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by Basbasun
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Low e pull lever?
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Low e pull lever?

shider wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:57 am
There is a Video on YouTube which shows something like that:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arb4u40iNxs
Wow! He is a good player. But is the low B in tune?
by Basbasun
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Curtis Fuller appreciation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Curtis Fuller appreciation thread

I'm sorry if you've taken offense, but he's just hasn't beem my cup of tea. I'm not a big Uribe Green or Bill Watrous fan either, which i know is sacrilege to most trombonists. We all have different tastes. And honestly i don't anyone really bashed him on this thread. I am not trying to put you dow...
by Basbasun
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Curtis Fuller appreciation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: Curtis Fuller appreciation thread

I love Curtis playing on Blue Trane. Cabin in the Sky is great. The record with Kay Winding is also great.
The first time I heard Curtis I did not like his sound, But after some time I changed my oppinion, he did grow on me.
by Basbasun
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The only thing better than a new trombone...
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: The only thing better than a new trombone...

A very similar current production horn from India: https://www.ebay.com/itm/TROMBONE-3-VALVES-PURE-BRASS-MADE-IN-BRASS-POLISH-CUSHION-CASE-BOX-FREE-SHIP/183551038089 The short model valve 'bones on the Amati website look like they have standard length bell sections, but earlier production looks to ...
by Basbasun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: George Roberts in 1999
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: George Roberts in 1999

bigbandbone wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:21 pm
Can the 110H be pulled to E?
Yes. I used to play a horn like that for a couple of years.
by Basbasun
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The only thing better than a new trombone...
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: The only thing better than a new trombone...

It is a Bb valve trombone short modell, takes what used to be a small bore mpc, that is smaller the todeays smallbore. Probalby made in Markneukirchen. Amati?
by Basbasun
Wed May 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Well, by now I have been practising the PT stuff for almost two month. (I did spend some time on it befor but not as serious) To me it has been some experince! Now I know that I can play scalen paterns from C1 to F5 with no shoft. (but to play loud from pedal F and down I am pernitted to shift by my...
by Basbasun
Tue May 26, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?

The version B-T-T is the original . ta - da - hah is a variant, normal attack - soft tongue - and stopp blowing and start the last tone with a breath attack. in the very short silence the embouchure is keept as in playing.
The last b-t-p is new for me. Never heard of.
by Basbasun
Tue May 26, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Your warm up
Replies: 17
Views: 679

Re: Your warm up

The first things I do in the playing day is usually as follow. I sing a short few tones pattern, I free buzz the pattern, I buzz the pattern in the mpc, I play it on the horn. That is usually the only buzzing I do that day. It was different years ago I did spend more time on buzzing. Then I do play ...
by Basbasun
Tue May 26, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My lips are like a duck's bill
Replies: 10
Views: 626

Re: My lips are like a duck's bill

Yes Tom, I am sure your duck bill works fine for you,( you do sound very good). As you say, It might be a totally disaster for sombody else. I did wonder many years over the "top of the egg" analog, I know that many students did not get the "ho" idea, ( Funny since it is used by so many other teache...
by Basbasun
Mon May 25, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

I practised scale #4 today, its a gypsy scale isn´t it? Somebody? Tomas? It is kind of nice...
by Basbasun
Mon May 25, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

"It seems the Teele approach is to pull that upper setting down. Why not do both?" Well you can say that. But I think the idea is to keep the setting when doing the scale exercise from C1 to F5 also. WOW to keep the same setting over the whole range. But as said many times now, when doing a gig you ...
by Basbasun
Sun May 24, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Thank you Andrew, thats some good info! I will corect my scales.
by Basbasun
Sat May 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: Practicing Multiple Instruments in A Single Day

I have for many years practised the same music, scales broken chords etc on bass trombone tennor trombone tuba, switching around. Includes high on bass and low on tenor. It might take some time to find out how you embouchure works, then aplie that on all horns. Many years I also practise some on hor...
by Basbasun
Sat May 23, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: My jaw moves
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: My jaw moves

by Basbasun
Sat May 23, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 969

Re: Caruso-Landsman: anyone spend time on this?

I have done the six tones fro many years, I had a short meeting with Carmain Caruso 50 years ago, not enough time to really understand the consept, but I have practised the exercise for many years and I do understand it mutch better today. I watched Landsmans video, they are good. I think she is a g...
by Basbasun
Fri May 22, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Yes my idea too. Maybe you do shift in some place where you really need to het the tones uot. But when you do the PT exercise I think the idea is to not shift. If you don´t get the tones, just blow air and hope that the tones will come one day. Don´t shift, keep the lips together. It does take time,...
by Basbasun
Thu May 21, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

What is a "shift". I take it as moving the placement of the mouthpiece on the lips. I do not believ that the "pivot" is a shift as the mpc stays on the same spot on the lips, even though there is an embouchure movement. I try to not change the mpc on my lips when doing the PT. Sometimes when I play ...
by Basbasun
Wed May 20, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching horn as second instrument
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Teaching horn as second instrument

Do you play that on the F horn or the Bb horn? Most pro trombone players can play that to. But that recording sounds very good. But now we have travel realy long way from the question from the OP. Is this what is called pissing contest?
by Basbasun
Wed May 20, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching horn as second instrument
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Teaching horn as second instrument

Yes Gary, I do agree. The students was not instructed to where to put the mouthpiece, the placement was because it did worked best like that. There are are some horn players (fantastic players) who use more lower lip in the mouthpiece. No I don´t se the placement as the big proplem, nor the promblem...
by Basbasun
Tue May 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching horn as second instrument
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Teaching horn as second instrument

I don't see a problem and I don't think you need to make any subtle embouchure changes just because it "hypothetically" might work. I play/ed Trumpet, French Horn, Eb Alto Horn and Trombone. I learned each horn independently of the others. Yes. I noticed that the French horn was the doubling that w...
by Basbasun
Tue May 19, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Another question for all of you Teele devotees. When you play the long sets of low tones do you remove the mouthpiece from your lips between notes, or keep contact with your lips between notes. I seem to get a better result if I break contact between notes and then re-establish contact. But if that...
by Basbasun
Mon May 18, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching horn as second instrument
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Teaching horn as second instrument

About playing horn as second (or third or fourth) instrument. After reading the discousion above I packed up my horn that has been untoched for many years, just to refresh my muscle memory. For me playing with 50/50 embouchure just does not work. I was teaching future brassteachers at the shool Stoc...
by Basbasun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1255

Re: Another buzzing question

My uni teacher -a Chicago guy - was a buzzer. Ian B came to town in the 90s to promote his 682B and he, too, was a buzzer. So, I’m a buzzer too, free, mpc, and using a FART. I recently noticed Mr T Oft was promoting buzzing using only a rim. I tried this on a DE rim and found it more difficult than...
by Basbasun
Sun May 17, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Cheek puffing in lower register
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: Cheek puffing in lower register

We all have a "face expression" when we put the mpc to our mouth. When we start the blow something happens to the "face expression". Exactly when we start the playing some of us do a slight pucker, the corners move forvard. Very little, just the corners. That is more noticeble on the low range. I kn...
by Basbasun
Fri May 15, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How long do brass instruments last.
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: How long do brass instruments last.

"I am so jealous that you got to try those old trombones... can you describe some of the ways that they are different from modern reproductions ? " They are more heavy, thicker walls, more easy to play loud. Especially the bass could be played really loud. I really liked the alto, easy to play in tu...
by Basbasun
Fri May 15, 2020 2:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How long do brass instruments last.
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: How long do brass instruments last.

There have been many different pitch standards, both high and low. The concerts pitch was 439 until the 440 won the price.
My Bach 45 was made in NY, it is 65 years old works very good, very good F attachement, the slide have been better. The old Swedish Oller alto from 1670 hade a very good slide!
by Basbasun
Fri May 15, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1255

Re: Another buzzing question

That said. I do more freebuzzing then any other buzzing. I buzz melodies, anything, practise cirkular breathing and just have some fun with it. That is just me.
by Basbasun
Fri May 15, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1255

Re: Another buzzing question

Hm. I put it this way. Buzzing can be done in many dufferent ways. There is differencies between free buzzing, rim buzzings, mpc buzzing and trombone "buzzing". Free buzzing is not like rim buzzing, you can make free buzzing more easy, but it is not like the other ways of buzzing. The same with rim ...
by Basbasun
Thu May 14, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How long do brass instruments last.
Replies: 25
Views: 911

Re: How long do brass instruments last.

I have played the Swedish trombones made by Görg Oller in 1670. Outstanding horns. Not at all like the modern "sackbuts", much better. If you treat the trombone right, it will last longer that you.
by Basbasun
Thu May 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Another buzzing question
Replies: 34
Views: 1255

Re: Another buzzing question

Freebuzzing is harder than rim buzzing is harder than mouthpiece buzzing. And mpc buzzing is harder than trombone playing. And all ways of buzzing is different from each other, and different from trombone playing. I have listened to arguments on different ways of buzzing for 65 years, I cant say wh...
by Basbasun
Sun May 03, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In a rut ???
Replies: 41
Views: 4058

Re: In a rut ???

I think it was around 1970 when the second bonist i Stockholm Philharmonic told me "All the young guys play so big mouthpieces nowadays, so I grade up from 12C to 7c", at that time all orchestra players played Bach 36 or conn 79 or Bach 50 Conn 60 in Stockholm.
by Basbasun
Sun May 03, 2020 4:31 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In a rut ???
Replies: 41
Views: 4058

Re: In a rut ???

Well, in Sweden the equipment has going through ups and downs. !960 many proffesionel trombone player played 12C. That was not considered to small. No bass trombonist played bigger the 1 1/2G, well there was no bigger to buy to start. Dennis Wick vissited us at the accademi 1965, many students bougt...
by Basbasun
Sun May 03, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Modes

The use of modes is not limited to old music. There is plenty of contemporary music written in both the jazz and classical genres where modes are stand-alone forms. We may be saying the same things just using different words. I just want to clarify that modal use is both old and contemporary and th...
by Basbasun
Sat May 02, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Modes
Replies: 17
Views: 1991

Re: Modes

Le Tromboniste and Gary are absolutely right. But in "jazz theory" the Greek names are used to name the different degres av of tha major scales like what BGuttman is taght. I think that is actually a bad idea that has cased lots of missunderstanding and confusion. If you are interested on music befo...
by Basbasun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mount Vernon 4
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Mount Vernon 4

I have used both 4C and Giardinelli 3M, they are close, Giardinelli 3D is more like Bach 4G, witch I also use for a short time. Giardinelli 4M (or D) is a nice piece, but smaller then Bach 4.
by Basbasun
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mount Vernon 4
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Mount Vernon 4

You could try a Giardinelli 4D , if you can find one, they also made a 4M which makes a very bright sound for a mouthpiece that size. Bach makes a 4C but to me they don't quite work somehow. Wick 4BS? .......Very tubby sounding There are things out there but most tend to make small trombones sound ...
by Basbasun
Wed Apr 29, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

" Are they all false tones? Are any a true note that will slot well once I get the hang of it?" Well, the false notes line up from the double pedal that is a major seventh below the normal pedal. The series is od numberd like 1 3 5 7 and so on. So in the second position the series is BBb - F - D - A...
by Basbasun
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Hey all, on a single rotor bass bone what position is double pedal Bb in. With or without trigger. If with trigger slide tuned to F or E? Sorry if this is a pretty basic question, but I just cannot find that pitch! That depends. Are you used to play false tones? Can you play the F under the staff o...
by Basbasun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Modernize Vintage Horns
Replies: 141
Views: 9381

Re: Modernize Vintage Horns

Vintage strings like Guarneri and Stradivarius in orchestras have all ben worked on, very much actually.
by Basbasun
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on the Holton tr181
Replies: 9
Views: 979

Re: Thoughts on the Holton tr181

There are lots of good horns out there, lots of good horns mentioned above. I tested and owned lots of good Holtons. But sorry to say, all the 181 I tried where not among the good ones.
by Basbasun
Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Larger bore tubing for bass bone 2nd valve.

Very intresting, how is the wieight and balance?
by Basbasun
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1425

Re: Highest note Trombone possible for concert Trombonist?!

Thanks all for your very prompt and into detail replies!! As for alto trombones, and also trombones playing up to an octave (or more) about the middle C - well I've never seen any in my studies of printed film scores. Any ideas where they can be found for film, classical etc.? (brass/wind symphonic...
by Basbasun
Sat Apr 25, 2020 3:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is small and what is large when you talk about bass trombone mouthpieces?
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: What is small and what is large when you talk about bass trombone mouthpieces?

Edward Kleihammer joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1940 (!) most likely with a 1 1/2G. When in Stockholm in the 80th he did play a Schilke 60, bored out.
by Basbasun
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Options for new manufacture single rotor bass
Replies: 28
Views: 1530

Re: Options for new manufacture single rotor bass

What about that Bartok mod thoh? 1. Have the tuba player push in the attachement tuning slide among the gliss (been done) 2. Lip dow the C a semitone (been done) 3. Play the B on V3, move the slid out a bit when you start the gliss and reverse the slide movement and end at F. (been done) The last i...
by Basbasun
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: What is small and what is large when you talk about bass trombone mouthpieces?
Replies: 10
Views: 839

Re: What is small and what is large when you talk about bass trombone mouthpieces?

To me 2G is small, 1,5G would be medium small and 1.25G medium large, 1G is big. That is the biggest Bach piece, there are other bigger mouthpieces out ther though.
I did practice on 1.5G today, sounds big enough down to the lowest pedal and up as high as I dare today.
by Basbasun
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on Wessex
Replies: 40
Views: 3234

Re: Thoughts on Wessex

" Reminds me of Yamaha getting guidance from Renold Schilke. Before his guidance Yamaha trombones weren't considered that good."

Actually Yamaha made excelent trombones some years before they was considered that good.
by Basbasun
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teele book question
Replies: 88
Views: 3670

Re: Teele book question

Yes that is a good way to practise. I have used the same song, playing in all ranges and all keys. It is a good practise tune. Yes the PT stuff is boring, but it give you a good idea about how your embouchure works. I don´t do the whole exercise normaly, I don,t have time for it, but in the corona m...
by Basbasun
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: London Trombonists In Lockdown Video
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: London Trombonists In Lockdown Video

That is so nice! Thankyou Bellend!

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