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by imsevimse
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Advantages with a soprano trombone

I'm laying on my back. I guess the spit does not leave my mouth, but we will see what happens after a couple of hours 😊

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Advantages with a soprano trombone

One advantage with a soprano trombone is you can lie on a couch and play. Very relaxing.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 4C history and usage
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Bach 4C history and usage

At a time I went the "bigger-mouthpiece-is-better" road. Started on a Bach 12C and passed a Bach 7C and a Bach 6 1/2 AL to that Bach 4C. After this I switched to a large bore Conn 88h. First I used an adapter and then felt the mouthpiece was to shallow so I played the original Remington which was ab...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

The tonge can be in any place just as this discussion is about this subject. It seams some in this thread are talking about (1)The use of the tongue in articulations, others talk about (2) The tounge as giving help to the high and the low register and others (3) The use to control the quality of the...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sound
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: Sound

This is a really annoying subject. A good live sound and to sound good on a live recording is not always the same sound. I have not solved that puzzle. To my experience in certain circumstances someone's dissonant live sound can be changed in a recording to be much more present and alive compared to...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Plz I really need help
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Plz I really need help

I have several horns worse than yours. Don't bother about that if it plays well. A horn with laquer removed you can give a polish and then a layer of car wax. It can be a struggle to remove the deepest spots completely but they will be less notable. A horn with spots of no laquer is the problem. Eit...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 23
Views: 409

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

I think Sabutins thread about overtone singing was good on the TTF. It was good to focus on one tone at a time and experiment with the mouth cavity to make an overtone sing, the fifth in my case, but could probably be the third or any other overtone you want. You will change the cavity and use many ...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 690

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Just out of curiosity, has anyone compared a piston valve to a rotary valve trombone? If so, how did they compare? I know that Červény and Mirafone and others still make rotary valve trombones in 3 and 4 valve configurations. Tom, is a rotary valve trombone similar to the old basun? A piston trombo...
by imsevimse
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 191

I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone

Hi I have searched for a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone for decades but have not found anything that: 1. gives a trombone-like sound smaller than an alto, but soundwise closer to an alto- than a trumpet. 2. can be played in tune. 3. can be played with ease. 4. can play the whole register from :b...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: I need help to stop coasting!
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: I need help to stop coasting!

I think "play-along" is one way to improve your skills. You said you are a shadow of what you once were. You said you only practice 30 minutes between the rehearsals? and only the gig stuff or difficult stuff. You warm up 1 minute. To me this tells you are not doing enough time with your horn to hav...
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 25
Views: 690

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

The King 3b is an acceptable valve trombone by me 😊 I think I bought mine 30 years ago I bought it with an extra slide and used this as my main instrument while I was working as a music teacher on all brass. The idea was I could use the valves when I had the trumpet students so they could be helped ...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 508
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Conn 508

Hi! I think the closest to a .508 Conn trombone I can think of is the setup I have on my Xeno Yamaha 891Z. It is a .508 horn with a special ordered seamed Conn 32h copper pipe from Noa Gladstone at BrassArk. This is a better match for me than the original leadpipes that came with the horn. I have us...
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 12M
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Hammond 12M

It is my main mouthpiece for medium-large trombones (.525 -bores) such as Bach 36, Conn 79h, Kanstul 760, Yamaha 356G and others of similar size. Gives a clear full sound and easy played. Very comfortable rim. It is in size close to a Bach 5.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Miles Anderson
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Miles Anderson

One of the best records I have with trombone solo playing is his "Miles Anderson plays his trombone again". I bought that record when I was in U.S the year 1988. He had a wonderful sound on that record. One of the best trombone sounds I've heard on a record.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1416

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

:redface: :lol: Where’s the best place to buy them?? I know most people have probably been gathering for awhile but it sounds like people have sunk thousands of dollars into mouthpieces. Is there a cheap place I just haven’t heard of? I got most of them for free since each came with a new trombone. ...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Horn: Monke F contra
Replies: 16
Views: 981

Re: New Horn: Monke F contra

German guy here :hi: Please let me provide some insight to my native language: Gives a whole new meaning to Monke-ing around... The "e" at the end of Monke, or Porsche (Porsche originates from a town only about 100km away from where i live) is not pronounced like the "e" in the word "monkey". I hav...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: 7th position lip slurs

Even if we don't choose to play the higher partials out there in music it could be good practice. Same as everything else we practice but never play in public. I practice as high as I can but would not play in public, the same with the low register. I also practice to play as loud and as soft as I c...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: 7th position lip slurs

As Burgerbob said you could expand the arpeggios into the valve register. I do that too. You could do them on both valves if you are on a double valve bass. I usually do them on the f-side down to Db. As anyone will notice they are not more difficult with more valves when you've learnt to do them. Y...
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 27
Views: 884

Re: What we're doing

Today I played in Solna Brass Band at a cermonie on the Swedish national day. We played a short program and then the national anthem with a choir and all people who pertisipated. This was my last gig before summer. I haven't even a rehearsal planned. If nothing new comes up next gig will be in the b...
by imsevimse
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register

I've heard it said more than once you should choose the smallest rim you can play the register you need, that gives the best sound and the best articulation. Last person who said that was Wayne Bergeron at a clinic here in Stockholm a couple of weeks ago. He also said you could switch and go for the...
by imsevimse
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

Thanks.

The drummer is the principal of "The Royal Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra". The band also consists of musicians from "The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra". The rest of us are freelancers.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I had the strangest message on FB today.
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: I had the strangest message on FB today.

Sometimes it is probably better to not be English spoken as first language. It helps as I always assume people try to be nice to me and if they want to be rude I probably do not pick it up as easy because of the language barrier. I would never have thought the message you revieved to be sarcasm. I d...
by imsevimse
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 3
Views: 237

The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

I invite you to hear our band in this youtube video shot by someone in the audience. We are happy to have finally got our own stage. Check out our band at the Olympiateatern "The Olympia Theater" if you are in Stockholm. This is "The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band" in a number that features our talant...
by imsevimse
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 7th position lip slurs
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: 7th position lip slurs

I do the same. Go from 1st to 7th with different arpeggios in legato and with tongue. What I've added is to vary the notes in the pattern a bit to stay alert. Instead of Bb-f-bb-d1-f1-d1-bb-f-Bb on only first position I could do a variation and mix in the next position. The pattern could be Bb-f-a-c...
by imsevimse
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Olds Recording R20

I have an R20. It was sold as a bass trombone when it was made. It does not sound at all like a modern bass not even close to a large bore. It is small dual bore horn with f-attachment and oversized bell. I think bore is .495/.510 (from memory). I think my horn suffers from the strange receiver. /Tom
by imsevimse
Tue May 29, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1279

Re: Tenor horn

Looks of an instrument tells a story. It does not have to look new or shiny. As long as it does not smell and plays well it shall be used. Many players like instruments with patina. Nobody cares about the looks of my instrument if I can show I know how to play it. If the instrument falls apart or sm...
by imsevimse
Sun May 27, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I’m thinking about a Courtois AC-440B. Any thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: I’m thinking about a Courtois AC-440B. Any thoughts?

Don't know the AC-440B but I have a AC-420 BO "Challenger". It is a Bach 42 clone, except it is a good one. There have been a lot of suspicious minds concerning newer Bachs until recently. I think they have fixed production know. This was made to challenge the Bach 42 and plays and sounds like the g...
by imsevimse
Sat May 26, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Selmer 23
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Selmer 23

I have a Selmer Model 23 Special trombone. Great horn! Anyone know what the difference between a Model 23 and a Model 23 K Special Modified? I have a Model 23 K Special Modified. For what I've found Keith Ecker installed a redisigned receiver and leadpipe to accept Bach mouthpieces on those horns. ...
by imsevimse
Sat May 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1416

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

I guess I'm an oddball. I hate CL mouthpieces. I like Denis Wicks. I play a 4BL on my symphonic tenor and a 4BS on my medium bore tenor. I have a Doug Elliott bass mouthpiece for my bass and also a Marcinkiewucz GR that I use when I need to be "a little less". I also have been experimenting with Wa...
by imsevimse
Sat May 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 41
Views: 1416

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

The Karl Hammond mouthpiece series is very comfortable to play. I have the 14XS, 14S, 13M, 13ML, 13L, 12M, 12ML, 12MXL, 12L, 11M, 11ML, 11L, 19BL, 20BL, 21BXL. I use several of them on different horns. The L is a little to deep for most of my playing. It gives a too dark sound for my liking so they ...
by imsevimse
Fri May 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

Re: Doubling

Yes the tenor and the bass are the same length, but there it ends. Different mouthpiece, different bell, different bore size, different sound, add to this a different role in the band. Lessons learned for me was to think of them differently. To me a small tenor is also different from a large tenor, ...
by imsevimse
Fri May 25, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

Re: Doubling

James Markey did a Youtube video talking about doubling. Considering his career in the New York Phil was born out of extremely successful doubling, I'm going to agree with his basic premise: The people that say bass trombone is a completely different instrument requiring a "specialist" are ignoring...
by imsevimse
Mon May 21, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 658

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

"Jerry" on my smart phone and the dress is "black and blue" Your president heard "covfife"😙😀
by imsevimse
Sat May 19, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Tuba questions

It is not a silly system at all to have the tubas play in treble clef. Often a brass band musician is asked to play more than one of the instruments in the brassband family. A brass band has only brass instruments. Without a bass function any music becomes rather pointless. Every chord demands a bas...
by imsevimse
Sat May 19, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Photo identification request: trombonist with Thomas A. Dorsey
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Photo identification request: trombonist with Thomas A. Dorsey

What was the reason to play left-handed Doug? Is it that you are left-handed? I'm right-handed but have tried to play left-handed. The interesting thing is my different perception of the sound. Maybe I'm not as deaf on my right ear and that is the difference. My slide technique is so bad left-handed...
by imsevimse
Thu May 17, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: Teaching Jazz

The most important thing in jazz improvisation is to develop a vocabulary of musical ideas. Chord changes and scales do not constitute musical ideas, although they are useful. The language parallel would be that notes are like letters, chords and scales are like syllables, and the actual musical id...
by imsevimse
Thu May 17, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?
Replies: 27
Views: 943

Re: Building a Sound Concept - Is there a "too early"?

I believe there can be a "too early." Mostly that is when the sound trumps the technique. Embouchure form and function has to happen first, otherwise... you could just be "polishing a turd." If embouchure and other technique is strong and working correctly, then sound concept begins to be very impo...
by imsevimse
Mon May 14, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 37
Views: 2694

Re: The Other Site

We'll see what the page looks like if it comes alive. The best thing with that page was you could search for any trombone model or any trombone related things and Google pointed you to some of those old threads at old TTF. I wonder if this will be the same in the future. For other reasons I think th...
by imsevimse
Sat May 12, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 1006

Re: Practice Spaces

I practice in my living room, about 5 * 8 m, sixteen bones on sixteen stands, a grammophone, a CD player, a computer and recording equipment. I rather play in a dry room. Not too small. I don't like bathroom accustics because it hides articulation and dynamics. If I perform in a church it is of cour...
by imsevimse
Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7295

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

My indi Olds P-24G responds very well when either valve is used separately or with both valves used together. To me it does not make much sense that the use of the second valve C alone would make it blow better because the air still passes two valves and the length of the tubes engaged is the same o...
by imsevimse
Mon May 07, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: College decision...

There are different teachers to teach different levels for a reason. Young kids need one type of teacher to learn and college students need another kind of teacher. It is a tough job to be a teacher of young low motivated kids. Not the same skills required to be a teacher of highly motivated young g...
by imsevimse
Mon May 07, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7295

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

I also have the optional second extension for my P-24G. After some experimenting with this I found the Bb/F/Eb/bC and Bb/F/D/bB to be fun to play. The advantage is you can keep within the first four regular positions, or to make it more clear you never need to pass the bell with your slide hand. You...
by imsevimse
Sun May 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Transport mutes/stands etc.
Replies: 18
Views: 615

Re: Transport mutes/stands etc.

Mutes and stand If bass trombone gig then the stand is a must. I need a big trunk to take all the mutes and the stand. Was no problem for me to find that size of a trunk. If I need to change clothes for the gig I need a costume-bag, or I dress at home. If a tenor- job then I might skip the stand an...
by imsevimse
Sat May 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent
Replies: 107
Views: 7295

Re: Bass Trombones- Single vs Dependent vs Independent

Great interesting thread. Think it is good we have this new forum so we can get things like this discussed again. I don't know how to add to this discussion except being very analytical. I have lots of basses both deps, indis and singles. What horn do I bring to a gig and why? When it is a primavist...
by imsevimse
Sat May 05, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 1123

Re: College decision...

As having experience of first studying music and later changed to something else I've thought about this. I have come to the conclusion I could not have done better. First learning music to make life fun and then adding computer science to make a living. I think music needs that commitment early in ...
by imsevimse
Fri May 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 9
Views: 521

Re: What else do you play??

I'm a doubler on alto, tenor and bass trombones and I play decent euphonium. I have played piano as an accompanging player (in my youth). I have also had more than one performing experience as a payed choralist. From all these instruments I have over time earned my living, at least partly. I have st...
by imsevimse
Thu May 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

Re: Doubling

The original question from the OP was not really about if doubling is good for you nor did he ask if it should be done. He simply asked how many of "us", bass trombone players like to double. I do :shuffle: Edward Kleinhammer knew his bussiness and could play bass trombone like a giant. His words ar...
by imsevimse
Wed May 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1386

Re: Doubling

Each instrument has its own sound. My alto trombone should sound like an alto and then I have a special alto sound in my head. The same with small bore trombone versus large bore trombone and bass trombone. To me they need different mindsets. To me it is essential to what sound comes out the bell If...
by imsevimse
Tue May 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Other Site
Replies: 37
Views: 2694

Re: The Other Site

I think Matt K did a good job to have included the TTF archive now. This was what this page needed and makes it the one to go to even if the old one comes up eventually. It is due to Matt K the sum of knowledge of thousands of hours of experience from both pros and amateurs have been saved :good: . ...
by imsevimse
Tue May 01, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage trombone for elementary student?
Replies: 41
Views: 1382

Re: Vintage trombone for elementary student?

I have a Holton from 1914. Good horn but takes a smaller shank mouthpiece than today's small shank pieces. $100 is very cheap for any horn that plays but if you want your kid not to have a hard time with the horn I think you need to pay a little more. Go for a Yamaha 354 or 356 (has the f-valve). Ma...

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