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by BflatBass
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 219

Mouthpiece cleaning

Can anyone recommend a mouthpiece cleaner that disinfects as well as cleans and is UNSCENTED! So far I've been using hand soap and water which cleans fine but I'm just wondering what other ppl use just to see if there isn't something better or more convenient. Something I can keep in the case to use...
by BflatBass
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Do you think the United States Space Force will get a band?

Well if there is one, just to be fitting, they should at some point have a concert in space! Don't you think?
by BflatBass
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: What we're doing

Really glad this thread got started. Fascinating diversity in this group here. Played my second concert with the "big" community band last Thursday night. Our main conductor (we have two) told us that this time we were probably playing the most difficult set that's ever been presented with this band...
by BflatBass
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombones
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: King trombones

It's a little misleading because they list the Liberty as a 2B. Are the Liberties marked as such on the bell? Not very many detailed photos on the web site. I'm guessing that if the horn has 2B engraved on the bell (and not other names) that it's not a Liberty. The name King is also on Richard's bel...
by BflatBass
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King trombones
Replies: 5
Views: 287

King trombones

http://www.hnwhite.com/second%20page.htm I came across this web site in search of info about King trombone serial numbers. A gentleman in one of my community bands (Richard by name) is playing an old 2B that he said he played when he was in the 5th grade which was about the late 1960's. According to...
by BflatBass
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Olds Recording R20
Replies: 6
Views: 441

Re: Olds Recording R20

Hello. Has anyone played a 60's-70's Olds R20 Recording with f attachment? What are your impressions? Thanks. Funny you should ask about this horn because a guy in one of my community bands uses one and I got into a conversation with him about it because I'd never seen one before and I thought it w...
by BflatBass
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: What we're doing

Played 3rd bone in my first concert with the "big" community band last night. I didn't play nearly as well as I would've liked but there's a lot of trombones in our section so I don't think anyone noticed as much as me. Really fun being a part of this tradition in my town and I'm getting to meet lot...
by BflatBass
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 9 Ways to Protect Your Ears and Hearing Health
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: 9 Ways to Protect Your Ears and Hearing Health

I normally wear hearing aids and since I started playing trombone again, I've been taking them out when I play. I do this because I get a weird buzz in my ear when playing (worse on the bass than the tenor). After reading this article I'm thinking about wearing the foam type (squeeze and compress) a...
by BflatBass
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: New Forum Suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 296

New Forum Suggestion

In the "Performance' forum I started a thread called "What we're doing". If you read the thread you'll get the idea I was trying to present to this chat community. I also suggested starting a new forum with the same idea because as StefanHaller stated in his reply Having all of this in one huge thre...
by BflatBass
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: What we're doing

Neo are you the one teaching? And if so are you giving private lessons?
Burgerbob what kinds of gigs are you expecting on a Contra? Strictly brass stuff or orchestral? Or solo?
by BflatBass
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

What we're doing

I've only been a member of this forum/group for couple of months (I never knew about TTF) but as I read I see a lot of familiar names and so I get a little sense of community here. Therefore I just thought I'd present an idea to see if anyone is interested. Post a little something, maybe on a weekly...
by BflatBass
Mon May 28, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1467

Re: Tenor horn



So I learned that the 4th valve on the euphonium is like the F attachment on a trombone. Correct?
by BflatBass
Wed May 23, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1467

Re: Tenor horn

Interesting stuff. In one of Trent Hamilton's YouTube videos he talks about the difference between a baritone and a euphonium (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCNYwom47sE&t=2s). Here he states that the baritone's tubing stays consistent in size throughout (for the most part) whereas the euphonium's ...
by BflatBass
Wed May 23, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 44
Views: 1467

Tenor horn

In another thread someone mentioned their Kanstul 1662i bass so out of curiosity I go to the Kanstul website and I start poking around and I go to the "instruments" pull down menu and I see the usual trumpets, flugelhorns, trombones, etc. Then in the middle I see "tenor horn". I've never seen this b...
by BflatBass
Sat May 19, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Tuba questions

Thank you imsevimse. That explains things better. At first I thought the whole clef thing was useless complication but knowing some of the background behind why music is written the way it is expands my understanding. It seems like at one time you weren't considered a trombone or tuba player, you we...
by BflatBass
Fri May 18, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing
Replies: 18
Views: 742

Re: Laurel vs Yanny as relates to hearing

I hear Yammy ... not Yanny. Nothing even resembling Laurel and i can't even imagine it. On computer speakers or high quality earbuds, I hear the same thing. It's the opposite for me. I hear Laurel and can't imagine it sounding like Yanny. As Mr. Spock would've said, "fascinating". I'm using ASUS co...
by BflatBass
Fri May 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Tuba questions

Thank you John L. This is very helpful. So does this mean that the Bb tuba is in concert pitch and the rest are transposing instruments? And is treble clef used for tuba simply to get the notes closer to the center of the staff much like tenor clef is used for trombone music?
by BflatBass
Thu May 17, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tuba questions
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Tuba questions

The other day I was watching a video by Trent Hamilton about the Bb tuba. He said the Bb tuba reads in treble clef. Now, I've been playing tuba parts on my bass trombone in one of my community bands and it's all in bass clef. And as far as I know there are only three types of tubas (not including eu...
by BflatBass
Sat May 12, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Practice Spaces

cozzagiorgi, the only thing I'll consume while playing the horn is either water or coffee. Just the thought of that stuff in my horn :eek: . Especially the slide.

And Neo Bri, I used to race bikes but not MotoGP :lol: Playing the trombone is a lot safer.
by BflatBass
Fri May 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice Spaces
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Practice Spaces

Neo Bri thought his practice space was lame? Ha! A little cramped. Hot in the summer and cold in the winter. If I forget and leave my mouthpiece on the horn in the winter, I'll put it under warm running water to warm it up before I practice :lol: Accoustics could be better but I get by. And no I don...
by BflatBass
Mon May 07, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Videos?

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 11:19 pm
Have a look here:

http://trombonechat.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=79

Funny I just found that thread.

Thanks :good:
I might start a new thread about using videos in the Teaching and Learning section
by BflatBass
Mon May 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Videos?

I know we can post pics here on Trombone Chat but can we post videos?
by BflatBass
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: College decision...
Replies: 28
Views: 1227

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 to...
by BflatBass
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach for jazz
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Bach for jazz

How many of you peeps out there like using a Bach trombone for jazz work? I'm talking either tenor or bass. I'm also talking small group work where it's just you and maybe one or two other horns and rhythm section or big band stuff. The reason I'm asking is that when I bought my first and only horn ...
by BflatBass
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 31
Views: 1264

Re: Practice mutes

I have a question about loudness of the electronic vs a non electronic practice mutes. For someone in front of the bell, which is louder. I know they all very in loudness but why spend $200 on a Silent Brass system if it's no quieter that other non electronic practice mutes when your in front of the...
by BflatBass
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone quartet arrangements
Replies: 8
Views: 923

Re: Trombone quartet arrangements

Finlandia by Jean Sibelius, arr. by Mark McDunn
Pretty simple stuff really. Barely college level. Like it none the less
by BflatBass
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1485

Re: Doubling

I do sound like a cry baby don't I :lol: I really am grateful that I have an opportunity to play in this band and if every time someone said they needed a trombone I said, "I'm only a bass player", I'd probably have to wait a long time before I had a chance to play and then it might only be for one ...
by BflatBass
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Doubling
Replies: 36
Views: 1485

Doubling

I've been away from the horn for 36 years and only been practicing for about 5 months now trying to get my chops back in shape and I've been spending all my time on a bass practicing bass stuff. Practicing by yourself is fine but sooner or later you need to play in a group or even duets. So the othe...
by BflatBass
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Jazz "play along"

I second the recommendation for iReal Pro, I use it a lot, and it's very nice. Of course it's not the same as playing along with real musicians, but the advantages outweigh this (being able to set the tempo and key, or change some chords), and the musical quality isn't bad at all. Apart from that, ...
by BflatBass
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Jazz "play along"

Ok, so I tried out iReal with my bluetooth speaker and yes it doesn't put out enough bass. The keyboards dominate the sound. Thanks Matt K. for the link. That's the kind of thing I really need. Might be worth the investment. Idk about Band in a Box right now. It's a bit pricey compared to iReal. But...
by BflatBass
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Jazz "play along"

Downloading something on to my phone would be ideal. I have a really nice bluetooth speaker that I use with the Tunable app and it gets plenty loud enough to play along with. I looked up iReal pro on my phone (Android) and based on what you all are saying it's worth the $13. I'll get this downloaded...
by BflatBass
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Jazz "play along"

Can anyone recommend a play along jazz instructive system for trombone? Something like "Music Minus One". I did an online search on MMO but didn't come up with anything useful. I'd like to practice my improvising with sheet music and a rhythm section accompaniment. I'd prefer the accompaniment to be...
by BflatBass
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Great Youtube channel for brass players...
Replies: 6
Views: 1050

Re: Great Youtube channel for brass players...

Interesting seeing Mike on his YouTube channel. Just discovered it the other day. I played with Mike in the community college Jazz big band that his dad conducted before Mike headed off to a "real" college. He's really made a name for himself and yes, I really like the HipBone Music channel. Lots of...
by BflatBass
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Ringing my bell
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Re: Ringing my bell

Ok, so I'm playing my horn today and I noticed a few more things about the ringing. If I play E natural in second position, middle of the staff, all I have to do is move the slide 1/8" one way or the other and the bell won't ring. It's extremely sensitive. And I use the Tunable app on my phone and i...
by BflatBass
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Ringing my bell
Replies: 5
Views: 606

Ringing my bell

I noticed something the other day while practicing and I thought I'd bring it up here to see if anyone knows the cause. Just for reference my axe is an old King Duo Gravis Silver Sonic which has a 9.5 inch bell. Ok, whenever I play an E (in any octave but mostly low E below the staff, not pedal) my ...
by BflatBass
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 59
Views: 3381

Re: The Bunker

I think the collective noun should depend on if the group is good or bad.
A bad group might be called a "murder" of bones.
A good group.....help me out.

A "celebration" of trombones....that's kinda corny.

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