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by LeTromboniste
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Printers for music

Best is a printer that can handle Tabloid Plus (12x18), as it allows you to print 9x12 booklets, which is a standard size for parts and medium sized scores.
by LeTromboniste
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1277

Re: Tenor horn

Well I would assume the "correct" instrument is the C tuba, because that's the instrument that was used in French orchestras in Ravel time as far as I understand, and it means the whole Pictures part can be played on the same horn. I suspect that in the end we don't really disagree here at all - or...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1277

Re: Tenor horn

Well I would assume the "correct" instrument is the C tuba, because that's the instrument that was used in French orchestras in Ravel time as far as I understand, and it means the whole Pictures part can be played on the same horn. I don't think it is reasonable to expect that all orchestral tubists...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Best complement to a .547 f att
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Best complement to a .547 f att

Really depends what you want to do... But the horn I regret selling the most : Conn 6H. .500", 8" bell, silver plated. I only ever used it for big band, and it was absolutely great for that. Worked for lead, also 2nd or even 3rd provided the bass trombonist wasn't playing on a monster. Figured I wou...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1277

Re: Tenor horn

Apropos the various distinctions above and remarks about tubas and tuba-like things ... Euphoniums are the "baritone voice" in the tuba family, which otherwise consists of bass (F, Eb) contra-bass (CC, BBb), and sub-contra-bass (whatever; there aren't a lot of these lying around) tubas. Plus, of co...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

:clever: I thought this emoji stood for pedantic, not clever. Saying a vowel's name is a multi-movement process that has the tongue (and various sections of the tongue really)gliding through many positions until, when the sound is complete, everything returns to a neutral position. Instructions to ...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 686

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Germany had mostly slide trombones as far as I know, but there were several decades after the invention of the valve where the valve trombone was the standard in much of Austria and Bohemia. The Vienna Court Opera (now State Opera) had valve trombones starting in the 1830's, and when they eventually...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 686

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Interestingly, it is relatively frequent to hear Italian opera on valve trombones (not widespread but still, occasionally), but how often do we hear them on Bruckner? I think it's telling about how we still perceive valve trombones that orchestral players will use them for stuff that is seen as "lig...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3rd brace on slide
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: 3rd brace on slide

Those are tuning-in-slide (often referred to as TIS) trombones. You may look at the bell bow and notice there is no tuning slide. That is because the tuning mechanism is instead in the main handslide. That's why there are two braces on the outer slide. The regular one, which on these is only on a ve...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

Gotta love soloists who can't be bothered to study the accompaniment to the pieces they're playing
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Pitted Lacquer Finish
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Pitted Lacquer Finish

Yamaha has a product, simply called "Metal polish". It is very similar to Brasso, but I'm told it's even finer. It doesn't scratch the metal at all - in fact I use it to polish my raw brass inner slide when it's too oxidized.
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: What we're doing

Early morning train ride to a small Swiss town to play in a catholic service. On sackbuts. With an otherwise modern orchestra. Just realized today that Mgr. Thomas Gullickson, the Vatican's nuncio (ambassador) to Switzerland and Liechtenstein is in attendance, along with a detachment of the Swiss Gu...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Any tips for transposing alto to bass clef?

One step plus one octave. Remember that the Alto Clef is a C clef, meaning the C goes through the middle. Long term, it's easier to just memorize the alto clef as its own unique thing. Congrats on grabbing an alto trombone. They're great! :good: Thank you!!! The plan was to try to memorize it but t...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: (Cassifieds) Cases
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

I second the Cronkhite recommendation. I've heard the new ones make by Torpedo are even better (improved padding material) than when Glenn made them. I used the small tenor case for my sackbut for the last 3½ years and I've never had any problem, it still looks almost new despite daily use and not b...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding an F attachment?
Replies: 5
Views: 277

Re: Adding an F attachment?

I paid my Hagmann coverstion kit 1057 CHF (So maybe $1100 USD with the exchange rate these days), not including installation by my local tech, and that was almost 8 years ago, so it's probably quite a bit more now. I love Hagmann valves, but I would recommend making sure to try other 88H's with Hagm...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 671

Re: Production Methods for "Student" Level Instruments

The comment above about Yamaha is quite thought provoking. For one thing, the "hand hammered" claims for the "pro horns" ring just a bit hollow. From all I've been able to glean, no one has yet found a satisfactory way of CNC forming a bell flare. I'm pretty sure a bell spinner from 1700 would reco...
by LeTromboniste
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: What we're doing

Been back in Basel for about a week now after spending May in Canada for a couple of gigs and a week home with my partner and family in between. First project of the trip was a particularly meaningful one - an interdisciplinary project in collaboration with three indigenous people, with early and ne...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Long slide short slide?
Replies: 12
Views: 651

Re: Long slide short slide?

TIS doesn't give you a 7th position on an alto in and of itself, because it doesn't change the length of the inner tubes, which is obviously what defines how far out you can play on the slide. You could very well design a TIS and a TIB trombones that have the same effective slide and bell length. Wh...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Marcus Bonna Screwbell Case video

I have one of these for my Thein tenor. It's an excellent case! It can be a little clumsy. Also, the little things - I'd like it to stay propped open when I open it. It closes on it's own, which is very awkward when I'm trying to get both bell bits out of it, undo the velcro, etc. But really and ex...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Case for Tenor w/Hagmann Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Case for Tenor w/Hagmann Valve

I have a Marcus Bonna tenor case for my 42A
by LeTromboniste
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: flying with a bass trombone/Cases
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: flying with a bass trombone/Cases

Speaking of cut bells, Bonna makes a case for cut-bell trombones. It has about the shape and size of a large viola case. Perfect for flying. Of course the rest of the time you can confused for a viola player, so I'm not sure if it's a good trade-off...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Flying with trombone case
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Flying with trombone case

CRJ700/900/1000 are bigger than people think. They are the largest regional jets and are not that much smaller than the smallest medium-long hauls like the 737 or A318. Narrower but longer. They have much larger overheads than the original CRJ100/200. Granted, my experience on them was with a small ...
by LeTromboniste
Sat May 26, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

I would guess that a small bore tenor would be appropriate. Howard Weiner published a paper in the old TTF where he explained that the three trombones in 19th Century playing were all Bb instruments of different bores: smallest for "alto", medium for "tenor", and large bore for "bass". Sounds like ...
by LeTromboniste
Fri May 25, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Schumann Konzertstück for 4 horns - trombone part

That part is really fun, especially that passage. Better not to think of it as merely doubling, but to think of it as a trombone solo which happens to follow the horn solo, where you add a different color to the line. It is not an easy passage but that is no reason to leave it out. Embrace the chall...
by LeTromboniste
Wed May 23, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 1734

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I agree with Matt. Very often conductors say "too loud" when the volume is not actually the problem. When you're in front splitting your focus between what you want to hear and inspire from the orchestra and playing the traffic cop with what the orchestra is actually playing, it's very easy to fall ...
by LeTromboniste
Sun May 20, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: flying with a bass trombone/Cases
Replies: 12
Views: 556

Re: flying with a bass trombone/Cases

Bonna bass should fit in medium and long haul overheads, most probably won't on many regional jets and turboprops, but is probably strong enough to survive gate check on those.
by LeTromboniste
Fri May 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece plating wearing off?
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: Mouthpiece plating wearing off?

If the rim is still intact, you probably don't need to worry any. If we're talking ease/comfort of playing, plating wearing off the rim isn't inherently bad. Raw brass rims just feel different, the same as gold plating, silver plating, stainless steel, acrylic, lexan, delrin, etc all feel different...
by LeTromboniste
Mon May 07, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: College decision...

There are a lot of people in wrong places. It goes for teachers as well as for other disciplines. If it happens you should think of what is best for your own future. It will in the long run be best for all if you are passionate with whatever you do. /Tom OH yes this. I would add this is valid for p...
by LeTromboniste
Sun May 06, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Transposing Wood Sackbut Mute?

Yes they are a thing - possibly having one made for my trumpet next week actually. They are a long more or less cylindrical piece of wood with a conical/tapered end that goes into the bell on one side, and a bell shaped carved end at the other side for projection. A small bore is drilled through the...
by LeTromboniste
Sat May 05, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: College decision...

I was going to start a new thread on this but it looks like it has already been done. I've not done any research on this subject so please fill me in where I'm missing info. For those thinking about or starting to get a trombone/performing degree in music (4 year or beyond), what are the benefits t...
by LeTromboniste
Thu May 03, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: What else do you play??

Most of what I do is more or less related to trombone. No so much modern trombones anymore - haven't taken my 42 out of its case for months... Sackbuts and other historical trombones. Since recently slide trumpet and ophicleide. Less directly related to trombone, I'm currently taking singing lessons...
by LeTromboniste
Thu May 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trombone Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Trombone Pics

Fancy enough! No slide? Yes - a single telescoping slide. It has about 4½ positions (your arms can't reach further anyway) - but it is not used to play low, so you are not really missing notes (the only notes you could possibly need and don't have are :bassclef: :line3: and the Eb above it). It is ...
by LeTromboniste
Thu May 03, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

Re: Doubling

I always found the fact that bass and tenor trombonists split up very early in their musical lives (and are king of told that once you do one, then that's what you'll do forever and you can't switch or double successfully) nonsense. Yeah they have different mouthpiece sizes and embouchures. The same...
by LeTromboniste
Thu May 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trombone Pics
Replies: 13
Views: 1115

Re: Trombone Pics

Some pictures of my Renaissance slide trumpet, as it's probably the fanciest/craziest/weirdest instrument I own.
by LeTromboniste
Wed May 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

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 LeTromboniste
Wed May 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

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 LeTromboniste
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Connecting With Event/Wedding Planners
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Connecting With Event/Wedding Planners

From my experience as a booking agent in Montreal for exactly that kind of gigs, being hired by booking agencies is really the way to go for gigs in that market, for two big reasons : 1) corporate event planners have different needs for different events, meaning even if you as a band are well connec...
by LeTromboniste
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Music for tenor trombone & soprano
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Music for tenor trombone & soprano

For baroque solos with singers, look up Trombone Obbligatos in Viennes Oratorios of the Baroque, Stewart Carter, HBSJ 1990.

Of course any music for soprano and tenor voice can work well.
by LeTromboniste
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Summer 2018 Festivals, Camps, and Events
Replies: 1
Views: 575

Re: Summer 2018 Festivals, Camps, and Events

Madison Early Music Festival UW-Madison All ages July 7-14 Madison, WI Quicksilver, Piffaro, Schola Antica. Most of the groups' members also act as faculty. Early Music (on period instruments) Registration is open for the Madison Early Music Festival workshop, which has great sackbut teachers in Gre...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Flying with trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 675

Re: Flying with trombone

Given the current FAA regulations that require all US carrier to accept instruments that physically fit in the cabin storage spaces, and the very good musical instrument policies of several airlines, I don't have a need to check an instrument very often and neither should most trombonists. If you ha...

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