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by afugate
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Listening and Learning: one song, three ways
Replies: 4
Views: 111

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: 155

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: 453

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: 278

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: 187

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: Cases
Topic: Best Case out there for a tenor?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

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: Everything Else
Topic: HP 932 & 933 ink cartridges
Replies: 8
Views: 358

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: 25
Views: 807

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: 297

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: 15
Views: 562

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: 46
Views: 2040

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: 600

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: 484

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: 806

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: 421

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: 421

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: Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: 1965 Bach 34B - SOLD
Replies: 10
Views: 756

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: 1388

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: 829

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: 715

Re: list of unread topics

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-- Andy in OK
by afugate
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Newness
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Newness

JohnSandhagen wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:19 am
No one called me!


Interesting to see what's in the future...
Welcome... Home. :)

And that goes for everyone. It's good to see familiar faces turning up here.
--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mutes
Replies: 31
Views: 1222

Re: Practice mutes

I have a couple of Renuzit mutes that are fine for a considerate warmup before rehearsal. I've occasionally used them to do the morning routine in a hotel room. You can't beat the price (still 99 cents for the parts). If you build one of these, I have a suggested improvement. The "corks" (most peop...
by afugate
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3b hard to play?
Replies: 25
Views: 1282

Re: King 3b hard to play?

I had a sterling silver 3BGSX for quite some time that I thought had a killer slide too. It turns out it was so killer that it was losing compression! So good action doesn't always mean that the slide itself is in shape. I took it to a tech to do some slide work before i sold it and I ended up hold...
by afugate
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Projecting
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Projecting

I agree with the others above. :good:

Years ago on the old forum someone posted a link to Al Kay's PDF about how to play loudly. I found it helpful, so I'm reposting here.

http://alkay.ca/documents/clinic_sheets ... loud_e.pdf
by afugate
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

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

I use a pair of stylish socks that matched a sweater my wife gave me decades ago when we were both young. The sweater no longer fits, but I've kept it - the socks - and the girl! :D I'd lose no sleep if I lost the old beater hamilton stand from my high school days. But I'd sure miss the socks. :) --...
by afugate
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: TTF Archives are LIVE!
Replies: 58
Views: 3672

Re: TTF Archives are LIVE!

Bravo, Matt -- and everyone else who has been involved in this labor of love on our behalf. :good: This will make our new home so much more useful! The analogy seems apropos. It is kind of like we moved into a new house and the moving company just now brought our furniture. Thank you! -Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz "play along"
Replies: 32
Views: 2126

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. Bu...
by afugate
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bone socks? (for stands, not feet)
Replies: 18
Views: 1322

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

Schlitz wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:35 am
LowrBrass wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:42 pm

Does anyone have picture evidence or anecdotes of THINGS THAT HAVE GONE WRONG by putting a trombone on a sock-less stand, short-term and/or long-term?
Pretty sure Bristol Palin has never used one. Results tend to speak the truth.....
:o :lol:

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Emoji!
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Emoji!

It looks like you just need 13x26px gifs?

--Andy in OKC
by afugate
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I'm first
Replies: 11
Views: 879

Re: I'm first

Who's on first? :D

Abbot and Costello know...
https://youtu.be/kTcRRaXV-fg

--Andy in OKC

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