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by timothy42b
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Slide lock stuck!!
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Slide lock stuck!!

I've had it happen. The slide lock screws on, at least on my horns, and it is possible to screw it on an extra turn and get it stuck, or an extra turn the other way, and it doesn't hold. If you can loosen it with finger strength alone you might get it working again. If it needs a tool you should bri...
by timothy42b
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Main slide lock not locking properly
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Main slide lock not locking properly

Yes, I'd be careful what I lubed. I definitely would not lube the threads. I think you might tighten the nut enough it might get stuck. I've seen people have trouble loosening them as it is. I don't know about the taper. I've always just tried to keep it clean, but Ken (Naj) said it had helped to lu...
by timothy42b
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Main slide lock not locking properly
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Main slide lock not locking properly

The nut doesn't hold it. The taper holds it by friction. The nut just keeps that from decreasing.

Someone here, probably Ken, recommended lubricating it with just a tiny bit of tuning slide grease, after cleaning carefully, and that does seem to help.
by timothy42b
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beer prices
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Beer prices

When we lived in Germany, Getraenktmarkt prices were about 0.65 E per bottle, if I'm remembering correctly. That's without Pfand, but after the first case that's paid. My only issue was they carry only glass bottles in the brands I liked, and some beer (like Jever, my favorite over there) doesn't tr...
by timothy42b
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

Interesting. I'll give Mate another shot then. Knoppix is designed to run as Live CD and not recommended for installation. It's a good way to test the water and if you use the DVD ISO it comes with all the software you'll ever need. People keep it handy to recover files from an OS crash. I talked to...
by timothy42b
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

Trav1s, thanks for the encouragement on linux. I've tiptoing in with Knoppix 8.1, live CD/DVD. I also have Lubuntu running on one laptop. Scariest thing so far, I adjusted size of a partition. Haven't created the new ones I need yet. Oh well I did dd/zero on a machine I plan to get rid of. Today I t...
by timothy42b
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Beer prices
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Beer prices

If I buy beer to drink at home, I'll pay about $1.70 USD per 12 ounce can of quality IPA. If I buy a beer at a restaurant I expect to pay about $6.00 USD. But that's a pretty big if, I'm usually far too cheap to spend that much. My kids say a mixed drink goes for about $9.00. I'll never find out for...
by timothy42b
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill
Replies: 13
Views: 254

cheap desktop PC at local Goodwill

For some time I've been contemplating getting another PC to experiment with Linux. I'm still running XP on a couple of machines, which isn't supported, and Win10 works but can update at the wrong moment. Yeah, there are a couple of old laptops lying around, but with less than a Mb RAM and more than ...
by timothy42b
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 84
Views: 5805

Re: The Bunker

I hope those who live in the Carolinas are doing okay with the weather.

Hurricane Florence was predicted to have an impact on my area but turned south and mostly missed us. We're in the outer rain bands but that's about all.
by timothy42b
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 635

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

One more thing to think about with the tone quality. With the trombone, you can leave your head in one position and move the horn to get the right angle to your chops to let the tone sing, for whatever range you're in. You can't do that very well with the euphonium. The horn stays still, and you adj...
by timothy42b
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A very unusual trumpet embouchure
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: A very unusual trumpet embouchure

I bought Wynton Marsalis' album of cornet solos back in the 90s and thought he was quite skillful but this Nakariakov guy makes Marsalis sound sloppy. Whatever he's doing, it doesn't seem to have impeded him. Or, he's chosen to focus on mid range excellence, and accepts whatever limitations that ma...
by timothy42b
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Props to Doug Elliott
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: Props to Doug Elliott

sf105 wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:45 am
+1. Turned out I've been Doing It Wrong for years. Slowly on the road to recovery...
Yeah. I could have avoided years of frustration by seeing him sooner.

Never too late though.
by timothy42b
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A very unusual trumpet embouchure
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: A very unusual trumpet embouchure

In a similar discussion on trumpet herald, some of the posters mentioned that while his playing is superb, he does not venture into the high range much. Maybe his apparent low placement is partly because of emphasis in middle and low range?
by timothy42b
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)
Replies: 16
Views: 502

Re: West Side Story (arr. Jack Mason)

I played for something - guys and Dolls maybe? that had a lot of string parts, and this young music teacher covered it on keyboard. Just before performance I asked her if she'd had any trouble with the alto clef on the viola parts. She got this look of horror and I felt like a total jerk for scaring...
by timothy42b
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: A very unusual trumpet embouchure
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: A very unusual trumpet embouchure

Thanks for posting. I've listened to his playing since he was a child - well I guess he's not that old now. Googles. Wow, he's 41 now, but there are some very young videos out there. But he seems a classic example of the child prodigy.
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-corking a Harmon mute
Replies: 6
Views: 212

Re: Re-corking a Harmon mute

I have one. the original cork appears to be that mixed rubber and cork gasket material. Mine is quite thin; probably only 1/8" (3 mm). Maybe that's why it keeps falling out of my bell. I don't have a harmon myself but looking at photos the cork material seems to be continuous. That means the same p...
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot mouthpiece
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: Doug Elliot mouthpiece

Graphite plus humidity can cake pretty hard.
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1116

Re: Tongue stopping

I don't think use of the glottis is usually conscious. But, watch the video of Jim Markey and see what you think.

Farkas talked about it too, long ago.
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1116

Re: Tongue stopping

I thought I used the air. But that lecture from Jim Markey suggests maybe the glottis is how the air stops.

After that lecture he went to dinner with Glendenning, who strongly disagrees.
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Doug Elliot mouthpiece
Replies: 13
Views: 907

Re: Doug Elliot mouthpiece

This is Heinz's first DE so I'll mention this.

In a post in 2012, Doug said putting oil or grease on the threads does not help them not to stick, but a bit of Teflon tape works.

He also has very clear instructions how to disassemble if they do get stuck.
by timothy42b
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1116

Re: Tongue stopping

Perhaps students end up using tongue stop because they've been warned too much about using the glottis, when that is probably the way it's correctly done.
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Profile information is dull!

Mine is dull because I enjoy being boring.

However, nothing prevents me from being, ah...., creative with an alternative history.

Like that time flying back on the Concorde when the pilot fell asleep and I ...........
by timothy42b
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

Yes those are the ones I use now.
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 952

Re: Mouthpiece Material

Vegastokc wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:14 am
(Oh man, did we nerd out fast on this one... :geek: )
You're kidding, right?

A thread on mouthpiece material affecting tone quality is nerdy by definition.
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Slide
Replies: 20
Views: 811

Re: Slide

8 inches wide? I use much smaller. Are you able to spiral wrap that around the rod without getting too thick, or do you wrap some other way?
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 952

Re: Mouthpiece Material

Why I ask: I'm thinking of having my mouthpiece (now brass) remade out of Bronze in order to get a warmer / darker sound. What do you guys think the effect would be? Zero. I think your warmer sound or your brighter sound is a function of playing slightly above or below pitch center, which emphasize...
by timothy42b
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Material
Replies: 28
Views: 952

Re: Mouthpiece Material

The slipperiness matters for sure. The total mass, maybe. The density of materials of the same shape? Disagreement on this is possible.
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 787

Re: Cut It

Why is g better? /Tom Here's a blast from the past: https://patents.google.com/patent/US5435222 There was quite a long discussion about the advantages of the G attachment (aka minor third attachment) on the old Forum, and I guess on the trombone-l that preceded it. Proponents were Alan Charlesworth...
by timothy42b
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 582

Re: What happened to education?

Socialization is the easily the least compelling reason, for me, to keep kids in classrooms. There may be some effect on learning, though, especially where group interaction is part of the process. (I guess there's some debate about the value of these approaches.) It sounds like that group effect w...
by timothy42b
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

Hah! Of course the first reply is someone who disagrees with me, and demonstrates it perfectly. That is some outstanding playing. Notice a couple of things though. First, he calls it a slur. But when he demonstrates a lip slur, he's doing a lip gliss, and spending time on the intermediate tone. Seco...
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Learned something about moving furniture this weekend
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Learned something about moving furniture this weekend

I helped one of my kids move this weekend. It's an unpleasant task - between lifting the heavy awkward stuff, and moving the light stuff endlessly, it gets old fast. One of the worst is the mattress. They're not heavy, but there's no handle, and they have to be manipulated around corners and stairs....
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 609

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

I have tried for years to develop a fast trill. Unsuccessfully. I wonder if it’s something some can do and some not. I don't think so. I think it's just that the standard approach (speeding up a flexibility into a trill) doesn't work, ever. A trill is something different. A trill can be slowed down...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 84
Views: 5805

Re: The Bunker

Interesting story on NPR this week. They were talking about hybrids and the idea of conspicuous conservation, as opposed to conspicuous consumption. In some affluent areas, showing off with expensive toys increases status. In areas where an environmental ethic is shared, the same may be true with ob...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Valve Oil
Replies: 12
Views: 889

Re: Valve Oil

I’ve been using lamp oil from Walmart on my piston tuba valves. Works well and is so cheap I use plenty. Mine was about $3.50 for 32 ounces. There are no detergents, but be sure to get unscented. There's been some discussion on the tuba forum about lamp oil and there are some strong supporters. I h...
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: alto trombone advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: alto trombone advice?

Is Harrison on this site yet? He wrote a method and posted the link to it. But that was on the old forum.
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Size Advice for New Player
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Mouthpiece Size Advice for New Player

I especially enjoyed the tip one fellow offered up about pouring himself a couple fingers of good whiskey to enjoy while he practiced. I tried that last night, and it worked. I have never sounded better! I would try four fingers, but I might start playing so good I end up sending my slide through t...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

Interesting. Thanks Andrew. Maybe I will share that recording.

We should be able to play an ET major scale by ear, right?
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

I have been doing the opposite, playing with a drone in equal temperament. It's challenging. No more major thirds for YOU! :biggrin: Yeah, that's a potential problem. But what I'm finding is that like most people I'm more likely to be sharp, meaning sharper than ET, which is even worse. I have an e...
by timothy42b
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Little Hash Marks
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: Little Hash Marks

Bonearzt wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:46 am
On trombones, just as easy to sight into the slide receiver to check the rotor registration.

I don't rely on the factory marks.

Boroscopes are cheap, the one I found was under $20 shipped.

Eric
I need one, do you have a recommendation?
by timothy42b
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

I have been doing the opposite, playing with a drone in equal temperament. It's challenging.
by timothy42b
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Multitrack Recording
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Multitrack Recording

I've done some, though not in a while.

I used Audacity on a laptop, an H2 connected for the microphone, and an Audacity generated clicktrack on an earbud in one ear.

I should really try again, I've improved my playing since last time.
by timothy42b
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Intonation Repair Tool
Replies: 16
Views: 982

Re: Intonation Repair Tool

I notice that player is sharp on every pitch and has to adjust down.

That's probably true in real life.
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slide Technique Resources
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Slide Technique Resources

The James Markey video from the last American Trombone Workshop is worth reviewing. His view on slide technique was new to me but made sense.
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 18
Views: 1054

Re: Notation programs

I still use Noteworthy Composer. I'm on 1.75, and they're now up to 2.75, I guess I should upgrade someday.
by timothy42b
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 993

Re: High range to low range

An exercise that I do to help facilitate in getting the correct angle and aperture setting is starting on f or Bb in the staff, I move chromatically in both directions from the starting pitch alternating going lower then higher; F-F#-E-G-Eb etc. trying to make my best possible sound on each pitch. ...
by timothy42b
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: 7th Position
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: 7th Position

My normal method is to use 7th when it makes sense physically, as a couple have mentioned above. I may rethink that. This week I'm working harder on intonation, and I'm discovering a tendency to be sharp out there. I'm not sure there really is a difference in tone quality between a long position and...
by timothy42b
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: new headphone - nuraphone
Replies: 2
Views: 247

new headphone - nuraphone

Good idea? or just another marketing approach?

https://www.nuraphone.com/
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: sending PMs
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: sending PMs

That's normal. It stays in Outbox until it's read. At least that's how mine worked.
by timothy42b
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: SOS:: Airmen of Note Info

Check this out: https://www.amazon.com/Ceremonial-Music-US-Army-Band/dp/B003BNZIFK Amazon is selling a CD of Army band music. I would have thought that 1) it's not legal for the band to make money off a CD, though they could recover expenses (but probably wouldn't bother, as the accounting is daunti...
by timothy42b
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: Wtb: ergobone
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Wtb: ergobone

Is this for that contra? It looked like you'd need a couple people to hold that one up.

Another solution could potentially be Ken's cantilever support.

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