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by afugate
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Alternative Slide Lubricants
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: Alternative Slide Lubricants

tskeldon wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:24 am
I think that trombonists are often inclined to lubricate every time they hear a friction sound (in a hushed environment), even though the slide is working well.
I can't speak for others, but what it feels like is the only criteria that matters to me. :good:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Automotive Detailing Spray Wax/Cleaner for routine maintenance

Bonearzt wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:17 pm
I just use Lemon Pledge furniture polish and a soft rag.

Eric
Same here.

FYI, I find spraying the wax works much better than just wrapping the rag around the can and rubbing it across your horn. YMMV... :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)

Matt K wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:53 am
I'm selling my YSL646 still (ad is a little further down). If someone wanted a straight horn instead, I think I could make that happen as well.
Did you ever list your 646? I searched your posts and only find a WTB for a tuning slide. :idk:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)
Replies: 13
Views: 877

Re: Yamaha YSL-645 (.525" bore, 8.5" bell)

Posting since the OP hasn't replied. I picked it up as a backup for my other 645... :)

Good transaction. Horn plays as described. Now I've got one for our daughter (and perhaps she'll let me play my 3BF again sometime...)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 591

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Look at it this way. What is the purpose of music education in high school (marching band included)? Is it to produce a huge crop of amazing players that all go to college to study music? Or is it to foster a love of music, camaraderie, and pursuing a goal? I was told by an old band director that i...
by afugate
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 11
Views: 526

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

I'm looking to buy a product I read about on Jay Friedman's website called "The Intonation Repair Tool". I guess the idea is to train "Just Intonation". Also, has anyone tried it or had any success with it? I tried a couple of these. I liked The Intonation Repair Tool (this one) the best. :) YMMV -...
by afugate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Possible Downtime Approacheth
Replies: 2
Views: 197

Re: Possible Downtime Approacheth

Good luck. And thank you, to all of you who are working hard to keep our rehosted community alive and kicking!

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how to develop endurance
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: how to develop endurance

Savio wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:25 pm
Maybe practice on using as little effort as possible?

Leif
This was very important for me. It's amazing how much more endurance I have now that my embouchure mechanics are better.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 911

Re: High range to low range

But I have found that such slow speeds can allow lots of chop movement in the solution. I was a good player who had this problem. I had several different settings for the horn and a significant amount of motion and shifting on the horn. I could make things work just fine for slow and moderate passa...
by afugate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Post started by member Ids
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Post started by member Ids

I use the "unread posts" function. That presentation is much better than the category page.

Unread posts does include both the originator and the most recent commenter for each item it lists.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Building range
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Building range

I found Sulliman's approach helpful for me.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS Get a Grip price drop!
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: FS Get a Grip price drop!

I will. :) I messaged you.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2065

Re: New Wessex Bones

I think the valve caps are pretty. I guess I'm sorta shallow. I wonder if they have improved. One of the minor quibbles I have with our daughter's Wessex 525 bore horn is that the valve cap just feels very insubstantial. It feels cheap. I have no idea if it has any effect on how the horn plays, as ...
by afugate
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info

I was able to find this tidbit of legalese: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/10/974 (c)Recordings.— (1) When authorized under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for purposes of this section, a military musical unit may produce recordings for distribution to the public, at a c...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Expired Certification in Some Browsers
Replies: 12
Views: 652

Re: Expired Certification in Some Browsers

The verification is going to take longer than expected. This is not my choice, but it is the way it is, unfortunately. I promise that nothing nefarious is going on...mostly waiting. Or, nothing like this: http://www.tromboneforum.org/ :tongue: Seriously though, thanks to all you guys for making thi...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2065

Re: New Wessex Bones

The new Wessex F contra and the Chris Stearn bass have been added to the site. No pictures yet, but specs and prices. https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/trombones-and-sackbut/products/f-contrabass-trombone-pf588 https://wessex-tubas.com/collections/trombones-and-sackbut/products/professional-doub...
by afugate
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Le Freque sound inhancer
Replies: 31
Views: 1502

Re: Le Freque sound inhancer

Then I confess to being totally mystified about how it could have had any objective effect at all. My best shot would be to speculate that it removed some vertical play in the rotors and forced them to retain correct vertical alignment. But given how the bushings work and fit into the casings, that...
by afugate
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1413

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 afugate
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1413

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

Thanks, @mrdeacon! The "solid air column" makes sense. It's neat to observe the kids as they go through this process. I generally do this with kids who have a thin, pinched sound. The ones who (I think) are generating all the sound by forcing their lips to buzz. I blow my pipe and let them feel my h...
by afugate
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How do you teach/describe your “breathing concept”?
Replies: 47
Views: 1413

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

Off topic... :) Regarding the question of resonance. I teach kids to make the horn sing by removing the outer slide and having the student buzz the mouthpiece and top tube, blowing until they can feel the horn vibrate in their hands. And then I explain that's a good thing - we want the horn to reson...
by afugate
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 25
Views: 1196

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

We can't tell you what you will like... :idk:

https://www.google.com/search?q=top+jaz ... yer+videos

It will be far more meaningful to you, if you make time to look and listen.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Wessex Bones
Replies: 27
Views: 2065

Re: New Wessex Bones

I see $1675 on the second link, but that's for the bass trombone? :???:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 889

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 afugate
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 99
Views: 4727

Re: What we're doing

I've been using MuseScore for my final drafts. Anyone else use MuseScore? Yep. I do all my work in it. :) I'm running for office our state legislature here in Oklahoma, so my composing (and playing/practicing) has taken a back seat to that. I've had the itch to write a couple of times, but I've squ...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: Printers for music

[snip] I know there's a similar Mac utility that I think I paid $10 for, but I can't recall the name of it since I haven't really used OSX in around 5 years. [snip] No need for an extra utility on the mac. Just open up the printers, select your printer with the attached scanner and click the scanne...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Printers for music
Replies: 18
Views: 829

Re: Printers for music

[snip] I know there's a similar Mac utility that I think I paid $10 for, but I can't recall the name of it since I haven't really used OSX in around 5 years. [snip] No need for an extra utility on the mac. Just open up the printers, select your printer with the attached scanner and click the scanne...
by afugate
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Advantages with a soprano trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 745

Re: Advantages with a soprano v sewtrombone

Neo Bri wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:32 pm
imsevimse wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Another advantage with a soprano is it fits in a handbag and can travel safely on a flight.

/Tom
Plus the size means that it will much more convenient to practice while operating a hang-glider.
Don't let go of the slide... :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1215

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjSBQl38ksk this trumpet player actually lower his tongue level for the higher tones. Watch the back of the tongue... It would be interesting to see the tongue level and action of someone like Wayne Bergeron. It seems most lead trumpet professionals say they use tong...
by afugate
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Marching Slide Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: Marching Slide Trombone

[snip] Yes, DCI allows trombones now, but they're not really part of the fundamental drum corps sound concept. [snip] As a trombone player, I detest what DCI is doing with trombones on the field. They're nothing more than novelty items with no real purpose. Might as well march kazoos. :roll: --Andy...
by afugate
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways

I took Exaclee's big band composition class... Curious to hear more on that! Zac's class was a blast! Masters level - 4 students total - and I was the only duffer in the group. I took the class because I love big band jazz. Zac was kind, thoughtful, and inspiring as a teacher. About 3 weeks into th...
by afugate
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways

If there comes a day when I can immerse myself in musical study again I will definitely spend half as much time blowing my horn and twice as much time with ear buds in. Buy a good set of headphones if you're going to be listening. I had a set of Shure in-ear buds that I thought was pretty good. At ...
by afugate
Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Leadpipe for an Olds Special
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Leadpipe for an Olds Special

[snip] I do have an Olds 3 mp, but I have avoided in the past because I find the rim to be a little small; however, it is the only mp that seems to fit so maybe I should just "get used to it". [snip] Maybe you could send your Olds 3 MP that is the perfect fit to Doug and ask him to replicate the sh...
by afugate
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: Conn 62H bass trombone bell compatibility

blast wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:37 am
Okay, I surrender..... you can use it with whatever you like.... there, that's helpful.

Chris
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is a Medium Shank?
Replies: 18
Views: 827

Re: What is a Medium Shank?

Please note: If this question is concerning a mouthpiece for a medium bore horn as being discussed in a separate thread of yours :), then don't worry. Most medium bore horns, like my Yamaha 645 - and the King 3B+ mentioned in that thread, use a small shank mouthpiece. I *think* there are a few mediu...
by afugate
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone
Replies: 4
Views: 448

Re: I have found a mouthpiece for my Soprano-trombone

I wonder if Doug Elliott has a combination that would work for soprano?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1450

Re: Best Case out there for a tenor?

Burgerbob wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:19 am
The new King cases for the 2B are super cool. Horn guys carries them.
They do look cool. Do you know if they will hold a 3BwF?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: HP 932 & 933 ink cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 654

Re: HP 932 & 933 ink cartridges

I tried notating music with notes in different colors. This was for a handbell group where most don't read music. I'd put each person's bells in a different color. Took forever, and didn't really work at all, but it was fun figuring out how to change note colords. FYI, if you're ever interested in ...
by afugate
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 35
Views: 1893

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

Don't be afraid to ask people to help out with some of the various tasks of running the band. One guy can't do it all. I'm with Mike on this. I'm in one big band that includes several band directors. Different people rehearse different tunes. I think it's healthy to hear others approach to tunes. -...
by afugate
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone slide rod
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Trombone slide rod

[snip]... and wound a little gaffer tape at the far end of the rod to get a really tight fit into the slide. I'm going to try doing this on my traditional cleaning rod. :good: It's also important not to use the rod into the m/p receiver, use a brush to avoid damage to the leadpipe. yep... --Andy in...
by afugate
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 20
Views: 1951

Re: Anonymity

BGuttman wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:48 am
Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:27 am
Who is this guy?
Says the guy who has neither Burger nor Bob in his real name :tongue:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon May 28, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B
Replies: 48
Views: 3338

Re: Yamaha 891z-Lawler - King 3B

The 445/446 is basically the 645/646 with a little less "bling" (nickel trim). The slides on Yammies in general are great. Given the variability of Bachs, a 446 could be better or worse than a 36B. Thanks Bruce. I've looked at Woodwind/Brasswind and Dillon's and am not seeing the 645/646....only se...
by afugate
Mon May 28, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Method Books
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Method Books

Brad Edwards has a new book out that might be of interest: The Intermediate Trombonist! Building Blocks for Tone Technique Done with your beginning book? Not quite ready for advanced books? Here’s your answer! http://trombonezone.org/books/int/ I purchased a copy for one of my students, a freshman i...
by afugate
Sat May 26, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bass trombone and guitar
Replies: 11
Views: 907

Re: Bass trombone and guitar

Thanks for sharing, Savio! What a nice way to start the morning! I enjoyed these.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu May 10, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Projecting
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Projecting

Projection is more than just playing louder.

It's about getting the horn to work with you and producing overtones that will strengthen your sound. I've been around players who project even at soft volumes. Their sound still carries to the back of the room.

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Wed May 09, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Speak Low Recordings
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Speak Low Recordings

You gotta love the long hair and wide collars. Reminds me of my college jazz band in the late 70's /early 80's. I had a blue tux shirt with ruffles on the front. The pictures don't really go with the recording. (There are no flutes in the recording. And that's definitely bass trombone - not tuba......
by afugate
Tue May 08, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Speak Low Recordings
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Speak Low Recordings

Interesting. It doen't sound very Latin. But a nice rendition. Note that in the beginning he's baically doing slight variations on the melody and goes off into "outer space" for the last chorus. It would probably sound more Latin if the rhythm adopted a more Latin feel with the exact same solo over...
by afugate
Sat May 05, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 1965 Bach 34B - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: FS: 1965 Bach 34B - Price Drop

The original post has been edited. :)

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on best mid-size trombone
Replies: 28
Views: 1899

Re: Opinions on best mid-size trombone

<snip>... The yamaha (645) has a really broad range of sounds over less dynamic volume. In other words, the Yamaha is more excitable. I find this to be true for my Yamaha 645. Its my "go to" horn. I love it! Smokey when I want it and sizzling like a laser when I need it to cut. --Andy in OKC
by afugate
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Keeping the horn steady
Replies: 13
Views: 1206

Re: Keeping the horn steady

Second thought: in addition to holding the horn entirely with the left arm like Bruce says, watch your right arm movement. The natural tendency is to swing the arm at the elbow, creating an arc. This can lead to torque between the left hand trying to hold the horn steady, and the right hand, which ...
by afugate
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: list of unread topics
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: list of unread topics

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