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by Mikebmiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Quarantine Recordings
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Quarantine Recordings

I usually retreat to my office/practice room after dinner for an hour or two. Sometimes I record and sometimes I just play. It beats watching TV and at least I know my chops will be ready when they are needed again. I do find the overdub process to be a lot of fun. I haven't tried to do videos yet -...
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Playing With a Face Mask?
Replies: 20
Views: 1718

Re: Playing With a Face Mask?

Given that the only playing I am doing these days is for my dog and cats, I have not found a mask necessary.
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Quarantine Recordings
Replies: 8
Views: 907

Re: Quarantine Recordings

I just did a 4 part Dorsey medley that I have had for years and never played. Not perfect, but it was fun to put together. Constructive comments are appreciated!

https://soundcloud.com/mike-miller-9297 ... am8U5ozkmo
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Trombone Shorty on ACL
Replies: 0
Views: 270

Trombone Shorty on ACL

Trombone Shorty was on Austin City Limits over the weekend. What a cool show. At one point he played a lick on trumpet where he circular breathed for what seemed like 2 minutes. I have never seen him live, but this made for a close second. The 2 guys on sax had to be tired from all the dancing by th...
by Mikebmiller
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Multi-track to celebrate Independence Day

I have hated Lee Greenwood ever since this girl I was dating dragged me to one of his concerts in 1986. He turned around and shook his butt at the crowd and all the women went crazy. But nice video!
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Trombone Corner Podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Trombone Corner Podcast

Aubrey is a force of nature. Amazing voice and pretty darn good trombone player too. And she does handstands in the middle of her show to show off her crossfit training.
by Mikebmiller
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: 1 man quartet- John Romero playing Beethoven Pathetique
Replies: 8
Views: 844

Re: 1 man quartet- John Romero playing Beethoven Pathetique

I saw his recital at ITF last summer. He was just back from the Tchaikovsky brass competition. It was flawless. He played for an hour from memory. It was worth the drive to Indiana.
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Recommendation for something like Rochuts
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Recommendation for something like Rochuts

Get the Michael David Bone Kill book. More fun than a barrel of monkeys and darn hard to play anywhere close to the marked tempo.
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Trombone Choir music
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Trombone Choir music

Check out Randy Malmstrom's stuff. He has all kinds of Wagner, MAhler, etc. on Cherry Classics.
by Mikebmiller
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera
Replies: 17
Views: 1348

Re: iPhone to iPhone (or other) camera

Have you considered a ladder?
by Mikebmiller
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Time to buy a new computer mouse
Replies: 19
Views: 1419

Re: Time to buy a new computer mouse

A mouse costs 20 bucks max. Just get a new one if it breaks.
by Mikebmiller
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pedal vs Petal tones
Replies: 23
Views: 1880

Re: Pedal vs Petal tones

Then there are paddle tones, which are the sounds you make when you do something stupid and your daddy spanks you.
by Mikebmiller
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Make a trombone sound like a trumpet in a DAW
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Make a trombone sound like a trumpet in a DAW

Seb Skelley on Youtube is the master of this. He uses a flugelhorn to play tuba parts and a soprano bone for trombone parts. His videos sound great, but you can tell that those instruments are digitally altered.
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Learning piano

Has anyone tried any of the myriad online piano training systems that are out there? Flowkey, Pianote, etc., etc. I have my first actual lesson tomorrow, but I am thinking 30 minutes a week with a teacher is not going to be enough to progress quickly.
by Mikebmiller
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: MP for this old alto horn
Replies: 1
Views: 367

MP for this old alto horn

I was looking at this old HN White alto on a FB ad. https://www.facebook.com/groups/thebrassexchange/1630552047094021/?sale_post_id=1630552047094021&comment_id=1631267363689156&reply_comment_id=1631288937020332¬if_id=1591978875338396¬if_t=group_comment It says it comes without a mouthpiece. Do...
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Learning piano

I got my Casio today. Seems like a nice instrument. This thing has way too many notes, but at least I don't have to worry about whether my range is any good on it. First lesson next week with a lady who is supposed to be good with adult beginners.
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3BF/4BF G attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: King 3BF/4BF G attachment

To each his own. I mostly play my small bore straight horn anyway.
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3BF/4BF G attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: King 3BF/4BF G attachment

The G attachment makes about as much sense to me as that guy who is always hawking a trombone pitched in Db on facebook.
by Mikebmiller
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Wanted-Trombonist in Decorah, IA area
Replies: 1
Views: 617

Re: Wanted-Trombonist in Decorah, IA area

That's the first paying gig on here in 3 months.
by Mikebmiller
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales
Replies: 19
Views: 1423

Re: Bangin' multitrack by Finetales

I’m jealous of people that can play bone and trumpet well. (Not to mention horn) That took a lot of work. Sounds great.
by Mikebmiller
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: King 3BF/4BF G attachment
Replies: 14
Views: 1355

Re: King 3BF/4BF G attachment

That guy was on the old forum. He would never shut up about how great the G attachment was. And always had pictures of girls in bikinis with his trombones.
by Mikebmiller
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I hit the wall!
Replies: 11
Views: 1118

Re: I hit the wall!

I still practice about 4-5 times a week and am spending time learning Cakewalk audio editing software. Also working on some of those group videos. I would rather practice than watch reruns of House, which is what my wife always seems to have on the TV. And I just bought a digital piano, so that will...
by Mikebmiller
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: When do you think you'll play with other people again?
Replies: 50
Views: 3510

Re: When do you think you'll play with other people again?

My last gig was backing up an Elvis show at the Flat Rock Playhouse in N.C. the first week of March. It turns out we were the last show there for all of 2020. I am scheduled to play Sister Act in September, but the theater director has told me he doesn’t think it will happen. All my groups are on he...
by Mikebmiller
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Learning piano

Well I ordered a Casio PX-S1000 today from Sweetwater. Here goes nothing!
by Mikebmiller
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Make a trombone sound like a trumpet in a DAW
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Make a trombone sound like a trumpet in a DAW

So in my long (6 weeks) career in doing multitracks, I have had the occasional need to record a trumpet part on bone and then bump it up an octave. This works to some degree, as in the pitch is correct, but the sound gets very tinny. Is there some effect I could apply to the raised pitch track that ...
by Mikebmiller
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Learning piano

Thanks Andy. How is that mouthpiece you got from me working out?
by Mikebmiller
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Re: Learning piano

An inexpensive piano style keyboard with speakers is the best way to start. An 88 key keyboard is to be preferred over a 60, and full size keys is a benefit. Or you could take an old acoustic piano somebody is giving away, and regret it for much longer. My 97 year old mom has a nice piano that I co...
by Mikebmiller
Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning piano
Replies: 14
Views: 1137

Learning piano

It has occurred to me lately that I would understand more about music theory and chords and so forth if I actually knew how to play piano a little bit. I have never had a piano lesson in my life, but once tried to play chopsticks and got the first note right. Also, I don't own a piano or keyboard of...
by Mikebmiller
Sun May 24, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Friends Conn 88H value
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Friends Conn 88H value

Dillon Music is a good place to check for horn values. They have quite a few used. 88Hs on the site now, from $995 to $1,895. See how your friend’s horn looks compared to those. Also, they will sell a horn on consignment for a 20% cut, which is quite reasonable given their national reach
by Mikebmiller
Thu May 21, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Multitrack Recording
Replies: 35
Views: 5085

Re: Multitrack Recording

I have seen Jim's overdub presentation a couple of times live. He records with his bell about 10-12' from the mic. I have found that in playing about 2-3' from the mic, I don't have any problems with delay. Then again, I will never sound as good as Jim. I started off with Audacity, but have used Cak...
by Mikebmiller
Thu May 21, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Ralph Sauer Bach transcriptions
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: Ralph Sauer Bach transcriptions

Thanks hyper! Sounds great. The art of overdubbing has caused wives (and husbands) all over the world to wonder why their spouse is spending hours at a time playing the same thing over and over. It takes a lot of work to get something like that just right.
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Suggestions of what to play during lockdown
Replies: 12
Views: 863

Re: Suggestions of what to play during lockdown

I have been doing some multi track stuff. I have a ton of bone 4tet pieces that somebody gave me years ago. Anyone is welcome to download these if you want to. They didn't cost me anything:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 20, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Trombone Corner Podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 1408

Re: Trombone Corner Podcast

Some of these are not showing up on Stitcher. I got the Pollard and Rejano. The Gilkes showed up today, but others have not.

Really enjoying this - thanks! If you want to interview an average amateur player with lots of experience in community bands and free gigs, I am your man.
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 20, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Opinions on wessex horns
Replies: 14
Views: 1117

Re: Opinions on wessex horns

FWIW, based on recommendations on Tubenet and dwerden, I got a JP 274 a few months ago. It is a very nice horn. More expensive than the Festivo, but way cheaper than a Willson or Adams.
by Mikebmiller
Tue May 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Show me your stable
Replies: 79
Views: 7228

Re: Show me your stable

Not as big as some of you guys - JP 136 also. Rath R3/4 (depending on which bell I am using), Lawler Model 1 in red brass with nickel slide, and JP 274 Euphonium that I just bought before the world shut down.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/2wwBiZrqFzQp7qGN7
by Mikebmiller
Thu May 14, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: New Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: New Podcast

You could do an hour on valve covers.
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 13, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Is it okay to go to college for a music education degree later in life? Is the virus going to change music education?
Replies: 23
Views: 1903

Re: Is it okay to go to college for a music education degree later in life? Is the virus going to change music education

See if you can work a band camp or so some private teaching. That would give you a chance to get in front of students just to see how you enjoy it. I worked a band camp a couple of summers ago and I can say that 4 hours a day for just 2 weeks had me wanting to choke a few kids, so maybe it's good th...
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 13, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Rafael Méndez Virtual Brass Institute - July 12-18, 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Digital Summer Brass Seminar - RMBI 2020

Looks like digital seminars are all the rage this summer. STS just announced that they are doing that event as streaming only and the Brass Junkies guys just announced a 4 day seminar with some real heavy hitters. While I am sure these would be fun to watch, given that you can already access thousan...
by Mikebmiller
Fri May 08, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: alto horn mp?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: alto horn mp?

So Doug, would one of of your shanks combined with an alto bone sized cup work OK on an alto horn? Seems like if I can play an alto trombone with a trombone sized cup, then the alto horn should work.
by Mikebmiller
Fri May 08, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: alto horn mp?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: alto horn mp?

Yeah, maybe not. I have a friend at local music store that said he could bring in a Packer alto for me to try with no obligation to buy, so I will give that a shot. I wonder if one of those Chasons crossover mps would work.
by Mikebmiller
Fri May 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: alto horn mp?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

alto horn mp?

I am thinking of getting an alto horn just to have a bit of fun learning something new while locked down. Does anyone out there in trombone land ever mess with playing one of those? My biggest concern is the mouthpiece size. I play a big rim for bone and it looks like the biggest alto mp out there i...
by Mikebmiller
Wed May 06, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Multitrack Recording
Replies: 35
Views: 5085

Re: Multitrack Recording

Here is my 2nd attempt at overdubbing. I did the Michael Kamen brass quintet that the Canadian Brass has made famous (or at least as famous as a brass quintet piece can be). I have always wanted to play the horn solo on this piece. So the trumpet parts are sounding down an ocatave an I played the tu...
by Mikebmiller
Fri May 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 78
Views: 11084

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-75vUtwbgAI Dammit, this is hilarious! "I don't play high and loud and I get chicks all the time. Chicks like trombone players. They think the way we move our slides is sexy. The only thing sexy about a trombone player is the trumpet player who sits behind him." Why ...
by Mikebmiller
Fri May 01, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The GVRAT 1000K
Replies: 7
Views: 954

Re: The GVRAT 1000K

When you get to East TN, you can run the Barkley Marathon.

That’s long way on a treadmill. Have fun.
by Mikebmiller
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transposing Horn Music
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Transposing Horn Music

I am picking it up pretty fast. I have always loved the horn solo in the Kamen brass quintet, so I a working on an overdub version of that, playing all the parts on bone. It has been a fun few days trying to get it right.
by Mikebmiller
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 24858

Re: Coronavirus

Burgerbob wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:02 am
It's killed more people in the US than anything else in the last 3 months.
Except for possibly some of the jokes on Jimmy's Fallon's attempt to do the Tonight Show from home with no audience to laugh at them.
by Mikebmiller
Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Question of the day with John Fedchock
Replies: 1
Views: 958

Question of the day with John Fedchock

If you want some good laughs while stuck at home, check out Jennifer Wharton and John Fedchock's question of the day on FB. Short videos, but very funny.
by Mikebmiller
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Manical 4
Replies: 10
Views: 1385

Re: Manical 4

Those guys did some good rock and roll covers. But nobody makes a living playing bone quartets.
by Mikebmiller
Sat Apr 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transposing Horn Music
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Transposing Horn Music

dukesboneman wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:22 am
I was told years ago to (and I hope I remember this correctly) play the part using Alto Trombone positions but your playing Tenor. I`ll try it today and see if it does work. Like I said that was a while ago.
My brain doesn’t work that fast.

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