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by baileyman
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

"playing low with the high compression set"
"relaxing down instead of lifting up"
"It's not air flow but air pressure"

Interesting stuff.
by baileyman
Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: This is remarkable!
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: This is remarkable!

Does this mean a Japanese musician can make a living?
by baileyman
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help! What to do when there is something impossible or unreasonably difficult in your part
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: Help! What to do when there is something impossible or unreasonably difficult in your part

Yeah, I think part of what was going on with Ellington here is that he wanted each part to make sense to the player as a line of music. That seems unusual for a piano player, who otherwise might simply assign 4th bone to fourth finger left hand, whatever it was playing. I remember some old Johnny Wi...
by baileyman
Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help! What to do when there is something impossible or unreasonably difficult in your part
Replies: 57
Views: 1174

Re: Help! What to do when there is something impossible or unreasonably difficult in your part

I think I recall a story that Ellington would ask his players about a new chart, "Did you like your part?"
by baileyman
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Article about tone and slurring
Replies: 21
Views: 721

Re: Article about tone and slurring

Seems "throw" relates to the amount of mechanical leverage built into the system and could be changed.
by baileyman
Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

Thanks for your thoughts, baileyman, but I'm afraid I still don't follow your point. For example, this part seems like a backhanded compliment: This is the adamant authoritative position. If I'm coming across as arrogant, I apologize as that's not my intention. Yes, I have some firmly held beliefs ...
by baileyman
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Still no high register
Replies: 18
Views: 782

Re: Still no high register

Chances are really good you're trying to haul up a low note setting. The key there is to get enough chop in the piece for the high note and then learn to stretch it low. Sounds like crap for a while. If you have enough chop in the piece then you can lift yourself higher by manipulating mouth resonan...
by baileyman
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

... Well, I still argue that regardless of how wonderful his presentation is and how much sense it makes to him, his demonstration is too vague to be reliable pedagogy. Nor does it really reflect what he demonstrates while playing the horn (and that's not even considering what's going on with his a...
by baileyman
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

... Well, here's another one, which should be definitive on "the standing wave" issue. Observe the lips in a visualizer. Or in freebuzz using a downstream set. Am I missing something? Free buzzing or buzzing into a visualizer won't allow the lips to interact with the standing way. You need to be pl...
by baileyman
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Don't worry about me - Frank Sinatra - Bass trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Don't worry about me - Frank Sinatra - Bass trombone

I think the story is George Roberts spent a lot of retirement time playing tunes at a San Diego mall just for kicks. You guys coulda had a great time! And then of course you'd have to join the 4, 5, or 6th part section over at BonesWest.
by baileyman
Wed Sep 08, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

... Here's an experiment. The trouble, as I see it, with these experiments (including the free buzzing with a tooth pick or straw between the lips) is that it doesn't simulate the lips interacting with the standing wave. I'm not convinced that the lips won't be forced closed by the wave reflection,...
by baileyman
Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

Here's an experiment. Requires one of those high speed hand driers, ear plugs, and two wet hands. Install ear plugs. Wash your hands and then hold them under the jet of air. Move them slowly close together so that the air shoots between the hands at the fleshy part of the palm below the pinky finger...
by baileyman
Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low range double tounging
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: Low range double tounging

... That said, try less of a Ta-Ka articulation and more of a Doo-Goo. Even Loo-NGoo or Noo-NGoo. Keep lightening the consonant until you get something you can do at that speed in that register. You might be surprised at how clear that can sound out front. ... It's surprising how in some places thi...
by baileyman
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

baileyman wrote:
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:21 am
... (It seems everyone uses different words or different meanings for the same words even if they're doing the same thing.) ...
Here I want to quote myself as we have had a few absolute-knowledge posts since.
by baileyman
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Needless complexity or not?
Replies: 47
Views: 2600

Re: Needless complexity or not?

... 1. How can I change resisters using only the back arc of my tongue? What does this do to the sound? If I can make it sound worse and less focused, can I make it sound better and more focused with just this component? 2. Do I have more endurance if the empty space in my oral cavity is a larger v...
by baileyman
Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A great video
Replies: 113
Views: 4005

Re: A great video

Yeah, great vid. I believe he's taken the same path I have, though he uses different words. (It seems everyone uses different words or different meanings for the same words even if they're doing the same thing.) I think he's basically saying the chops are just along for the ride as long as the apert...
by baileyman
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jack Teadgarden's King Trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Jack Teadgarden's King Trombone

Ya gotta wonder about that one. It sounds like a really excellent close muted cornet, and a style that doesn't sound like T, and it doesn't sound like the guy on cornet either. Yet if it's a lip-sync, it's near perfect.
by baileyman
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low range tonguing
Replies: 51
Views: 2659

Re: Low range tonguing

Another thing that seems true on this vid is that the players seem to time their tongue to start the note on the release, not the attack.
by baileyman
Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:46 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Scales
Replies: 23
Views: 934

Re: Scales

For jazz, do all this but work out suitable chromatic approaches that match the structure of the horn. Start off the strong pulse. Add flourishes to the beginning and end. Apply hip rhythms. Alternate patterns, rhythms, tonguings. Etc. Internalization also includes reducing the inhibition to play so...
by baileyman
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low range tonguing
Replies: 51
Views: 2659

Re: Low range tonguing

Players seems to use chop "tension" to determine pitch rather than tuned mouth volumes. They seem to follow the advice "keep a low tongue, open throat". It seems to me in this scheme a player can probably tongue wherever they want to since the action of the tongue is not likely to affect the pitch. ...
by baileyman
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 34
Views: 1800

Re: Face masks

I believe droplets are out of the equation now. One piece of advice is if you can smell someone's cigarette you could catch their covid.
by baileyman
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jack Teadgarden's King Trombone
Replies: 11
Views: 871

Re: Jack Teadgarden's King Trombone

Lots of pics of the early horns here:

https://www.hnwhite.com/serial%20model% ... htm#Simons

Curved brace goes way back! The bell on T's horn looks small to me, perhaps even 7".
by baileyman
Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 34
Views: 1800

Re: Face masks

Yes, though if the delta is "1000 times more infectious", the equivalent physical distancing would be about 60ft.
by baileyman
Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: wtf?
Replies: 71
Views: 4500

Re: wtf?

Thanks to all for mentioning her as I had never heard her play. Very interesting, here: https://trombonefestival.net/2018/02/08/artist-spotlight-abbie-conant/ it sure seems she has mastered the "dle" syllable. There are some low-high wide trills that sounds like doodle, and the frequent alternative ...
by baileyman
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Low range tonguing
Replies: 51
Views: 2659

Re: Low range tonguing

As Harrison describes, I too get a resonant mouth cavity where the pitch tunes in. (The set at that point has minimal effort--that's what being in tune feels like.) But I also find that there is not just one such resonant cavity, but a range of them for any note, working in cooperation with chop "te...
by baileyman
Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure journal
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Embouchure journal

I think every day I also try to remember how it felt yesterday when it felt good. Sometimes I cannot remember, but I expect it to show up again. The memory for me is a feel that does not fit well into words, though I do try. By feel I know exactly what it is. By words I'm not so sure. Whenever some ...
by baileyman
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left shoulder discomfort
Replies: 80
Views: 3511

Re: left shoulder discomfort

I don't remember if I posted my own attempt when I had a sore wrist. Essentially, I relocated the "Bach" weight to a dowel that I then lashed to the horn, with hook and loop strap, at the same location, the dowel extending orthogonally to my right from the ordinary weight location. The horn was pret...
by baileyman
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left shoulder discomfort
Replies: 80
Views: 3511

Re: left shoulder discomfort

A coupla thee things sticking out the back could be adjusted to eliminate most dip and all twist:

https://media.nbcnewyork.com/2019/09/58 ... =850%2C478

Can't figure out how to put the picture in.
by baileyman
Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left shoulder discomfort
Replies: 80
Views: 3511

Re: left shoulder discomfort

Trombones typically try to dip forward and separately they try to rotate to the left. Can you tell which one of those motions you are resisting and causing the pain?
by baileyman
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mpc buzzing range
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Mpc buzzing range

Anything I can freebuzz I can buzz on the piece, except pedals. I think there is some acoustic feedback from the horn that helps those happen. There is often a mouthpiece breakpoint around G above middle C that can feel like a barrier. By freebuzzing higher than that and moving to the piece one can ...
by baileyman
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left shoulder discomfort
Replies: 80
Views: 3511

Re: left shoulder discomfort

It's possible a good masseuse or chiropractor could find the offending structure and calm it down. I say "possible" because there seems to be a wide range of competence among these folks. If one doesn't work, it doe not mean they all don't. In any event, if it does work it can be magic.
by baileyman
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: Bach Mercury Trombone $250
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: FS: Bach Mercury Trombone $250

But to squeeze another one into the Arthouse Studio requires first making room, if one could be extracted.
by baileyman
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to avoid bumps playing legato
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: How to avoid bumps playing legato

Check the timing of the tongue, assuming the glissando works. There may be a difference between the legato strike of the tongue timed to be on the beat, or the liftoff of it to be on the beat.
by baileyman
Sat Jul 24, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Attacks/articulation
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

Re: Attacks/articulation

I've found that working on controlling 'vowels' when playing to be a great way to approach articulation practice. Basically, it's pretty 'natural' to use 'eee' for high, 'uuu' for low, and variations in-between, but try breaking those patterns in practice and seeing what happens can be pretty fun a...
by baileyman
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Attacks/articulation
Replies: 19
Views: 1731

Re: Attacks/articulation

Timing the tongue is a big deal. One can get a terrific big band style out of striking the tongue on the beat. A nice hot accent is then natural. Or time the tongue for the lift-off on the beat instead of the strike. I find the liftoff a seamless undisturbance and organ-like note beginning. That one...
by baileyman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I fixed a bell-problem on my bass trombone
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: I fixed a bell-problem on my bass trombone

I think I recall makers try to move the typical resonance near A to be between A and Ab top of staff. It's interesting not to see any historical bell-tuning devices. ... Tenor bells resonate at different frequencies to bass bells, or alto bells, or small tenor bells, etc. ... Interesting. My collec...
by baileyman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Weights
Replies: 24
Views: 1731

Re: Mouthpiece Weights

I should make a chart comparing all my Bach 11Cs.
by baileyman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Audience for my practicing
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Audience for my practicing

Audience can be important, to prompt those little unnecessary adjustments one makes on being heard, which do not in fact help, so as to remind oneself to identify and resolve them.
by baileyman
Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: I fixed a bell-problem on my bass trombone
Replies: 21
Views: 1736

Re: I fixed a bell-problem on my bass trombone

I think I recall makers try to move the typical resonance near A to be between A and Ab top of staff. It's interesting not to see any historical bell-tuning devices.
by baileyman
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

Trombone-l is the mildest place in the world these days.
by baileyman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Re: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue

I always thought a good fit at the end in the top tube would be needed to avoid wave resonating into the cavity between the leadpipe and the top tube. That could make a Helmholtz resonator, acting like a comb filter, a really weird mute. But you know, if it doesn't actually happen, then cool, I'll q...
by baileyman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Brass band competition - NZ livestream on now
Replies: 2
Views: 1675

Re: Brass band competition - NZ livestream on now

That's just because you could overdub all the parts...

:cool:
by baileyman
Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Whats going on here?
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Whats going on here?

The double pedal sorta resonates in 2nd, worth a try. The best I've ever heard is a recording of Abe Lincoln playing Wabash Blues. It rips like crazy. And further below. And the guy had great command of high F to double Bb, also ripping. He was in the LA studios and I think some Disney bands. Some g...
by baileyman
Sun Jul 18, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Re: Press fit Lead Pipe Issue

For the flaring of the end in the top tube, sometimes a suitable mandrel will be in any old toolbox. I have a 1/4" drift, for instance, that is gently tapered to the handle that I would use. By pushing it in the end by hand, and rotating it under pressure, the end of the pipe will expand slightly. C...
by baileyman
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

Wilktone wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:24 pm
...Where I disagree with you was your statement that it's best to simply form an aperture and put air through it.
...
Dave
In that case there is no disagreement. And none on my part anyway.
by baileyman
Thu Jul 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

... "And yet, it moves." I wish I understood exactly your point, baileyman. ... Dave Okay, sure. I find online that doing this is like explaining a joke, usually hopeless. ... I'm not sure "embouchure development" makes any sense any more. If one can form an aperture and put some air through it, re...
by baileyman
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

by baileyman
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

I'm not sure "embouchure development" makes any sense any more. If one can form an aperture and put some air through it, recent experience indicates the thing just works. To change pitch, change mouth tuning. And if one can freebuzz, I'm not sure it matters whether one plays frictionally on the horn...
by baileyman
Tue Jul 13, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”
Replies: 13
Views: 849

Re: Conn 30H - “Wide Slide”

If I recall the slide crook is actually tapered for that one. I gave mine away as it became irrelevant for me.
by baileyman
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 2478

Re: Lip balm experiment

Funny how the chops can secretly adapt to pushing and stretching against the friction of the rim.

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