Search found 153 matches

by imsevimse
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 879

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

Jay Friedman's latest article on legato from July 15. It is spot on what I need and it's very convenient he wrote this when I was only half way in this thread, it must be a lucky shot. I'm greatful!

http://www.jayfriedman.net/articles/liv ... the_cracks

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 2714

Re: Tenor horn

My tenorhorn is a Boosey & Son and my baritone, euphonium and E-flat tuba are Boosey & Hawkes so I'm sticking to the British brass band definitions. In the windorchestra sometimes the part is called "bariton". I always assume I should use my euphonium, but would it be appropriate to choose a bariton...
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

All those are great players, but it's nice we appreciate different things, different styles. I like all those soloists but if you want me to say who's first man on my list from bottom up it is Curtis Fuller. Not that he is bad, it's just the others attract me more. We all dig different things.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 37
Views: 1129

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

:shuffle: It is rare I find a horn I want and not already have...

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Cut It

TR658 was the model number. Found one here
http://www.horn-u-copia.net/show.php?se ... 3D"Holton"

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 879

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

I'm still working on my legato, first with no tongue and then when I add the legato tongue I slightly curl the tip of the tongue and I place it somewhere between the teeth and the middle of the roof. Ive also noticed the aparture must be working effectively to make sound of ALL the air I use and to ...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue position
Replies: 10
Views: 590

Re: Tongue position

lauriet wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Today I tried to get my tongue to start at the roof of my mouth just behind the top teeth. It felt like I had to curl the tip of my tongue up.
On legato I slightly curl the tip of the tongue and I place it somewhere between the teeth and the middle of the roof.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Cut It

Yes, I know the inline basses are like that. I mostly play dependant so I have not experimented much with that tuning. On a tenor the valve is most used for C, B, Bb, F and E. If you go lower you are in the bass register and if you think of it the notes below E are mostly used when you play third in...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Cut It

I can see the point when going from an f to a d on fourth and back. That's a common pattern. That will be easier on rhe g-valve as well as F-Db and back were you often need to play the f on sixth position. You loose the E. Maybe not very common on fast passages on a tenor but you also loose the Bb o...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 17
Views: 472

Re: Cut It

Why is g better?

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Sometimes, not very often I hear an alto sounding glorious. Pretty often I do not like alto trombones. I do believe that could be because the player use a to large mouthpiece. Many years ago I heard a very nice alto in Mozart Requiem. That was you Tom. What mpc did you use? Thank you, Sven! :hi: It...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 455

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Tenor mouthpieces tend to feel stuffy and play flat in the high range on alto. That's why I make a separate alto backbore. Also a slightly smaller shank size as Matt mentioned above. I have a Bach 39 alto and this is a rather small alto. I play with a Bach 12E mouthpiece. It came with a Bach 15E th...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I can not find the order form for the leadpipe I bought on Internet anymore. It is possible I have ben mistaken too, I might have ordered that one from the HornGuys and not the BrassArk since I have made several orders for lead pipes from both. In that case it is probably a Shires pipe I bought. I t...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 851

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I have a Mt. Vernon 12 and it's great. I have a New York 6 model VII but the original leadpipe was cracked. I replaced with a .485 T2 leadpipe from BrassArk. It saved the horn but it does not play the same as the original leadpipe. I played another New York 6 mod VII and I think the original is bett...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: What happened to education?

Parents here in Sweden usually think the school system should take care of everything for them and afterwords blames the school for not doing it right. Teachers have the responsability that every child is taken care of. Every child is important. Discipline can be difficult because parents question g...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: What happened to education?

I'm an experienced teacher myself. I worked 13 years in the Public Music School. The Public Music School was often hosted in the same locale as the mandatory Public School were ordinary teachers work. I have crossed many school yards, been in many classrooms. I have two children we put in a tax-fina...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: What happened to education?

My belief is we should return to have all schools financed by tax and make sure every child has a place in the school. I'm prepared to pay more tax to make this happen. School is a concern for the country too important to leave to the individual. We must see to all children has the same right to a g...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: What happened to education?

Yes, but the educational sytem seams to be a problem in all the western contries. Seams India, Japan and other Eastern countries are doing a lot better. Sweden is just one of the countries who fails. Happens to be worse than the other Nordic countries unfortunately. Still not the worst in Europe but...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 430

What happened to education?

A reflection on a post in another thread! For some bands, it's about neither. It's about collecting trophies to keep the parents and the school administration happy. Overall, a fairly accurate comment on much of public education in this country at this point in time. The "keep the parents and the sc...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

Turn on the TV loud and play soft. Nobody complain on TV, or you buy the Yamaha Silent Brass mute and use it with the head phones. Could plug in an Aebersold record and practice improvisation. The feeling of that mute is good and the feedback is enough "tromboney". Even though I play soft in the mut...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 98
Views: 4600

Re: What we're doing

The strangest clothes desicion ever. The garden party might be in a tent or in the open air. Might be a meadow with horses. Maybe reign and thunderstorm and hard winds or sunny and very hot. An hour ago a short thunder went over me and the sky opened and water was everywhere but apparently very loca...
by imsevimse
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 98
Views: 4600

Re: What we're doing

I will play a big band gig at a garden party tomorrow with various players in a temporary band from all around stockholm. "Dress nice" I had planned to go in my gray suit, a white shirt and tie. Unfortunately wether says thunderstorm tomorrow so I have no clue what to were tomorrow.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 51
Views: 3115

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

There are other makers who make good mouthpieces too. Karl Hammond is a very skilled maker, a real artist who has a whole set of mouthpieces he sells from his site. It is not the same concept with switchable cups and one rim instead these mouthpieces are in one piece but all have very comfortable ri...
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 18
Views: 824

Re: Notation programs

I have had a look at Finale and tried to use it but I thought it was to difficult. It took a lot of time. Sibelius 6 was at the time a good and easy program to use. I choose Sibelius and learned it pretty well. Then Sibelius 7 came. The sounds were much better but unfortunately they changed a lot of...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Small bore eureka moment
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Small bore eureka moment

There are a lot of good horns of all size. All horns are different except maybe for Yamaha's that seems to be very consistent. I have blown Yamaha's that look, feel and sound identical. Conn's and Bach's, King's, Kanstul's, Olds, Holton's are more different but still terrific horns. Its rare to find...
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 12M
Replies: 7
Views: 766

Re: Hammond 12M

In a test a couple of months ago three of my friends (all are pro players) listened when I played my Bach 36BO and switched between 12M, 12ML and 12MXL. I played the same except on each mouthpiece. We named the mouthpieces 1,2,3 in random order. We repeated the experiment three times and the mouthpi...
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Multitrack Recording
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Multitrack Recording

I have done some multitrack recordings most with a portable 8 track studio. Biggest problem is intonation and time. If you want a glimpse of my work they can be found at various places at my page https://sites.google.com/site/brazzmusic/ Process has been different. Tried playing parts in order 1, 2,...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Do you legato tongue every legato note?
Replies: 21
Views: 1364

Re: Do you legato tongue every legato note?

I have found that to practice legato without tongue helps the basics of everything. I've done nothing but practice my legato for the last five weeks. I play my folksongs in every key which means all kinds of legato will happen and there will be different solutions for a phrase in a different key. I ...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “You sound like you”?
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: “You sound like you”?

"You sound like you" could be good or bad. In improvisations I think I can identify a lot of the great players such as JJ, Kai Winding, Frank Rosolino, Tommy Dorsay, Urbie Green and Jack Tegarden just after a couple of minutes. Classical players are more difficult because they sound more alike and t...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton 185 appears on ebay!
Replies: 15
Views: 846

Re: Holton 169 appears on ebay!!!

The TR185 is not a bad horn either if it is not a 169. I've got a 9.5" TR185 with the optional second valve "birds nest". Different case. Holton in block letters. Good horn but the second valve is hard work. One day I should have that rebuilt.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 98
Views: 4600

Re: What we're doing

86 Fahrenheit at night 93.2 Fahrenhiet at daytime. This has been for the last four weeks. Numerous fires starts every day even one in my neighbourhood. Some fires are out of control. Thunderstorms and trains are causing most fires but there are also fires started by pyromans. This summers wether is ...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 879

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

There have been five weeks since I completely changed the way of playing legato. Last week at the music camp I could not practice as much because playing started at 9:am every day and there wasn't much spare time. It made me fall back into old habits occasionally but I managed to return to the new s...
by imsevimse
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom Hand Hammered Tenor Alto Convertible
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Custom Hand Hammered Tenor Alto Convertible

The one who buys that horn (at any price) is a lunatic. That horn is 100% crap and the description is so dumb. The seller is hoping to find an ignorant fool. I doubt there is such an idiot. "Every horn is customized in my shop" (hahaha)

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 131
Views: 4198

Re: Db bass trombone!

Jgittleson wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:48 am
Houston , we have a bell!
It looks very nice :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how to develop endurance
Replies: 9
Views: 469

Re: how to develop endurance

Practice for at least 4 hours. Take a lot of short breaks. Make sure you practice soft long phrases with flow. Focus on doing your best possible sound. If you own a minus-one record run through that every day in the end of your session. Record yourself. Find a big band where you can play lead. First...
by imsevimse
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 881

Re: High range to low range

Something to consider is that it might be better to put your mouthpiece where you play high and learn to play that way in your lower register. Hard to say for sure if that's correct without watching you play. Dave Yes, that's what I did when I changed my embouchure at seventeen in the year 1980. I ...
by imsevimse
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 660

Re: 7th Position

I'm playing long poitions which means my 7:th position is almost out of reach. I have to use it on the straight horns and then b is at the tip of the slide.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What do you do when people don't like your sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 839

Re: What do you do when people don't like your sound?

I've had kind of had a strange encounter in a orchestral type gig I'm doing where someone doesn't like my "sound". Most unmusical sounds are not from bass trombone players. In general when I don't like someone's sound it is a "toot" sound that is unmusical because it is misplaced. It is a sound tha...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 879

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

I just returned from one week at a summer music camp where I played a lot. The brass instructor was the retired solo trumpet player from one of the best symphony orchestra in Sweden. We played 10 piece brass ensamble music and much symphony orchestra repertoire as it was a camp with all of the instr...
by imsevimse
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What do you do when people don't like your sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 839

Re: What do you do when people don't like your sound?

Euphonium I obviously have never heard you, but I have had some thoughts on euophonium players in windorchestras and their sound in that situation in general. One problem I have felt is they can be to dominant and can take over, it is especially a problem in unison playing with a trombone or with t...
by imsevimse
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 934

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: 326

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: 19
Views: 948

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: 14
Views: 879

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: 14
Views: 879

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: 14
Views: 879

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: 14
Views: 879

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: 922

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: 131
Views: 4198

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: 347

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...

Go to advanced search