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by harrisonreed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 303

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

I thought it was common knowledge that the rim contour was important lol! I always felt that the Lindberg rim contour was the most flexible and never made me tired (people thought I was crazy). I just couldn't play as high or as low on that cup diameter. V3 banzai!!! For me, a narrower, round rim me...
by harrisonreed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 303

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

Sorry, I was being specific to the rim contour. Badly worded in my case. I found a cup diameter that really worked for me, but finding it in the rim contour that is basically the same as my old favorite mouthpiece was like coming home.
by harrisonreed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: The contour of the rim of the mouthpiece matters a lot
Replies: 13
Views: 303

Re: The contour on the mouthpiece matters a lot

Yes. The cup diameter is also important, but that's why I think I settled on the Bousfield rim. Very similar to the Lindberg rim contour.
by harrisonreed
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

ugh the comments in this thread. OP listen to Gabe's advice. He used to work for Shires and helped outfit players! My comments are definitely the ones you're talking about :D . Maybe this question would be easier to answer if we got more info from the OP. In defense of the silliness, I'll point out...
by harrisonreed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 944

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Is there an example of this playing that actually sounds good? Please post an example, Trumpet Planet. So far the examples have all sounded mediocre at best. If the answer contains the word "subjective", we're good to close this thread out haha. Seriously, it's clear as day that you joined the forum...
by harrisonreed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do you exercise?
Replies: 20
Views: 273

Re: Do you exercise?

I run a 5k every day and do lots of pushups and situps. You already know why.
by harrisonreed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

I wonder if Conn can make me an 88H that plays like a T-350-HB...?
by harrisonreed
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Shires equivalent to Gen 2 Conn 88 HO

There is no Shires equivalent of a Gen II 88H.
by harrisonreed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Rotor Disassembly
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: Rotor Disassembly

It's dead easy to do.
by harrisonreed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 944

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

It’s not a crutch, maybe you just didn’t have someone who could teach you how to make it work. Or in the lens of DR, you don’t have a physical makeup that makes the method functional for you. The Roy Stevens approach is great, but it’ll never work for my face. That doesn’t make it wrong. Here’s som...
by harrisonreed
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home studio setup
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: Home studio setup

Have just started home recording (today!) with a Zoom H4n Pro. Plan is to use pre-recorded stereo backing tracks mainly and add solo lines. Appreciate the importance of distance between horn and device mic. I know you can set recording levels prior to recording on the device. Wondering how you can ...
by harrisonreed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 44
Views: 944

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Yeah...
I don't think the technique in the video above is the way to do it...
But this is! Let's listen to this kind of playing for our inspiration:

by harrisonreed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 38
Views: 759

Re: Teele book question

Day 3 of Advanced Embouchure Studies. The scale studies starting on a (very) low C was frustrating as I couldn’t get the note to speak. I managed a Db. And I ended up having to write in note names for the very lowest notes. On the plus side, I got up to the (very) high F. So, resting 15 min now, be...
by harrisonreed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?

Sibelius 6 is the king. Probably not possible to get any more. The versions that came out after don't really do anything new, and are attempts from Avid or whatever company owns it to continue making money off a product that was perfected over a decade ago. Paying for a subscription service shows ho...
by harrisonreed
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thein Tenor Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: Thein Tenor Trombone

They are far too expensive. The one I tried felt like it would melt in my hand.
by harrisonreed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: a Split Tone Primer
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: a Split Tone Primer

I learned how to do this for the piece "Arabenne". Basically a pedal tone embouchure but overblowing in the mid register. Sometimes flutter tonguing helps get it started until you figure out how to do it properly.
by harrisonreed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

It’s not getting them out that worries me, it’s getting them back in. It's super easy. Way 1: Begin to seat the plate with your fingers, screw the bearing cap on to slowly seat the plate most of the way, and then use a pvc pipe end cap and a rubber or rawhide mallet to seat it completely. Way 2: Be...
by harrisonreed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Practice Room Size

Gary wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Arigato, Harrison.
Are you able to get a Wenger module? If you can, spring for the accoustic system that adds different amounts of reverb. However, that's crazy if you can get one -- those seem seriously expensive, even without the accoustic system.
by harrisonreed
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Submerging whole rotor section in water
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Submerging whole rotor section in water

Gross. That is full of coronavirus. That hand needs a glove.
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 579

Re: Practice Room Size

Wenger modules are better than no practice room.
by harrisonreed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: hard gear vs soft gear.
Replies: 15
Views: 525

Re: hard gear vs soft gear.

Getting the mouthpiece rim size and shape for the player solves so many problems. It's easy to blame the player, but that part of equipment equation was huge for me.

Get them Nike vapor flies. Proven to make runners faster.
by harrisonreed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance building
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Endurance building

I have found that the more I try to "push through" the less endurance I have in the end. Sure the corners go if you're out of shape. But endurance always ends up being about getting the right compression of air and tongue position for the tessitura and dynamic. Get it right, and I can play for a lon...
by harrisonreed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

I'd attempt to explain it to you, but the fact that you either fail to grasp or are unwilling to acknowledge the possibility of there being other, non-financial, transactions between a teacher and a student shows that I'd simply be wasting my breath. Haha, you need to calm down and be happy. My goo...
by harrisonreed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

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. (Imagines the teacher paying the student...) ... :idk: ... Sorry, SungFw, couldn't help that one. I must've hit a nerve ...
by harrisonreed
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

Them that gots the gold make the rules lol. How many music degrees have pauperized the student? Complete opposite situation.
by harrisonreed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Skype
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Skype

Thanks! Funny, it occurred to me before I read your post. I started updated Reaper (my DAW) with this exact idea in mind...the updated to a new version so I paid for and installed that. My plan was to use a single mic (Royer 121) and set up some compression to see if I can get the levels to auto-ad...
by harrisonreed
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Skype
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Skype

If you're doing skype, use your DAW to control your backing track and your microphones, and test it before hand to make sure that the levels are good. You will have to have a mute hotkey or effect pedal to mute your clip on mic for your voice, for when you are playing. You could even add minor effec...
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

What is all this fretting? Let me rephrase what I said, then: That sounds like the wrong program for the OP. Considering they are saying that they will just bear with the program until they can graduate and plan on immediately changing everything back to what they liked before. What is the point of ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

Sounded great to me. Glad you are doing well, and stay safe!
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Re: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

That thread was the one where Lief stopped posting as well. I had forgotten that Blast became FOSSIL for a short while.

Ah well. Maybe YouTube is the place to post ideas about the trombone, with video and good audio to back yourself up.
by harrisonreed
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?
Replies: 40
Views: 1553

Chris Stearn (AKA Blast) OK?

Hey gang! Haven't seen a post from Blast since June! Anyone know if he's doing OK, or if he has abandoned TC like so many other amazing pros abandoned TTF (probably for legitimate reasons!)? Not trying to make a stink about that if it's the case -- I got rid of FB for good reason. Just wanted to put...
by harrisonreed
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections

Great! Maybe I'll get my own copy then!
by harrisonreed
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Repertoire: Favourite Solo Collections

As college freshman usually we do not grab collections and only grab specific standard repertoire such as the David concerto or morceau symphonique. However I do recommend the J.S arbans method book edited by Joe alessi not only is it a large method book but it also includes duets and solos such as...
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Forming an embouchure
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Forming an embouchure

I do it, for sure. For me it's mostly about remembering where my lower jaw needs to be positioned (I have an underbite, and I've learned that it's important to not try and fix that while playing). If the teeth form the correct "plane", then the mouthpiece will naturally go onto the right spot, and t...
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hard to choose!
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Hard to choose!

I'm a proponent of one mouthpiece only. This is great if you only play one instrument, in one style. If you also play tenor, then obviously it's no good. If you are asked to play in a BQ or any other different group, it might not work. That said, I think it's very possible to find a versatile mouth...
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Trombone, Trumpet, Pipe Organ Repertoire?
Replies: 5
Views: 164

Re: Trombone, Trumpet, Pipe Organ Repertoire?

You would have to arrange the repertoire. For trombone and organ, the obvious choice is Lizst's "Hosanna!". The Morceau symphonique was not intended to be played on organ, but its a cute idea people do because Guilmant was an organist. That is a fairly boring piece to program. My favorite program fo...
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

My teacher prefers that I don’t play on a 1 or 1.5 lead pipe because “none of the other students play one.” It looks like I will just have to conform to what he wants and swap my handslide, valve, and tuning slide. Thank you all for your suggestions. I will look forward to going back to my current ...
by harrisonreed
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Big Valve
Replies: 54
Views: 1247

Re: Big Valve

Am I the only person who feels like axial valves have more perceived resistance than normal valves? I feel like I get way better compression on an axial.

Maybe I'm equating being able to push more air and get more compression as being able to give me better resistance.
by harrisonreed
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case Art
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: Case Art

Put stickers or stage passes on it for all the places you've played that horn at. If you can fill it up, then it's a badass case. If you can't, then who's seen or is gonna see your case? Some of the dopiest cases I've ever seen (usually guitar cases) have been covered over with stage passes. And onc...
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

“Pump” if you’re assuring everybody that everything is fine, dump, well, self-explanatory. That's an opinion, "everything is fine". Usually, a company will cook the books, or release false financial information, or hype up a non-existent business model before an IPO. Then there has to be an upside ...
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

Looks like a pump and dump Harrison. What you want from your elected representatives. Our so-called leaders speak. "Pump and dump" doesn't apply to this situation... it's just a "dump". If you have an interest in investing, I would actually love to talk about that. I have a real passion for investi...
by harrisonreed
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

Burr made 33 transactions, all sales, on Feb 23, even as he was reassuring Americans that everything was under control. Shocked: https://youtu.be/HMIyDf3gBoY So he should have said, "everything is not alright", while selling all his stock and moving over to risk adverse investing? Or just nothing a...
by harrisonreed
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

There’s nothing to suggest we’ve turned the corner on this. This morning the talking heads on tv were on about US senators reassuring the public while, at the same time, dumping their stocks. I’m shocked. Some people were calling this insider trading. Those people clearly have never bought a stock ...
by harrisonreed
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 30
Views: 1600

Re: Compress Octaves?

Definitely want a larger throat though. I dunno, I might just use this one as the basis for a different mouthpiece. I'm talking to a gentleman who makes copies, and then modifies those.
by harrisonreed
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

I just saw a segment on tv that showed Chinese cops wearing helmets that were equipped with scanners so that at a glance the cops could see who had a temperature. Sort of like night vision goggles I guess. In N America we’ve run out of the Q-tip swabs. Those helmets are actually designed to identif...
by harrisonreed
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

No. That would start a panic! Besides, I said masks are hard to find.
by harrisonreed
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

Re: Coronavirus

It's interesting in Japan here. I think it is clear that the government is not doing enough testing, so the number of cases is artificially low. HOWEVER: It is not a pandemic here. People are not getting sick at some accelerated rate. Everyone is wearing their face masks (which people do all the tim...
by harrisonreed
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?
Replies: 61
Views: 5712

Re: What are some horns you will NEVER buy?

Any of the horns that are up for sale here in the classifieds.

:lol:
by harrisonreed
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 194
Views: 6942

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. That sounds even worse than what I heard, then. Not proven by any ...

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