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by Kbiggs
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: RIP Paul Faulise
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: RIP Paul Faulise

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/westwood-nj/paul-faulise-9251807 I'm listening to Quincy Jones The Quintessence now. What are some of your favorite tracks of his playing? Another legend lost. Bummer. His was the first bass trombone sound I heard. I listened to that recording SO much in h...
by Kbiggs
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do Leadpipes Fundamentally Kill Response?
Replies: 51
Views: 2179

Re: Do Leadpipes Fundamentally Kill Response?

Placebo? I don't know. I made a concious decision not to care about it anymore and just try to tongue and blow on this part. I am not good enough for this to make a difference even to what I repeatably hear, let alone other players or the audience. Cheers, Andy Maybe, maybe not. The placebo effect ...
by Kbiggs
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do Leadpipes Fundamentally Kill Response?
Replies: 51
Views: 2179

Re: Do Leadpipes Fundamentally Kill Response?

IMHO the lead pipe/venturi/whateveryouwanttocallit is basically a continuation of the transition from the throat of the mouthpiece to the bore of the inner upper slide tube. Eric That is what I believe. I have been careless enough to say so online and have taken some abuse for it. What's to believe...
by Kbiggs
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone
Replies: 36
Views: 1785

Re: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone

An alternative: “Trombone King” by Karl Laurence King. It’s a march, no smears, but double-tonguing on diatonic and chromatic passages. Probably beyond a middle-schooler’s technique, but a possibility for high school. King also wrote “Barnum and Bailey’s Favorite,” along with a lot of marches post-S...
by Kbiggs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 58
Views: 3275

Re: Sauer and Alessi

Slightly off topic... There’s a couple of implied questions here that have been mentioned periodically on this forum and the old TF: To what extent does a player’s equipment choice influence their sound and style? And the reverse: To what extent does a player’s “natural” playing ability affect their...
by Kbiggs
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1949

Re: Articulation

I worked with a “hanging arms” conductor for a few seasons. I don’t know how my section mates did it, but I worked on having partially full lungs— 1/2, maybe 3/4— and kept the throat, tongue and embouchure relaxed. At the last moment, I would move the embouchure in place and breathe in the last litt...
by Kbiggs
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What does a ultrasonic machine do?
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: What does a ultrasonic machine do?

...Knowing this, and utilizing this knowledge is why some of us can use the term " Professional" in our job title before "Instrument Repairer" 🙂 M :P :clever: :lol: And knowing not to put your hand in it I would never have thought that education, training and experience would be desirable, let alon...
by Kbiggs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What does a ultrasonic machine do?
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: What does a ultrasonic machine do?

BGuttman wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:01 pm
The ultrasonic massage warms you through the cavitation of water in your cells.
Thank you for the concise and accurate description, Bruce.
by Kbiggs
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What does a ultrasonic machine do?
Replies: 32
Views: 1300

Re: What does a ultrasonic machine do?

I had P/T a few years with ultrasound. IIRC, the therapist said that ultrasound for P/T does two things: it gently warms and relaxes tissue without causing inflammation; and it can help to “break up” scar tissue for some tissues. Again, that’s my memory from a few years ago...
by Kbiggs
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players
Replies: 29
Views: 1642

Re: Adapting a trigger trombone for handicapped players

Check out Oberloh in Seattle. He’s done something similar before: http://www.oberloh.com/gallery/edwards.htm

I have also heard of people playing euphonium/baritone with small pistons and servos that responded to wrist motion. Anything is possible with a good design and enough money!
by Kbiggs
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Good bassbone duets to buy
Replies: 13
Views: 1047

Re: Good bassbone duets to buy

Pietro Locatelli, arr. Ronald Dishinger. Six Sonatas, Op. 4, Medici Music Press. For two cellos Earl Zindars. Ten Duets for Bass Trombone. Wehr’s Music. There’s a lot of cello, double bass, and bassoon duets available on ww.imslp.org that are easily adaptable to bass trombone duets or tenor and bass...
by Kbiggs
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: EMAg - Modern World of Early Brass
Replies: 3
Views: 444

Re: EMAg - Modern World of Early Brass

Cool! Thanks!
by Kbiggs
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales
Replies: 18
Views: 1104

Re: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales

Freakin’ AWESOME!!
by Kbiggs
Fri May 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?
Replies: 28
Views: 1811

Re: How do you store your unused mouthpieces?

I store my unused mouthpieces by cleaning them with soap and water, allowing them to dry, placing them in an anti-tarnish bag, and laying them gently in a box with a cloth on the bottom. I try not rest my mouthpieces on the rims to avoid the remote possibility of scratching the rim. FWIW, if I have ...
by Kbiggs
Tue May 26, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Video with sackbut and cornett
Replies: 28
Views: 1698

Re: Video with sackbut and cornett

Beautiful! Castello is so wonderful to listen to.
by Kbiggs
Mon May 25, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for opinions/advice on buying
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Looking for opinions/advice on buying

+1 for the Yamaha stuff. Just make sure you clean your slide well before you start using it. It doesn’t work well with some slide lubes. If necessary, have it chem cleaned or ultrasonically cleaned.
by Kbiggs
Sun May 24, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?
Replies: 60
Views: 3848

Re: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?

Tenor: DE XT 102 rim, G* cup, G8 or H8 shank Bass: DE LT 112 rim, K cup and K8 shank, sometimes an L cup and L8 shank I’m getting too old and I don’t play enough to keep up with bigger equipment. And, referencing a different thread, I’m keeping it simply and going smaller and lighter. It’s easier to...
by Kbiggs
Sun May 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Elkhart Conn 62h
Replies: 20
Views: 1214

Re: Elkhart Conn 62h

If I had the money, I would buy it. Next to a Fuchs, this is the next best thing to a holy relic.

And unless the leadpipe is corroded, I wouldn’t pull it.
by Kbiggs
Sun May 24, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 4237

Re: Teele book question

A few thoughts on shifting in the lowest register: For the sake of this post, “shift” means a mouthpiece setting (physically moving the mouthpiece) in a manner inconsistent with the natural motion that any particular embouchure type commonly experiences in the register immediately preceding the note...
by Kbiggs
Wed May 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 2655

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

...Before the science club beats me up, no, I don't know how and why metal makes a difference, but I think it does....so now the psychology club can hack into me. Chris Fascinating thread. My 2 cents: From everything I’ve read and been told, everything makes a difference about why NY Bach mouthpiec...
by Kbiggs
Tue May 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DIY Accessory bag?
Replies: 20
Views: 1069

Re: DIY Accessory bag?

I highly recommend something with wheels. I use a top-opening duffle bag with wheels. I carry a trombone stand, a music stand, music, and a stand light all the time. I have plenty of room for mutes, and I made some thick foam cushions to protect them from dents. When necessary, I can fit a tux, ano...
by Kbiggs
Mon May 18, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Something to save my wrist for edwards bass
Replies: 23
Views: 775

Re: Something to save my wrist for edwards bass

I have tried all of these suggestions except the Rath and Haggman rests. For me, the Yamaha and Klebsch straps tend to pull the inner slides out of alignment. I was never able to get the NeoTech trombone grip to fit well and balance the instrument. I used an Ergobone for many years due to wrist and ...
by Kbiggs
Sat May 16, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Bach Partita #2 in D Minor
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Bach Partita #2 in D Minor

A different interpretation from the HIP/Alte Musik perspective:

https://youtu.be/856249Nu5x0
by Kbiggs
Wed May 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Alternative slide lubricant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: Alternative slide lubricant?

Can Pledge be used? Yes.
Have other people used it before? Yes.
Will it work? Probably.
Is it okay for the instrument? Probably.
Is it okay for people? Not in close proximity.
Can other people use it? Of course, go right ahead.
Will I use it? No.
by Kbiggs
Sun May 10, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Alternative slide lubricant?
Replies: 9
Views: 1553

Re: Alternative slide lubricant?

A great lubricant for trombone slides that is found in many households is Lemon/Orange Pledge furniture polish. Both the aerosol can and the spray-bottle types do very well. Just spray a SMALL AMOUNT on the inner slide and then use your water sprayer with it. You will need to occasionally clean you...
by Kbiggs
Sun May 10, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Shortening Over sleeves.
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Shortening Over sleeves.

Would you need to find a different post for the handbrace? I would think that the arc of the oversleeve post would be a different compared to the arc of the post for a slide tube.
by Kbiggs
Sat May 09, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 10034

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

“and (B) a concept of section playing“ ? What were they doing before the NYP showed up? I would have to re-read Wick’s Trombone Technique and various other interviews he’s had over the years, but IIRC, he described it as something like three musicians that played together but did not have good sect...
by Kbiggs
Sat May 09, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Any opinions on Hammond 20BLs?

My observation has been that this mouthpiece is not balanced in a way I like. I think it's because the throat is so large compared to the rim diameter and cup depth that the pitch center is too wide. I find that students have a hard time playing well in tune with a clear sound on it. This was my pr...
by Kbiggs
Sat May 09, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass bone jazz studies books
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Bass bone jazz studies books

Neo Bri wrote:
Sat May 09, 2020 8:47 am
I don't remember a lot of jazz in that book when I read through it. Hmm. It's been a while though.
This one:

https://www.hickeys.com/music/brass/tro ... ne-wcd.php
by Kbiggs
Thu May 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The Backward Facing Slideless trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: The Backward Facing Slideless trombone

It’s an enob.
by Kbiggs
Thu May 07, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: PLEASE DELETE WTB/ISO: DE XT cup: G, G* or G+
Replies: 2
Views: 444

PLEASE DELETE WTB/ISO: DE XT cup: G, G* or G+

The title says it. Appropriate shank preferred but not essential.
by Kbiggs
Wed May 06, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Marcienkiewicz and Ferguson LS mpcs
Replies: 0
Views: 458

FS: Marcienkiewicz and Ferguson LS mpcs

For sale: Marcinkiewicz 8H BS model, silver plate, large shank. This is a Burbank mouthpiece, Marcinkiewicz’ version of a 6 1/2 AL with a 4-sized rim. New these are $125; asking $60. This mouthpiece is probably 25-30 years old and I think I’ve used it maybe 4-5 times. Less than 10 hours playing time...
by Kbiggs
Mon May 04, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: taking rotor apart
Replies: 24
Views: 839

Re: taking rotor apart

After removing the screw, I insert a long, slender punch and gently tap with a rawhide mallet. No bent screws, and no wedged screwdrivers.
by Kbiggs
Sun May 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Range of acceptable sizes for bass
Replies: 34
Views: 3259

Re: Range of acceptable sizes for bass

I don’t know how old the op is or anything about him really, ... Elow (OP) is a high school student. Teacher (trumpet player and "a cool dude") is probably his band director. Not too many options for Elow other than to smile politely and say "that Wick 0AL mouthpiece just doesn't suit my anatomy; o...
by Kbiggs
Sat May 02, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 10034

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

I think we cannot emphasize enough the influence Denis Wick has had on the British trombone community, or even the British brass-playing community. After he smuggled in a few Conns post-WWII, the British trombone and brass scene changed. Period. My understanding is that the breakthrough was when th...
by Kbiggs
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 10034

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Another historical example: in the late Renaissance-early Baroque, most of the trombones and trumpets in Italy were manufactured by a few workshops in Germany. Yes, there were Italian makers, but there are few extant Italian instruments from that period, and (if remember Stewart Carter’s book corre...
by Kbiggs
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 10034

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Oof... As I said, I quite like the British trombone sound (which is distinct and great in its own right). I just think it's odd that a whole music scene has gravitated in the last 50 years towards only a small subset of a foreign manufactures' inventory. I can't think of another place that does tha...
by Kbiggs
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transposing Horn Music
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Transposing Horn Music

It’s called mezzo soprano clef. Pretend that the second line from the bottom is middle C, and add one flat. Watch your B’s and F’s.

The alternative is to turn around, stick your hand in the bell, play out of tune, and kack random notes, but no less than every 5th note so...
by Kbiggs
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What does mouthpiece cup size do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1335

Re: What does mouthpiece cup size do?

On a more serious note, I’ve noticed something similar to what Harrison is talking about. Mouthpieces of the same maker, same rim and backbore, but different cups, have different intonation and response. It’s more noticeable in the upper register.
by Kbiggs
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What does mouthpiece cup size do?
Replies: 23
Views: 1335

Re: What does mouthpiece cup size do?

Some old French and English mouthpieces from the late 19th and early 20th centuries have V-shaped cups. They were made for the peashooter trombones of the time. BTW, isn’t it an oxymoron to call it a “V-shaped cup”? And isn’t it redundant to call it a “cup-shaped cup”? I’m guessing it is different i...
by Kbiggs
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece and embouchure
Replies: 4
Views: 592

Mouthpiece and embouchure

Feel free to start a new thread... Done. For context, here's the entire paragraph: "I prefer a wet embouchure over the dry (although I know good players who use a dry embouchure) because: (1) it causes pressure from the mouthpiece to be less effective (you then have to learn to get the high notes t...
by Kbiggs
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2802

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Aidan’s youtube on false/falset/factitious tones:
https://youtu.be/ZYkSVvMFLzI
by Kbiggs
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds P-24G finally complete!
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Olds P-24G finally complete!

That model of Olds had interchangeable tuning slides so the triggers could be tuned in various configurations, like Bb-F-Gb-D, Bb-F-G-Eb, etc.

Most importantly, how do you like it? Do you like the sound and feel when you play?
by Kbiggs
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Forming an embouchure
Replies: 24
Views: 2783

Re: Forming an embouchure

biggiesmalls wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:49 pm

Sorry, I could, but the can of worms is just too big, and I don't want to hijack the thread.

.
What about a new thread?
by Kbiggs
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Forming an embouchure
Replies: 24
Views: 2783

Re: Forming an embouchure

biggiesmalls wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:51 pm
A quote from Buddy Baker's book that I have found helpful:

"The mouthpiece should not feel like part of the embouchure!"
Interesting. I had always thought that the mpc was an essential part of the embouchure, aside from freebuzzing. Could you say more about this?
by Kbiggs
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2802

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Is it true that trumpets dont have true a pedal register? A trumpet player told me that before. I didn't believe him. I thought all instruments had some type of pedal register. I know its kibd of off topic but if anyone can help i would appreciate it. My understanding; someone please correct me if ...
by Kbiggs
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 82
Views: 9262

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

http://imgbox.com/kl0NLPaj

From this pic, it looks there is room for an E slide. The braces/posts are a different style. Did one come with the horn?
by Kbiggs
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation to practise in a non performing world
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: Motivation to practise in a non performing world

You are probably in the majority of players. This is a difficult transition for all of us and I wanted to share my positive feelings, hoping that it might help others to think this thing through. We really cannot carry on in the old way in a gig focused schedule.... so we have to make the practise ...

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