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by Basbasun
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments
Replies: 23
Views: 470

Re: Trombone family compared to other families of instruments

I have played bass trombones with handles a lot, I do own three F Eb D trombones, I have tested double slide BBb trombones. I am happy to play the basstrombone parts on a wide bore tenor-bass, and call it a bass trombone because that is what it sounds like. I do own a largebore F trombone, with a ha...
by Basbasun
Thu May 16, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?
Replies: 16
Views: 695

Re: Bass Trombone with boring and bell size of a tenor?

Bach 45B, add a 2nd valve, dependant I wold prefer, not to tamper with gooseneck. "There's also getting good at false tones :pant:" Actually not as difficult as most people think, many place the slide in the same place as one octave up, you get the notes that way, but not the sound. One position dow...
by Basbasun
Thu May 16, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

German brass is a very good idea. The German trombones does go in to chorus much better the any USA trombones.
by Basbasun
Wed May 15, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

I know he is an experinced player who does´t need any advice for himself at all, he probably played the 9th many times. He think he wanted a discousion, and he got one. Sometimes the 3rd trombone use a 42 for Beethoven 9, the 2nd may use a 36, the fisrt may use an alto or a small tenor. Depends on t...
by Basbasun
Tue May 14, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th
Replies: 20
Views: 689

Re: What trombone for bass trombone part on Beethoven 9th

I have played this several times in the past; however, I watched and listened to the Chicago Symphony's version on a You Tube. Charlie was not playing his regular 50b3; as, far as I could see on the video. There were not any close-up's of the trombone section. It looked like he might have been usin...
by Basbasun
Tue May 14, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Switching between bass and small tenor
Replies: 48
Views: 1316

Re: Switching between bass and small tenor

Chris, thank you very much.
Just how it is.
by Basbasun
Sat May 11, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone for Rossini Stabat Mater
Replies: 5
Views: 362

Re: Trombone for Rossini Stabat Mater

Beautiful horns heingries! OP, Is the orhestra playing on historic instruments and tuning to 430? Then it is funny that they ask you to play, usually orchestras like that ask a specialist on old instruments. I guess they play on modern instruments in 440. A modern trombone does not work at 430. Thin...
by Basbasun
Fri May 10, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: Where is the trombone today!

odly enough I meet lots of young very good tromboneplayers in Stockholm. Most of them play for peanuts, or nothing. Manny very good musicians are taxi drivers or buss drivers. There are som very good bands and orchestras in europe, but not as many as it was years ago. Same as in USA?
by Basbasun
Sat May 04, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Where is the trombone today!
Replies: 16
Views: 929

Re: Where is the trombone today!

Well, since the trombone arived to the music world at about 1450 its roll have been constantly changed, not very fast but still. In Scandinavia we see it happening faster. I see lots of bands and orchestras disappear in Europe. The music that is played is often different from the golden years of Sin...
by Basbasun
Sat May 04, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip Swelling at High Volumes
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Lip Swelling at High Volumes

What kind of music do you play? Years ago I played with a exremely loud band, and it was loud the whole evening + two hours loud rehersal before. My lips got swollen.... then I hade to open my aperture more to be able to play.
Remedy? Quite the band. Or suffer.
by Basbasun
Sat May 04, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Dropping Bombs
Replies: 43
Views: 1507

Re: Dropping Bombs

Slideorama wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:51 pm
Hmm.

Just play your part.

Mike
That´s it. Sometimes the music is writen with an anticipated bass tone. Just play it.
Never heard of Bomb drops. Must be a teen thing.

Yes it Tony Studd playing with Kai W. Another voice than GR, also very nice.
by Basbasun
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: High Ab unstable
Replies: 69
Views: 2125

Re: High Ab unstable

The seventh partial maybe 31 cents flatt compared to welltempered tuning. But that differ much betwen horns. That have nothing to do with the 7th in the dominant chord though. In a domint chord in a major key, the 7th is 4 (four) cents low. Listen to the chords guys! Ab in first is very good if the ...
by Basbasun
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Double Pedals
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Double Pedals

What is the use of tripple pedals? Absolutely non. Except something to talk about. Are they there? Who knows? I dont think there is any real proof. So, why? Is it good for the embouchure? I do not know. "As you are trying to achieve these notes, bear in mind that human hearing ranges from 20 Hz to 2...
by Basbasun
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Double Pedals
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Double Pedals

There are thousands of pro tromboneists who dont ever play false tones or doubble pedals, actually those are not needed to play good trombone. I use them, for a good reason I can tell you, many old tromboneist used them. They have been used for hundreds of years. For players that buzz in the mouthpi...
by Basbasun
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Double Pedals
Replies: 20
Views: 899

Re: Double Pedals

The doubble pedal is really locking in if you find it, sometimes the tripple pedal is mentioned, they are not of any musically use like the doubble pedal (I have used doubble pedal Bb in a piece written by Sven-David Sandström). The tripple pedal Bb can be (weak) find in third position. There are so...
by Basbasun
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 1595

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

I like to play a horn that is easy to blend with the other horns, in orchestra a horn with more phat in bigband a more slender, if I am solo I like my Bach 45. Edward played absolutely wonderful in that record! A big beautiful sound, but for me I like a somewhat smaller sound if the tenors are playi...
by Basbasun
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Single Valve Bass Trombones
Replies: 24
Views: 1466

Re: Single Valve Bass Trombones

Yamaha ybl 321 or 322, Holton 183. Bach 45B.
by Basbasun
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Buzzing in low register
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Buzzing in low register

Well, I can buzz both mpc buzz and free buzzing in the low range in a way that is as close to trombone playing as possible. I can buzz pedaltones and walk in to the horn and out still buzzing. All buzzing is different from playing the horn though, free buzzing is different from mpc buzzing, mpc is d...
by Basbasun
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Need breathing advise
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Need breathing advise

Our lung capasity is largest at the age 19-22, after that it is decreasing. It is decreasing faster if we don´t do something to keep the lungs working, like exercise or playing windinstrments. Low tones take more air. Trombone takes more air compared to trumpet because the range. The way of playing ...
by Basbasun
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Brass tubing length
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Brass tubing length

"I'm seeing conflicting information online that a french horn is anywhere from 12 to 20 feet long"
French horn players are funny. 20 is the lenght using all the tubing including valve tubing.
If we messured a BBb that it could be 38 feet long, a basstrombone 20 feet long.
by Basbasun
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: When Dave Steinmeyer Picks Up A New Horn...
Replies: 12
Views: 1187

Re: When Dave Steinmeyer Picks Up A New Horn...

"I don't know if anyone here uses a b4th for the high E? Works for me, well, better than 2nd anyway."
I never tried that. I use 3,5 (ultra flatt 3 or ultra Sharp 4)
by Basbasun
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Amazing Danish bass trombonist!
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Amazing Danish bass trombonist!

I meet Mogens long time ago, in the 70th, in Stockholm. He desingned his own mothpiece, I bought one, to big for me though. he played lefthanded on a trombone with the triggers on the other side. I think it it was a Bosey & Hawk? Maybe Chris know. I dont think he is playing any more though, he did w...
by Basbasun
Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Sustained ff in trigger range
Replies: 12
Views: 890

Re: Sustained ff in trigger range

I know what you are talking about. A very common fault among new bassplayers is to open the lips as it seem to help at first, and letting the face muscles collaps to make the lips vibrate, and blow to hard. Actually the embouchure should be controlled, the lips are blown open in the low range, but t...
by Basbasun
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 29
Views: 1438

Re: Bass Trombone Upper Register

Well, as basstrombonist in symphonyorchestra I had som high C, and some pedal E. Many basstromb0nists can play good high C and higher. I used to play I am gettin´sentimental in D on basstrombone in a big band in the earlie 80th.
Actually no big deal. Go practise.
by Basbasun
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I see his jaw open and slightly moving in for low tone, closing and slightly moving out for higher tones.
I believe his lower lip slides over the lower teeth with the movements.
by Basbasun
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

I just found out I have no problem to switch to a "Low placement player" and to play upstream instead of downstream. The sound is a little different compared to my usual sound with "Very high placement" and downstream. It sounds like a new version of me :good: I wonder if I should experiment with t...
by Basbasun
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

This last players biggest problem is that he is compressing his lips to much and is not using his air. To much lip power to weak air-flow, well there is no air-flow really. The mouthpiece placement is hard to do anything about as long as he does not blow his horn, I would have him to sing, yes sing...
by Basbasun
Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

This last players biggest problem is that he is compressing his lips to much and is not using his air. To much lip power to weak air-flow, well there is no air-flow really. The mouthpiece placement is hard to do anything about as long as he does not blow his horn, I would have him to sing, yes sing ...
by Basbasun
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

About Tuba embouchure 2. " Listen closely to the intonation on the two high E's he plays in the second clip in this video. Which one sounds flatter than the other?" I listened. I though isn´t that E played with low placement embouchure sharp? Then I messured with cleartone and found that to be true....
by Basbasun
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The edinburgh university and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has mady studys of brass embouchure, and made mechanic embouchure. Even though the results are interesting, I don´t think they are any help to most brass teachers. I got my brassteachers paper 1966. I did teach in the public...
by Basbasun
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure mechanics certificates?
Replies: 161
Views: 8882

Re: Embouchure mechanics certificates?

The placement of the mouthpiece is obviously different. You could suspect the first player to be upstream and the second to be downstream, but I would not be 100% sure Their placement suggest this, that's all I can say. The tubist has a centered mouthpiece placement. It might be easier for his over...
by Basbasun
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tuning Tips
Replies: 22
Views: 1594

Re: Tuning Tips

imsevimse wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:32 am
I'm talking about the high D, the five ledger D.

/Tom
I believe in USA that is super D? And yes it is flatt.
by Basbasun
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Vibrato
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Vibrato

In many books the air vibrato is mentioned as one of the three methods to use vibrato, usually it is not recomended. I did hear some air vibrato in the 50th and early 60th. It was used on the Swedish valvetrombone (tenorbasun) and "baryton" (baritone horn or euphonium) that was never played without ...
by Basbasun
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Upper register correct(?) positions
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Re: Upper register correct(?) positions

King2bPlus wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:56 pm
E in sharp 4, F in sharp 3, F# in sharp 2
That is the 13th partial, very useful when you have the chops for that range.
Also the 11th partial, Db 3 1/2, D 2 21/2, and Eb 1 1/2.
by Basbasun
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Don't forget your tongue position!
Replies: 37
Views: 2644

Re: Don't forget your tongue position!

Very interesting. As I wrote earlier, my tomgue movement was very impeded from radiation tretment. When I picked up the trombone after the treatment (34 doses of radiation, one month) I could not play the high register, actually I lost more then one octave. Now it is comming back, and my tongue are ...
by Basbasun
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Don't forget your tongue position!
Replies: 37
Views: 2644

Re: Don't forget your tongue position!

I hade a radiation therapy on my neck (tonsillcancer) I still have som blisters under my tongue. When I try to play high tones I get a wery strong pain in my tongue. So for some time I try to avoid high tones.
by Basbasun
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1174

Re: Euph Mouthpiece for Bass Trombone?

We are all different. What works for me might not work for you. Many year I made experiments to find a solotion mouthpiece rim to be used for tenor and bass, I even had George Strucel make me a tuba mouthe piece with a basstrombone rim. For me non of this worked good. If I played bass with a big ten...
by Basbasun
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

Re: Alto trombone bad note

The classic German trombone was buildt differently from modern western trombones. My Alexander has a perfect Db, on 3rd, the mouthpiece is a Werner Chr. Schmidht Ap 2.
by Basbasun
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Webb Sackbut
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

Re: Webb Sackbut

The John Webb sackbuts are very inconsistenc. As John was himself. Sometimes good sometimes not so good. The best ones is not as good as Egger of course. I have heard som beautiful playing on a Giardinelli bass, tough it is not realy a sackbut. For a good price the Webb can be ok, just try first. An...
by Basbasun
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 4483

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

and this one, an old beloved.
by Basbasun
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 4483

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

nice
I love all the mentioned player, they are all personalitys.
by Basbasun
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

Re: Tongue stopping

Well, actually I know that. The tongue stop is somthing the sections will have an agreement on. There is a sign used in some contemporary music, a "T" above the note. Usually after a cresendo.
by Basbasun
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

Re: Tongue stopping

For me there no good with the glotis stop on either whistling or trombone. The tonguest is for teachers a no no.
But it is used by mana players in sertain situations. Sometimes in classical music, in manny bigbands, sometimes marked as -4.
by Basbasun
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

Re: Tongue stopping

Yes Tom. When I whistle staccato i most often start the whistle with my glottis, but I don´t stop the whilstle with the glottis. Actually who does? (Yes I have seen the video)
by Basbasun
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 3930

Re: Tongue stopping

I am a retired teacher, I wanted my students to be able stop the tones just by stop the air. For some that was difficult at first, for some it was easy. No, I did not recomend using the glottis. In a fast staccato lines the tonguestop is automatic. In some music the tonguestop is idiomatic. The tong...
by Basbasun
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements
Replies: 11
Views: 1162

Re: Bach 1 1/2g cup diameter measurements

I find the Mr. Bass to be way bigger than other 1 1/2g I’ve tried....I think I saw once where it was referred to as more like an ‘oversized 1 1/2g’, which seems about right to me. You’re right too, tiny differences in rim contour can make big differences in feel on the lips. George Roberts played a...
by Basbasun
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue position
Replies: 10
Views: 2324

Re: Tongue position

https://www.melbourne-musicteachers.com/james-macaulay/

It is only fair to tell you that there no universal "right placement" of the tongue". Behind the top teeth is very common. That is not to say that it is best for you. Our tongues are very different in size.
by Basbasun
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 1734

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Sometimes, not very often I hear an alto sounding glorious. Pretty often I do not like alto trombones. I do believe that could be because the player use a to large mouthpiece. Many years ago I heard a very nice alto in Mozart Requiem. That was you Tom. What mpc did you use?
by Basbasun
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 47
Views: 6250

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

Oh there are so manny... Start with just one, I think Jack Teagarden is a good one, very musical and not too technical, Listen to lots of tunes, pick one and listen to that tune manny manny times. Start to copy. When you learn one solo you came a long way. Don´t be lazy.
by Basbasun
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Best Double Trombone cases
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: Best Double Trombone cases

I love Cronkhite! I use Cronkhite for tuba, small trombone, bass trombone, contrabass trombone and Double trombone case. Very well made and good protection.

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