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by baileyman
Mon May 21, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: trouble with the contrabass register
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: trouble with the contrabass register

Low seems to require more vibrating mass, more mouth volume, more aperture. If my own experience elsewhere on the horn is any indication, the solution can be both small and surprising.
by baileyman
Mon May 21, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Case latch repair
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Case latch repair

by baileyman
Sat May 19, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tilting your head?
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Tilting your head?

http://abelincolntrombone.com/images/Ca ... 20copy.jpg

If you tilt like this, and sound like him, heck who cares?
by baileyman
Sat May 19, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Teaching Jazz

Play cool rhythms with a couple notes and focus on time. Fill in the blanks later as you discover what they are.
by baileyman
Sat May 19, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Case Handle Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Case Handle Repair

It's not hard to soak some thin leather and wrap from the bottom up both sides to the top, then stitch across the top. Discarded curb sofas are great supply of this. The stitching draws it tight, done right. And the subsequent drying tightens further. It is rather more hard to do a great job, but it...
by baileyman
Sun May 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

The gatemouth bag is perfect for all the stuff as long as it is of sufficient size. I made one, but I'm crazy that way. The typical tool bag that comes along with Home Depot tool assortments would be nearly as good.
by baileyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Working as a Repair Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Working as a Repair Tech

Sure. No repair tech has charged me enough. Nor a pro for a lesson.
by baileyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: NO jazz fest
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: NO jazz fest

Okay. Two showed up. One in the blues tent. Another in the jazz tent.
by baileyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: NO jazz fest
Replies: 4
Views: 314

NO jazz fest

It's day one. Lotsa guitars. Lotsa singers. Lotsa rhythm. Ain't no trombones yet.

For some reason the observation seems to belong in "business of music".
by baileyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Left Shoulder problem
Replies: 8
Views: 398

Re: Left Shoulder problem

A quick workaround could be to sit in a chair with arms that are the right height for the left elbow.
by baileyman
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Working as a Repair Tech
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: Working as a Repair Tech

As for lessons with a pro, if you can, pay extra.
by baileyman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keeping the horn steady
Replies: 13
Views: 734

Re: Keeping the horn steady

This is a great topic for a flame war. You can try simple exercises alternating two notes in different positions. Start simple with maybe 3 to 4. Start slow. Gliss. Keep a tempo. Watch the horn for movement. Listen to the sound for steadiness. If it seems good then double the rhythm. If it keeps see...
by baileyman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Horn plays much better in gigs than in my room

Crazy. Two different aspects I can think of.

One is it's hard for me to judge a horn until it is in context. They all sound pretty similar in the practice room.

Two, though, they all seem much more technically capable in the practice room. On the stand all the subtleties often disappear.
by baileyman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Buzz mute?
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Buzz mute?

Bruce, ask to play mine in may.
by baileyman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Rhythm
Replies: 13
Views: 384

Re: Teaching Rhythm

Once I needed to teach swing rhythm. We played swing duets and would bracket and repeat the rough spots. Kept time going the entire hour. This seemed to clean up lots of the boys interpretation.
by baileyman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 16M Gooseneck Question
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: 16M Gooseneck Question

It's not only the gooseneck but also the receiver that was opened to avoid the constriction between .509 and the small end of the neck.
by baileyman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 12
Views: 510

Re: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?

I hear them with Mel Lewis on drums...
by baileyman
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone Materials
Replies: 28
Views: 1465

Re: Trombone Materials

I have a couple NY Bachs with something different for the bells, a less yellow more green or brown darker overall brass, i guess. Is this German brass? Dunno. I struggle to describe the color.
by baileyman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: list of unread topics

I'm now looking around for some kind of switch to point me to the last unread comment in a post, else I think as per TTF I will be forever paging down...
by baileyman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 617

Re: list of unread topics

Cool. Thx. How id yours turn blue?
by baileyman
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 617

list of unread topics

If as seems likely TromboneChat succeeds, perhaps others may also think having a page listing posts since last visit would be helpful. TTF was apparently calcified software. If the software here is any more flexible, adding such a useful listing common on other lists I frequent would be greatly appr...
by baileyman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Trombone Festival Clinic!
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Trombone Festival Clinic!

I think it's insane. And the guy probably has only imaginary ideas about what he or anyone else is doing. This is by far the best work on the topic: https://thelasttrombone.com/2017/08/22/seeing-the-unseen-trombone-playing-through-the-eye-of-a-mri-scanner-with-the-mri-brass-repository-project/ Meanw...
by baileyman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Control shoulder tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 757

Re: Control shoulder tension?

I think we need a good counterweight design that really balances the horn both fore and aft and side to side. I'm envisioning an attachment with two clamps on the gooseneck tubing and an L shaped rod, with the ability to adjust the weight and the distance. Either the ergobone or the cantilever type...
by baileyman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Projecting
Replies: 11
Views: 660

Re: Projecting

I mainly play combo jazz, and the majority of players I listen to are close-to-the-mic improvisers. My sound concept has been along the lines of Watrous, Fedchock, etc. so I haven't spent much time working on the "big, fat, lead sound." I've found myself needing to fill the lead trombone chair in a...
by baileyman
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Do you legato tongue every legato note?
Replies: 14
Views: 635

Re: Do you legato tongue every legato note?

There are timing differences to consider. A tongued attack is more likely to be at the time you intend. There is lots of timeless legato out there. tbonedude wrote: "... If a composer wants to hear a phrase legato, they'll mark it as such." In my experience even trombone playing composers do not oft...
by baileyman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Practice Spaces

The bathroom, any bathroom, where the sound always seems best. There's good precedent, too, as Carl Fonatana's daughter says he would play in there for hours.

If only that's all it took...
by baileyman
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Warming down
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Warming down

Is there a physiological reason why this might work? I usually do just a couple of pedals as a warm down. I may be completely wrong about this, but my take is that the slow vibration of the pedals are somehow beneficial for the blood stream, thus speeding up the rebuilding of muscles torn down duri...
by baileyman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 1915

Re: Jazz "play along"

One thing they never tell you while working out with a play along, is to play more swinging than the guys on the recording. It's one thing to play notes that fit, even lots of them, and quite another to leave the rhythm section hurting for time.
by baileyman
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

I use felt stick-on slider feet for furniture stuck on the rubber. Allow air to circulate and will not mark the bell.

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