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by sungfw
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Rethinking Throats and Backbores
Replies: 12
Views: 1786

Re: Rethinking Throats and Backbores

I am not sure I can offer a true apples to apples comparison but here are the examples I had in mind. On Euphonium for years I used a Perantucci 4 with a .315” throat. The Giddings Kadja, with a very similar rim size and depth but a .285 throat really improved my upper register intonation (which te...
by sungfw
Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Inauguration
Replies: 83
Views: 4898

Re: Inauguration

spencercarran wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:34 pm
Factually accurate does not necessarily mean non-political (especially in current US context), and I don't see a clear distinction between comments like the above and user posts that moderators have recently deemed off limits :idk:
D'accord!
by sungfw
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping
Replies: 37
Views: 6441

Re: Beware of The UPS Store when shipping

FedEx FTW. FTW? In English? Abbreviation of "For the win." FedEx around here SUX, with a capital S, U, and X. There's not a week goes by that they don't deliver packages addressed to the church I work at to a church 2 miles away (different denomination, different name, on an entirely different road...
by sungfw
Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: 9 foot 3-4 valve brass
Replies: 21
Views: 4035

Re: 9 foot 3-4 valve brass

Nobody plays saxhorns any more, though (except in Civil War Reconstruction bands). Oh, really? Opus 333 Saxhorn Quartet Opus 333 Quartet, Bernstein: Candide Overture Opus 333 Quartet, Dvorak: Suite Americanie Opus 333 Quartet, Albeniz: Asturias Opus 333 Quartet, Sarasate: Zapateado, Danses espagnol...
by sungfw
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Anybody crash a bellringer?
Replies: 9
Views: 2305

Re: Anybody crash a bellringer?

Around here, at least, there are way more locations and shifts than there are volunteers to cover them. Rather than just crashing a bell ringer, contact your local SA citadel or office and sign up for a shift. That way they can arrange to cover another location instead of doubling up on one.
by sungfw
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

Note that improvisation is not considered infringement on a song. The part that is copywritten is the actual melody, not the chord structure. Uh ... not necessarily: Jazz and Copyright Law Questioning the Copyright Act: Is Copyright Doing It Right? * Are Bad Copyright Laws Killing Jazz And Harming ...
by sungfw
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

You keep talking about live performances... At least that's what I gather since you mentioned a church group. I give up lol. News flash for ya, buddy: there's this newfangled technology that you've apparently never heard of called "broadcasting" where you can transmit a live performance in real tim...
by sungfw
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

When this second part has been challenged in court, they usually have ordinary people listen to the original and the cover version. If the consensus is that they both sound like the same song, then too bad copyright holder -- it's a legit cover version. Source? I'm curious to know where you got thi...
by sungfw
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

Extracting parts by listening to the CD, or having a computer play the the study score might as well be the same thing. They "might as well be the same thing" in your opinion, but, based on how courts have interpreted the compulsory license provision to date, it's highly unlikely that a court would...
by sungfw
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

That's why I mention a CD release...in the first sentence you quoted... Nowhere did I talk about a public performance, because I know that would be illegal. You can record the Kalevi Aho using a compulsory license, no doubt about that. But would they try to get you for using an arrangement (piano r...
by sungfw
Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

The audacity of a CD release of, say, the Kalevi Aho Symphony 9 played from the study score that had been extracted into parts as allowed by the arranging provision in the compulsory licenses law. Or just by a computer reading the study score. Or a recording of the piano reduction with trombone and...
by sungfw
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

And to bring it back to the OP, I thought best case scenario the arranger would still split the rights/profits with the original copyright holder. You have it exactly backward. If the underlying work is in copyright, an arranger has NO rights beyond what the copyright holder explicitly grants, even...
by sungfw
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: copyright?
Replies: 29
Views: 6186

Re: copyright?

Note that if you want to sell this arrangement, I'm sure the arranger won't object as long as his title to the copyright is clear (and you pay some royalties -- usually a small percentage). If the arranger owns the copyright, I don't think you can safely assume that to be the case. Copyright grants...
by sungfw
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video
Replies: 263
Views: 29118

Re: Trombone Chat Brass Choir Christmas Video

https://musescore.com/user/12682446/scores/6178785 Here's a quartet arrangement of White Christmas that I did. I could probably expand it to 8 parts (Working on a 12-part arrangement of a video game theme, in fact). Short and not too difficult. Just a note that the copyright for White Christmas is ...
by sungfw
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Is a Masters degree still sufficient?
Replies: 8
Views: 4911

Re: Is a Masters degree still sufficient?

A Masters may get you in the door as an adjunct at the community college level or a smaller college (the music equivalent of an NAIA or NCAA Div III school) if you're a known quantity to the right people in the music department, but it's highly unlikely to get you a sniff at a "Div I/II" school unle...
by sungfw
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Anyone know Harm Goeree, Netherlands
Replies: 39
Views: 16074

Re: Anyone know Harm Goeree, Netherlands

conn88Hagmann wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:26 am
Ok so he was too stupid to use a VPN.
Or smart enough to spoof his location or relay (yes, it can be done in realtime) through a compromised device ...
by sungfw
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do larger rims help endurance?
Replies: 24
Views: 7106

Re: Do larger rims help endurance?

WilliamLang wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:50 pm
for some people, larger rims help endurance. for some, they don't. either way, 30 minutes straight on euhponium will tire almost anyone who is not primarily a euphoniumist.
FTFY.
by sungfw
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which to sell: YSL-352 or -354?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Which to sell: YSL-352 or -354?

Find some place to play them both unmuted: you may find that without the boat anchor one sings for you and the other doesn't. In that case, sell the one that doesn't. If they're both about the same, what C4Tb86 said.
by sungfw
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Snake oil instead of good teaching?
Replies: 86
Views: 18243

Re: Snake oil instead of good teaching?

Leif, I usually understand what you are saying (except for that transliterated adage ;) ). Really? Seems pretty obvious that it's an analogue to "Necessity is the mother of invention," no? :idk: AOBTW … it's translated , not transliterated . Translate: to turn from one language into another or from...
by sungfw
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 127
Views: 49196

Re: USPS

Basbasun wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 3:26 am
Well, yes you are probably right. But there are othere countries outside US. Then USPS is really bad.
No worse (or better), in my experience, than other countries' carriers shipping to the US.
by sungfw
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 67504

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Totally agree, but I also think Fillmore is a soft target. He is relatively speaking a nobody. We are dancing around the elephant in the room. Big deal, Fillmore was a racist and his music can be quietly shelved for good. No great loss. neither man nor music. But someone with much more clout? A Wag...
by sungfw
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 67504

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Again- missing the point. The "artist with an iffy background" is not this case. This is a case of an artist with an iffy background, writing music that is racist in its own nature . Wagner was an anti-semite, but his music was not inherently anti-semitic on purpose (unless someone has evidence to ...
by sungfw
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Does this exist?
Replies: 10
Views: 1728

Re: Does this exist?

Doug, do you make a special shank for his Olds Recording? I suspect he has the one with the somewhat smaller shank. Options SHANKS The taper on the mouthpiece shank should be the same as the taper in the instrument's receiver to avoid gaps or disturbances in the air column of the instrument, and to...
by sungfw
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 64429

Re: Yikes

Do you consider summarily firing someone preceding any hearing or any other legal defense, due process? Guilty until proven innocent? Have you bothered Googling screenshots of Ms Salas' posts ? [NB: posts, plural, not singular.] Quite apart from the fact that the presumption of innocence is a princ...
by sungfw
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 64429

Re: Yikes

They aren't allowed to look at a prospective employee's public posts? There are exceptions where it probably would be allowed. But in theory, an employer that refuses to hire someone because of his writings on social media can be legally blamed. That may be the case in Switzerland, but it's not in ...
by sungfw
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Yikes
Replies: 301
Views: 64429

Re: Yikes

Checking a potential hire's social media should pretty much be mandatory - particularly for fields like education and law enforcement. Don't know how it is in the US. But doing that here in Switzerland would be absolutely illegal. I don't say it isn't done though... There is no federal legislation ...
by sungfw
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Older Schilke 51 w/ Long Shank
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Older Schilke 51 w/ Long Shank

These tapers refer to standard tapers used in machining/manufacture. The B&S taper (Brown and Sharpe) is known as the Remington taper to us trombonists. Conn used to use the B&S taper on their large bore instruments. The Schilke long shank was designed to fit in either a B&S or Morse taper leadpipe...
by sungfw
Sun May 31, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US
Replies: 18
Views: 14991

Re: Joseph Serafin Alschausky in the US

How can someone who was so prolific before moving to L.A. basically vanish professionally after moving to L.A. even though he lived more than 30% of his life in L.A.? That's really a puzzle. According to this review of Virtuoso Trombone Concertos on Amazon, Alschausky left for America in 1924, sett...
by sungfw
Fri May 22, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 2405

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

I spent a few months working through her YT videos, several year ago, after Sam Burtis (TTF_Sabutin) mentioned that she was one of the few people who were currently teaching Caruso's methods. Several of them were quite helpful (at least to me), particularly the one on slurring across range breaks (w...
by sungfw
Sat May 09, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9514

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Seems clear enough, no??? :idk: What I am implying is that you are looking for something to challenge you, to call forth your passion and, at the same time, is yours. To me, that means creating something that is you from within, not from anybody else. Use your imagination and do what really inspire...
by sungfw
Fri May 08, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9514

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Gary wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 9:39 am
I must be missing something . . why are you asking us?
:???:
Digidog wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 2:22 am
So I'm looking for ideas that might inspire me, and give me some fresh takes on what to arrange or compose; bring it on!
Seems clear enough, no??? :idk:
by sungfw
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 127
Views: 49196

Re: USPS

If you want to ship use FedEx; I had several get through quickly with them. In my experience, FedEx is BY FAR the worst parcel delivery service. BY. FAR. Between packages showing as out for delivery not being delivered three days in a row because "the driver is out sick" (yes, the supervisor at the...
by sungfw
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Loud, Louder, Loudest
Replies: 11
Views: 6522

Re: Loud, Louder, Loudest

The article, however, is lacking in both respects: it is neither well-informed, nor particularly articulate. It seeks to limit the artistic palette of both composer and performer by cherry-picking examples of pieces that place their entire claim to fame solely on raucous dynamics, and building a ca...
by sungfw
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?
Replies: 12
Views: 7627

Re: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?

They're in Settings > Music > Playback. [Note: I know several people who say that changing them doesn't make a difference in recording quality for them, and others say it does (it does for me), and one guy who says it makes a difference on his iPad but not on his iPhone. No idea why it works for som...
by sungfw
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones
Replies: 73
Views: 18026

Re: My new carbon fiber bass trombone by Butler Trombones

dershem wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Bill Watrous used to have a regular ant about this.
Yup. It bugged him a little. If it REALLY bugged him, he'd of had a gi ant. :pant:
by sungfw
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Teaching online?

That depends on your threat model. At the moment, possibly nothing. Or, possibly everything. Again, for private lessons, so long as you aren't violating FERPA or similar, I don't think you need much worry about it. If you need to be secure from a nation-state actor, you wouldn't need to take my adv...
by sungfw
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Teaching online?

Which is to say it's probably okay for lessons but there are serious reasons outside of the PEBKAC (problem exists between keyboard and chair) issues to be concerned about utilization of zoom. So what video conferencing platform that doesn't have analogous security or privacy issues do you recommen...
by sungfw
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?
Replies: 12
Views: 7627

Re: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?

While the audio files can be exported as lossless, the recording itself is still affected by the automatic audio compression in the iPhone. If the mic level could be adjusted and the compressor turned off, that'd be perfect, but try as a might I can't figure out how to do that. For an example of wh...
by sungfw
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?
Replies: 12
Views: 7627

Re: USB mics and/or cellphone interfaces ... what's your faves?

I have a lot of students who only have their iPhone to record on and of course there are issues there - namely the auto compression that isn't adjustable. [snip] Bonus points for affordable gear! How about FREE, as in "free beer" as opposed to "free speech"? The iOS Voice Memos app offers lossless ...
by sungfw
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Budget mics for college lessons
Replies: 18
Views: 8285

Re: Budget mics for college lessons

There way more audio settings you can mess with on a computer that makes the private lesson better. I can list those if anyone’s interested. It's not like there aren't smartphone apps that will let you mess with its audio setting—in particular, its mic settings, since, according to the OP, it's his...
by sungfw
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Disinfecting a used trombone. Advice?
Replies: 24
Views: 2309

Re: Disinfecting a used trombone. Advice?

bigbandbone wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:49 pm
I contacted the makers of Listerene directly and asked if it kills COVID19. They said no.
Unless they've actually tested it and have the FDA's approval, I wouldn't expect their lawyers to allow them to say yes, for liability reasons, even if it does.
by sungfw
Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2113

Re: Teaching online?

zoom: good for group lessons, maybe the easiest learning curve? but there are a lot of security concerns. seems to be what most schools gravitated towards but are now second guessing. best sound quality. Make sure to look up how to set up a password for your room to avoid "zoombombing" Most of the ...
by sungfw
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Budget mics for college lessons
Replies: 18
Views: 8285

Re: Budget mics for college lessons

Assuming you have a smartphone and/or laptop, have you tried using the Zoom app for your smartphone or tablet instead of your your laptop? The smartphone/tablet mic will be significantly better than the one in your laptop. Stream to your TV/projector (assuming you have access to a streaming device; ...
by sungfw
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

ThePousane, thank you for taking the time to provide more background information on the valve and the leadpipe issues. Based on your description of the larger context, and in the absence of a countervailing explanation by your teacher, it certainly appears that your teacher is being unreasonable in ...
by sungfw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

The larger point is that dictation or restriction of equipment choices by employers is not an uncommon practice, nor is the requirement—prevalent in the blue collar world, and increasingly common in the white collar world—that employees purchase the necessary ordinary tools of their trade at their ...
by sungfw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

harrisonreed wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:20 am
Them that gots the gold make the rules lol. How many music degrees have pauperized the student? Complete opposite situation.
Clearly, the metaphor went completely over your head.
by sungfw
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

In the "real world" of the Berlin Philharmonic, the person dictating instrument choice would also be paying you a six figure salary, if not outright providing that instrument, which somewhat changes the dynamic. In the specific case of the Berlin Phil, the BP does NOT provide instruments, except fo...
by sungfw
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

I don't think I said anything negative about any person, especially anyone's character, and certainly did NOT make any accusations, so please don't put words in my mouth. I think all I said was, "sounds bogus, you're in a program you don't want to follow, maybe it's bad advice, maybe it's good, but...
by sungfw
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 4522

Re: Big Valve

That sounds like a bogus program to me. What is the point of even attending if you are following the teacher's advice but not really trusting it, and planning on abandoning it when you leave? Maybe the advice is bogus. Maybe they are a good teacher. That's besides the point. Shouldn't you be listen...
by sungfw
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections
Replies: 5
Views: 829

Re: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections

afugate wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:12 am
It must be a fake.

My copy isn't like that at all. The pages are high quality paper. Bought mine about 5-6 years ago.
What he said.

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