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by ttf_Exzaclee
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bohland & Fuchs, King 2B twin?
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Bohland & Fuchs, King 2B twin?

<t>Without more pics this is just a shot in the dark, but I can think of two possibilities (haven't researched web yet, which may also yield some answers.)<br/> <br/> Could be a King stencil - Have you measured both tubes? Are they both the Same?  With a .460 bore it could very well be a stencil bas...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: "It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

"It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"

Moving that brace might fix some of the tuning quirks up top. Tuning quirks often are effected by nodal points, and that right there is a bigun'
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: "It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

"It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"

Moving that brace might fix some of the tuning quirks up top. Tuning quirks often are effected by nodal points, and that right there is a bigun'
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

<t>I've had a couple of my 2Bs cut down at the tuning slide, and this usually effects where the notes line up... most noticeable is the D above middle C, which when I cut about 1/2" off the tuning slide legs (1" total) went from being a flat note in the overtone series (1st position about 1/2" to 3/...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: "It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"
Replies: 14
Views: 2637

"It was just overhauled by one of the best repair shops"

<r>Wasn't there a horn for sale years back that supposedly belonged to Dick Nash that had the brace on backwards like this? (Or maybe it was Dick Shearer?)<br/> <br/> *And I sure as hell wouldn't drop $1750 on a 2B that didn't include the coffin case. <br/> <br/> <br/> (Edit ) According to a TTF dis...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments

<t>strength and speed are not the same thing. trying to increase your finger strength may end up not only slowing down your overall speed but also causing injuries that hamper your development.<br/> <br/> practice scales, arpeggios, etc... think light and accurate.  start slow and gradually speed up...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Gum discomfort on anything besides 6.5AL
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Gum discomfort on anything besides 6.5AL

I second Chris's suggestion.

I used a 6.5AL for ever, switched to a Doug about a year ago and never been happier. My rim size is a little bigger (and works soooo much better for me).
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: High Register, whisper g closed teeth and other "cheats"
Replies: 76
Views: 8674

High Register, whisper g closed teeth and other "cheats"

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102673.msg1227177#msg1227177"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102673.msg1227177#msg1227177]</s>Quote from: svenlarsson on Jan 04, 2018, 07:43AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Thank you  <IMG src="http://tromboneforum.org/Smileys/otjf/smile.gi...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Notices from TTF Members
Topic: JEN conference in Dallas
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

JEN conference in Dallas

I will not be, but Brian Gorrell (the head of our jazz studies at UCO) will be there. We take bands pretty often but nothing this year. I couldn't make it out this year.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Notices from TTF Members
Topic: JEN conference in Dallas
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

JEN conference in Dallas

I will not be, but Brian Gorrell (the head of our jazz studies at UCO) will be there. We take bands pretty often but nothing this year. I couldn't make it out this year.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Rath R2 vs Shires Michael Davis +
Replies: 26
Views: 3312

Rath R2 vs Shires Michael Davis +

<t>I've played both for a small amount of time. I can give initial impressions of both but not much in the way of long term (and that would be personal anyway and may not apply to you.)<br/> <br/> I love Shires horns. I traded a .508 with LW nickel tubes and yellow 2 bell in on a horn I needed that ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: High Register, whisper g closed teeth and other "cheats"
Replies: 76
Views: 8674

High Register, whisper g closed teeth and other "cheats"

<t>There's an Anderson exercise I learned years ago, it may have been Clark Terry that told it to us (this was in a masterclass, although I had a lesson with him afterwards and it may have been in that.) <br/> <br/> F above the staff (MM=80?) hold for 8 counts, tongue legato 8ths for 8 counts, hold ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103387.msg1223734#msg1223734"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103387.msg1223734#msg1223734]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Yesterday at 06:24 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>The ergobone and NOT working out in a gym, maybe, then? I wasn'...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103387.msg1223558#msg1223558"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103387.msg1223558#msg1223558]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Dec 07, 2017, 06:20AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>The Elliott Mason model is very heavy, similar to a 3BF Silvers...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: James Levine, students, festivals
Replies: 81
Views: 6389

James Levine, students, festivals

A handful of problems doesn't make every extra curricular activity a hunting ground, Rob.

Expose the predators, aye... but let's not paint every organization with the same brush.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives
Replies: 23
Views: 1400

Really heavy trombones and lighter alternatives

<t>"Heavy", like time, is relative. <br/> <br/> I haven't played the BAC EM or the Picola, although their reputations as heavy horns is well known. 4.4 lbs doesn't seem heavy if you're just picking it up and popping a few notes out. After 30 minutes of consistent playing you'll probably notice.<br/>...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Build a cool a arranging style
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Build a cool a arranging style

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103352.msg1223302#msg1223302"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103352.msg1223302#msg1223302]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on Dec 05, 2017, 02:52PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Nelson Riddle puts it best for me when he says, "Your flexibility...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Build a cool a arranging style
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Build a cool a arranging style

<t>Listen to good writers. All of them. I noticed you didn't mention Gil Evans and Duke Ellington, two of the "coolest" composer/arrangers in the art. It is my opinion that a lack of familiarity with either of these writers is detrimental to the development of a personal voice in this music. <br/> <...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: How Do I Keep My Throat and Trachea Moist in the Winter Months?
Replies: 16
Views: 2115

How Do I Keep My Throat and Trachea Moist in the Winter Months?

<t>Honey. A Tablespoon full can get you moist. Molasses as well if you don't like honey.<br/> <br/> I use Biotene mouthwash and toothpaste. I get canker sores when I use regular toothpaste and mouthwash because of the drying. <br/> <br/> I put olive oil on just about everything I eat. <br/> <br/> So...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Study: earplugs for everyone
Replies: 56
Views: 4800

Study: earplugs for everyone

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103183.msg1222019#msg1222019"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103183.msg1222019#msg1222019]</s>Quote from: Burgerbob on Nov 25, 2017, 08:18AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Again, why take the risk? If you can play well with earplugs in in a ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Study: earplugs for everyone
Replies: 56
Views: 4800

Study: earplugs for everyone

<t>First off, I think some of us are overestimating the volume of a symphony orchestra. <br/> <br/> I hate earplugs.<br/> <br/> I had to go to classes on this stuff when I was a musical director for a cruise line. From what I remember, it's 90 dB at 8 hours total exposure (over 24.) Every extra 5 dB...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Searching for funk charts
Replies: 10
Views: 1753

Searching for funk charts

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102991.msg1220387#msg1220387"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102991.msg1220387#msg1220387]</s>Quote from: BillO on Nov 10, 2017, 08:15PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>How about Wild Cherry?  <URL url="https://www.scribd.com/document/3390018...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:29 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mute more free blowing and more loud than bremner
Replies: 28
Views: 2914

Practice mute more free blowing and more loud than bremner

<t>If you don't need to be so quiet, why use a practice mute?<br/> <br/> Practice mutes are for places (houses, apartments, etc.) where you should not play loud as a courtesy to your neighbors. That is why they exist. That is the only reason they exist. <br/> <br/> If you don't have to be as quiet, ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: 100 years old. The first jazz recording.
Replies: 23
Views: 2585

100 years old. The first jazz recording.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101758.msg1220472#msg1220472"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101758.msg1220472#msg1220472]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Nov 11, 2017, 09:08AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>One thing we might be able to say about the original jazz musicians is...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: 100 years old. The first jazz recording.
Replies: 23
Views: 2585

100 years old. The first jazz recording.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101758.msg1220352#msg1220352"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101758.msg1220352#msg1220352]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on Nov 10, 2017, 03:49PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I do not think it is quite true to say the earliest jazz musician...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: questions about music and religion
Replies: 12
Views: 2055

questions about music and religion

<t>I wouldn't say religious music has ever been marginalized. <br/> <br/> Roughly half the composers and works we examined in all three music history classes and all 4 theory classes were religious in nature and origin. Grab any music history book - you'll find that many of the major composers benef...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: SCAM ALERT FROM GULLEY CARTON WISCONSIN
Replies: 3
Views: 346

SCAM ALERT FROM GULLEY CARTON WISCONSIN

The user you mention just posted an add for a Bach 42A - you should report that to a moderator.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Engaging your abs
Replies: 22
Views: 1369

Engaging your abs

Yes, i do (or have)

and I have hemorrhoids like you wouldn't believe.

Don't overdo it.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Worst Halloween treats?
Replies: 19
Views: 2250

Worst Halloween treats?

One of my students (Vince Norman - wrap your head around that one) gave out raisins last night. I thought that was pretty funny. Personally I love raisins, but don't know many others that do.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Q for 16th Century wooden floor experts
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Q for 16th Century wooden floor experts

This medallion must be why in every gig that isn't a salsa or jazz gig the horns are given the tiniest amount of space possible on the stage.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: FS: Shires 508 1YM
Replies: 4
Views: 251

FS: Shires 508 1YM

is that a nickel or brass slide?
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Fairly urgent request
Replies: 9
Views: 3142

Fairly urgent request

<t>Find out union rates whether you use them or not.<br/> <br/> 1) Charge union rates.<br/> <br/> 2) Figure in "out-of-pocket" time (driving, pre-boarding, disembarkation, etc.) This should figure into the rate you charge.<br/> <br/> 3) No cancellation notice. This kind of undertaking is a pain in t...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Natural reverb in Greek ampitheaters
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Natural reverb in Greek ampitheaters

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102626.msg1217307#msg1217307"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102626.msg1217307#msg1217307]</s>Quote from: Posaunus on Oct 17, 2017, 11:04PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>C'mon Rob - you need to get out of Dallas more.  The 3 best concert ha...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Natural reverb in Greek ampitheaters
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Natural reverb in Greek ampitheaters

<t>I don't think it's so much "revering the ancients" as it is "we know how to do this the right way so why the %#$% don't we?!?!?!"<br/> <br/> Sorry, that was a bit angry.<br/> <br/> Most performance spaces are horrible acoustically. Everything made now is designed to have sound reinforcement so ac...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Hear the Cuba sonic weapon sound
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Hear the Cuba sonic weapon sound

sounds like a microtonal cluster about an octave above where the dreaded piccolo hangs out.  Maybe a choir of "dubba piccs" playing a tone cluster poem by Partch?


by ttf_Exzaclee
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Pedal tone question
Replies: 14
Views: 1135

Pedal tone question

I'm posting primarily to see the replies of other bass trombonists.

I want to ask, though, how much have you experimented with moving the positions around? I find with both of these notes that they respond better with shorter slide positions.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Bass Trombonists with College Teaching Positions
Replies: 21
Views: 2210

Bass Trombonists with College Teaching Positions

<t>I believe Wayne Clark is teaching at Mountain View College (near Dallas, TX I think.) <br/> <br/> John Allen, who is primarily a tenor player, is teaching at Oklahoma City University, but every gig I play with him he's on bass so I don't know, maybe he makes your 50% requirement? Up to you whethe...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Tenor Bach 1G?
Replies: 25
Views: 1376

Tenor Bach 1G?

<t>A few things...<br/> <br/> I don't know if the OP is aware that large bore tenors and basses have the same size shank - doesn't seem clear, so I'll clarify just in case. <br/> <br/> a 1G will not work on a small bore horn. It will definitely mess up the tuning. A 6.5AL on a 2B (a combination I pl...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: lubricant for removable leadpipes
Replies: 18
Views: 1051

lubricant for removable leadpipes

<t>Just a note on this...<br/> <br/> 1) Eric's advice, as always, is gold.<br/> <br/> 2) If you're using a thick grease (petroleum jelly, salemer red stuff) don't leave your horn in the car when it's 100º outside. It'll get well into the 130s or so in your horn case. That grease will warm up and run...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101979.msg1212914#msg1212914"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101979.msg1212914#msg1212914]</s>Quote from: schlitzbeer on Sep 14, 2017, 03:27PM<e>[/url]</e></URL> They can look you up in the DOD database and flag you.<br/> <br/> ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on buying a cheap valve section for an existing bell/horn
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Thoughts on buying a cheap valve section for an existing bell/horn

<r>this is what a bass trumpet sounds like when pushed:<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixE_T2lq5w"><s>[url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixE_T2lq5w]</s>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GixE_T2lq5w<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <br/> everytime I've had to do that solo, I've done it...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Bari Sax cadenza...
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Bari Sax cadenza...

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102078.msg1212741#msg1212741"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102078.msg1212741#msg1212741]</s>Quote from: cozzagiorgi on Sep 13, 2017, 07:59AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Monster because he is playing loud? <br/> Can't see a lot of other ...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on buying a cheap valve section for an existing bell/horn
Replies: 13
Views: 812

Thoughts on buying a cheap valve section for an existing bell/horn

Wait for a cheap Yammy 200 series euph/baritone to come available for under 500.
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Criteria for jazz mouthpiece
Replies: 30
Views: 1088

Criteria for jazz mouthpiece

<t>Re: criteria for a "jazz" mouthpiece.<br/> <br/> As you've no doubt sussed from the replies here, a "jazz" mouthpiece is just a mouthpiece you play jazz on.<br/> <br/> Some players (Sam Burtis comes to mind) can match iconic mpc sizes to the horn they play. There are a range of rime sizes and acc...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101979.msg1212578#msg1212578"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101979.msg1212578#msg1212578]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Sep 11, 2017, 03:52PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>They are optimistically including BAH and other pays that aren'...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?

Premier band positions start at 52-56K a year. That's more than an O-1 makes last I checked (and an O2 if I remember right).


by ttf_Exzaclee
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Amateurs vs. Professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Amateurs vs. Professionals

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102059.msg1212559#msg1212559"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102059.msg1212559#msg1212559]</s>Quote from: tbathras on Today at 01:23 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I take this person's use of amateur as "amateur professional" as in perhap...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Amateurs vs. Professionals
Replies: 27
Views: 2342

Amateurs vs. Professionals

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102059.msg1212501#msg1212501"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102059.msg1212501#msg1212501]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Today at 07:59 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It's really more of a rant than a guide to success.<br/> <br/> Bingo.......
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Nomenclature
Replies: 47
Views: 3785

Nomenclature

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1212243#msg1212243"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=101940.msg1212243#msg1212243]</s>Quote from: Geezerhorn on Today at 07:34 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>But as far as partials are concerned, I don't get it and I don't get why...
by ttf_Exzaclee
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

What schooling is necessary if I want to be in military band?

<t>I know some guys who are/were in the DC bands. I'm pretty sure many of them didn't have degrees when they joined up. I know it's not a requirement. <br/> <br/> Go to the school with the teacher who can help you best with becoming the player you want to be. Competition for active duty bands is thi...

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