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by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

I wonder what Siri or Alexa hears.
by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1127

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

Reminds me of a story a friend of mine told me, don't know if it was true. He was listening to a live radio broadcast of the CSO, the bass trombone was obviously very loud. At the end of the piece (I think he said it was a Shostakovitch symphony) the announcer allegedly said, "And that was Charles ...
by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1127

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I sang for a choir director who in his later years frequently stopped and corrected mistakes of a special type: those we hadn't made, but where one could logically expect it. His hearing was less acute than formerly, and he assumed the mistake he'd expected had been made. Nice guy most of the time....
by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

Well, I heard Laurel on cell phone, stereo, and Koss Pro-4A headphones. I heard Yanny in a vehicle at highway speed.

I don't hear both simultaneously.
by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 363

Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

If you aren't aware of the latest viral internet story, google Laurel vs Yanny. It's similar that dress that seemed to be different colors. Apparently some people hear the recording as Laurel, others as Yanny. The "scientific" explanation is that different people attend to lower or higher frequencie...
by timothy42b
Fri May 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 15
Views: 684

Re: New Horn: Monke F contra

I could be wrong, but my impression from living in Germany several years is that that ending vowel syllable should be pronounced as what American English calls a schwah, represented by an upside down e. (I don't know how to type that character.)
by timothy42b
Wed May 16, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1127

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

What I think was going on is that directing the orchestra was stressing the conductor out (this was perceptible - the assignment was a little out of her comfort zone as a stick wagger); she had in advance decided on some hard-and-fast guidance that may or may not have fitted the playing situation, ...
by timothy42b
Tue May 15, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 41
Views: 1127

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

Dave's diplomacy not only worked best for the situation, but generally you feel better later having done it that way. Not easy though. On the subject of volume, a director I had a couple years back claimed there was evidence that most of what an audience perceives from the band is just how loud the ...
by timothy42b
Sat May 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: (Alto) Bb Attachment Length

Well, a Bb trombone is 9 feet, an alto 6 feet, so..................3 feet of tube? That means you could make a Bb tenor/alto trombone just by making a straight short trombone with a really curved bell section tubing. No valve, just continuous looped tubing in the gooseneck. It would fit in a really ...
by timothy42b
Thu May 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The frustrations of a 'tweener
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: The frustrations of a 'tweener

I'm always thankful for the opportunity, I'm just not sure how I ended up there! The first few times might well have been on the recommendation of your prof, but they have to be happy with what they hear or they would not keep calling. No way it's just your playing. Well, of course your playing mus...
by timothy42b
Mon May 07, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Taper
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Taper

I came across an interesting article about the history and current use of the Morse taper.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3779551/
by timothy42b
Fri May 04, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tilting your head?
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Tilting your head?

I don't think it's that important to be straight, but it is important to have the right angle to your chops, and these things all affect each other. Nobody's mouth is completely symmetrical, so we play at different angles left and right, up and down. For a given range there is an angle that's best f...
by timothy42b
Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 445

Re: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance

I used lanolin for many years, then found a can of STP in the shed and never looked back, it's much better. A $3 can will probably do 50 trombones for 50 years. Caution, this stuff is really really hard to wash off your fingers. I haven't tried the high tech stuff like vacuum grease so I don't know ...
by timothy42b
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keeping the horn steady
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Keeping the horn steady

We have talked about holding the instrument palm down vs palm facing. I've also watched professionals with blazing speed, and they don't all do what they say they do. In particular, most use less wrist and more forearm. But they also tend to stabilize around an area of positions and postures. Jim Pu...
by timothy42b
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keeping the horn steady
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: Keeping the horn steady

Jim Markey recently talked about hand position as you extend the slide. His belief is that the natural rotation of the joints involved means when the slide is all the way in, your thumb should be to your nose and your palm toward the floor. When it is all the way out, your thumb should be toward the...
by timothy42b
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Different take on a Hand Brace
Replies: 16
Views: 805

Re: Different take on a Hand Brace

It is similar, but the pad that rests on your hand is much larger and more comfortable and the amount of adjustments is pretty much infinite. That said, nothing short of an ergobone or the like will support your wrist. I found holding my left arm in closer to my body (think bringing your elbow in t...
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Need advice on recording rehearsals using digital recorder
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Need advice on recording rehearsals using digital recorder

I record the occasional rehearsal to listen to myself (intonation, balance) and most of our community band concerts. I use an H2 but the process is probably similar. I record at a low level. Import into Audacity. Select all, Normalize. That brings the levels up to listenable. Then I delete the silen...
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lexan Rim
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Lexan Rim

A tablespoon of each? That IS a morning snack. Warning: abrupt veer off topic. 219 calories. I use a frother, it's not much different than adding creamer. I'm currently experimenting with the ADMF, alternate day modified fast. Every other day I reduce my calories to 600-700. It's supposed to give s...
by timothy42b
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bach Cello suites - do you prefer tenor or bass trombone?
Replies: 12
Views: 512

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

Either for playing, neither for listening.

These just aren't pieces to program. IMO.
by timothy42b
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Lexan Rim
Replies: 12
Views: 578

Re: Lexan Rim

I use coconut oil every morning before playing, but it wasn't intentionally to moisturize. I put a tablespoon each of butter and coconut oil in my coffee and drink it while doing my morning exercises (calisthenic and trombone). The theory is that a bit of fat in your diet in the morning tends to jum...
by timothy42b
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Science - is it allowed?

This initial TC position is also a sensible one, though in time TC will develop off-topic tendencies as regular contributors get all talked out about trombones, and evolve to cope with that. I fully expect it to have a more off-topic-y shape in a few years' time. Then it’s not really a Trombone sit...
by timothy42b
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Braces?
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Braces?

Oh, that kind of braces. I've lost some weight, and my belt is on the last hole. I'm thinking of going to suspenders, but it offends my family.
by timothy42b
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Science - is it allowed?

The old trombone-l, the precursor of these forums, had a strict rule that all posts had to be trombone related.

Sometimes we had an off topic post that ended: "Mandatory trombone related content, I just bought a 6H."
by timothy42b
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 76
Views: 4219

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Okay, I sent a PM, but it shows in my Outbox and not in my Sent.

If I do that at work it means it didn't send and will never send. Is that the way it works here?
by timothy42b
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 31
Views: 1031

Re: Practice mutes

That's it, but he's added some improvements since I last looked. I wish our local library had a Makerspace, I have to drive to the next town.

I notice he says to add a strip of cork to hold it in the bell and seal. I suggest splitting those two functions.
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 48
Views: 2359

Re: Burnt

Don't feel obligated to respond or convince me otherwise or anything, I'm just thinking out loud. Kind of wish this really were a bar, I feel like this is something to be discussed over a beer. Welcome, good to hear from you! Job or not, at least you're among friends again here. If it were a bar it...
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bach 42B - New Linkage Job
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Bach 42B - New Linkage Job

Todd Clontz used to do conversions to mini-balls. I'd bet a lot of our resident techs could do it as well. You might be able to do it yourself with parts from an RC model supply shop. Miniballs and rods are generally used for controls and you might be able to figure out something that will work wit...
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 31
Views: 1031

Re: Practice mutes

I have a couple of Renuzit mutes that are fine for a considerate warmup before rehearsal. I've occasionally used them to do the morning routine in a hotel room. You can't beat the price (still 99 cents for the parts). If you build one of these, I have a suggested improvement. The "corks" (most peopl...
by timothy42b
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Royal trumpets
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: Royal trumpets

Is it just the angle, or does that mouthpiece look rather large? It looks more like a small trombone mouthpiece than a trumpet mouthpiece.
by timothy42b
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

I dont care anymore since I think this site works better than ttf. Ok some interesting people are missing, but a lot of '-#$/'#$/: people are also missing :-) Yeah. I'm waiting for geezer to show up, I have a high range video saved for him. (accidentally hit an F6 in warmup the other day.) You know...
by timothy42b
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

Some of the old -l posts/emails pop up on a google search, I've seen myself appear. I couldn't duplicate that this morning though.
by timothy42b
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

I ... am not on any social media, either. Get the word out! Do you mean not on any other social media? TC is Social Media , right? :wink: Nope. TC is a Bulletin Board! ^_^ The old trombone-l was the precursor to all these, and it was a listserv. Had it not be for the -l I probably wouldn't be playi...
by timothy42b
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Inviting members from OTJ
Replies: 1
Views: 223

Inviting members from OTJ

It would be nice to invite some of our old friends from the other forum.

But as far as I know there is no way to get to their contact info if they're not already here.

Any ideas?
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Beginner Question
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Beginner Question

The Remington Warmup is a good start at developing a daily routine for consistent progress.

Here's a download, or you can buy the book, it's cheap.

http://www.boneswest.org/pdf/Remington.pdf
by timothy42b
Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

The older site is a repository of priceless information, the input from knowledgable professionals over decades. (yeah, and some garbage with the gems) It would be a shame to lose that. I think most of the effort running it was volunteered, and costs came out of their pockets. Maybe we need a subsc...
by timothy42b
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Control shoulder tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

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 timothy42b
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Is This The New Trombone Forum?
Replies: 41
Views: 3318

Re: Is This The New Trombone Forum?

The older site is a repository of priceless information, the input from knowledgable professionals over decades. (yeah, and some garbage with the gems) It would be a shame to lose that. I think most of the effort running it was volunteered, and costs came out of their pockets. Maybe we need a subscr...
by timothy42b
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: My 2nd post, plus a penguin joke
Replies: 4
Views: 431

Re: My 2nd post, plus a penguin joke

I'll see your penguin joke, and raise you a penguin dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rubXPZcddak

(My daughter teaching the Penguin Dance to Moldovan children.)
by timothy42b
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Control shoulder tension?
Replies: 11
Views: 762

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 timothy42b
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Science - is it allowed?
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: Science - is it allowed?

Glendenning just wrote a book called the Art and Science of Trombone Teaching.

I didn't see any politics or religion in there.

There is still some controversial stuff though.

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