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by baileyman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 62
Views: 5822

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

"before Corona" could be the new "BC". So 2018 could be 1 BC. I guess we are in 2 AC, anno corona? Meanwhile, listening to stories about aerosol transmission, our favorite activity seems like perfect cluster material. A Swedish epidemiologist described the spread as "from cluster to cluster". My hor...
by baileyman
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Do larger rims help endurance?
Replies: 24
Views: 1736

Re: Do larger rims help endurance?

I think the thick rims lock your muscles into place. ... it tires me out. Too much metal on my face and not enough flexibility. I find that at some higher pitch the chops are trying to bunch in and curl. On a freebuzz this happens seamlessly. But with a piece, the friction of the rim on the skin re...
by baileyman
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Copper bell hoarding
Replies: 6
Views: 885

Re: Copper bell hoarding

Mount Vernon Bachs with red brass bells were remarkably red. But bucks.
by baileyman
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Darken a 4H?
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Darken a 4H?

Or re-spin the bell for a larger throat.
by baileyman
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Apartment plus covid means practice stress. Where do you practice?
Replies: 15
Views: 1016

Re: Apartment plus covid means practice stress. Where do you practice?

My own practice mute suffers none of the defects euphobone lists. If you are near Boston, I'll make you one. And by the way, the great advantage to one of these is that you can hear very clearly the noise in you mouth and head. It's not covered up by reverb off the walls.
by baileyman
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Jinjer and dealing with very loud environments [Rant]
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Jinjer and dealing with very loud environments [Rant]

Could plugs change the situation? I'm thinking that if the head noise can be shielded by plugs from the band noise to the extent you can hear it, especially for tuning, then maybe you can be confident you played well, and maybe also think the resulting balance is in the hands of whoever is running t...
by baileyman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls

I recall several sessions in my Honda van. Kids soccer games were faves. The best place is in the middle of the third seat with plenty of slide room up the aisle. It's the slide room that is most important unless you will only use a couple positions. Outside the car ambient noise is usually greater ...
by baileyman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS Economy Jazz trombones
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: FS Economy Jazz trombones

Go visit and play! Bottom of Illinois up the bluff.
by baileyman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach Small Bore/LT16M questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Bach Small Bore/LT16M questions

Put a 6iv bell on your slide and chances are pretty good you'll cut through.
by baileyman
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Suggested exercises to build upper register for a bass trombonist?
Replies: 17
Views: 1424

Re: Suggested exercises to build upper register for a bass trombonist?

If you can freebuzz those notes easily, then you can make good comparisons of different piece contributions to the sound.
by baileyman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red rot mitigation
Replies: 42
Views: 2300

Re: Red rot mitigation

...I thought the patch might have been a repair from too aggressive use of a cleaning rod. It's right about where a cleaning rod would hit the crook. If one inserts carefully to find the end at the crook, then chokes up on the rod, one can flail away with abandon. Don't choke up? Ventilate the crook.
by baileyman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red rot mitigation
Replies: 42
Views: 2300

Re: Red rot mitigation

Rivet? Sure. Say you can drill out the rot with a 1/4" bit. Then insert a small piece of 1/4" brass rod. At this point, silver solder it in or not (not sure). Continue, using a suitable anvil and hammer, pound the disk, expanding its diameter (riveting). Then file the disk flat in contour with the ...
by baileyman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red rot mitigation
Replies: 42
Views: 2300

Re: Red rot mitigation

Does anyone ever drill out the spots (suitably large diameter to catch the unseen progress of the rot), then rivet in a patch, file it smooth and continuous, maybe with some silver solder for good measure? Normal procedure is to solder on a patch larger than the spot. The solder will arrest the spr...
by baileyman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Red rot mitigation
Replies: 42
Views: 2300

Re: Red rot mitigation

Does anyone ever drill out the spots (suitably large diameter to catch the unseen progress of the rot), then rivet in a patch, file it smooth and continuous, maybe with some silver solder for good measure?
by baileyman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: “Small” bores: what’s the difference?
Replies: 40
Views: 3834

Re: “Small” bores: what’s the difference?

This is gonna sound like an oddly specific thread written at 3 AM. It is, bear with me here. So I notice people use all sorts of “small” horns for jazz, especially in the top two parts, ranging anywhere from from a 0.485 4H to a 0.508 3B. I know the larger sizes are generally more mellow, but is it...
by baileyman
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls
Replies: 16
Views: 1625

Re: WTB: Soundproofing panels for walls

Those look like they should attenuate lots of reverb in a room. I made some similar using fiberglass ceiling tiles to put between horns while recording. To prevent the neighbors from hearing, though, you'd have to cover the entire room interior.
by baileyman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?
Replies: 32
Views: 2547

Re: What’s your favorite tuning slide grease?

You mean, you want to move the tuning slide?
by baileyman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: WTB: Practice mute for large tenor
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: WTB: Practice mute for large tenor

If you are near Boston I will make you one. If not, then it's too much trouble.
by baileyman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Bell vibration
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: Bell vibration

Drummers use a sticky silicone to dampen heads. Could stick a bit of that here or there until it works. Or a fishing worm.
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air exiting bell
Replies: 55
Views: 4342

Re: Air exiting bell

Okay Bruce, experiment concluded. Bach 8 standard slide, NY, 11C, dark garage, blacklight mounted adjacent to bell in Workmate vise top, forte played on middle Bb, F, low Bb. Observation of aerosol partials in blacklight, zero. Faith-based science prevails. To be fair will re-try in the glancing mor...
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fast Lip Slurs
Replies: 10
Views: 1302

Re: Fast Lip Slurs

Lip slurs are controlled mostly with the back arch of your tongue. How fast you can go is directly related to your control of this muscle. All of the method books mentioned are good for finding exercises, but a good starting point is to just pick a note to start on (say middle b flat in 1st) and st...
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Woah
Replies: 19
Views: 2246

Re: Woah

Carl Fontana carried a Hammond Hammer for recording. Seems to have worked okay for him. And Hugh Downs and Howard Cosell and everyone else in that time.
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: New York Bach Mouthpiece - The Missing 16
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: New York Bach Mouthpiece - The Missing 16

Somewhere in a drawer I have a pristine 16, prolly tarnished by now. Where the heck is it? Anyway, if it shows up, I'll prolly offer it up as I'm a confirmed 11C guy.
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air exiting bell
Replies: 55
Views: 4342

Re: Air exiting bell

Air is not inelastic (otherwise we would not be able to play). ... Seems pressure waves would still travel in inelastic situations, for instance singing pipes in apartment houses, Brooklyn perhaps. And regardless of the speed of air coming out of the horn the volume is the same as breathing. I stil...
by baileyman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Speakers loud enough to play along with
Replies: 16
Views: 1694

Re: Speakers loud enough to play along with

Earbuds would be loud enough no matter what.
by baileyman
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:03 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air exiting bell
Replies: 55
Views: 4342

Re: Air exiting bell

..."(in addition to frequent hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and optimizing indoor ventilation)."... Handwashing surely is good, but I wonder why gloves have not become popular. When I have my gloves on, I know for sure I have not gotten something on my hands, and I cannot inadvertently pick ...
by baileyman
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air exiting bell
Replies: 55
Views: 4342

Re: Air exiting bell

I have heard that the aerosols in question may show up in black light, which I keep forgetting to try in a dark room.
by baileyman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: COVID protocol
Replies: 23
Views: 2055

Re: COVID protocol

Alcohol is often used for de-glazing paint so that it comes out flat instead of glossy.
by baileyman
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a second counterweight
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: Adding a second counterweight

Nice job! Now, if you give the rod a right angle to put the weight behind your head it will also counter balance the bell rotation. People with big basses complain about that rotation force on their wrists. I wonder wonder which feels better, a heavy unbalanced bass or an even heavier balanced bass?
by baileyman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Adding a second counterweight
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: Adding a second counterweight

It may be that you cannot put the weight where you want it. Because the place may be off the horn. Take a look at archers and their weights on rods. The whole point is balance. It may be you're thinking about a weight for balance reasons, but you may need a rod to get to the right location.
by baileyman
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?
Replies: 23
Views: 2025

Re: Which brand of horn or combination of materials produce the best slide vibrato?

Well, it cannot be Bach 9 12 16 because Fontana complained when he tried to personalize slide vibrato it came out sounding like--slide vibrato.
by baileyman
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:15 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?
Replies: 60
Views: 4700

Re: Studd, Faulise, Raph - what mpcs?

What's the chance we talk about throat size with such precision and meaning because it's just about the only measurement on a piece one can confidently make? You know, the guy at night looking for his wallet under the streetlight because it's the only place he can see?
by baileyman
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: USPS
Replies: 114
Views: 10497

Re: USPS

Sent a King double horn to a buddy by USPS truck. It took several days longer than expected, but $50 seemed like a good deal. The King case looked like good packaging, so they slapped a label on the side and sent it off. No damage.
by baileyman
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Tinnitus
Replies: 21
Views: 3588

Re: Tinnitus

Whatever you do, avoid percussive high pitched noise. Triangles and bells could be really bad, slamming cymbols. In my case it was a hammer that killed some frequencies in my right ear and gave me a note ringing, some hyperacusis related to that frequency. If you experience such a noise and your ear...
by baileyman
Fri May 22, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My jaw moves
Replies: 3
Views: 565

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: 2185

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: 3452

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: 2152

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: 2185

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: 697

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: 20
Views: 1697

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: 13
Views: 1831

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: 1054

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: 88
Views: 5566

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: 624

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: 845

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: 1654

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: 3837

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: 3837

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: 3837

Re: Tongue Controlled Embochure

Wow, that guy has a set for each pitch.

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