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by BurckhardtS
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mahler's Kindertotenlieder on Bass
Replies: 6
Views: 147

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: 29
Views: 1126

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: 281

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: 469

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: 18
Views: 677

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: 1810

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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