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by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments

<t>I‘ve decided to go about this very slowly, working on keeping all fingertips on the top of the valve caps at all times, and keeping an arch to the fingers, and speed up as accuracy permits.<br/> <br/> I suspect that this works up to a point, after which slightly deviating from this might be bette...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments

<t>I appreciate the responses thus far.<br/> <br/> I don’t assume stronger fingers means faster fingers, but it might.<br/> <br/> I am doing a lot right now with finding problematic (read slow to execute) patterns like 3rd partial C-D-Eb-F-Eb-D-C, which I can execute only a few times with decent spe...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments

<t>I recently started playing baritone, and was curious whether anyone makes any sort of device (some sort of exerciser) that is considered to  be effective in increasing strength/speed in the right index, middle and ring fingers?<br/> <br/> If nothing really works, i’ll simply keep playing, and con...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: What is a realistic salary for a professional trombonist?
Replies: 60
Views: 1343

What is a realistic salary for a professional trombonist?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100875.msg1201367#msg1201367"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=100875.msg1201367#msg1201367]</s>Quote from: trb420 on Jun 30, 2017, 08:36PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I would like to get a degree in trombone performance, but the only thing...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Breaking into the Freelance Musical Scene
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Breaking into the Freelance Musical Scene

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102587.msg1216872#msg1216872"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102587.msg1216872#msg1216872]</s>Quote from: dgstern4 on Oct 14, 2017, 04:52PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hello, <br/>      Young college Trombonist here, looking to break into...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Breaking into the Freelance Musical Scene
Replies: 4
Views: 402

Breaking into the Freelance Musical Scene

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102587.msg1216872#msg1216872"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102587.msg1216872#msg1216872]</s>Quote from: dgstern4 on Oct 14, 2017, 04:52PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hello, <br/>      Young college Trombonist here, looking to break into...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Applying for Patent?
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Applying for Patent?

<t>You should count on the cost of a patent being more like 50k.<br/> <br/> Patents confer a monopoly (in the best-case scenario) in exchange for showing people exactly how you did it, it is hard to imagine a scenario in something as narrow as trombones that pursuing one would be worth it.<br/> <br/...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Applying for Patent?
Replies: 20
Views: 598

Applying for Patent?

<t>You should count on the cost of a patent being more like 50k.<br/> <br/> Patents confer a monopoly (in the best-case scenario) in exchange for showing people exactly how you did it, it is hard to imagine a scenario in something as narrow as trombones that pursuing one would be worth it.<br/> <br/...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Bad Day :~(
Replies: 20
Views: 511

Bad Day :~(

It's like talking to ghosts!

Thread resurrected after 13-year pause, is this a record?
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Other Musicians and Ensembles
Topic: Best no-high-note big bands?
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Best no-high-note big bands?

I think most of the music the Claude Thornhill Orchestra performed met this requirement.  Not always easy, though.
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Quiet Breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Quiet Breathing

I agree with this wholeheartedly: whether you can precisely explain or isolate the requirement mechanics, aiming for a noiseless breath will assure that the breath is relaxed.

You can train this: try exercising with noiseless breathing!
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Quiet Breathing
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Quiet Breathing

I agree with this wholeheartedly: whether you can precisely explain or isolate the requirement mechanics, aiming for a noiseless breath will assure that the breath is relaxed.

You can train this: try exercising with noiseless breathing!
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Coprion Something or Other?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Coprion Something or Other?

<r><URL url="https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-Case-37969495.html"><s>[url=https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-Case-37969495.html]</s><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/O ... 69495.html">https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-C...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: Coprion Something or Other?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Coprion Something or Other?

<r><URL url="https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-Case-37969495.html"><s>[url=https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-Case-37969495.html]</s><LINK_TEXT text="https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/O ... 69495.html">https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Old-Trombone-in-C...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Weight Loss Surgery
Replies: 83
Views: 1389

Weight Loss Surgery

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95887.msg1164207#msg1164207"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95887.msg1164207#msg1164207]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Nov 05, 2016, 10:22AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>You can eat all the french fries, cake, burgers, candy, mozzarell...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: How good should you be by 11th grade to do well with a music career.
Replies: 30
Views: 905

How good should you be by 11th grade to do well with a music career.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95544.msg1160999#msg1160999"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=95544.msg1160999#msg1160999]</s>Quote from: Exzaclee on Oct 15, 2016, 05:50PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It says nothing? It says everything.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Hard work mi...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: The Business of Music
Topic: Philadelphia Orchestra walks out on opening night
Replies: 16
Views: 544

Philadelphia Orchestra walks out on opening night

<t>No money, no way to fufill the charitable purpose.<br/> <br/> If you are losing money, meaning you are not sustainable, you are left with some combination of trying to raise more funds, cutting costs, or scaling back the mission, it is no harder to understand than that.<br/> <br/> Raising funds c...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: What Was Your First Car?
Replies: 123
Views: 1003

What Was Your First Car?

<t>A 1987 Volkswagon Fox, a car they did not offer all that long.<br/> <br/> I saved from my first job to I could pay the $7,500 in cash, going to the dealer with what I imagined was a briefcase full of money, but in hundreds, was this tiny little pile, and while I thought this was going to allow me...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue May 10, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: My crooked teeth and the beginings of a bipolar embouchure
Replies: 23
Views: 395

My crooked teeth and the beginings of a bipolar embouchure

Go for it; I had crooked teeth that our hapless orthodontist was unable to fix when I was of the age when one normally gets braces, then sprang for them in my mid-20s because I hated how my teeth looked.
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Lesser known orchestral works
Replies: 84
Views: 2034

Lesser known orchestral works

Villa-Lobos' "Emperor Jones."
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Cool Web Sites
Topic: 5 Giants play jazz
Replies: 11
Views: 396

5 Giants play jazz

Five native Germans, singing in French!
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1092708#msg1092708"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1092708#msg1092708]</s>Quote from: mingmonk on Aug 15, 2015, 01:14PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>French trombonist Daniel Zimmerman Plays a soulfull "orange was the colo...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: Rosolino vs the rest
Replies: 168
Views: 2501

Rosolino vs the rest

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=35772.msg494478#msg494478"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=35772.msg494478#msg494478]</s>Quote from: sabutin on Oct 31, 2007, 06:34AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Who knows?<br/> <br/> It always made me kinda nervous to hear it, that's for ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1080983#msg1080983"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1080983#msg1080983]</s>Quote from: Chris Fidler on Jun 07, 2015, 02:09AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hi Graham FYI Shannon Barnett has replaced Marshall Gilkes in the WD...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:48 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

Mick Rath in the UK is pretty highly regarded.
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg1048995#msg1048995"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg1048995#msg1048995]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Dec 24, 2014, 03:56PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Tom Lehrer's beloved Hanukkah song, now arranged for mass gay choir......
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1038853#msg1038853"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1038853#msg1038853]</s>Quote from: phonyreal98 on Oct 24, 2014, 09:26AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Suggestions for Eastern Nebraska/Western Iowa?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes: ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1027349#msg1027349"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1027349#msg1027349]</s>Quote from: dbuster on Aug 13, 2014, 01:30PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I took a couple of old, rough horns to Jim Peterson (off Hillsborough Str...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1027286#msg1027286"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg1027286#msg1027286]</s>Quote from: littlerockjohn on Aug 13, 2014, 07:42AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Anyone have a recommendation for a trombone tech in Arkansas?  Or ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon May 19, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1012393#msg1012393"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1012393#msg1012393]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on May 17, 2014, 02:10AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>"But I still prefer the Dixieland bands,<br/> They were the grand b...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon May 12, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<t>Cousin, you'd be envious:  My band, The Starfall Orchestra, is launching its debut this Sunday in a beautiful venue in Chicago.<br/> <br/> Bob Ojeda, who started with Kenton in the 1950s, and had long stints with Kenton, Herman, Basie, Les Elgart, and the (now) lesser known Ralph Marterie, leads ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri May 09, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1011029#msg1011029"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg1011029#msg1011029]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on May 08, 2014, 06:41PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>When did you last hear "Say It Isn't So"?<br/> <br/> That's the bea...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg997605#msg997605"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg997605#msg997605]</s>Quote from: djdekok on Feb 19, 2014, 09:37AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I was at the hospital this morning, getting a colonoscopy (clean bill, btw  <...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

I just used Dana Hofer in the Chicago area to repair an old Bach 9 slide, he did a very good job.
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:51 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

It was recently announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have fired head coach Greg Schiano, replacing him with Korean coach "Win Won Soon."
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg942372#msg942372"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg942372#msg942372]</s>Quote from: vegasbound on Mar 27, 2013, 05:09AM<e>[/url]</e></URL><br/> Larry Wiehe plays  'Endearing young charms'<br/> <br/> <URL url="htt...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

<t>From my rather quick-witted 12-year-old son yesterday:<br/> <br/> Background: I'm putting cash into envelops to pay the guys in my band for a gig last night, and explain to my son that the venue pays me, and then I pay the band:<br/> <br/> Son: "How do the guys know you're not pocketing anything ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

From my 14-year-old daughter:


Why did the chicken cross the road?

To get to the idiot's house.

"Knock knock."

Who's There?"

"The chicken."


by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

Headline reads:  Benedikt Resigns, Indicates He's Too Pooped to Pope
by ttf_Paul Martin
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg931758#msg931758"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg931758#msg931758]</s>Quote from: Bellend on Feb 02, 2013, 10:12AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Nice solo from Alistair Kay with Rob McConnel &  The Boss Brass <br/> <br...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg928578#msg928578"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg928578#msg928578]</s>Quote from: Chris Fidler on Jan 18, 2013, 06:12PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>More new Elliot Mason............. <URL url="http://www.youtube.com/watc...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

Chuck Ward in Chardon, OH does first-rate work, and given his relationship with people at the Eastlake plant (assuming it's still intact), the only guy I'd consider to work on an old King (he has access to original, old parts).
by ttf_Paul Martin
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: The most recommended trombone techs
Replies: 151
Views: 2874

The most recommended trombone techs

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg918572#msg918572"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=66110.msg918572#msg918572]</s>Quote from: Mahlerbone on Nov 27, 2012, 10:09AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>In Connecticut, I recommend Bill Korzick in North Haven.<br/> <br/> <br/> ...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg917858#msg917858"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg917858#msg917858]</s>Quote from: RedHotMama on Nov 23, 2012, 02:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>The final one in the clip, with the stuff all over his nose, is probably s...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Make me laugh.
Replies: 154
Views: 2216

Make me laugh.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg916670#msg916670"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=65998.msg916670#msg916670]</s>Quote from: greg waits on Nov 15, 2012, 02:00PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>How can you spot an extroverted economist?<br/> <br/> When he talks to you...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg893316#msg893316"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg893316#msg893316]</s>Quote from: Chris Fidler on Jul 19, 2012, 03:02AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Nice bone section feature here.......... <URL url="https://www.youtube.c...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg883800#msg883800"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg883800#msg883800]</s>Quote from: Jox on Jun 01, 2012, 11:43AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>As a teacher I would take those students anyday. Getting kids to improvise infron...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Thu May 24, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg882564#msg882564"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg882564#msg882564]</s>Quote from: Graham Martin on May 24, 2012, 06:57PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I often have difficulty in describing the type of 'hot' jazz that I lik...
by ttf_Paul Martin
Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: More YouTube Trombonists
Replies: 2499
Views: 49997

More YouTube Trombonists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg876324#msg876324"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=28950.msg876324#msg876324]</s>Quote from: Kristian Persson on Apr 20, 2012, 06:25AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Hey you guys! Today I released the first song with my brand new band...

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