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by norbie2018
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 311

Re: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot

Can someone give a comparison of the various rim contours out there? For instance, I believe DW has a flatter rim with a sharper inner edge. I know that Stork tends to be rounder. What about DE, Bach, Schilke, etc? And what do the contours accomplish?
by norbie2018
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

I'll be exact- for what it is worth: if you want an instrument to sound like a Conn just buy a Conn.
by norbie2018
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you exercise?
Replies: 20
Views: 277

Re: Do you exercise?

Not nearly enough.

I can be lazy.
by norbie2018
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

I read your post and am wondering why you don't simply buy a Conn Gen 2. I am probably missing something, but it seems like that would fill your needs.
by norbie2018
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 945

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

I have limited experience with TCE, but I play with a trumpet player who was a long-time student and friend of Jerome Callet. The Arbans book also described this method of tonguing in the text at the beginning of the book. Where? Since I have the Mantia edited version, could you paste the example h...
by norbie2018
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 945

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Please everybody - note that I specifically asked the OP to provide some recorded evidence of his success, and he has not done so. I have not yet heard anyone use that style of embouchure, that I would WANT to listen to. Including the links of the trumpet players who advocate it. I certainly don't ...
by norbie2018
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank

Let me know if you need pics. Planning on going to eBay soon; open to offers here!
by norbie2018
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug elliot Star
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Doug elliot Star

ZacharyThornton wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:16 pm
victor wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:30 am
Thanks Doug.
But wider implies deeper
Are you really telling a master mouthpiece maker what he means? Or that he doesn’t know what he means?
I don't think he meant anything rude by it, he's probably coming from his own understanding of things. Attacking him doesn't help.
by norbie2018
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug elliot Star
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: Doug elliot Star

Not in the DE, JK, nor Curry systems. In all you can easily order wider inner rim sizes with shallower cups. That wider/deeper thing probably started with Bach but is not the only way to go.
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1555

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

I don't know exactly what has made the forum change, but I have the feeling the point was 'to share" at the old forum. The point at this forum has become more about to "win a discussion" and that is not what I'm interested in. /Tom With respect, I think you are forgetting the amount of arguing that...
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance building
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Endurance building

It strikes me that there are two basic ways of improving endurance. The first is to rest as long as you play while practicing. That would mean that if I'm working on an Arban exercise for 3 minutes, that I rest and do something else for 3 minutes. For me, that's something else is listening to record...
by norbie2018
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.latime ... f_amp=true

A simple choir rehearsal turned deadly. It sounds like a made up headline, but it is true.
by norbie2018
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: hard gear vs soft gear.
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: hard gear vs soft gear.

You'll likely know within a day if a mouthpiece makes any appreciable difference to your playing. Ditto leadpipes. That's assuming you techies yourself and/or play it in an enable situation. An entire instrument probably longer. Experimenting can be fun and very eye opening if you've got the time, c...
by norbie2018
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: hard gear vs soft gear.
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: hard gear vs soft gear.

You can try experimentation with different equipment until you get the results you want, but that can be a long and expensive process. It can also lead you back to the discovery that it's you that's the problem. But in the end it sounds like that's what you want to know, whether it's you or the equi...
by norbie2018
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Found: Hammond 11ml large shank
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Found: Hammond 11ml large shank

Could also trade a large shank Hammond 10ml or Ferguson 4G5G. Let me know via email or PM if you have one for sale or trade. Thanks!!
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank

Still for sale. Will consider offers or trades for GB 4.5g5g or Laskey 59md.
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Laskey 59md large shank
Replies: 1
Views: 62

WTB: Laskey 59md large shank

Please pm or email me if you have one for sale. Thanks!
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hard to choose!
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Hard to choose!

Recording yourself practicing the same part(s) on the different mouthpieces helps as well.
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

And if you believe the news reports, and in this case I find them very credible, bone spur in Chief wants to end what's going on in favor of sparking the economy. I hope level heads prevail.
by norbie2018
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

That's one of the problems without having enough testing out there. Some people may perceive these cases are very low and therefore the threat is very low. When in all likelihood the numbers are much higher then is being reported right now.
by norbie2018
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The History Guy: The Discovery of Uranus
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: The History Guy: The Discovery of Uranus

History Guy has a ton of really interesting videos on YouTube.
by norbie2018
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

The French and a rep from WHO stated that Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs can exacerbate the symptoms of covid 19. However, researchers from our country are coming out and saying that's bunk. It's hard to know what is truth or fact so early in the situation. I do believe it's irresponsible for for saying...
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

The truth is we won't know accurate death rates for months or even years to come. We simply don't have enough data. I agree that what states and local municipalities to combat the spread will likely have a significant impact in reducing the amount of deaths. Remember, this should allow hospitals eno...
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

With all respect to the surgeon's opinion mentioned (and I am not attacking the poster for sharing it), I'd rather rely on epidemiologists and others with experience with infectious diseases to formulate an opinion on this.
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Easy Norbie. Meanwhile the US/Can border is closed to non-essential traffic. “Purpose of trip?” “New trombone mpc”. “Long tones!” Customs Officer clubs me over the head. Fun thing to do: Check out Point Roberts WA on a map. Easy regarding what? People need to state facts regarding the situation not...
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

The very first item on the link that you're reporting from answers the question will it continue during summer months as we don't know. But you stated it would diminish by the summer months, right? If you're going to state facts about this thing state them accurately. Otherwise don't state them at a...
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Please site your source, otherwise your only helping to spread misinformation. According to Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist from UMN, it can continue full throttle through the summer into the fall and winter, much unlike the cold.
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Motivation for practice

The motivation comes from wanting to get better. It comes from the small wins you accomplish after every practice session. This of course assumes you're reflecting on the things you did well and the things that got better. Motivation comes from realizing that you're not good enough yet , but that yo...
by norbie2018
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

]\\New Hampshire's governor has now closed schools through April 2. I think this may be a tad too long, but it's now panic time for the politicians. I hope that by April 2, all the people coming down with Covid-19 are done with it. Our schools in Dane County, WI (Madison) are now closed until April...
by norbie2018
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

You are probably right, but I was addressing Bach5g's situation specifically.
by norbie2018
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

If you're elderly and/or have a compromised immune system you should avoid crowds until further notice.
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Mikebmiller wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:08 pm
norbie2018 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:29 pm


What solo?
Love's Enchantment - Pryor.
I hope you do eventually play it - good luck!
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

We have had one confirmed case in the county so far (SC). Our community band has a concert scheduled a week from Sunday. So far, we are still a go, but that could change. I hope we play as I am doing a solo and am really tired of practicing it. Almost as tired as my wife is of hearing me practice i...
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

bigbandbone wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:49 am
norbie2018 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:42 am
Just got word that all our performances for March have been cancelled.

Where are you?
Madison, WI area. Keep in mind we bring our performances to assisted living centers.
by norbie2018
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Just got word that all our performances for March have been cancelled.
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

So this is the guy Joe Rogan had on his podcast yesterday: Michael Osterholm Here are his props: ...an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. He is Regents Professor, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair in Public Health, the director of the Center for Infectious Diseas...
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6947

Re: Coronavirus

Our concert band in Madison Wisconsin rehearses at a retirement community, but for the time being we've had to find another location. All our concerts are in Assisted Living centers in retirement communities and we're just waiting for the other shoe to drop.
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards Trombone pillars
Replies: 16
Views: 934

Re: Edwards Trombone pillars

If you search the forum this has been discussed. Those discussions have specific examples of pillar usage.
by norbie2018
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?
Replies: 36
Views: 1701

Re: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?

Silver polishing cloth. Lightly mist the mouthpiece with water, wipe with the inside cloth, then buff with the outside cloth. I've always had great results.
by norbie2018
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank

Still up for sale and will consider offers. Please email or PM me. Thanks!
by norbie2018
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New DE Sym
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: New DE Sym

Does a bass blank provide more mass when compared to the XT blank?
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New DE Sym
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: New DE Sym

What makes the Sym series different from the XT series?
by norbie2018
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New DE Sym
Replies: 18
Views: 1607

Re: New DE Sym

Heavier cup? More like Greg black? Do tell.
by norbie2018
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: FS: Hammond 10ML Large shank

Still available. I will consider offers, just email me.
by norbie2018
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Second Annual Santa Fe Trombone Summit, July 28-31, 2020

I’m tempted to attend this event as an auditor. The information is pretty limited, though. Is it aimed toward high school / college players, so that older amateurs wouldn’t fit in? Auditions to select a maximum of 12 college or professional level players, with auditors welcome. If you need more inf...
by norbie2018
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red Rot found on newer vs. old horns
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Red Rot found on newer vs. old horns

You don't have a large enough sample size. Red rot occurs on plenty of older horns.
by norbie2018
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 30
Views: 3783

Re: Cut It

Such a mechanism was created for the slide section of a trombone an acquaintance of mine in the army possessed. It wasn't a custom job for him but I can't remember the name of the maker.
by norbie2018
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Where do I post this?
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Where do I post this?

Why the heck would the person send a case with a weight in it? Why send anything at all if s/he is just going to take the money and run? I find that really odd.
by norbie2018
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Where do I post this?
Replies: 32
Views: 2156

Re: Where do I post this?

It's always worth following the PayPal rules: It violates PayPal's User Agreement to ask a buyer to pay extra for using PayPal. Receiving personal payments: If you use your PayPal account to receive payments for the sale of goods or services or accept donations, you must: • Pay any applicable fees ...

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