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by baileyman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

"use by dates". In the USA these are "sell by", where products are pulled from the shelves at that time. Meanwhile, plenty of them last for quite a long time in the house, especially in cool weather. It's often hard to convince a significant other the thing is still good and need not be replaced. On...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

This just arrived via Curbed:

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachm ... _FINAL.pdf

LA closes beaches and hiking trails.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

I expanded my calculation to all states just for kicks. BGuttman does not approve. But CA looks really good, with low infection rate together with anecdotal aggressive government. CA looks pretty lucky. Though internalize this three day doubling. The next two weeks is when everything gets ugly.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: No longer available
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: FS: Butler Lemondrop .500" Trombone

I'd bet Rosolino would play that. Play the crap out of it. But I did hear he would play anything available, any piece, and it all sounded like Frank.

I bet Carl would play that...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Practice Room Size

With The Bailey Super Shoosh! mute, the room can be any size. It allows others to hold a conversation in the middle of my session. Great intonation even in pedals.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)

Jakekraft wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:28 pm
...
Bach 11c $25
...
Is that shipped? If so, I got the dough.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

I redid my Massachusetts calculation for Louisiana. Grim: I see La reported 14 deaths yesterday. That means three weeks ago they got sick. If the fatality rate is 1% then at that time maybe 1400 people got sick. The doubling time is 3-5 days, so at three days for three weeks that's a 128 multiple. S...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bigger becomes easier?
Replies: 8
Views: 1043

Re: Bigger becomes easier?

... I think that what's happening is that I'm getting more lip in the mouthpiece, which not only makes articulation easier, it allows me to produce higher overtones due to the additional vibrations of my lips. So I can have the best of both worlds in terms of sound and feel. ... This is what makes ...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

Massachusetts reported three deaths yesterday and two the day before. Just to estimate what the real situation is here, I do this: They probably got infected three weeks ago. The death rate is somewhere near 1%. So three weeks ago total infections could have been 300. The doubling period is perhaps ...
by baileyman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

It's hard, I think, for most people to contemplate exponential growth. A thing starts small, but numbers exist so you know the size, and it's growing increasingly fast, but it's still small. And the numbers seem small for a long time during the ramp-up. Then suddenly, the numbers are too big, and it...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 30
Views: 1575

Re: Compress Octaves?

When people experiment with mouthpieces, do they also ADD structure? I only hear about people drilling out throats, for instance, but I never hear about inserting a brass tube to experimentally narrow a throat. Similarly with adding things like JBWeld here and there to change shapes. It sure seems ...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 598

Re: Motivation for practice

Yeah, metronome and other hobbies. The metronome in the garage starts in the morning and goes off at night. Up one tick each day. In between the guy out there screws parts onto his other hobby. If you do not yet use a metronome, it will provide plenty of motivation through a private embarrassment. J...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombones as a protection against COVID?
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Trombones as a protection against COVID?

BGuttman wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:43 am
You have to keep a 1 meter separation to prevent transfer. That's about 1 trombone slide, even in 1st position.
I prefer six full positions. Seven I don't reach too well.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Last year I had a chance to ask Bill Holman about his older three trombone charts. Did he have to write in a fourth part to be played by the four trombone band? He hung his head and shook it a bit, "Yeah, they made me, I had too. I didn't want to because it muddies everything. But everyone's got one...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 30
Views: 1575

Re: Compress Octaves?

When people experiment with mouthpieces, do they also ADD structure? I only hear about people drilling out throats, for instance, but I never hear about inserting a brass tube to experimentally narrow a throat. Similarly with adding things like JBWeld here and there to change shapes. It sure seems i...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 1009

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Do whatever Rich Bullock does. Unbelievable barking resonance. His sound is so beyond category he's like a fourth section in a big band.
by baileyman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Middle/Low range
Replies: 9
Views: 631

Re: Middle/Low range

The number of players with great low ranges on differing instruments and wildly different mouthpiece suggests there exists a practice solution. My own practice works flexibility over the entire range, and every range improves, though slowly. When I work on getting back and forth from one note to ano...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 182
Views: 6128

Re: Coronavirus

They were printed on the backside of something called "calling all workers," which sounds like it might be the official Communist Party march. Maybe related to the Industrial Workers of the World , which was founded in 1905. I could see them having their own march. They were a pretty big deal in th...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombones as a protection against COVID?
Replies: 11
Views: 887

Re: Trombones as a protection against COVID?

I find playing the trombone is equivalent to self quarantine.
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips swollen
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: My lips swollen

First, assume 30 min is too long and break it up. Two 15 min sessions may help. Second, pay attention to the first indication of swelling and stop. Try again later. Three, rest between things you play during the 15 min. 1:1 is not a bad rule, lots of rest in there. But finally, there could be variou...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: All The Way: Bill Watrous/Patrick Williams Big Band
Replies: 10
Views: 1364

Re: All The Way: Bill Watrous/Patrick Williams Big Band

Bill was capable of playing very loud - I heard him demonstrate that at a clinic in response to a question - but he chose to play soft with perfect control because it was more possible to sound the way he wanted and have endurance at the same time. Check out Kai Winding's "Dirty Dog" for pieces of ...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?
Replies: 36
Views: 1672

Re: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?

Tail of shirt.
by baileyman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Recommendations for Plunger Mute
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Recommendations for Plunger Mute

Whatever you get, smell it first. Some rubber has an awful organic stink to it, and it takes a long time to dissipate. Months. If you intend to become a plunger artist, choose one that is flexible, as the best users manipulate the thing like a pair of lips, pouts and smirks included. If you just wan...
by baileyman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 25
Views: 1689

Re: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions

Bach 6, biggest horn of all time.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low Range Buzzing
Replies: 5
Views: 692

Re: Low Range Buzzing

Low buzz seems to be a matter of getting more mass involved in the vibration. Pouting, pushing forward in a pursed lips way, pulling corners way in, something like that.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag

If it's what I had, it was a floppy vinyl bag branded Bach. I gave it away and the guy was so happy to get it.
by baileyman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?
Replies: 18
Views: 963

Re: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?

I had thought 16M tenons were a bit larger, but I just slipped one into a NY8 and it fit fine.
by baileyman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice/Warm-up mutes
Replies: 14
Views: 1025

Re: Practice/Warm-up mutes

Next time you're in Boston, come by and I'll make you one that plays perfectly.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 781

Re: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

RichEKelly wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm
... Or like many have adopted, push the tuning slide all the way in on each horn and tune with your ear and right hand.
:good:
by baileyman
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In defense of Yamaha
Replies: 70
Views: 4291

Re: In defense of Yamaha

Just listening, it seems Yamaha must tend toward a vowel sound of "aw" through "uh" and "thud". Though I would expect players to influence that a lot.
by baileyman
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: high to low notes
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: high to low notes

Having solved 4th partial G to 2nd partial G, solve 8th partial G to 4th, and then 16th to 8th and find the path that also gets all the way to 2nd from there. Chances are really good the set that does that is lots different from most that can do 4th to 2nd well.
by baileyman
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Leadpipe comparison chart?
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Leadpipe comparison chart?

Chart may need to include how a leadpipe compares to itself both with and without gook.
by baileyman
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 2540

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

Definitely could not have then read tenor clef, or any other clef...
by baileyman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Anyone Use My Mutebags?
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Anyone Use My Mutebags?

Meh. Measure your stuff and head to a thrift store. On a lucky day you find the size you need with a rollie handle on it.
by baileyman
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 539

Re: SoCal Trombone Day Feb 1, 2020

Ordinarily ensconced in Boston, but recovering from winter in LA, I hope to be there.
by baileyman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!
Replies: 40
Views: 2540

Re: ARGHH! Tenor Clef!

For anyone playing tunes, which are always treble clef, concert key, the workaround is to imagine you're reading a trumpet part transposing treble. But I see in the jazz and commercial context more and more tenor clef, where it just does not belong. It's a shibboleth. Whatever, it looks like it will...
by baileyman
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: Trombonechat award for the BEST case...

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:49 pm
The text says it is made of apple wood ...
Man, that was a honkin' huge apple tree!
by baileyman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Intermission Riff
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Intermission Riff

Take it easy!

This is a very relaxed lightly swinging west coast chart. Just be clean and on time. Especially on time, on top of the beat. Be perfect with the string bass.
by baileyman
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation
Replies: 14
Views: 1077

Re: ta-ta-ka vs ta-ka-ta - triple tongue articulation

... Basically the same as a rolled R but with a single roll rather than a sustained or repeated rolling. Italian methods from the 16th up to the 19th century give it as "te-re te-re", the closest approximation for English speakers not used to rolled Rs would be "te-de te-de" (it's not quite the sam...
by baileyman
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need Advice on Mouthpieces
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Need Advice on Mouthpieces

... 1. you won't know what works best for you right away. ... This can go on for years! Even now, I'm not sure I can differentiate between several versions of my own 1950s style middle of the road equipment. They all seem to work well enough. So to improve my horns, I try to spend better practice t...
by baileyman
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for multiple slides
Replies: 7
Views: 484

Re: Case for multiple slides

I keep thinking about making one. Or two. Absent that, I have slides stuffed in gig bags with pads between. What I would make would likely be 1/4" hardwood ply put together with a boatmaker's "stitch and glue" method. Stitch all the corners together with copper wire, then slather the joints with bod...
by baileyman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Edge on attacks
Replies: 26
Views: 1854

Re: Edge on attacks

Sometimes I get progress by finding ways to add mass in the piece in different ranges, like pouting or puckering out a bit. Then other times ain't nothin' gonna help. Go figure.
by baileyman
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Les Benedict's 2019 "Christmas!" now out
Replies: 0
Views: 325

Les Benedict's 2019 "Christmas!" now out

Here is LA player Les Benedict's holiday piece for 2019. He plays the four tenor trombone parts, the bass trombone part, the two euphonium parts and the tuba part. Parts is parts! Arranged by the great Rick Hills.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_TUleA ... e=youtu.be

Happy holidays all.
by baileyman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 13
Views: 4206

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

What a great situation!
by baileyman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mute Idea
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Mute Idea

I like it. Now trying to figure out how to push it in without collapsing it.
by baileyman
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

You don't need to lift weights for the tiniest, weakest muscles in your body, like trying to strengthen the muscles that move your pinky toe with weights. It's a fine motor skill, not a power lifting event. But that doesn't answer the question as to whether or not it can be used as training that wo...
by baileyman
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?
Replies: 42
Views: 2283

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing routines?

What harrisonreed said. I wish buzzing seemed like a great help. It would be so convenient. Trombone seems more like running a motorcycle over the tops of little dirt hills peak to peak. Or skate skiing. Or juggling. Neither piece buzzing or free buzzing seem to resemble those. Buzzing feels more li...
by baileyman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice
Replies: 15
Views: 1046

Re: Recommendations for books to re-learn and practice

Find some sort of basic routine that uses full breaths like long tone work, but also has partial changes and scales and articulation work, with metronome, then organize your life so you can do it first thing every day. As skill accumulates, expand the thing over the entire horn. Make it as crazy as ...
by baileyman
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Volume vs. Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Volume vs. Sound

I remember something, perhaps reported here, that when the articulation is stripped from the note, many people cannot say what instrument the note is from. So perhaps the difference in some pieces is that they affect articulation.
by baileyman
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece
Replies: 18
Views: 1237

Re: Transitioning to larger mouthpiece

PaulT wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:48 pm
Horn: Yamaha 620 (.547)

Experience: Started playing again almost two years ago after a thirty-year layoff. ...
Similar experience suggests discriminating between mouthpieces, horns, horn parts, metals, lacquers, et al, may require a bit more time. Perhaps try ten years.

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