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by imsevimse
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Articulation

I'm not quite sure how to answer your question, but I'll try. When I was in college I had some trouble with soft response, as many young players do. In graduate school I basically solved that by making my embouchure more efficient (though by no means as efficient as I needed), but a few years later...
by imsevimse
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 72H or 71H
Replies: 9
Views: 750

Re: Conn 72H or 71H

I have both a 72h and a 71h. For the 72h I have two slides. One is in original and the other accepts removable leadpipes. For the latter slide I have a Bach 50 leadpipe at the moment. All combinations are good for big band. If I compare: The 72h with the Bach 50 leadpipe gives the deepest sound, and...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Articulation

My opinion is that all of that starts from "unsuccessful attempts" due to physical issues, and repeated unsuccessful attempts lead to a phobia or fear of failure. Then you lock up and can't start at all. Now it's a mental problem, but it started as a still-unresolved physical problem. Yes you need ...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Articulation

RustBeltBass wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:07 am
The worst you can do is repeat unsuccessful attempts often in a very short time. This accomplishes only one thing: you “learn” to get used to and perfect the fail. And therefore the problem becomes more intense and harder to overcome.
Exactly!!! :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 70
Views: 4657

Re: USPS

Sweden's PostNord is pretty bad. A package stayed stuck in Stockholm for over a month. It finally arrived at an airport in the US and was handed over to USPS a few days ago, so it should arrive here in just a few days. I ordered these microphones ages ago. I don't blame the company selling them, bu...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Articulation

Treat problems, not symptoms. Timing and subdivisions are extremely important in playing, but for this I think that's treating a symptom and ignoring the problem. The technique Gabe described two posts up is valuable. Reinhardt had a similar thing he called Hoo-Doo-Too. Almost all articulation prob...
by imsevimse
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 58
Views: 3273

Re: Sauer and Alessi

I don’t have the vocabulary to describe the difference I hear when I listen to solo recordings of Alessi and of Sauer. How might one well distinguish the sounds of these two paradigmatic players? We have tried to discuss sound in so many threads. Here when we discuss musicians at this high level wh...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 32
Views: 1947

Re: Articulation

I've had it too. When I studied at the Royal Accademy of Music in the 80ies I got that same problem caused by a teacher who interrupted me constantly as I started :-) He had probably no idea how to correct the real problem with my attack and just wanted me to go home and practice more. He did not se...
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?
Replies: 19
Views: 1175

Re: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?

Good reading! Interesting to hear the path we take and how it change and how we adopt. I had no real job dreams until I was 16 then I decided I wanted to be a professional trombonist. My grandfather was my raw model and he was a musician. I took the path through a music program in high school and wa...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 77
Views: 5209

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

Lol, there is only one note that is in tune with a piano?? What does this mean?? Does not the trombone have a slide? Any trombone can overcome those physics... 12 equal tones? On a piano? That's also wrong. The octaves do not line up on a good piano. The overtones of a trombone, first position....g...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 77
Views: 5209

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

Sorry, my experience is very limited. I am curious to what you mean with “(m)odern trombones are much more likely to be easier to play.” What does “easier” mean her and what makes a trombone easier to play? (Maybe it is difficult to describe and I should try some modern trombones.) Good question! I...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Taking a Break
Replies: 14
Views: 2035

Re: Taking a Break

Took a break 1996-1999 (four years) when I was 33 and studied to change carrer. Then I started again 2000 and played 2nd trombone in a brass sixtet for a couple of years. I had not much hope to return to professional playing but gradually hooked up with the professionals I had played with before. I ...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 50
Views: 2604

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

StevenC wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:24 pm
imsevimse wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:06 pm
I think I will play with "other people" tomorrow again for the first time since 21/5. We will meet in a garden and play jazz in a distance of 2 meters from each other.
How many musicians are in the group?
We are six of us. Trumpet, sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 50
Views: 2604

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

I think I will play with "other people" tomorrow again for the first time since 21/5. We will meet in a garden and play jazz in a distance of 2 meters from each other. The weather will be very hot so it is not rain that could mess this up but sun. What about if it is too hot to be outside? They pred...
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass Trombone mpc observation
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: bass Trombone mpc observation

Tom, I don't think the relationship between lip thickness and mouthpiece size is quite so straightforward ...I've taught a lot of people over the last 45 years and not noticed a direct correlation. Chris I do respect your professional experience a lot, Chris It is only the few extreme low notes I'm...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: bass Trombone mpc observation
Replies: 60
Views: 4631

Re: bass Trombone mpc observation

When it comes to the extreme low register I have a theory that people with thinner lips can do better on small mouthpieces compared to people with thicker lips. One thing Ive noticed is the technique to play extreme low on a small mouthpiece without having to depend on a raised emboushure seem to be...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?
Replies: 60
Views: 3848

Re: What tenor and bass mouthpieces are you using?

Alto: Bach 12E
Small tenor (.500 or less): Bach 6 3/4C & Yamaha "Nils Landgren" Signature mouthpiece.
Medium tenor (between .508-.530): Yamaha "Nils Landgren" signature mouthpiece & Karl Hammond 12M.
Large tenor (.547): Karl Hammond 12M, 12MXL, 11ML, 11L
Bass: Karl Hammond 20BL

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Playing a vintage 62h with a standard Morse shank Bach
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Playing a vintage 62h with a standard Morse shank Bach

We played our Conn 88h's with Bach mouthpieces at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm in the 80ies. A lot of players that became professional players went there. I discovered the difference somewhere after 2000 when I found out about Remington and Morse tapers. To me I can feel the improvement w...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 70
Views: 4657

Re: USPS

I ordered some microphones from Sweden near the end of May. Used PostNord as the shipping service. It made it to Stockholm, but has been not updated since. Anyone in Scandinavia know if PostNord is having issues? I'm patient, but it would be cool to know if anyone has had a similar experience. Post...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Video with sackbut and cornett
Replies: 28
Views: 1698

Re: Video with sackbut and cornett

Wow! :good: :good: :good:
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Are silver sonics magical?
Replies: 25
Views: 1955

Re: Are silver sonics magical?

I have a King SilverTone 2b and a Silversonic King 3B both have sterling silver bells. They are just another kind of horn to me, not better just different. I have horns I rather play as lead horns but to me they are good for anything else.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is this monstrosity?
Replies: 19
Views: 1897

Re: What is this monstrosity?

I think I would not want a cup that changes by itself depending on pressure. It is hard to play anyway.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?
Replies: 18
Views: 1824

Re: Bach 36, king 3B+ comparison?

I have a Bach 36BO and two King 3B and one King 3B/F. I have unfortunately no 3B+ or 3B+ with valve but I have a Benge 175 and a 175f. The Benge 175f is also a .525 horn and made of the King parts so what I've heard it is about the same as a King 3B+. First there is a big difference between Bach and...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tommy Pederson
Replies: 16
Views: 1343

Re: Tommy Pederson

I have also played the 15 Advanced Etudes as well as the 15 Inermediate Etudes for both tenor and bass. I think he had a straight horn in mind for his tenor etudes. There are a few D's in them but they are not to difficult to do as factitious notes. If he had a trigger trombone in mind I think he ha...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Buzzy spit sound coming from embouchure
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Buzzy spit sound coming from embouchure

I have a beard since 2016 and had an awkward feeling when I played. Soon I decided I had to shave where the mouthpiece sits. If you play trombone mouthpieces and tuba mouthpieces then the tuba size dictates the beard (or you learn to play with the rim on the beard). The problem could be many things ...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 50
Views: 2604

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

I had my last gig with a brass quartet the 21st of May in a church, or outside the church mostly. We also played two hymns inside the church from the organ gallery. Yesterday two friends who are professional players asked me to play trios this weekend. We have done this for ages. We usually meet thr...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mutes in a symphonic setting
Replies: 16
Views: 1029

Re: Mutes in a symphonic setting

How often? In a windorchestra concert it is almost always at least one tune that uses a mute, often a couple of tunes. Often it just says mute and then I use a straight mute. Sometimes it says cup-mute and only occasional it says wawa-mute.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 10 1/2 INCH BELL
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: 10 1/2 INCH BELL

I don't think 10,5" bells are bad. I haven't played many but I tried a Bach with a 10,5" once that was very good. I have a couple of 10" TR-180 Holtons that are nice and a 10" 290 Benge and a big Yamaha 612R. I think the big bells spread more to the sides and the smaller bells project more. I know w...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Brass Lessons by Brian Keegan!
Replies: 6
Views: 1070

Re: Brass Lessons by Brian Keegan!

Pretty impressive👍😀

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 47
Views: 6442

Re: Holton Superbone

Posaunus wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Tom,

Would love to listen, but I'm blocked because I'm not a Facebook member.

Any way you could post this as an accessible mp4 or mp3?
I put the video here viewtopic.php?f=30&t=15303
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: My Holton TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Superbone
Replies: 2
Views: 540

My Holton TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Superbone

Yesterdays played on my TR-395 "Maynard Ferguson" Holton "Superbone"
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 47
Views: 6442

Re: Holton Superbone

Since this thread now has been brought back to life I decided to share my efforts on my Holton TR-395 Superbone. I am thinking about "correcting" the bell position by chopping off a bit of the back end and moving the bell forward via "S" posts. Maybe look at the mouthpiece side of the slide as well....
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Is this America?

Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:04 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Trump likes Swedish people. The white ones at least.
As long as they’re not Socialists.
There are a lot of buts . . I think I wait and see what happens. Right now it's out of the question for many reasons.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: identities
Replies: 28
Views: 1882

Re: identities

It is not difficult to find who I am. You just follow the link to my Facebook profile and you will know a lot about me Only problem is you need to translate from Swedish. If you scroll my facebook page you will find concerts and videos filmed by audience. Some have become my Facebook-friends. and pu...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Is this America?

I hope to be able to visit U.S in the future again, if I'm welcome. I was a tourist in 1988. /Tom You would be most welcome! Might want to wait for the virus problem to be dealt with though, so much is closed that would be fun to see. Thank you! 😀 I will do when I believe your president wants me to...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is this America?
Replies: 45
Views: 2262

Re: Is this America?

I hope to be able to visit U.S in the future again, if I'm welcome. I was a tourist in 1988.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri May 29, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?

- A light weight slide makes the slide vibrato easier. - To tune sharp makes slide vibrato possible in first position. - Slide vibrato can be done with either a loose wrist (Bill Watrous, Tommy Dorsey) or with the whole arm (Zi Sentner) - slide vibrato can be all the time and fast as Tommy Dorsey di...
by imsevimse
Wed May 27, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why are earlier horns better?
Replies: 77
Views: 5209

Re: Why are earlier horns better?

The are not better. When a manufacturer has got a good reputation and has to do changes because of businessreasons due to competition or other economical reasons then they might move their factory. They then loose all experienced workers. A group of new workers are hired but they are not as skilled ...
by imsevimse
Tue May 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 82
Views: 12308

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

Ahhh. I have a 9 and 1/2 inch one as well as a 10 inch version. I also know someone who has a pristine 9 and 1/2 inch one sitting in a closet. :( I really don’t like the Glantz bar, but his was worn to a comfortable rounded edge! The Glantz bar is the next best system in my opinion. If you compare ...
by imsevimse
Mon May 25, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Your warm up
Replies: 17
Views: 840

Re: Your warm up

I don't warm up, or the first notes coming from my horn is the warm up. I had a routine of 20 minutes before and that wasn't very good, because when I have a gig and arrive at a church I haven't got that much time, and musicians around don't want to hear my scales or my flexibility studies. If I can...
by imsevimse
Mon May 25, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for first horn
Replies: 26
Views: 1003

Re: Looking for first horn

If you want a cheap tenor I would recommend a Yamaha 354 or a Yamaha 356G. They can be found used. Both are high quality student horns that can be used professionally. It's a lot of trombone for the money. The 356G is a dual bore with f-attatchment. The 354 is a straight .500. You have a lot of olde...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

I find analogies are usually unhelpful. Yes, they can be until they mean something to you. The best pictures is the pictures you do yourself. One teacher said "I should play at the top of the egg". That expression has always been a mystery to me. I've later heard he said that to all his students. T...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

My picture of a duck's bill would be extreme rolled out lips and I don't think that's what you mean. Mental images are hard to communicate. Yes they are, but still they are used by many educators to triy to lead a student in the right direction. I think the forward direction I do is a very slight c...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

That sort of thing depends entirely on what you're coming FROM. It would be a disaster for someone who is already too much in that direction. Yes, one shoe does not fit all. My sound is open and clear. My lips are not too tight and I do not use much pressure. I'm coming from a smile-emboushure back...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 728

My lips are like a duck's bill

Hello Sometimes we shape a picture that is just idiotic to others but to ourself it describes something very well. It describes something we want to achieve or it illustrates some feeling. I've been working at home since the 17th of March and that has meant I have had three hours a day of less trave...
by imsevimse
Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Olds Recording R20

Be sure to clean the leadpipe with a brush. The valve on my R20 looks the same as yours except the wrinkle. The register is even. Works great on the valve too, the only problem is the long turn when you press the trigger. It's a long throw. It gets better when I move my thump to the middle of the ar...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day

For me as I learned to double I did the exact opposite. I started on the smallest mouthpiece and then switched to larger. In the beginning I could not play Alto after I had played bass trombone. I think in the beginning as you learn you need to find out what works for you. After a couple of years of...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?

I have done the six tones study in the 80-ies without knowing it was Caruso. I found the JL-videos a couple of years ago and did them again. I've only done the six tones. I had so much troubles doing them in the 80-ies that I think they did not help much. I was doing a complete change of my emboushu...
by imsevimse
Sat May 23, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 19
Views: 3479

Re: Olds Recording R20

Hello I posted in this thread two years ago. I do an update. In these strange times I have had time to try my "not-so-much-played" trombones and I picked this R 20 and have played it for a couple of weeks now.. It is a great instrument and after a good cleaning it improved a lot I bought the horn of...
by imsevimse
Fri May 15, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cheek puffing in lower register
Replies: 16
Views: 901

Re: Cheek puffing in lower register

Loose corners are no good. Not in any registers if you want control. Loose corners only work as long as what you are doing is very, very easy. As soon as you have leaps or fast passages or other technical stuff with high demands of control it holds you back, so never allow that to happen. Cheeks can...

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