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by ttf_robcat2075
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Animal Tricks
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Animal Tricks

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104326.msg1231489#msg1231489"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104326.msg1231489#msg1231489]</s>Quote from: TriJim on Today at 10:38 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>However, on Thursday the Tuba player from the Koblenz (Germany) Military Tub...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 1922

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t> I don't agree with the sentence in bold. Also, it's not correct that a national health system needs to raise money for everyone who might need it. Governments, and in the private sector actuaries and insurers, try to predict how many people will actually need treatment, and make tax plans accord...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 1922

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>I would say that Urbie Green having expense trouble... at the age of ninety-two(!)... is neither a sign of his financial foolishness nor an indictment of our general retirement system.<br/> <br/> Living to ninety-two is still a rare and unlikely outcome for anyone to find themselves in. It is unr...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 1922

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>In olden times a talented but poor artist would find a rich noble or robber baron to sponsor their career.<br/> <br/> This modern crowd-sourcing of the funds is probably no different ethically, with the advantage that it is harder for the donors to claim a right to nookie on the side.<br/> </t>
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Interesting panning in big band albums
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Interesting panning in big band albums

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104275.msg1231082#msg1231082"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104275.msg1231082#msg1231082]</s>Quote from: Pre59 on Jan 31, 2018, 02:16PM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <URL url="https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/gues...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: flex chin
Replies: 8
Views: 356

flex chin

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1231060#msg1231060"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1231060#msg1231060]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Jan 31, 2018, 11:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Setting in (einsetzen) means anchoring the rim on the red of the low...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: flex chin
Replies: 8
Views: 356

flex chin

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1231060#msg1231060"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1231060#msg1231060]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Jan 31, 2018, 11:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Setting in (einsetzen) means anchoring the rim on the red of the low...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Interesting panning in big band albums
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Interesting panning in big band albums

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104275.msg1231064#msg1231064"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104275.msg1231064#msg1231064]</s>Quote from: Pre59 on Jan 31, 2018, 12:30PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>In these early times the studios didn't have Pan knobs (or potentiometers...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Interesting panning in big band albums
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Interesting panning in big band albums

<t>One other possible reason for the severe panning is that the separation of channels in an LP record was not complete. You had the same needle trying to pick out two different signals and it was impossible to eliminate "cross talk".<br/> <br/> <br/> High end LP turntable "cartridges" were sold on ...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Interesting panning in big band albums
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Interesting panning in big band albums

<r>Are these albums from the 50s and 60s?<br/> <br/> "STEREO" was a big selling point.  You paid for STEREO and you're going to get it!<br/> <br/> <IMG src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kQ81SF1mpfE/TRsbOEJivmI/AAAAAAAAA8Y/E5VcMq5MP_E/s1600/stereo.jpg"><s>[img]</s><URL url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kQ8...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: flex chin
Replies: 8
Views: 356

flex chin

At 49:20 she is clearly lowering her jaw but she's not playing so we don't know if that is what she really does or merely thinks that's what she does.



There's a lot of stuff there that must be horn player jargon.

"setting on" vs. "setting in" ?
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104150.msg1230904#msg1230904"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104150.msg1230904#msg1230904]</s>Quote from: Carolus on Jan 30, 2018, 05:04AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Now I am no lawyer, but to my knowledge Soviet works published before F...
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: flex chin
Replies: 8
Views: 356

flex chin

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1230992#msg1230992"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104273.msg1230992#msg1230992]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Jan 30, 2018, 07:15PM<e>[/url]</e></URL> <br/> <br/> Also, just before that they talk about pressure, and sh...
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: flex chin
Replies: 8
Views: 356

flex chin

<r>As I watch her, it looks like what I feel like I'm doing in the ultra-low rage (for me, pedal G and lower).  Basically, trying to stuff more lip into the mouthpiece by jutting the chin forward.<br/> <br/> But "flex" is not a world I would have used to describe it.   <IMG src="http://tromboneforum...
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Captain Stambolov
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Captain Stambolov

Why is the tuba separate?
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Taking Trombone up later in life
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Taking Trombone up later in life

<t>There are people who will teach you over the internet via Skype or similar.<br/> <br/> Given the stated casual nature of your goal...<br/> <br/> QuoteGoal -<br/> Play three pieces at friends 50th birthday next year! Passable level - e.g they can recognise the tunes!<br/> ...and the stated lack of...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Weight Loss Surgery
Replies: 83
Views: 1076

Weight Loss Surgery

<r>May your recovery continue well!<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95887.msg1230313#msg1230313"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95887.msg1230313#msg1230313]</s>Quote from: sterb225 on Jan 26, 2018, 05:13AM<e>[/url]</e></URL> These first 50 lbs have rev...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: FS: One-of-a-kind Laskey Mouthpiece
Replies: 3
Views: 94

FS: One-of-a-kind Laskey Mouthpiece

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104185.msg1230328#msg1230328"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104185.msg1230328#msg1230328]</s>Quote from: Corvus on Jan 26, 2018, 06:27AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>This is a copy of John Kitzman's famous Bach 5G. <br/> <br/> <br/> What ...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: To avoid the flu, wash your cell phone
Replies: 2
Views: 958

To avoid the flu, wash your cell phone

I recall in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" how one planet launched all their "telephone sanitizers" into space as an unnecessary part of society, and then everyone died from a germ they caught from their telephones.
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: To avoid the flu, wash your cell phone
Replies: 2
Views: 958

To avoid the flu, wash your cell phone

I recall in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" how one planet launched all their "telephone sanitizers" into space as an unnecessary part of society, and then everyone died from a germ they caught from their telephones.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Larger piece = better high range?
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Larger piece = better high range?

Bonus possibility... the slightly different shaped mouthpiece changes the air column enough to let a few more partials resonate that couldn't before.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.

Thanks!

There's a gold mine of Soviet pieces we know almost nothing about here.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dancing police horse
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Dancing police horse

<r>Happy hooves...<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY"><s>[url=https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY]</s>https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <URL url="https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY"><s>[url=https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY]</s>https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dancing police horse
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Dancing police horse

<r>Happy hooves...<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY"><s>[url=https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY]</s>https://youtu.be/DnjAz5qE-CY<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <URL url="https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY"><s>[url=https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY]</s>https://www.youtube.com/v/DnjAz5qE-CY...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 411

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

That's a reason the flute superseded the recorder. A flute can tune most notes on-the-fly at any dynamic level but a recorder can't.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 411

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

That's a reason the flute superseded the recorder. A flute can tune most notes on-the-fly at any dynamic level but a recorder can't.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 411

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

<t>Lessee... 9 ft trombone, 12ft in 6th position<br/> <br/> If the tuning slide adds 3 in. then the total 6th position length will need to be 12 ft + 4 in to maintain proportions with the 9' 3" first position<br/> <br/> However, three of those inches are already in the tuning slide so the new sixth ...
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 411

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

If we presume that 1st position is tuned to a proper Bb for each pitch then the difference in placement at 6th position is about 4mm

Sixth position would be 4mm shorter at A442 than at A440
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1241

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

He's been dead for 20 years. When does the moratorium end?
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1241

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103986.msg1229650#msg1229650"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103986.msg1229650#msg1229650]</s>Quote from: bonesmarsh on Jan 22, 2018, 04:21PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...He apologised then for not doing any public playing because he wa...
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Music Scanning Softwar for Finale PrintMusic 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Music Scanning Softwar for Finale PrintMusic 2007

<r>QuoteOne of the most useful features that I'm surprised hasn't been implemented (maybe is has for all I know) is to take an individual part and superimpose it behind the Sibelius layer so you can input while looking at the same screen.<br/> <br/> I will note that <URL url="https://www.makeuseof.c...
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Bunker 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 662

Bunker 2018

That is disappointing to have to say good bye especially when it's a decision you had to make.
by ttf_robcat2075
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Harmonic series terminology?
Replies: 31
Views: 1548

Harmonic series terminology?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104045.msg1229388#msg1229388"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104045.msg1229388#msg1229388]</s>Quote from: Andrew Meronek on Jan 21, 2018, 06:18AM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> QuoteYou'll never be able to conform all those.I never sai...
by ttf_robcat2075
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Music Scanning Softwar for Finale PrintMusic 2007
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Music Scanning Softwar for Finale PrintMusic 2007

Step-entry with a MIDI keyboard is pretty snappy if your software recognizes it. Faster than mouse entry, faster than correcting a scanned score.

Someone really ought to devote some neural network AI to score scanning.
by ttf_robcat2075
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: How can I build a band culture in a non-band country?
Replies: 18
Views: 513

How can I build a band culture in a non-band country?

<t>I just looked through all the craigslist/Japan musical instruments for sale ads... lots of keyboards... lots of guitar pedals...not one trombone!<br/> <br/> I'm surprised. There ought to be lots of trombones sitting in closets of former school band players.<br/> <br/> Here in the US you can find ...
by ttf_robcat2075
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Harmonic series terminology?
Replies: 31
Views: 1548

Harmonic series terminology?

<t>"Series" has a lot of uses outside of even music or math that are not exactly like how it is used in music or math so maybe it is asking more than we need for even the music and math "series' to align exactly.<br/> <br/> a television series<br/> a series of steps<br/> The World Series<br/> the HA...
by ttf_robcat2075
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: How can I build a band culture in a non-band country?
Replies: 18
Views: 513

How can I build a band culture in a non-band country?

<r>Getting a whole band culture going would be a daunting thing, even just a brass band culture.<br/> <br/> OK... just brainstorming here... thinking of ways to do it rather than reasons to not do it...<br/> <br/> <br/> How about scaling the goal down to a trombone choir culture? <br/> <br/> That wo...
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Braces or Invisalign?
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Braces or Invisalign?

i hope you'll post some updates about how it all progresses.
by ttf_robcat2075
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Harmonic series terminology?
Replies: 31
Views: 1548

Harmonic series terminology?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104045.msg1229142#msg1229142"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104045.msg1229142#msg1229142]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Yesterday at 09:36 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...We are talking about music, and while music teachers (emphas...
by ttf_robcat2075
Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 411

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

<r>This is a classic problem with all woodwinds.<br/> <br/> Aside from the problem of the holes no longer being in the same relationship to the length (were they really all that perfect to begin with?) there is a possible problem with the internal gap that is created by pulling out the head joint.<b...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms

Brahms sounds like a pain.

He wants the attention but he's going to make you suffer for giving him the attention.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms

Brahms sounds like a pain.

He wants the attention but he's going to make you suffer for giving him the attention.
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Bunker 2018
Replies: 35
Views: 662

Bunker 2018

<t>I left my faucets dripping during the recent freeze and thought I got through it OK, but then when the thaw came there were leaks.<br/> <br/> For now, I sawed off the pipes to that bathroom and capped them.  When warm weather comes back I think I'm going to investigate redoing it with flexible PE...
by ttf_robcat2075
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms


I have to think it's not a complete coincidence that Anna Russell sounded just like Dame Ethyl.
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Dame Ethyl Smyth recalls meeting Johannes Brahms

<r>When giants walked the Earth... Ethyl was there.<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://youtu.be/8zbCRjA9wJ8"><s>[url=https://youtu.be/8zbCRjA9wJ8]</s>https://youtu.be/8zbCRjA9wJ8<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> <URL url="https://www.youtube.com/v/8zbCRjA9wJ8"><s>[url=https://www.youtube.com/v/8zbCRjA9wJ8]</s>http...
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Dumb Question Re: Positions
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Dumb Question Re: Positions

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103989.msg1228749#msg1228749"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103989.msg1228749#msg1228749]</s>Quote from: MikeyBonez on Jan 16, 2018, 07:43AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>This may be a painfully dumb question, so I apologize in advance.<br...
by ttf_robcat2075
Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Wallaby hops along Sydney Harbour Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Wallaby hops along Sydney Harbour Bridge

That hopping looks like a lot of work.
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Composer-arrangers : Do you NEED a strong melody?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Composer-arrangers : Do you NEED a strong melody?

<r>When I was in college they told us "music is organized sound".<br/> <br/> No, you don't need melody for that but is that really the bar we should shoot for?<br/> <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103978.msg1228668#msg1228668"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php...
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: How far can you get alone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1006

How far can you get alone?

But would you pay to watch someone mow a lawn? Not all professionals are worth our attention.
by ttf_robcat2075
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: Composer-arrangers : Do you NEED a strong melody?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Composer-arrangers : Do you NEED a strong melody?

<t>I am very doubtful that "Intermission Riff" and Beethoven's Fifth are of equal merit. <br/> <br/> I am extremely doubtful that "Intermission Riff" and Beethoven's Fifth are of equal merit.<br/> <br/> I realize the musical pundits like to claim that Beethoven was a poor melodist but... somehow he ...

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