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by Basbasun
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Bass Trombone Upper Register
Replies: 29
Views: 491

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 4924

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: 879

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: 465

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: 485

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: 1658

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: 1658

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: 755

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: 1875

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: 1588

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: 3741

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: 3741

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: 3291

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: 3291

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: 3291

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: 3291

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: 898

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: 1879

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: 1346

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: 43
Views: 4741

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: 1560

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.
by Basbasun
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 1461

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

A cup mute with some cotton in the cup.
by Basbasun
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Why No Silver Plate?
Replies: 56
Views: 5718

Re: Why No Silver Plate?

Back in the day I worked in Europe with a couple of players who had Stomvi horns. I believe Silver plated tbn's are still used in parts of Spain. https://stomvi.com/en/trombones There's a couple of silver plates in here as well.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9xco0i1xeY Nice clip! Good band! The...
by Basbasun
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: “You sound like you”?
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: “You sound like you”?

I have notice (among many other players) that when you use a new mothpiece you do sound different. Until you really get used to the new mpc. Then you sound more or less the same as before.
by Basbasun
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

For me, one of the advantages of buzzing is to remove the distraction of the instrument. It allows me to focus on the sound (pitch and timbre) that I produce without the aid of the instrument. I’ve tried freebuzzing, mouthpiece buzzing, and buzzing with a BERP and a FART (Focused Air Resistance Tub...
by Basbasun
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

If I have the horn in reach, I do not buzz except to solve musical problems, sometimes the buzzing makes you hear what you shall play in another way. Singing is also good. Or better. Sometimes students who are allreday using buzz as a tool, can buzz down to low E, but not low Eb. Very often the low ...
by Basbasun
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 43
Views: 4741

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

Lots of tips you got there. The absolute best is from Doug. Follow that.
by Basbasun
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Mouthpiece buzzing
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Mouthpiece buzzing

I have done mouthpiece buzzing i periods, to and fro since 1960. I was never a big fan of it, I mostly buzzed because there was not possible to play the horn of some reasons. I exerimented of different way, partly covering the shank opening with my finger, buzzing lead pipe, a piece of gardening hos...
by Basbasun
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

As I said, using the same rim for different tenortrombones does work. But many players prefer to use different rims anyway, for different reasons. Sound is one. However, using the same rim for tenor and bass only works in a very limited way. And rarely even that. If you are the least serious about t...
by Basbasun
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

Well, I realy don´t play the same rim on all tenors today. I said you can get by doing that. Try it, I did for some time, but find out I did not like the result. But some players do.
by Basbasun
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1855

Re: Mouthpiece suggestions

To play alto, small tenor and large tenor you can get by with the same rim and different cups. I have done it, several of my collegues have done it. But if you can use different rims you will maybe get a sound on each horn you like better. If you play Bass trombone as your major horn and try to use ...
by Basbasun
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: resonance approach
Replies: 4
Views: 1773

Re: resonance approach

I do agree with Tom. One of the most sensible thing said on TTF is " all tips on embouchure and breathing can be followed to the letter and just make things worse". Maybe a little drastic, but not much. Also, do good players (and teachers) know exactly what they are doing when they are playing beaut...
by Basbasun
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 195
Views: 20624

Re: What we're doing

Chris I think you should ask for more money since it is more expencive to not be on the stage?
by Basbasun
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: “Remington” or Morse Taper on 88H
Replies: 15
Views: 1209

Re: “Remington” or Morse Taper on 88H

"Nobody talked about Remington verses Moorse tapers. " Oh yes. I did. :wink:
by Basbasun
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Contrabass- mouthpiece?
Replies: 5
Views: 753

Re: Contrabass- mouthpiece?

I did play a Bruno Tilz KB3, for me the outstanding piece for contra, but Marcinkiewicz 106 or 107 are also good.
I do not play the contra anymore though, the horn wasn´t mine, it belonged to the orchestra.
by Basbasun
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

Don´t know, maybe Tom know, he had a chat with Wayn a week ago. Funny when you read someth about embouchure how that interfere with your thoughts when you are practising. I tried different aproaches on making trill or flair (I consider flair a fast oscilation between two tones more than a second apa...
by Basbasun
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

Now I did take the time to look at the wideo. Eli is imdeed a great player. In music the use of metaphor to teach has en very old story. Sometimes the metaphor works for some and not for others. Sometimes the metaphor is built of what actually happens sometimes not, and it still works for some. This...
by Basbasun
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

The question is, witch comes first, the egg or the hen? I tried to play with my tongue locket at the wovels "A" "O" "E" and "I", in all wovels I could play all over the range, pedals, middle and altissimo, yeas the sound was different. If I play with as good sound I can get, I don´t know my tongue l...
by Basbasun
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

Well, I was not clear in my saying. Of course you can feel you tongue level when you think about your tongue as being a muscle. But to place your tongue in the "right" place for to play a high G is another thing. Like in whistling you pre-hear the tone (hopfully with a good sound) in your innerear a...
by Basbasun
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 1841

Re: Tongue level, vowel sounds, thoughts

I don´t think anybody can feel the toungue level. You can check that easily. When you whistle you control the tones with the toungue level right? It works fine. But if you sing a tone, and befor you wistle the tone you try to find the right tongue level for the tone, the without changing the tongue ...
by Basbasun
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 29
Views: 2688

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Yes that is correct. Lots of European music was written with the valve trombone in mind. The trombone was hold back in favor of the valved bone. It is less the 200 years ago, thanks to Anton Hansen, that the trombone started to come back in Sweden.
by Basbasun
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Valve Trombone Acceptance
Replies: 29
Views: 2688

Re: Valve Trombone Acceptance

Slide trombone and valve trombone are different instruments, they sound different, but sometimes there have been valve players doing good jobs in trombones sections. Bob Brookmeyer used a valve trombone with triggers on the valve slides for many years. Well the valve trombone wasn´t really wiped out...
by Basbasun
Sun May 27, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 65
Views: 8977

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Well, I curently use mostly Laskey, 50m and 54md on small tenor 57 or 58 on large tenor 85MD or 90D on bass. Right now I dont remember the tuba piece... on sackbut several a couple hand made by a Swede , Svedberg. Other pieces I like is Marcincowitch GR Hamilton 20 BL, my first bass mpc Was a Holton...

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