it up again just after college when I was performing.  Our performances were mostly crowd interaction/Unicycling/Balance related, but we had a bit where my partner and I played a duet on 6' unicycles (he played the trumpet).  I stopped that about 6 years ago and hadn't touched the horn since then.

Recently my brother-in-law and sister started a quintet and asked if I'd play trombone, so now I'm back at it!  It's been about two weeks so far, I play almost everyday and really enjoy it.  Hopefully I'll get back close to where I left off, but as long as I'm enjoying it that's what I really care about.

Currently I have a Holton Collegiate and I'm working to get my chops back so I can play the Bach 42T I used to play (both on 6 1/2AL). I also would really like to get a King 2b or 3b since I used to play a King Tempo (with 2b slide) in HS Jazz Band.  I'm trying to source that horn, mostly for sentimental value, but not sure I'll be able to find it.

Look forward to some discussions here!
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« Reply #1128 on: Jul 19, 2016, 06:34AM »

Hi,

I'm Ronnie and I'm a "returning" trombonist from Edinburgh in Scotland.

I started playing in primary six on some old small bore tenor trombones donated to our local primary school.  The teacher was from the brass band world so we were taught in transposing treble clef.  Switched to bass clef and another more up to date small bore trombone in secondary school and even made the Edinburgh Youth Orchestra one year.  Then played both tenor (Conn 88H) and bass (Conn 72H) in a brass band near Edinburgh for a few years until eventually giving up to pursue other interests in the 1990s.  There was a brief return to play bass at the end of the 90s with a double plug that I can't remember the name of.

My son Ian (7 years old) has started learning trumpet so after a 16 year (possibly more) break I've bought myself a bass to get back into it.  Initially playing along with him but may get back into joining some sort of ensemble soon.

The new instrument is a Chinese made Bb/F/Gb/D copy of the Yamaha YBL-613G.  I've seen it listed with different names including Bach in various places. :-)

Anyway I'm here to relearn what I've probably forgotten and also what I probably never knew in the first place.

Ronnie
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« Reply #1129 on: Jul 19, 2016, 11:27AM »

My son Ian (7 years old) has started learning trumpet so after a 16 year (possibly more) break I've bought myself a bass to get back into it.  Initially playing along with him but may get back into joining some sort of ensemble soon.

Ronnie

Welcome...there is a lot of good information here to help you on your journey...

Enjoy playing with your son....I take lessons with my 10 y/o granddaughter who also plays the trumpet...It is the highlight of my week...It's nice to be learning with them and not teaching them, it's not often they see us on equal footing struggling with them ...
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« Reply #1130 on: Jul 19, 2016, 11:40AM »

Enjoy playing with your son....I take lessons with my 10 y/o granddaughter who also plays the trumpet...It is the highlight of my week...It's nice to be learning with them and not teaching them, it's not often they see us on equal footing struggling with them ...

Thanks!  It is indeed quite a feeling making music with your child !

Ronnie
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« Reply #1131 on: Aug 01, 2016, 05:13PM »

Hi everyone! I'm new here... Pretty much, I'm a high school trombonist and the only trombone I own is a Bach 42B Strad that was abused by its previous owner  :cry:.
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« Reply #1132 on: Aug 01, 2016, 05:27PM »

Hi Kavel.

If your 42B needs any attention, there is a great repairman in Issaquah named Benn Hanssen.  He is on the Forum as Octavposaune.  He also may help with your teacher quest.
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« Reply #1133 on: Aug 02, 2016, 02:18PM »

Thanks Bruce! My bone is fine now, all it took was a couple baths and a lot of snakes to fix it up. I'll check out Benn's profile.

Thanks,
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« Reply #1134 on: Aug 28, 2016, 12:58AM »

Hi everyone  Hi

'Long time listener, first time caller' as they say in talk radio... Thought it was time to come out of the shadows and confront my enthusiasm head-on! Originally from New Zealand where I played Symphonic, big band and brass band, I stopped playing for a while when I moved to the UK but after a friend messaged me asking if I could help out in a brass band I picked it all up again.

In the last year or so I've decided the bug is here to stay so have been scrubbing up my technique, reintroducing some discipline and getting my chops back 

There's a lot of knowledge and experience here and I'm looking forward to seeing it all!

-Paul
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« Reply #1135 on: Sep 10, 2016, 10:25PM »

Hi everyone,

I play the trombone since high school. First mainly self-taught (due to the way I got to the instrument), then with some solid classical lessons.
After school I was considering to study trombone at university, but turned to engineering anyway. Never gave up playing, though. Throughout university I played in a big band and a synphony orchestra, then I had a few less active years. Now I'm playing lead in a big band, a latin band and have several projects now and then. Lately I got talked into teaching trombone playing to some school children so I read a lot and also discovered this forum.

Thanks for all the good information and discussions I found here!

Regards from Finland,
 Imke
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« Reply #1136 on: Oct 14, 2016, 03:30AM »

Hello everyone,
my name is Zach, and I'm in 9th grade. I LOVE to play trombone. I own/play three; a Getzen Eterna ii 725 tenor, a Conn 73h bass, and a Wessex alto. I play 1st chair in a high school band with the tenor, and have played periodically with the other two. I look forward to being a member of the forum, so I can learn more about trombones. :)
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« Reply #1137 on: Oct 24, 2016, 02:46AM »

Hi,

My name is Andy and I'm new to the forum and new to the trombone.  Had my first lesson yesterday and am learning scales and blowing notes along to blues songs (to see if I can).

I'm a bluegrass banjo player and have decided to learn the trombone purely for fun. 

I live in the UK
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« Reply #1138 on: Nov 04, 2016, 11:26AM »

Hey everyone!  I'm Ryan, a trombonist from Ohio.  I've been playing on-and-off for over 20 years, and Have been in several bands, etc.

I'd found this forum while searching for more information about a Buccin (WANT!!), and had seen someone talking about them in the search results.  This looks like a pretty cool forum, and I hope to be around often.  I'll be talking with you all soon!
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« Reply #1139 on: Nov 30, 2016, 12:51PM »

Hi I'm relatively new
My name is Anthony, you can call my Tony if u want idc
I have played for four years, started in fourth grade
And...yeah that's pretty much it Hi
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