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by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 8 mouthpiece questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Bach 8 mouthpiece questions

I'm pretty sure I have an 8 in my collection.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 2297

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231421#msg1231421"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231421#msg1231421]</s>Quote from: Bimmerman on Yesterday at 03:49 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>When healthcare alone will cost $1k..<br/> It's the insurance that co...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Interesting panning in big band albums
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Interesting panning in big band albums

I have been in on the mixing of several CD's, and I can hardly imagine doing it any of those ways....
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 2297

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>I think in relatively closed societies, like the Mormons almost are, it may be relatively common for members to help each other out like that.  There's a good chance it all seems pretty normal within that group to ask for and receive financial help.<br/> <br/> I don't think that situation can fai...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

Well yeah.... I was fortunate enough to grow up hearing him and then playing some gigs sitting next to him.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Airmen of Note Rewindplay archives gone?

Yes, totally OK to share.  I haven't looked for Rewindplay lately.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Returning from Focal Dystonia
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Returning from Focal Dystonia

Exactly, that "technique" of slamming the mouthpiece on as you blow is the CAUSE of that problem, not the result.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Returning from Focal Dystonia
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Returning from Focal Dystonia

Exactly, that "technique" of slamming the mouthpiece on as you blow is the CAUSE of that problem, not the result.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Peashooter MPs plus a vintage 12C
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Peashooter MPs plus a vintage 12C

How much for the whole lot?  Send me a PM.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Returning from Focal Dystonia
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Returning from Focal Dystonia

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104212.msg1230802#msg1230802"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104212.msg1230802#msg1230802]</s>Quote from: Wilktone on Jan 29, 2018, 08:09AM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> ...<br/> I caution everyone to seek medical advice for neurologi...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Soviet Era. Repertoire for trombone.

This is some great stuff!
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Lars-Erik Larsson Recording
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Lars-Erik Larsson Recording

Some "difficult version"
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Lars-Erik Larsson Recording
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Lars-Erik Larsson Recording

I didn't check the published music against the recording... did you? Is it really much different?  Sounded pretty much the same to me but it's been a long time since I played that.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

I thought you were going to say "You call that a website?"
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

That's an excellent description. Can I steal it for my website?
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

Yes, LT and XT use the same threads.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

DE Mouthpieces. Is an underbite an issue?

<t>The chances are you have an LT rim and the other mouthpieces are closer to XT size.  You'd probably like mine in the XT series, and I  have made some changes in my current cups so they have a fatter sound and less of the brightness you object to. <br/> <br/> The undercut situation is not a real b...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Help please?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Help please?

<t>I think I understand what you are describing.  When you feel like you lips are swollen, it's probably when you're warmed up enough that they are softer and can vibrate easily.  When you first start playing your lips are dry and firm and they don't want to vibrate.  They gradually loosen up as you...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Hello and question about a "mouthpiece book"
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Hello and question about a "mouthpiece book"

Your Conn would have the old taper, however most of those 88H's have been used with standard taper mouthpieces for so long that the receiver has somewhat conformed, but it would still play better with the original proper taper because the fit does matter. 
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Larger piece = better high range?
Replies: 12
Views: 437

Larger piece = better high range?

Several of my Skype students use a phone for it.  Works quite well.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

I agree with all of that. (Except I do think the internet has changed everything)
However, I'm not the one who brought it up by starting this thread.
And my whole point is there's no such thing as "unorthodox."
Different from others?  Of course, we're all different.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

<t>Chris, <br/> <br/> Reinhardt did not broadcast who had been to see him at all, in fact he often told me that the professionals who came to him having problems didn't want anyone to know because of the stigma surrounding that situation.  <br/> <br/> The world is a different place now, the internet...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

<t>From various sources:<br/> <br/> 1916 born<br/> 1934-37 member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago while in school at Northwestern<br/> 1939 Assistant principal CSO (age 24)<br/> 1939 2nd trombone CSO <br/> 1940 became Principal trombone CSO<br/> 1953 Fritz Reiner became the CSO conductor<br/> 1954...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

I guess after he retired he was willing to risk losing his chops again.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

<t>Do you know exactly when he was having problems and when he got back to his old self?  That would answer when, and where would have been in Reinhardt's Philadelphia studio I'm sure.<br/> <br/> "My understanding is that he was told to go back to his initial unorthodox setting."<br/> <br/> "He was ...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle
Replies: 68
Views: 1322

Frank Crisafulli before embouchre debacle

No mention of the fact that he went to Reinhardt and got straightened out?

Typical.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sat Jan 20, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: York Master Model
Replies: 5
Views: 200

York Master Model

You'll find more information on TubeNet since the name was used a lot on tubas.  I'm pretty sure York Masters were made in Europe,they're not Yorks at all.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Teaching middle schoolers
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Teaching middle schoolers

You need to know what you're working with to plan how to continue.  Start with wherever he is and go from there.  Half an hour twice a week is excellent.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: [Help]Extremely flat in low register
Replies: 18
Views: 515

[Help]Extremely flat in low register

I actually think it sounds more like a major leak or worn valves.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: [Help]Extremely flat in low register
Replies: 18
Views: 515

[Help]Extremely flat in low register

I actually think it sounds more like a major leak or worn valves.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Notices from TTF Members
Topic: Not going to TMEA this year
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Not going to TMEA this year

Several people have asked, and I was expecting to be there but I have now decided not to go this year.


by ttf_Doug Elliott
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Notices from TTF Members
Topic: Not going to TMEA this year
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Not going to TMEA this year

Several people have asked, and I was expecting to be there but I have now decided not to go this year.


by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale
Replies: 17
Views: 429

lengthening an instrument a tiny bit changes the scale

Play a slide whistle instead of recorder?
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Braces or Invisalign?
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Braces or Invisalign?

<t>I had a student who did invisalign, but then switched to braces because it was taking too long.  There's a significant time difference and I suspect Invisalign is less predictable as to how long it's going to take.<br/> <br/> " ...trim down the sides of some of the lower teeth"<br/> Sounds like a...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Forgotten mouthpiece?
Replies: 32
Views: 531

Forgotten mouthpiece?

No stand light?
I carry 3 or 4 with me to every gig.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece/horn synergy
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Mouthpiece/horn synergy

And a lot of tubas don't have that feature either, in fact many are the opposite with the leadpipe starting at a larger diameter than the receiver.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece/horn synergy
Replies: 24
Views: 573

Mouthpiece/horn synergy

And a lot of tubas don't have that feature either, in fact many are the opposite with the leadpipe starting at a larger diameter than the receiver.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Affordable Buzz Aids
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Affordable Buzz Aids

Anything other than freebuzzing or rim buzzing has a resonance frequency. On a mouthpiece you're buzzing below and up to the fundamental which is what feels like a ceiling. That's when you're getting the maximum resonance feedback help to sustain the vibration.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Affordable Buzz Aids
Replies: 21
Views: 496

Affordable Buzz Aids

Anything other than freebuzzing or rim buzzing has a resonance frequency. On a mouthpiece you're buzzing below and up to the fundamental which is what feels like a ceiling. That's when you're getting the maximum resonance feedback help to sustain the vibration.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Low C above pedal Bb
Replies: 34
Views: 848

Low C above pedal Bb

Some mouthpieces (and horns) will help you in that range more than others.  It's a point where most players do some kind of shift because they never figured out what their chops really need do to to get through that range.  It is a difficult couple of notes for just about everybody.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Aural Reconciliation
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Aural Reconciliation

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103861.msg1227749#msg1227749"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103861.msg1227749#msg1227749]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Jan 09, 2018, 07:38AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>...<br/> ... sound more like you are appalled at your performance, n...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: [Help]Extremely flat in low register
Replies: 18
Views: 515

[Help]Extremely flat in low register

<t>The one important question you didn't answer is:  How far does the mouthpiece go into the receiver?<br/> <br/> The Marcellus is a large shank mouthpiece, maybe with a slightly nonstandard taper because it was made for Benge trombones that were not always exactly standard.  (I know that mouthpiece...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: [Help]Extremely flat in low register
Replies: 18
Views: 515

[Help]Extremely flat in low register

<t>What mouthpiece are you using, and how far does it go into the receiver?<br/> Do you play other instruments or is this horn all you play?<br/> Have other players tried this horn to see if it's the same problem for them?<br/> Have you tried other horns to see if it's you or the horn?<br/> What low...
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: More Laquer stripping questions
Replies: 4
Views: 217

More Laquer stripping questions

In my experience with Citrustrip, it loosens and peels off or dissolves, there no need to scrape anything.  If it doesn't come off the first time, keep reapplying, letting it soak in, and rinsing until it's gone.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Gum discomfort on anything besides 6.5AL
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Gum discomfort on anything besides 6.5AL

There are other potential reasons for that problem besides just the particular rim shape.   Hard to guess without seeing you play and your mouthpiece placement.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: A new Concerto for trombone and full orchestra
Replies: 12
Views: 350

A new Concerto for trombone and full orchestra

Very nice.  I listened to the 1st movement but didn't see where to hear the 2nd movement.


by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Oh the inconsistency
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Oh the inconsistency

I seriously doubt they would stoop that low.  At least the Taiwanese have been making instruments for a long time so they probably know what they're doing.
by ttf_Doug Elliott
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Oh the inconsistency
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Oh the inconsistency

As far as I know, no real Bachs are manufactured in Indonesia.  So don't attribute any of that to "Bach's inconsistency."

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