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by timothy42b
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pinched Nerve
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: Pinched Nerve

I don't want to hijack the thread, but I've started having finger numbness after some activities, especially playing recorder and sometimes driving. It feels like a glove anesthiea and takes quite a while to wear off. Obviously there's some kind of nerve impact here too, with the arms raised. Any id...
by timothy42b
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Valve Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Tuning Valve Trombone

No, he's right. If the horn is sharp, and the individual valves are not tuned well, then flattening the whole horn should exaggerate the out of tuneness of the valve notes. Oh, yeah. I see what you're saying. In relation to the lowered tuning note, the valved notes would be out of tune. Yes. The lo...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long notes....
Replies: 14
Views: 551

Re: Long notes....

If someone is sceptical about this I understand. No teacher has ever taught this and I had never heard about it until I saw the video Sam had put on his page. /Tom Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics, by Benade in 1976, describes a method of adjusting trumpet mouthpieces by playing a note and listeni...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

In reference to Bruce's observation about the "Garklein" of the recorder family : The sopranino recorder is actually larger than the "Garklein" and actually sounds sweet in comparison. The "Garklein" will even send D Flat piccolo players running with their hands tightly clasped over their ears ! Ne...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Tuning Valve Trombone
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Tuning Valve Trombone

I'm not understanding what you're saying. The trombone is 1/2 step sharp, but tuning the Bb made all the other notes go more out of tune? If the Bb is 1/2 step sharp, you should pull out the main tuning slide. That would make ALL the notes lower, so I don't see how it's possible that would make the...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

If it is a dance, that implies some limitation on rubato. It need not be metronomic, but it should be danceable or at least suggest it. I hear cello players (and trombone players) using extreme amounts of rubato, and it sounds wrong to my ears. It is as if they are free to do anything they want wit...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

If it is a dance, that implies some limitation on rubato. It need not be metronomic, but it should be danceable or at least suggest it. I hear cello players (and trombone players) using extreme amounts of rubato, and it sounds wrong to my ears. It is as if they are free to do anything they want with...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?

When I started with this employer I was required to take annual hearing tests. A few promotions later that requirement disappeared, and many years later I took that internet hearing test that showed how much high frequency I'd lost. So I asked if they still had my old files at work, and if I could c...
by timothy42b
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?

Scientific pitch notation is also associated with Scientific pitch , although I'm really not sure it was invented at the same time, I think the notation system is a much later invention. Scientific pitch is a tuning system that is based on assigning to each octave of C pitches that are exact powers...
by timothy42b
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Practice mute making trombone out of balance
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: Practice mute making trombone out of balance

All mutes make my horn nose heavy. The answer is a counterweight, or a cantilever.
by timothy42b
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 791

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Gorgeous as always, Leif. I love the clean warm sound you get, rub plus core.

No cellist would play it without much more vibrato. I hear you starting to add a bit of shimmer especially on the low notes.
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Reading bass clef parts in alto
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Reading bass clef parts in alto

It would be easier to get a treble clef version. Treble clef to tenor, alto, or mezzo soprano is straight forward, and finish by playing treble clef as written. That gives you a way to expand your range up by thirds.
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Equipment too open
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Equipment too open

The problem is that the more I progress the more I realize that something is wrong because first I always have the sensation that I push out air more than I release, and 'cause of that my sound is forced and some intervals or notes seems impossible to do at end of phrases because I have not enough ...
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?

So, the nomenclature is based on the piano keyboard. (piano lessons would have been very useful) Yes and no. The piano keyboard doesn't start on C, but rather on A, so the piano keyboard goes a third below C1 (A0). C0 is not on a usual piano keyboard, and is the lowest C (and arguably lowest note) ...
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?

henrikbe wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:45 am
I take that as a strong indicator that my range development is slower than it could be, and that the time needed to increase range from G4 to Bb4 is likely to be closer to one year than five or ten. Correct?
Closer to 6 months in my opinion.
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: Terms: Bb3, C5, G4 ?

That change in number on the next C can be confusing. And A4 is higher than G4, which is not intuitive. But that's what we live with. One of my handbell ringers holds her bells alphabetically rather than chromatically. If I have her on D5 E5, she'll hold D5 in her left hand, and that's standard. Beg...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus

Every note has some amount of 'false' bending possible before the instrument 'locks' the pitch into a different partial. As a general rule, on trombone there is not much room to false-tone the pitch up before the horn 'slots' into the next partial; and the room down is roughly half the distance in ...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus

At the risk of an unskilled long distance diagnosis: FF in the good range is ensuring you set your embouchure in a way that will work low, and can't be pulled up without much effort. Setting correctly in the upper range can be pulled down to work well in the low range. Give Doug a call or PM, he doe...
by timothy42b
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus
Replies: 12
Views: 323

Re: Rebuilding Range after brief hiatus

Now I know it will eventually come back after playing for a few weeks but my high range was never as secure as I wanted and I felt like I had to muscle everything and my endurance in those registers was not great. If you are playing incorrectly, more practice will not help. It will only solidify ba...
by timothy42b
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: Upper range limit - how much patience do I need?

Can you add time in the morning? I found my evening time not only limited but often preempted by something considered more important by family, etc. I get up and play before work every day. As the only one up, there's no competition for my time. I still try to play some in the evening, and succeed m...
by timothy42b
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

Lastly, just because someone is wearing a sword in 1722 doesn't necessarily indicate military service. I believe, and again I'm not an expert, that swords were worn for ceremonial dress, and personal protection, as well as them being stylish for the time.. Yes, that's my point. This does not appear...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

He's also wearing a sword of some kind, which seems unlikely. They're pretty expensive, and musicians have rarely made enough money for luxuries like that. Musicians as late as the Civil War were issued swords. It was not unusual for a field musician to be armed.. If this was from 1822 I could mayb...
by timothy42b
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: History of the Trombone
Topic: Medieval military trombonist.
Replies: 24
Views: 594

Re: Medieval military trombonist.

He's also wearing a sword of some kind, which seems unlikely. They're pretty expensive, and musicians have rarely made enough money for luxuries like that.
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How should one clean their mouth before playing?
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: How should one clean their mouth before playing?

Just had a thought. It's possible to play without putting air into the horn at all, as those experiments with a membrane in the mouthpiece and an escape path prove. If we could perfect that type of mouthpiece, we would never need to let spit out nor clean the horn, slide treatment should last many t...
by timothy42b
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How should one clean their mouth before playing?
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: How should one clean their mouth before playing?

If you brush your teeth before playing, rinse your mouth thoroughly. (advice courtesy of Doug Yeo.)
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The trombone designed by a committee
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: The trombone designed by a committee

I used to own a Committee. The inner slide did not appear to be steel. It was too light. Steel the thickness of the metal would have been much heavier. Are you sure? This chart: https://www.machinemfg.com/density-table-of-metals-iron-steel-brass-aluminum-alloys/ lists brass at density of 8.8 and st...
by timothy42b
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The trombone designed by a committee
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: The trombone designed by a committee

Makes sense... I have a committee deluxe that has some plating wear on the inners, and it looks like there are flecks of rust on them. Is it magnetic? Not a conclusive test (LOTS of nickel will make steel non-magnetic), but a start. If magnetic, then it's steel. If not, still could be steel. Althou...
by timothy42b
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Large bore valve trombone/"do everything horn" project
Replies: 29
Views: 1129

Re: Large bore valve trombone/"do everything horn" project

I am impressed.

It actually looks like it might balance. I have a valve setup for my Getzen but it is so unergonomic I get carpal tunnel in about 5 minutes of trying to play that beast - haven't figured out how to hold it. Were you deliberate about that, or did you luck out?
by timothy42b
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Dehumidifier and warranties
Replies: 32
Views: 953

Re: Dehumidifier and warranties

I make something for $75 and sell it for $100. I find that the failure rate in the field is 5% over 3 years. If I just replace the defunct modules, I have to replace 5 for every 100 I sell. If I sell a warranty for $10, I sell 100 for $11,000 and they cost me $7500. I can expect 5 to fail, costing ...
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Dehumidifier and warranties
Replies: 32
Views: 953

Re: Dehumidifier and warranties

There are a bunch of reasons why the "extended warranty" on appliances is a colossal waste of time. Very rarely, if ever, does it ever benefit a person to have it. But, how rarely? This is a Bayes Theorem problem. Nassim Taleb makes the point very well in several books (Black Swan, Fooled by Random...
by timothy42b
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: question about bass line in the Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: question about bass line in the Ride

I don't know what version. I just listened to it on youtube and did not hear that delayed part. I think it was around 3:48 on the radio.
by timothy42b
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cleaning rod and cloth wedged in inner slide!
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Cleaning rod and cloth wedged in inner slide!

You aren't supposed to be using the cleaning rod in the inner slide. Secondly, you should be using a long enough piece of cloth so you can pull it back out. Even using a snake I keep the inner slide inside the outer when cleaning it. I've used a rod once, very very carefully, and I still misaligned...
by timothy42b
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: question about bass line in the Ride
Replies: 4
Views: 300

question about bass line in the Ride

I've never played this with an orchestra. Well, I've hardly played anything with an orchestra, at least not since college. This morning on public radio the Met Opera was playing the Ride. The bass line was distinctly behind the beat in some large sections. Is that deliberate? I've not seen the score.
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure angle finding method
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Embouchure angle finding method

Is embouchure something that almost everyone gets wrong or do a large percentage of people stumble into a reasonable facsimile of their most efficient set up? If you run into a teacher who thinks everybody must play 2/3 top lip, then by probability he's probably right for 2/3 of his students. Being...
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Cryogenics study

I'm reminded of the "experiments" posted to the old forum by Snorlax ... Snoreswurthers? Snoresworthy! Remember him?? Memories! Or the Schilke "study" where he made a trumpet bell out of lead that produced a perfect sine wave. :eek: Yes! A sine wave that was described as sounding so bright that it ...
by timothy42b
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cryogenics study
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Cryogenics study

What we can say from this study is that the benefit of Cryo is not proven. There might be an effect, but this study couldn't find it. No, I think we can say a little more. There might be an effect, but it is not a large one . If it were it should be detected. The reason I make that distinction is b...
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Weed Killer
Replies: 19
Views: 799

Re: Weed Killer

Agreed. A "monoculture", all one type of grass like a golf course, is unhealthy for the environment on many levels. I live where deer abound, but instead of spraying repellant in the open front yard we chose plants they don't eat. In our back garden inside the fence we go for butterfly weed, milk t...
by timothy42b
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition
Replies: 18
Views: 944

Re: Million Dollar Idea - Automatic Transposition

Based on my reading, what I need to do is simply move the note written in tenor clef up two lines or spaces. Flats/sharps stay the same, accidentals stay the same. I've done a fair amount of moving clefs or key signatures for people, but I use Noteworthy rather than Musescore. There are some long t...
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction
Replies: 27
Views: 1095

Re: cutting tuning slide length for weight reduction

The tighter the bend, the larger the effective size of the bore. This is the complication that gets neglected. To the sound wave, a bend in tubing can look like a straight tube with a section of expanded bore. Maybe im reading this wrong. Are you suggesting that if one were so inclined to use a lar...
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure Pedagogy Resource
Replies: 31
Views: 1597

Re: Embouchure Pedagogy Resource

Here is one tuba player's take on the pivot:

http://www.brasstutorials.com/tuba-tips.html

Hee, hee.
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

It just did it again, with me waiting after each keystroke. So maybe not a timing thing.
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Sterling Silver Bells
Replies: 32
Views: 1868

Re: Sterling Silver Bells

I love the way they look.

Don't love how much effort goes into polish.

I do not believe there is a difference in sound.
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Multiple logins curiosity

Yes, I use Win10 and IE. I'll see if it happens on my Linux/GoogleChrome machine, I can't remember.

My working hypothesis is I type too fast, and network latency loses a bit. So I'm going to try very slow entry a bit and see what happens.
by timothy42b
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Multiple logins curiosity
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Multiple logins curiosity

When I log in, I almost always get the login screen at least one more time. Now, I never save my password nor stay logged in. I do this for a very specific reason: I'm forgetful. If I don't use my password regularly, I'm going to forget it. I may or may not find where I wrote it down. So typing my p...
by timothy42b
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getting pbone slide smooth
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Getting pbone slide smooth

You must keep the stockings from corroding. Wipe the slide dry frequently, always swab it before putting it away.

Since your stockings are already corroded you'll probably have to polish them, then keep them coated with car wax.
by timothy42b
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Problem with initial attack
Replies: 20
Views: 1031

Re: Problem with initial attack

Hi, sound very strange but I discovered that when I tongue other than my initial attack I tongue on my upper lip (through my teeth) and the only time when I tongue on my gum is when I freeze on the initial attack. Then you really need to get help from someone who can see you play, either in person ...
by timothy42b
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Spit Valve woes...
Replies: 35
Views: 1288

Re: Spit Valve woes...

I don't think I ever blow water out and make a noise. I press the valve and it drains. So you could avoid being noticed by doing it quietly. However. I don't want to overanalyze, but sometimes what they complain about is not the real problem. If you're spending a huge amount of time playing an instr...
by timothy42b
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

On the earlier thread, someone described using a pin to hold the parts together before attempting to get the screw threaded. The problem is getting the spring legs in position to be able to get the screw in. I didn't have any trouble with that, but I did struggle a bit getting the screw lined up wh...
by timothy42b
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Re-assemble spit valve that came off
Replies: 17
Views: 636

Re: Re-assemble spit valve that came off

On the earlier thread, someone described using a pin to hold the parts together before attempting to get the screw threaded.

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