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by Redthunder
Sun May 06, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: College decision...

I could go on and on with other acquaintances of mine... and of course there are exceptions to every rule, so not everybody can or should be a teacher... but I think indicating a one-or-the-other mindset isn't particularly helpful to anyone in a vacuum. Obviously it is possible to switch gears whil...
by Redthunder
Sun May 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: College decision...

They always do a bad job? What evidence do you have to support this statement? None is my prediction. It is possible to do a good job teaching while looking for something better and/or different. Is it really that controversial of an idea that people that aren't interested in or invested in being a...
by Redthunder
Sat May 05, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 839

Re: College decision...

Several people told me to get a double major, performance and music education, so I could teach and pay my bills until I made it as a performer and fall back on if needed. I saw this during undergrad, and still see it touted as a good idea by many to younger students considering careers in music. B...
by Redthunder
Wed May 02, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

To put my own skin in the game so to speak: It seems to my perception that the differences between the instruments are minor, though that does not mean it unimportant to learn how to play both well if that is one's goal. And the best way to achieve that is to recognize the major similarities as wel...
by Redthunder
Wed May 02, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

But playing a brass instrument is more than just embouchure, certainly we can all agree on that? Yes, of course there is more to it than just embouchure, but I will contend that our embouchure, being the primary means through which we interface with our instruments, is the biggest and most importan...
by Redthunder
Wed May 02, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

The demands of playing trumpet professionally or in ensemble settings may be different than those of a tenor or bass trombonist, but the concepts surrounding basic sound production, and embouchure remain constant. I really do have to disagree with this -- except in the case that "basic sound produc...
by Redthunder
Wed May 02, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 32
Views: 1000

Re: Doubling

To say this would actually mean that trombone and trumpet should be approached the same... they are, in essence, the same... anyway... I mean I don't disagree with this, and I can't seem to think of a good reason why this shouldn't be true. While there may be differences in range and timbre, fundam...
by Redthunder
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell

100H bell is sold!
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell
Replies: 3
Views: 309

FS: Conn 6H + Valve Section, 100H Bell

Hi all, I have a 1955 Elkhart Conn 6H for sale. It is in great shape for its age, with no dents and no real sign of repairs that I can tell. Typical Conn wear on the inner slide stockings, however it does not affect the slide action at all. I got the horn from Dillon's music about 4 years ago and it...
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB, various mouthpieces
Replies: 0
Views: 212

WTB, various mouthpieces

Hi all, Recently I've been moving to mouthpieces with much larger rims after years of playing on small pieces, so I'm looking for any of the following pieces to see if they work for me: Greg Black 6C, 5C, 4.5C, 4C Greg Black New York 3 (Large Shank), 3A, 2A (small shank) Hammond 12S, 11S, 10S Bach 4...
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Rhythm
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Teaching Rhythm

Happy to contribute!

Here is another article that I think explains the Gordon MLT approach to rhythm a little more clearly than the GIML website I linked to.

https://blog.musicteachershelper.com/ea ... d-rhythms/
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Rhythm
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Teaching Rhythm

How old are these students? How long have they been playing/learning/talking in musical terms? It's a general question. Anywhere from 3rd grade to older adults. Gotcha. Well, if you accept the idea that the process of learning music is a lot like learning language, then the first place I find best ...
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Rhythm
Replies: 13
Views: 385

Re: Teaching Rhythm

How old are these students? How long have they been playing/learning/talking in musical terms?
by Redthunder
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:42 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?

timothy42b wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:50 am
Either for playing, neither for listening.

These just aren't pieces to program. IMO.
I Disagree.
by Redthunder
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach for jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 697

Re: Bach for jazz

I`ve played Bach`s for years. I love the sound and the feel. The players I listened to the most played Bachs - Watrous (16M) Fontana (12) Conrad Herwig (16M) That sound got in my head. I use Bach`s for pretty much everything. I have a 12, Lt12G, Lt16MG, 36 & 42BO Do you know what years/recordings C...
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mouthpiece Buzzing For Doublers
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Mouthpiece Buzzing For Doublers

I think buzzing, when done thoughtfully and in a limited manner, can surely be beneficial, as with any other kind of practice. That said, I think a lot of people like to link mouthpiece buzzing with better sound on the horn, but I've always been skeptical of this. I've always suspected it's more of ...
by Redthunder
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 1167

Re: King 3b hard to play?

I used to play a late 60's 3B. A lot of them are really prized horns, but some of them do have some weird quirks about them, especially given that they are at this point over 50 years old, and could have excess tension/torque/rotted leadpipes or any other issues. My particular 3B was wonderful, exce...
by Redthunder
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece

I often find I like mouthpieces I try when I play them in the practice room, in terms of sound and blow, and then sit down in an ensemble (usually big bands), and can't get rid of the piece fast enough. The pieces that I end up sticking with pretty much always feel good when I sit down in a section ...
by Redthunder
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: How/when to pick a new mouthpiece

If you say you're satisfied with the results on the 7C, instead of trying other mouthpieces just to see if there is a better option for you, a better use of time/money/sanity might be to get a lesson from someone knowledgeable who would be able to point you in the right direction, if indeed there is...

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