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by Digidog
Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: December Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 0
Views: 2041

December Sale on Big Band charts!

Well: I just do what I always do this time of the year:

....notifying everybody that the annual December Sale is on at my web shop. The discount is 30% on compositions, and 25% on arrangements.

Welcome!

www.danieleng.com
by Digidog
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?
Replies: 58
Views: 28273

Re: Do/did you have a day job outside of music?

I freelanced for, like, five or six years after graduating from college, but that eventually took so much out of me that I had both a physical and mental breakdown. The final straw was when I was subbing at a performance of "Rent", and found that I couldn't get that lousy music out of my head one ni...
by Digidog
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Shires Trombones Today ?
Replies: 18
Views: 11380

Re: Shires Trombones Today ?

Well, I'm considering custom ordering a Shires. I hope it still will be possible to do that when the pandemic has petered out..... I'm thinking a sterling silver bell, .500 bore, nickel silver outer slide..... I haven't thought through all available options for taper, beads et.c. yet, but I've got t...
by Digidog
Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 67508

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I ducked out when it became clear only one opinion without nuances was allowed, and was harassed publicly AND privately. To be opposed in a discussion, and maybe sometimes attacked, is one thing in the heat of the dispute. It's only acceptable if it's done objectively and to the point of the discou...
by Digidog
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 67508

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Interesting, Digidog. I would make a different distinction between jazz and Lassus and its ilk. There is a difference between art made by the oppressed, often in response to oppression, and art made by the oppressor as part of oppression, including disrespectful appropriation of art that was create...
by Digidog
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 67508

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I guess this whole thread is about moving on; without loosing the connections to the bad and good of the past. There is a clear distinction between individual phenomenons that are fairly easy to determine whether they are bad or good, and general ditos that sometimes cannot be deemed to be either. S...
by Digidog
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hate alto clef on alto?
Replies: 6
Views: 6556

Re: Hate alto clef on alto?

I never knew about this, but it seems to me to be an overly complicated way to learn the alto - but to each their own, whatever works, works and so on. I personally found it much easier to learn the alto clef straight away, and I treat all clefs as transformations of my instrument, rather than a rea...
by Digidog
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

I'll just bump this thread to remind anyone finding it, that the Summer Sale in my web shop is on until the end of August. We can all hope that playing in bands can be restarted soon, and if you want some new repertoire, my charts could be inspiring and challenging. There are also some free, promoti...
by Digidog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

I like a nice ballad to play (I'll have to fight with Baileyman who also plays with me). A nice piece a la Fontana or Noel would be just the ticket. Maybe you can make both of us happy with a duet. Your post gave me some ideas about arranging for two trombones in a feature, something I've not done ...
by Digidog
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Well: This is just a bump of this year's advertising thread, to remind everybody here that I have this year's Summer Sale going on. This year, the abatement on the prices are 30% on all compositions , and 25% on all arrangements . Welcome to visit my web page www.danieleng.com to look around. If you...
by Digidog
Sun May 24, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 3
Views: 4446

Sale on Big Band charts!

Well: I just want to advertise the annual Summer Sale this year. The sale dates are 1:st of June to 31:st of August. Because of the special circumstances, I've increased the discount this year to 30% on all compositions, and 25% on all arrangements. Regardless of whether you want to buy, or just pee...
by Digidog
Fri May 15, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Thanks for the detailed explanation, Daniel. I guess I'm just having a problem with semantics. I don't see how what you explained is any different than it has always been for a lot of composers and what, then, makes that any different than business as usual vs. a category named "meta-writing". I do...
by Digidog
Thu May 14, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Digidog, I know what meta-writing is in a prose-writing context (although I'm not sure I understand it completely) but I don't understand how the term applies to composition. Can you point me in the direction of a source that may make this more evident? Thanks. At least to me, there are several pro...
by Digidog
Wed May 13, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Daniel, I know you know what you are doing and I'm definitely not meaning to talk down to you. It's just that there is such a wealth of possibilities out there that, personally, I would go with my own intuition. But if you want outside ideas, go for it. Gary: I didn't take it that way, but I wanted...
by Digidog
Sun May 10, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Re: Ideas on what next to take on

Thanks for the input so far! @harrisonreed : What I meant with "symphonies" was that the piece should be both reasonable to write and listen to. I don't know if Shilkret's concerto is in multiple movements, but to compose/arrange a trombone feature for Big Band of about 5-8 minutes playing time, is ...
by Digidog
Fri May 08, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Ideas on what next to take on
Replies: 19
Views: 9518

Ideas on what next to take on

Hi everybody! I'm currently out of note jobs, since I fulfilled my last commission some days ago, and because of this irksome, disrupting corona virus and all the shutdowns it imposes on us, I have the time to compose or arrange something just for the fun and pleasure of it. The question is: What sh...
by Digidog
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to ship music
Replies: 17
Views: 9551

Re: How to ship music

Howcome you guys in the U.S don't like A4? That's the best. How can anyone not like it? Nowdays I almost always send PDF:s - it's as rare as a beak on a wolf that people who buy or commission note-jobs from me want them sent as hard copies. Daniel, it's hard as heck to find paper cut into A4 size i...
by Digidog
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How to ship music
Replies: 17
Views: 9551

Re: How to ship music

Some of my players don't like this. Often they prefer the 10 x 12 inch standard music sheet rather than US Letter or A4 formats (yes, I know they are different). Howcome you guys in the U.S don't like A4? That's the best. How can anyone not like it? Nowdays I almost always send PDF:s - it's as rare...
by Digidog
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?
Replies: 31
Views: 8341

Re: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?

I have used Finale since around -96 or -97, and still do. In my opinion I have yet to find a better combination of features in both editing and layout. For a brief period I tried Sibelius, when it was a serious contender for "useability" (and also in fashion among professional editors), but was neve...
by Digidog
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Okay; I bump this old ad thread to announce that today (18/4) I have published the last of the four free, promotional charts that I had planned for my web shop. This time it's an instrumental arrangement of A-C Jobim's "Wave" in a setting with 2 flutes in the sax section that present the theme. Some...
by Digidog
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 3190

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Thanks for sharing!

Those are interesting and fun pictures.

It seems like the slightly larger touring bands that play dance music are totally gone nowdays - as are the corresponding venues that housed them.
by Digidog
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Chord progression graphs
Replies: 3
Views: 5712

Re: Chord progression graphs

And I forgot to say: Neat work! Cool thinking! :good:
by Digidog
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Chord progression graphs
Replies: 3
Views: 5712

Re: Chord progression graphs

Is frequency overlaid in the printing of the graphs, or is it just the relation between the notes? If not: the asymmetry you speak of would be because of the tempered scale and how the notes (the names) are unevenly distributed because of that. Before I think further on this: what would be your purp...
by Digidog
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 3190

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

Digging through my computer files found these two old pics from sometime between 1973 and 1975. Lakeland Community College is in Kirtland, Ohio and as the music program was just getting off the ground they allows some of us high school students to join as they needed the warm bodies. The trombone p...
by Digidog
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 260
Views: 68506

Re: Coronavirus

I’m listening to Trump’s speech. It sounds like he’s coming down with something. He was coming down with something in 2015. He sounds like my mother-in-law in the early stages of dementia. This is my impression too. My (maternal) grandmother did the same squinting and grimacing when she developed d...
by Digidog
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Public Domain Big Band Charts
Replies: 8
Views: 6639

Re: Public Domain Big Band Charts

Please take care of yourself, Daniel. We have had a lot of fun with "The Queen" in my rehearsal Big Band. Thanks Man! I try the best I can to recover, but I'm in the second week of symptoms now, so I expect this to take some time. Take care you too, and see to it that you have the resources for eve...
by Digidog
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Public Domain Big Band Charts
Replies: 8
Views: 6639

Re: Public Domain Big Band Charts

At the moment I have three charts for free downloading on my web page. There will be a fourth, when I have recovered from what may, or may not, have been a Corona infection.

Welcome to visit: https://www.danieleng.com/?product_cat=charts-for-free to see if anything might appeal to you.
by Digidog
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Microtonal trombone quintet: Star Spangled Banner
Replies: 6
Views: 7309

Re: Microtonal trombone quintet: Star Spangled Banner

Really cool! Nice arrangement. It's interesting to notice that the computer couldn't play that last G, since it obviously thinks it's out of range. Well: I've been confined at home for almost two weeks now with flu-like symptoms that may, or may not, be a Corona infection. It's been VERY tough not t...
by Digidog
Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:39 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Bumping this old thread, I will just notify everybody here that between December 1st throughout December 31st, there is an upcoming December Sale in my web shop.

The discount is 20% off on all compositions, and 15% off on all arrangements.

You are all most welcome to visit! :hi:
by Digidog
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Hello Everybody! I'm just building on to this thread, to advertise that there is a new free chart available from today. :D This time it's a short funk ballad for a female vocalist. It's not band-tested and proof read yet but I took "a chance" and put it up on the web page anyway. You are very welcom...
by Digidog
Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

I have to say, I brought "The Queen" to one of my Big Band rehearsals and they LOVED it. Have a feeling that it will be on somhttps://trombonechat.com/viewforum.php?f=25e concerts next year. Thanks, Bruce! It makes me happy to hear. I hope you can send me a recording if any is done, since it's alwa...
by Digidog
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Well: This year, 2019, also has a Summer Sale. As usual the reductions are 20% off on all compositions, and 15% off on all arrangements. :amazed: All you Forumites are welcome to visit my site, buying or not, and I'd be happy to hear what you think about either my site, my writing - or both. https:/...
by Digidog
Thu May 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 12029

Re: Where is the trombone today!

I don't think the need of the instrument trombone will vanish; it may raise or decline over time, but not completely disappear. What worries me is the regrowth of new, young trombonists capable of reading music and playing difficult parts. At least in Sweden that supply of young musicians is drying ...
by Digidog
Tue May 07, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Once again: Thanks for your interest! As for the bass trombone feature charts, I'll see if they still are available. Of the two guys who wrote those two charts I have, one of them is passed since more than ten years, and the other works under contract and is very difficult in releasing his work, eve...
by Digidog
Mon May 06, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

The reply was in my spam folder (I had to tell my mail it wasn't spam). Took a few minutes to find the download link, but I found it. Thanks. Now if you had a bass trombone feature, I'd be interested in buying it. You guys had me worried there for a while.... I'm relieved that everything worked as ...
by Digidog
Sun May 05, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

But you did recieve an email with a link for downloading, didn't you? I mean: When checkout is completed you should immediately get an email with a link for downloading the chart. If you haven't - notify me, because then there's something seriously wrong. :horror: Check your eventual spam filters if...
by Digidog
Sat May 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

Thanks! I just requested the free chart. I'll slip it in the band's practice list when I get a chance and see what it sounds like. I hope you, and your band, like it! Please note that the downloading links only are valid for 48hrs. This limit is due to server restrictions from my web host, so if yo...
by Digidog
Sat May 04, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Sale on Big Band charts!

As a follow up on my earlier advertising, I'd now like to add that there is also one free chart to download . https://www.danieleng.com/?post_type=product :idea: I'm currently writing four special charts for Big Band that will be available for free, and the first was published some days ago. There w...
by Digidog
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone T.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 4768

Re: Trombone T.C.

... Well, well.... My opinion is that music for trombone in Bb treble clef is an abomination, and should be abolished once and for all. :clever: The real abomination is music written in transposed bass clef (so-called "World Parts"). I know Richard Strauss used this for his Tenor Tuba parts but tha...
by Digidog
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone T.C.
Replies: 16
Views: 4768

Re: Trombone T.C.

I read treble in C, alto, tenor and bass clefs - but I absolutely loathe playing treble clef in Bb on any trombone. On trumpet; fine! Not on a trombone. Firstly, I can't wrap my head around the sheer execution of playing a ninth down from what I read. Secondly, I just can't get away from the pointle...
by Digidog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Upper range on medium/large bore vs small bore
Replies: 21
Views: 3985

Re: Upper range on medium/large bore vs small bore

It's all about technique; how you breathe when you play, and how you use your jaw, your lips, what torso position you have, how you hold your instrument - and so on, and so on. That said, one of the biggest factors - in my opinion - to extend your range, is to relax and have a strong inner hearing w...
by Digidog
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Sale on Big Band charts!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Sale on Big Band charts!

Hello everybody! :hi: I just want to advertise my webshop, where I sell Big Band charts originally written for my band. Throughout December I have a sale on all charts. Whether you are interested in buying anything, or just want to peek around - you are very welcome! Merry Christmas to you all tromb...
by Digidog
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument
Replies: 85
Views: 14598

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombone for Primary Instrument

... the single valve bass may limit your acceptance. Not "big enough" for bass, and too big for tenor. Bruce, I think you are misinformed by your preconceptions. What makes you say that a single valve bass is "not 'big enough' for bass?" The Yamaha 421 (AKA YBL-421G) does indeed have only a single ...
by Digidog
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 500 vs 508 bore
Replies: 26
Views: 5765

Re: 500 vs 508 bore

In my opinion, and from my experience, a smaller bore gives a more pronounced "dead register", wherever your specific instrument happens to have it. With "dead register" I mean that all instruments must make a compromise with tone and response somewhere along the register of the instrument. Most oft...

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