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by BurckhardtS
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4928

Re: What we're doing

I'm playing a big band gig in Maple Valley and Snoqualmie this weekend, and then going to the Vancouver Trombone Week next week. I'll be back, and two more big band gigs @ our local Rodeo (yee haw), and then school's basically back at that point...
by BurckhardtS
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: Greg Black NY 1.5
Replies: 0
Views: 92

FS: Greg Black NY 1.5

I have a Greg Black New York 1.5 that I would like to part ways with. I bought it new, and daily drove it for the last 6 months, but it's overall just not what I'm looking for. Great mouthpiece for someone who needs a big rim. I'll let it go for $120.

Sascha
by BurckhardtS
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Ain't eBay wonderful?
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Ain't eBay wonderful?

LOL! What do you think Doug??? Think we've finally found a trumpet Type III?

On a serious note, I did buy my YSL-354 I use for jazz for $150 on eBay...
by BurckhardtS
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 530

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

I think efficiency is the key to speed, where both correct form (embouchure mechanics) and strength meet. There is a lot of good posts here, but keep in mind for it to be fast, it has to be easy for you already and it can't be that way if you have bad form or not enough strength to do it in the firs...
by BurckhardtS
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alessi music studios reviews?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Alessi music studios reviews?

I have a student subscription, which is just a discounted version of the full subscription. There is a lot of great stuff in there, but it is far from complete. There are a lot of video tutorials which explain his technique to playing and approach well, but the 'Orchestra Machine' and 'Excerpt Recor...
by BurckhardtS
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bob Williams 6
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: FS: Bob Williams 6

I think I played on this Williams at the 2017 ITF, and I remember thinking if I had the money I would pick it up immediately...
by BurckhardtS
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

As a student, I play on a large rim on my small tenor. I play Doug's XT106C+3. It's large, but I have no problem getting an 'idiomatic' sound with it. Then I don't have to spend the practice time getting used to switching rim sizes, which I used to do and was a huge struggle because I would never fe...
by BurckhardtS
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder on Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 453

Re: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder on Bass

The easiest way would probably just to play them as written and with the original piano reduction. That piece is well enough known that there is probably a piano version. Transpose at the octave where it makes sense to avoid extreme ranges, but make sure you do it in a way that makes musical sense (...
by BurckhardtS
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4928

Re: What we're doing

A couple weeks late, but here we go: Great year at CWU. Played a 'music department showcase' concert which featured our Jazz 1, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra. I played bass trombone in Jazz 1 and we played a killer lobby set, and the Wind Ensemble performed Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, which...
by BurckhardtS
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)

I would like to point out that a Schilke 51D is a very deep cup and really not at all a trombone mouthpiece. I had one at one point and I felt like I couldn't get any clarity.
by BurckhardtS
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO
Replies: 16
Views: 1007

Re: Trouble with Slide, Bach 42BO

One thing that has really helped keep my slide in shape (and a tech can correct/delete this post if I'm wrong) is that when you swab it out with a cleaning rod, you need to do it straight, and fairly aggressively. Obviously you don't want to warp your slide, but if I remember correctly on the Edward...
by BurckhardtS
Tue May 15, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

I transport my music, mutes, trombone stand and other accessories in a laptop bag that I basically repurposed into a mute bag, similar to one of the pro-tec ones.
by BurckhardtS
Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 2705

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I have a conductor for our university wind ensemble who is a fantastic musician with a VERY good set of ears, especially in terms of ensemble cohesion, but relegates the low brass to play nowhere near the dynamics printed (not even timbrally speaking) because we are have 5 players in our section as ...

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