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by imsevimse
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 16
Views: 380

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

More than a short buzz has always felt bad. Lots of good loud and clear buzz sounds makes the lips stiff in the area of the lips that need to be loose and vibrant to produce a good and clear trombone sound. The buzz sound must be an airy leaky sound. That works, but it is still not the same as playi...
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I practice my legato and made a recording. Comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: I practice my legato and made a recording. Comments?

Thanks for the comments. I think the perfect legato is perfect when all the different trombone-specific legato types sound the same and no one can tell if the legato is done "against the grain" (up or down) or if it is a stepwise descending legato when slide goes out or if it is vice versa . The ide...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175F
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Benge 175F

Someone else said the Benge was pretty bright. That wasn't my memory of the horn. My memory was that the Kanstul 760 was the brightest horn I've ever played, and I sold the one I bought as quickly as I could. I've learned here that bright is a negative word. I used to say I like my sound to be brig...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

I like simple ideas..... when my students are having legato issues, I tell them to think about keeping playing a note right up to the new note... keep blowing.... you then find slide movement will need to be quick and articulation will become quick and neat. Just remember to keep playing a note rig...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

Practice with no tongue, trying to make it totally smooth as if singing with no articulation. Then when you add the tongue back in, keep that smoothness with constant airflow and sound, no bumps either up or down, slide moving in, out, or still. You have to really listen closely and keep everything...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

Jay Friedman has some great ideas and approaches to legato which I’ve found helpful. He talks about air, slide movement, and concepts. Here’s a few of his posts: http://jayfriedman.net/articles/legato_and_the_arms_race http://jayfriedman.net/articles/legato__instruments__and_recordings http://jayfr...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

I'd do a combination of things. Exercises and playing your songs, in a more natural setting. The typical Remington lip slurs are a great place to start, but the master of this stuff was really Marstellar. Work through his book. Lip slurs are of course changing partials with use of air and chops onl...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 594

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

The Yamaha 354 is a good and cheap horn that plays a lot like a Conn 6h. It could due for a lead horn. To me that would be a better choice than a King 3b on first part. You find a used 354 in good condition pretty cheap. Bruce's list is good too. A lot of horns to try.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2204

Re: Db bass trombone!

That's one unique bastrombone you've got there :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: resonance approach
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Re: resonance approach

This thing I call "the resonance approach" may be best understood in contrast. It all starts with changing partials. As I have written before, there seem to be three basic ways to change partials. To go up, add air, tighten chops, or tune the mouth cavity for the next partial. Please let me know if...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175F
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Benge 175F

Could use your advise 1 more time as I have 2 options left. 1. King 3BF with lacquer wear (1982) slide 9/10 750 Euro (875 USD) 2. Benge 175F with lacquer wear, slide 8.5/10 675 euro (800 USD) The instrument will be mostly used in Pop / rock settings. What would you buy? King 3b/f because of the con...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 68
Views: 2808

Re: What we're doing

Summer camp starts on sunday and that will be the end of my three weeks of heavy practice. Now I will play music for a week with a symphony orchestra. If there is free time I will spend time on further practice. The past three weeks I've practiced beween one and four hours a day, and there are some ...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I practice my legato and made a recording. Comments?
Replies: 2
Views: 239

I practice my legato and made a recording. Comments?

Hello I practice my legato and made a first post of it here: http://www.trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6280&p=63305#p62238 As of 13:th of July I made a recording to document the progress on my legato. I will do more recordings later on. Hopefully the recordings will show I do better and bette...
by imsevimse
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

I made a recording to document how I'm doing with this. The recording can be found at this new thread viewtopic.php?f=11&t=6419

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2204

Re: Db bass trombone!

Looks nice! :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.

Music in it self is healing. It is the way I express myself and the way I meet friends. I'm not in love with a particular instrument. The horns are to me different characters that adds variation, and greater variations means more things to master which means more joy. Right now the most used horns f...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 3530 R 500/525 bore
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Yamaha 3530 R 500/525 bore

brtnats wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:05 am
I haven't tried the 3530R, but I did play a 356R for a few months last summer, which is the same horn without an F attachment.
My Yamaha 356R has a valve.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Benge 175F
Replies: 18
Views: 590

Re: Benge 175F

The Benge is the best of King and Conn. The Benge 175f is a great .525 horn. The valve works just like a Conn, which I think is better than the King solution. The sound is closer to a King than a Conn. If I compare all the .525-ish horns I have and make a list from most symphonic to least symphonic....
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

The lips buzz and the horn amplify this. This thought is what I work to address by having kids blow the horn without the slide on it. Kids who think this generally have a very pinched and thin sound. I think it's because they are "muscling" their lips into buzzing. (I'm not saying this is happening...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Tools for the trade
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Tools for the trade

I have used the two expanders I bought. They are not easy to use and it is not possible to do a 100% job with them. I have cracked one slide of a cheap instrument and had to glue the slide together. Not very proud of that repair but it fixed the slide so it is playable. This is what can happen if yo...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 158 how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Holton 158 how much?

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm
For Tom's benefit: 158 has a valve. The straight version is 156.
Thanks!

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

Hello all, I am a music ed major currently about to go into my junior year. My primary is bass trombone with doubling on tenor (large and small) during the school year. After recently switching mouthpieces on my bass to a laskey 93d, I really like the way it plays. I wanted to get something laskey ...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 158 how much?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: Holton 158 how much?

If it has a valve I guess it could go for about $600 in an auction. I would not bid that because I have to add $100 for shipping and another $200 in taxes to get it here. Ebay prices are now insane. It has reached a level it is better to buy a used horn in one of the shops here instead. If the 158 h...
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Must .........resist.................nope, can't do it. So how do you teach/describe your "resonance concept?" (with apologies to the OP) It would be interesting to hear more thoughts on this and how to teach this. My method to increase resonance and inctease efficiency: 1. Find the mouth cavity th...
by imsevimse
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Beginner Euphonium
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Beginner Euphonium

I found a good British Boosey & Hawkes four valved compensating euphonium for about $700 on ebay. It is old and the bell is smaller than modern ones but this is the sound I want.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

My capacity is well down on where it was 40 years ago.... but I can still play a note for longer than most of my pupils.... over the years you gradually learn to make the best of what you've got. Chris Exactly. It is more about efficiency than air flow. The function of air is solely to drive the vi...
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

blast wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:01 am
My capacity is well down on where it was 40 years ago.... but I can still play a note for longer than most of my pupils.... over the years you gradually learn to make the best of what you've got.

Chris
Efficiently! That's what I'm talking about☺

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2204

Re: Db bass trombone!

On the NEXT bell section. I admire your commitment to this. The only thing I have doubts is the effort to learn a complete new set of positions. It will be as learning the alto or learning the soprano as I'm doing at the moment. Not impossible but time consuming. I'm very interested in your project....
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

ONLY 5.5 litres !!!!! Chris From the scheme 5,5 litres is apparently good since I'm not a very tall person. But it was my maximum inhale at the time. It was a test I did where I took the deepest breath I could. I'm only 1 m and 72 cm and 55 years of age. It was more than 10 years from now I did tha...
by imsevimse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Some people like to lump everything together as "breathing.". I look at it as a dozen or two different things. If anything needs to be fixed, work on it specificaly. Breathing and blowing right and efficient is the key that has to work. It is the fundament that everything else comes from. I do unde...
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

So what playing symptoms would cause one of you to address air as the problem? Is there such a thing as an unsupported tone, and is it caused by air? I answered that in my previous post (the symptoms for me). It has a lot to do with recognition of the problem using the mic and the recorder. The rec...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 92
Views: 2204

Re: Db bass trombone!

I think this is a cool project. Hope to hear more when it is ready.

I wonder how it will look with the valves :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 796

Re: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?

Different brands plays different. Variations does not bother me but if I should only keep one horn I think I would keep my Bach 36BO. Other favourites are Conns and Kanstuls. There are to many good horns.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 990

Re: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?

Breathe in, blow out. That's about it. More might be said in a lesson, but really, how much smoke and mirrors do we need ? Chris Well said :good: but to all who think they have a problem with breath in and blow out it can be practiced. As you said it takes a lesson because no student is the same. I...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 68
Views: 2808

Re: What we're doing

No performance! I fxed my lawnmower. I had to switch some broken parts. Then I picked stones and took care of gardening. I'm real proud of myself I did not call my son to help me out with the lawnmover. My son is the one who understands mechanical things. He knows cars and engines and stuff. A great...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: New Wessex Bones

Thank you! I belive that to be the most correct since you are in U.K. I thought it to be an error. I did send them a mail and asked for the correct price, but they have not answered jet. If somebody knows the owner and could tell him about the issue it could save some troubles. Apparently it is a pr...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: New Wessex Bones

The first link first says $2995 but after a while the page reloads and the price is 1675 euro. The text is the same. Either this is an error on the page or it is different prices depending on who you are. Strange, but I like it because the cheaper price concerns me. I do fear it is an error, unfortu...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell repair = deadening sound?
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Bell repair = deadening sound?

I don't have much experience of before and after such heavy work, but I have a few memories of situations where bells were hurt and it had effect how the horn blows. First time it was a King 3b that got hurt when I had it in a gigbag. The wire in the bell that helps to hold its shape must have snapp...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: New Wessex Bones

The new Chinese contra may be all in aluminum :idea: or it is added taxes. I just don't understand the prices. 1675 euro is much less than $2995 which is the price in dollars. If the contra cost 1675 euro then that is real cheap and I want one 😊

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: New Wessex Bones

pedrombon wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:46 am
1675 euros
Yes I meant 1675 EURO. That's cheaper than $2995. I don't understand this. How come the difference in price? Is it Trump and the customs on metal?

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 1722

Re: New Wessex Bones

What is the price of the contra. On that link it first says $2995 and then EUR 16775.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Bore or Dual Bore?
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Single Bore or Dual Bore?

It is sometimes said that with a dual bore you get the blow of the top bore and the sound of the bottom bore. You really have to play a couple and decide for yourself. Each dual bore is different, it's tough to characterize them as a set. Yes I agree completely. The blow is like the upper pipe but ...
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which Bach model is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Which Bach model is this?

imsevimse - I can not finds any picture of Bach 6h model... Me bad 😗 , it's because they are none existent. There was something called Bach 6 but with a smaller bell compared to that. A 8" bell could be a Bach 12 but I think Bruce has got it right in his guesses. It is probably a cheap student Bach...
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Bach 42AF rings at B flat below middle C
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: New Bach 42AF rings at B flat below middle C

Feeling the horn vibrate with resonance is a good thing IMO! I wouldn't try to dampen it...let it ring! It must be a particularly sweet note on your horn. The screws are to make disassembly of the axial flow valve section easier when it needs maintenance. It depends. If you just feel vibration it c...
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which Bach model is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Which Bach model is this?

It does not look like a Stradivarus Bach. I guess it is a cheeper model. A lot of the plating is lost. I have a strad Bach 42 from the 80-ies. No plating loss what so ever. This could be a Chinese variant. An 8" bell indicates it is not a 42, could be a 6h.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Etiquette for buying a used horn online
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Etiquette for buying a used horn online

I would not buy an instrument if I did not know its the model I want. In that case I would wait and get more information first. An alternative would be to go to the seller and try the instrument and then decide. No way you should lend someone your instrument for free to return on those premisses. I ...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: “Remington” or Morse Taper on 88H
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: “Remington” or Morse Taper on 88H

"Nobody talked about Remington verses Moorse tapers. " Oh yes. I did. :wink: You are right, Sven. You did mention this to me and others but let me refrase that to "Nobody understood about Remington versus Moorse tapers". We were many who were to stupid to grasp the big consequences it had to the pl...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

Hallo! My vacation started yesterday and I will be free for four weeks from my job as a programmer. I'm going to use it essentially for two things. 1)Take care of my house and my plot and 2) for practice. Since Friday, I have practiced every day at least four hours and hopefully I will continue to d...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which Bach model is this?
Replies: 25
Views: 877

Re: Which Bach model is this?

I've heard of new cheap fake Bach instruments too. The logo on the instrument should say stradivarius.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is the use of an small shank with adapter negative compared to using a large shank?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Is the use of an small shank with adapter negative compared to using a large shank?

I have compared my small shank Karl Hammond mouthpieces 12M, 12ML, 12L and 12MXL with my large shank 12M, 12ML, 12L and 12MXL. They have the same specifications. I understand there must be a difference in the backbore because the small shanks are "small shank" but the use of an adapter is not causin...

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