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by Zandit75
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 44
Views: 1266

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

It probably comes down to the fundamentals of how troms are made. There is not another brass instrument that is built like it, and no other brass instrument operates the same way. I may be wrong, but I would imagine that the standard trombone has the least resistance of any brass instrument, and thi...
by Zandit75
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 98
Views: 4618

Re: What we're doing

Last Tuesday night, the local NW Tasmanian Brass Bands got together for a seminar/workshop with Nigel Seaman who is assistant Band Director for the Corey Band, the worlds top Brass Band. It was a fantastic night, he may be a Tuba Player, but damn he knows his stuff, and explains everything in such a...
by Zandit75
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather Covers for valve sections
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Leather Covers for valve sections

Thanks for your input Larry. Calling them is not really workable for me, as I'm in Australia.
I'll make contact with them via email and discuss the material option like you suggested.
Thanks again.
by Zandit75
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather Covers for valve sections
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Leather Covers for valve sections

Thank you very much Kbiggs!
by Zandit75
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Leather Covers for valve sections
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Leather Covers for valve sections

I've seen them in the past on the old site, but I can't find the link to it anymore. Can someone please point me in the right direction for the leather covers that go over the valve sections? Regardless to how carefully I clean my trom, I still get black polish residue transferred onto my shirt coll...
by Zandit75
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: Livestream - New Zealand Brass Band Championships - Next 3 days

Are there any Australian bands competing? I'm sure some of them would be looking for payback after one of the NZ bands took out this years Australian Championships.
by Zandit75
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

All good, thanks for the update.
by Zandit75
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

Is this supposed to be fixed yet? I'm still showing that the site is not secure, and getting the occasional popup.
by Zandit75
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Solo Tenor-Trombone Pieces for Conservatory Auditions
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Solo Tenor-Trombone Pieces for Conservatory Auditions

Rimsky-Korsakoff's Concerto is a good one to challenge yourself with.
by Zandit75
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: My wife got me good!
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: My wife got me good!

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Got to love wives with a sense of humour!!
by Zandit75
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Hymn to the Fallen Bass part
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Hymn to the Fallen Bass part

Playing this beautiful piece for 4th concert. Any comments on where to breathe in the string of pedal a flats and jumping in and out of pedal range. I find I need to breathe every 2 to 4 beats. Anyone have a recording of the bass part? You must be playing a different arrangement to the one our Bras...
by Zandit75
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What`s your "GO TO" Brand ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1061

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

When you only have one trom to use, I guess it makes the question redundant!!

Shires here.
by Zandit75
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

Thanks for that Matt, most appreciated.
Certainly is a trip down the rabbit hole!
I have a couple of friends in the industry that I'll ask some questions of. Hopefully they can provide some additional insight.
If I learn anything, I'll add it here for future reference.
by Zandit75
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

Oh, Yeah completely understand that!! Definitely not looking for that kind of challenge! I'll keep plugging away at it, and see how it comes out.
Thanks again!
by Zandit75
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Re: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

Thank you both, I was thinking it would be a split thought. I was hoping to perhaps use this one day in either a recital or even slow melody competition at some point but it's slow going at the moment. I haven't practiced theory since college and I haven't put pencil to manuscript paper in so long i...
by Zandit75
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes
Replies: 7
Views: 622

Arranging a song to suit Trombone with changes

I'm looking to transpose a song so I can play the melody on trombone using the standard scoring of the piano as accompaniment. Transposing it note for note from Gmaj Treble clef to Gmaj Bass Clef is going fine, but playing through some of what I have already transposed sounds similar to the sung mel...
by Zandit75
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)
Replies: 17
Views: 734

Re: Advise for Marching Trombone (Corps Style)

I feel as though my tone, which was good last year, has become bad and playing the trombone has become uncomfortable. As far as being outnumbered? That's 90 in your band, counting drum line, pit, guard, drum majors and everything? Six trombones isn't that unbalanced, Yep, my thought exactly, 6 vs 9...
by Zandit75
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Pro-Pac Straps

Yep, same thing happened to mine, and now I no longer use it, I've now been using the shoulder strap.
Having seen this little hack fix, I might give it another go.
by Zandit75
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doodle tonguing in different ranges
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Doodle tonguing in different ranges

Do you have an example of doodle tonguing? Can't say I've ever heard of the term.
by Zandit75
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Unaccompanied Trombone pieces?
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: Unaccompanied Trombone pieces?

Tenor or Bass Trombone?
If it's bass, check our "First Things First" by Frank Gulino.
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/fi ... c/20430859
by Zandit75
Mon May 28, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 2724

Re: Tenor horn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aomOpZoaU So I learned that the 4th valve on the euphonium is like the F attachment on a trombone. Correct? Yep, exactly. Side note......You're asked to make a video highlighting your instrument, do you A) Give your instrument a bath, and polish, or B) Just rock up...
by Zandit75
Mon May 28, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 2724

Re: Tenor horn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5aomOpZoaU So I learned that the 4th valve on the euphonium is like the F attachment on a trombone. Correct? Yep, exactly. Side note......You're asked to make a video highlighting your instrument, do you A) Give your instrument a bath, and polish, or B) Just rock up...
by Zandit75
Sun May 27, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any quartets out there for Bass Trombones?
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Any quartets out there for Bass Trombones?

As the title suggests, I'm looking for suggestions for Bass trombone quartets. Our local Bands League has introduced new rules for next year where we can put together quartets/ensembles from multiple bands around the state. Having a chat with a couple of other trom players over the weekend brought u...
by Zandit75
Sun May 27, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions

Update #2!! Received first place in my section! Nice little medallion to go on the shelf! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33585834_1792388420818074_8726078612832256000_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=565b8018649d44ee87149d64101f68b1&oe=5B8D1450 I believe I played it better than my earlier attempt a...
by Zandit75
Sat May 26, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions

Unfortunately not BGuttman, at least I don't believe so anyway. Thanks for the well wishes, most appreciated. Here's a photo of our quartet just prior to heading in yesterday! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/33609398_10160341431560103_8754383697148379136_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=cca771ec3bd7...
by Zandit75
Sat May 26, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions

Update #1, Day 1 completed, and our quartet came third. While we only had a full rehearsal just prior to the start of the section, we had some pitching issues initially due to an improper warmup prior to playing. We made our way from the rehearsal room down to the room being used for the competition...
by Zandit75
Thu May 24, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 2724

Re: Tenor horn

In a British style brass band like the one I play in here in Australia, the Tenor Horn is one of those Colour Instruments. Just like the Soprano Cornet, Flugel Horn and my Bass Trombone, the Tenor Horn adds a colour to the overall sound of the band. To give you an idea of a British Style Brass Band ...
by Zandit75
Wed May 23, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions

Good luck, Gee-tar man! I'll try to send positive thoughts from the other side of the world. Only thing Tasmanian I have ever seen is a Tasmanian Devil in a Melbourne zoo. Nasty little critter! Haha, definitely not something you want chewing on your hand! They supposedly have a greater bite pressur...
by Zandit75
Wed May 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Tasmanian State Solo & Party Competitions

Way down under Downunder, Tasmania is holding it's annual State Solo & Party Competitions in Launceston this weekend. On the Saturday, most of the sections belong to Concert Band soloists and ensembles, except for the Quartet and Ensemble sections. I am part of a quartet of two Troms, a Eupho, and a...
by Zandit75
Mon May 21, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet

Thanks Walleye, received the arrangement this morning.
by Zandit75
Fri May 18, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cichowicz books low brass version coming out
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Cichowicz books low brass version coming out

Looking at that webpage, this single book is available for $24.95, I'm guessing that is USD.
His first 3 books are available as a package for $74.95.
by Zandit75
Fri May 18, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet
Replies: 9
Views: 901

Re: Hallelujah Leonard Cohen for Brass Quintet

I have an arrangement that our quintet plays frequently. Email me if you would like to have it. walleyeco@aol.com Hi Walleye, I hope you don't mind, but I've sent through an email requesting a copy of this arrangement. I sing this song with guitar and would love to see how it comes across to a Bras...
by Zandit75
Wed May 16, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 2591

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

2bobone wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:54 pm
I spoke very calmly and deliberately in the manner that all bass trombonists are renowned for.....
You should get this framed!! :good:
by Zandit75
Wed May 16, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 2591

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

I can't add any further comments on what's already been said, but I hope you'll indulge my little story, as it was quite amusing to me! Our Brass Band recently competed in the Australian Band Championships in the C Grade section. My conductor loves the sound I'm producing on Bass Trombone, and speci...
by Zandit75
Sun May 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightest weight Bass Trbs
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Lightest weight Bass Trbs

I can certainly say that the Shires Custom Bass Trom is not light, but it certainly is very well balanced. Once lifted to your shoulder, it basically falls in the right spot. Took me a couple of weeks to get used to the weight after playing a single valve tenor for many years, but everything else no...
by Zandit75
Sat May 12, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Shires Slide Bumper replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Shires Slide Bumper replacements

No one has come across this issue with a Shires before?
by Zandit75
Thu May 10, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: Practice Spaces

Doesn't show my Trom, but this is my music room. Certain notes set the acoustic guitars off with reverberations. Very cool! https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/17021941_1329134723810115_3291118959701442606_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7eb880d894633c804858b98f8431bae4&oe=5B91298E That is very cool. ...
by Zandit75
Wed May 09, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 1546

Re: Practice Spaces

Doesn't show my Trom, but this is my music room. Certain notes set the acoustic guitars off with reverberations. Very cool!
Image
by Zandit75
Tue May 08, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: „This website uses cookies...“
Replies: 17
Views: 1692

Re: „This website uses cookies...“

Only ever clicked it the once on Chrome, and never looked back.
by Zandit75
Mon May 07, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: First Things First - Frank Gulino
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: First Things First - Frank Gulino

Thanks BGuttman. The piece is written in an open key, so all accidentals are written on each note. The note is actually written as a pedal Fb, hence why I wrote it that way, but you are correct. I wasn't sure if using the first trigger would work with the pedals, so I start working on the exercises ...
by Zandit75
Mon May 07, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: First Things First - Frank Gulino
Replies: 2
Views: 374

First Things First - Frank Gulino

Not sure how many of you have come across this piece, it was only released last year, however I've been playing it for the last couple of weeks, and really loving it. I'm having trouble with a couple of the lower pedal notes, namely the Gb and Fb. Is there a chart somewhere that illustrates recommen...
by Zandit75
Wed May 02, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What else do you play??
Replies: 12
Views: 1075

What else do you play??

I'm always curious to see if musicians have any other instruments that they play other than their primary instrument that they may be known for. Me personally, I started on the Trombone in Highschool, much to my parents disgust and surprise, who thought I would follow in my Dad's footsteps by learni...
by Zandit75
Tue May 01, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Shires Slide Bumper replacements
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Shires Slide Bumper replacements

Only noticed this last night at band practice, however whatever is up in the tubes of the slide that stop the slide from going up too far seem to be compressed, or breaking down. My rotating Slide lock now bypasses the stopper on the slide altogether. Does any one have any links to replacements? Thi...
by Zandit75
Tue May 01, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)

What I don't understand is why Hamilton can't design a good trombone stand. Unless they have one I don't know about. I have the KB7010 Hamilton System X stand at home for my Bass Trom. Never had an issue with it. Certainly sturdy enough, but I agree with most of the comments here, it needs a sock.
by Zandit75
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Trombone Pics
Replies: 14
Views: 1630

Re: Trombone Pics

Over the Easter break I competed at the Australian National Band Championships. Our Brass band finished a very solid 4th in C Grade, pretty much an improvement of 6 places compared to the same competition last year!! Our Bandmaster was extremely pleased with our efforts. I also participated in a Qua...
by Zandit75
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Re: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance

Thanks for the quick reply Neo, most appreciated.
Any recommendations for a good tuning slide lube?
by Zandit75
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 937

Tuning Slide Lube Maintenance

Hey guys, finally found this place after waiting fitfully for the TTF to get back up and running which I'm assuming is not going to happen now? Anyway, I have a question about Tuning Slide Lube. Is it ok to use a petroleum jelly like Vaseline for this, or is it better to use something more trombone ...

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