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by baileyman
Fri May 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My jaw moves
Replies: 3
Views: 348

Re: My jaw moves

sabutin used to say around here, "Try everything, and if it works, do it." Some people promote the jaw motion, and I hear fine players who show lots of motion. I think what is happening it they are changing mouth volume by using the jaw and that prompts partial change. I think that can all be done t...
by baileyman
Fri May 22, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1204

Re: Another buzzing question

Several decades ago, Herb Bruce had me rim buzzing octave glissandos while watching my aperture in a mirror, with the objective being to do as much work as possible at the aperture ... Interesting. I let the aperture do as close to nothing as possible. The rest is tongue. I suppose there's more tha...
by baileyman
Fri May 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach NY era mouthpieces
Replies: 52
Views: 2175

Re: Bach NY era mouthpieces

I have 11Cs of all eras squirreled away around the house. One of these days I hope to be able to tell the difference between any of them. That helps motivate me to get up early and make some noise in the garage.
by baileyman
Wed May 13, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: History of Bass trombone use in Big Bands
Replies: 7
Views: 1566

Re: History of Bass trombone use in Big Bands

Paying attention to the sound a lot has happened. What I notice recently, speaking especially of LA, bass has become comparable in size soundwise to the rest of the trombone section. Big band now has four horn sections. I'm not in favor of this, but it is what it is. I suppose there is precedent. I ...
by baileyman
Wed May 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1204

Re: Another buzzing question

My warmup has evolved. It's all freebuzzing. I start in the middle at some unknown pitch, then buzz down an octave and back. Then down a half step and repeat. Until the low note cannot speak. (Ab double pedal this morning.) Then turn around and go back up by half steps until, well, it's high enough....
by baileyman
Wed May 13, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Wearing earplugs while practicing
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Wearing earplugs while practicing

Do it. You'll hear things you never heard before because the horn is so loud. There are so many sounds going on. Tongue, lip spittle, inspiration, the clunk of the slide into the receivers. All these things are clues to playing and may correlate with things you want to improve. They are paths for im...
by baileyman
Mon May 11, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: DIY Accessory bag?
Replies: 17
Views: 685

Re: DIY Accessory bag?

If thrift stores were not inessential then you could easily find something that would do it.
by baileyman
Fri May 08, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Trombone Corner Podcast
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Trombone Corner Podcast

I love that. Jay Friedman talks about being a low brass you already have a dark sound, don't make it worse by trying to make the sound darker. By comparison to the rest of the orchestra, trombones are already dark. Great insight that's contrary to a lot of what you hear today. Seems like there is l...
by baileyman
Wed May 06, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Definitive Jazz Trombone Albums?
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: Definitive Jazz Trombone Albums?

The seldom herd Lloyd Ellis group:

Lloyd Ellis Quintet, Carl Fontana ‎– Las Vegas - 3 A.M

You'll need a turntable.
by baileyman
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 85
Views: 3346

Re: Teele book question

On a little horn, that note kinda sorta slots. It's bounded below but free above, so it feels like leaning into the lower bound a bit.
by baileyman
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: dead notes on lower positions.
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: dead notes on lower positions.

The more I play out there the better they get. They will always have a slight timbre change, but then every note has one. (The other notes are just the ones we listen to all the time.) Try doing your workouts in every position. Fit glisses into your exercises so you can get from 1st to 6th and back ...
by baileyman
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bought a dirty case help
Replies: 12
Views: 513

Re: Bought a dirty case help

I keep thinking about getting a pool water ionizing sanitizer for this kind of thing. Left on "soaking" in a big bag I would expect the odors to be killed. But since I have not yet done this, I cannot yet report...
by baileyman
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Melba Liston and her bones
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: Melba Liston and her bones

Notice how the performance is different from today. First of all, the arrangements are playable. By that I mean these virtuosos don't have to bring their entire bag of tricks to bear against the chart. They get to play each note really great rather than rushing to the next. I can't count the number ...
by baileyman
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2304

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Some of those notes were pretty close. And furthermore, there are basically two ways to set your lips vibrating. The first is the rush of air through the aperture drops the pressure and sets the soft tissue vibrating as the pressure alternates. The second way is to squeeze the flesh together and for...
by baileyman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2304

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

brassmedic wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:11 pm
baileyman wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Wow, that guy has a set for each pitch.
Those are pretty extreme changes in register. I doubt anyone could play pedals and high notes with exactly the same setting.
Some of those pitch changes were pretty close.
by baileyman
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2304

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Wow, that guy has a set for each pitch.
by baileyman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue Controlled Embochure
Replies: 58
Views: 2304

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Sometimes while tonguing or flexing or free buzzing I will realize the tongue is in contact with the lower lip. "Hey, wait a minute, is that right? Is it helping what I'm doing or not? Can I do without it?" I think so. But I dunno for sure. If a thing seems to work I'll probably do it. Spent way too...
by baileyman
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Ellis Marsalis dead at 85 from Corona virus
Replies: 7
Views: 450

Re: Ellis Marsalis dead at 85 from Corona virus

Michael Longo.
by baileyman
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 85
Views: 3346

Re: Teele book question

Is the PT method something like an upside-down approach to the highs? I mean, if you can stretch your 12th partial set down to the pedals, you'll have immediate access to all those notes.

Does Phil basically work this the other way, dragging a big sounding pedal set up?
by baileyman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: Practice Room Size

With The Bailey Super Shoosh! mute, the room can be any size. It allows others to hold a conversation in the middle of my session. Great intonation even in pedals. Isn't one reason for having a practice room, in the first place, to be able to play open-horned? I'm not able to permanently alter the ...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Endurance building
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Endurance building

I have found that the more I try to "push through" the less endurance I have in the end. Sure the corners go if you're out of shape. But endurance always ends up being about getting the right compression of air and tongue position for the tessitura and dynamic. Get it right, and I can play for a lo...
by baileyman
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

"use by dates". In the USA these are "sell by", where products are pulled from the shelves at that time. Meanwhile, plenty of them last for quite a long time in the house, especially in cool weather. It's often hard to convince a significant other the thing is still good and need not be replaced. On...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

This just arrived via Curbed:

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachm ... _FINAL.pdf

LA closes beaches and hiking trails.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

I expanded my calculation to all states just for kicks. BGuttman does not approve. But CA looks really good, with low infection rate together with anecdotal aggressive government. CA looks pretty lucky. Though internalize this three day doubling. The next two weeks is when everything gets ugly.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Butler Lemondrop .500" bore tenor
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: FS: Butler Lemondrop .500" Trombone

I'd bet Rosolino would play that. Play the crap out of it. But I did hear he would play anything available, any piece, and it all sounded like Frank.

I bet Carl would play that...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Practice Room Size
Replies: 18
Views: 1056

Re: Practice Room Size

With The Bailey Super Shoosh! mute, the room can be any size. It allows others to hold a conversation in the middle of my session. Great intonation even in pedals.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)
Replies: 5
Views: 705

Re: Many Mouthpieces! SS, LS, Bass, Contra, Tuba (updated)

Jakekraft wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:28 pm
...
Bach 11c $25
...
Is that shipped? If so, I got the dough.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

I redid my Massachusetts calculation for Louisiana. Grim: I see La reported 14 deaths yesterday. That means three weeks ago they got sick. If the fatality rate is 1% then at that time maybe 1400 people got sick. The doubling time is 3-5 days, so at three days for three weeks that's a 128 multiple. S...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bigger becomes easier?
Replies: 9
Views: 2004

Re: Bigger becomes easier?

... I think that what's happening is that I'm getting more lip in the mouthpiece, which not only makes articulation easier, it allows me to produce higher overtones due to the additional vibrations of my lips. So I can have the best of both worlds in terms of sound and feel. ... This is what makes ...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

Massachusetts reported three deaths yesterday and two the day before. Just to estimate what the real situation is here, I do this: They probably got infected three weeks ago. The death rate is somewhere near 1%. So three weeks ago total infections could have been 300. The doubling period is perhaps ...
by baileyman
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

It's hard, I think, for most people to contemplate exponential growth. A thing starts small, but numbers exist so you know the size, and it's growing increasingly fast, but it's still small. And the numbers seem small for a long time during the ramp-up. Then suddenly, the numbers are too big, and it...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 31
Views: 3258

Re: Compress Octaves?

When people experiment with mouthpieces, do they also ADD structure? I only hear about people drilling out throats, for instance, but I never hear about inserting a brass tube to experimentally narrow a throat. Similarly with adding things like JBWeld here and there to change shapes. It sure seems ...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Motivation for practice
Replies: 16
Views: 1397

Re: Motivation for practice

Yeah, metronome and other hobbies. The metronome in the garage starts in the morning and goes off at night. Up one tick each day. In between the guy out there screws parts onto his other hobby. If you do not yet use a metronome, it will provide plenty of motivation through a private embarrassment. J...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombones as a protection against COVID?
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

Re: Trombones as a protection against COVID?

BGuttman wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:43 am
You have to keep a 1 meter separation to prevent transfer. That's about 1 trombone slide, even in 1st position.
I prefer six full positions. Seven I don't reach too well.
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Last year I had a chance to ask Bill Holman about his older three trombone charts. Did he have to write in a fourth part to be played by the four trombone band? He hung his head and shook it a bit, "Yeah, they made me, I had too. I didn't want to because it muddies everything. But everyone's got one...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Compress Octaves?
Replies: 31
Views: 3258

Re: Compress Octaves?

When people experiment with mouthpieces, do they also ADD structure? I only hear about people drilling out throats, for instance, but I never hear about inserting a brass tube to experimentally narrow a throat. Similarly with adding things like JBWeld here and there to change shapes. It sure seems i...
by baileyman
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Killer pedal tonex
Replies: 30
Views: 2201

Re: Killer pedal tonex

Do whatever Rich Bullock does. Unbelievable barking resonance. His sound is so beyond category he's like a fourth section in a big band.
by baileyman
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Middle/Low range
Replies: 9
Views: 1271

Re: Middle/Low range

The number of players with great low ranges on differing instruments and wildly different mouthpiece suggests there exists a practice solution. My own practice works flexibility over the entire range, and every range improves, though slowly. When I work on getting back and forth from one note to ano...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 255
Views: 21029

Re: Coronavirus

They were printed on the backside of something called "calling all workers," which sounds like it might be the official Communist Party march. Maybe related to the Industrial Workers of the World , which was founded in 1905. I could see them having their own march. They were a pretty big deal in th...
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Trombones as a protection against COVID?
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

Re: Trombones as a protection against COVID?

I find playing the trombone is equivalent to self quarantine.
by baileyman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips swollen
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: My lips swollen

First, assume 30 min is too long and break it up. Two 15 min sessions may help. Second, pay attention to the first indication of swelling and stop. Try again later. Three, rest between things you play during the 15 min. 1:1 is not a bad rule, lots of rest in there. But finally, there could be variou...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: All The Way: Bill Watrous/Patrick Williams Big Band
Replies: 10
Views: 2393

Re: All The Way: Bill Watrous/Patrick Williams Big Band

Bill was capable of playing very loud - I heard him demonstrate that at a clinic in response to a question - but he chose to play soft with perfect control because it was more possible to sound the way he wanted and have endurance at the same time. Check out Kai Winding's "Dirty Dog" for pieces of ...
by baileyman
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?
Replies: 36
Views: 3279

Re: How to polish mpcs to be really shiny?

Tail of shirt.
by baileyman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Recommendations for Plunger Mute
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Recommendations for Plunger Mute

Whatever you get, smell it first. Some rubber has an awful organic stink to it, and it takes a long time to dissipate. Months. If you intend to become a plunger artist, choose one that is flexible, as the best users manipulate the thing like a pair of lips, pouts and smirks included. If you just wan...
by baileyman
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions
Replies: 31
Views: 2705

Re: "Plays bigger than it is..." - questions

Bach 6, biggest horn of all time.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low Range Buzzing
Replies: 5
Views: 1019

Re: Low Range Buzzing

Low buzz seems to be a matter of getting more mass involved in the vibration. Pouting, pushing forward in a pursed lips way, pulling corners way in, something like that.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag
Replies: 6
Views: 666

Re: WTB Original Bach leather gig bag

If it's what I had, it was a floppy vinyl bag branded Bach. I gave it away and the guy was so happy to get it.
by baileyman
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1509

Re: Do Bach 16/12/8 slides have same tenons?

I had thought 16M tenons were a bit larger, but I just slipped one into a NY8 and it fit fine.
by baileyman
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice/Warm-up mutes
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: Practice/Warm-up mutes

Next time you're in Boston, come by and I'll make you one that plays perfectly.
by baileyman
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Changing the intonation characteristics of partials on a horn

RichEKelly wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:09 pm
... Or like many have adopted, push the tuning slide all the way in on each horn and tune with your ear and right hand.
:good:

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