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by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 3045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231437#msg1231437"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231437#msg1231437]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Yesterday at 07:39 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It's the insurance that costs $1k.  You still have to pay for your...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 3045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231437#msg1231437"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231437#msg1231437]</s>Quote from: Doug Elliott on Yesterday at 07:39 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It's the insurance that costs $1k.  You still have to pay for your...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 3045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231416#msg1231416"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231416#msg1231416]</s>Quote from: sonicsilver on Yesterday at 03:20 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>If one knows, as in the USA, that there may one day be a lack of pu...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231411#msg1231411"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231411#msg1231411]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Yesterday at 03:07 PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>My limitation is that I can't improvise over chords in Bb treble (or E...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231298#msg1231298"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104306.msg1231298#msg1231298]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Yesterday at 02:48 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I went the other way.  Learned tenor clef in High School and figured o...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 3045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231348#msg1231348"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231348#msg1231348]</s>Quote from: sonicsilver on Yesterday at 09:59 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I agree that it's rude. Here's my reasoning.<br/> <br/> Money repre...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Brand new resource for improvisation AND 20% off this week
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Brand new resource for improvisation AND 20% off this week

This looks like exactly what I need. Order placed, thanks! Looking forward to digesting the books!
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Brand new resource for improvisation AND 20% off this week
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Brand new resource for improvisation AND 20% off this week

This looks like exactly what I need. Order placed, thanks! Looking forward to digesting the books!
by ttf_Bimmerman
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: What to do when horn is in the shop
Replies: 21
Views: 754

What to do when horn is in the shop

If you have a teacher or a friend with more than one horn, maybe ask to borrow one?

Don't do this if you'll be marching with it.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Larger piece = better high range?
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Larger piece = better high range?

<t>I'm no expert (Doug is!) but some folks' embouchures work better with larger rims, sometimes dramatically so. Larger rim (5, 4, etc) may fit your face better than the smaller stuff did.<br/> <br/> The lightswitch moment for me was realizing I needed less effort to hit a high D on a Bach 2G + bass...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Most beautiful thing you have ever heard
Replies: 35
Views: 838

Most beautiful thing you have ever heard

non music: 787b Mazda ripping it down the Corkscrew at full song.

Music: Mahler 2 5th movement- brass choir and especially the finale with the organ.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Most beautiful thing you have ever heard
Replies: 143
Views: 3867

Most beautiful thing you have ever heard

non music: 787b Mazda ripping it down the Corkscrew at full song.

Music: Mahler 2 5th movement- brass choir and especially the finale with the organ.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Dumb Question Re: Positions
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Dumb Question Re: Positions

<t>This likely won't be helpful for the Remington outer position slurs, but more to corroborate what was said about horn heaviness and weighting throwing you off.<br/> <br/> I've been playing in front of a mirror lately and have noticed a large change in my horn-face positioning when going between n...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How many horns do you own?
Replies: 157
Views: 2844

How many horns do you own?

<t>Many....<br/> <br/> JPRath Alto (236?)<br/> <br/> King 2B brass<br/> King 2B Silversonic<br/> <br/> Bach LT8G, 90s era<br/> Bach 9 (6vii bell section), Mt Vernon era<br/> Bach LT16M, corp era (i.e. standard gooseneck)<br/> Bach LT16M Sterling Plus, 90s? (open gooseneck)<br/> <br/> Edwards tenor w...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Only on Vinyl
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Only on Vinyl

K and JJ -- Israel.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Music, Concerts, and Recordings
Topic: Only on Vinyl
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Only on Vinyl

K and JJ -- Israel.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: .525 leadpipes?
Replies: 17
Views: 500

.525 leadpipes?

I use either the Edwards 2 or 3 in my (Edwards) .525/.547 horn. The 1 works ok but feels tighter and brighter, so I rarely use that one except for jazzy things.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: The Search for Higher Education as a Trombonist
Replies: 19
Views: 630

The Search for Higher Education as a Trombonist

<t>Kudos for thinking realistically about this!<br/> <br/> If you don't go the military + GI bill front-- take a serious look a salaries / wages / etc for sound engineers, and use that to construct a realistic budget for how much school you can afford, factoring in things like supplies, housing, foo...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece/horn synergy
Replies: 24
Views: 720

Mouthpiece/horn synergy

<t>For years, my go to combination was an early NY 7C (the short funny-shaped blank) on my 70s LT16M. That combination worked amazingly well (to the point that I wore off the plating on the mpc).<br/> <br/> Now that I use bigger rims, I miss being able to comfortably play that setup. I sound better ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Help Wanted: Topic for Scholarship Essay
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Help Wanted: Topic for Scholarship Essay

How about, the Ethics of crowd sourcing one's essay on Ethics?
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Car repair thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Car repair thoughts

<t>Hm, if paying someone to repair the HG isn't worth the cost, and you also don't have a warm place to DIY the work, then I'd suggest tossing it up on craigslist and disclosing the issue. Could probably get it sold for a few hundred to low couple thousands depending on model/miles/condition/etc.<br...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Time Management Struggles -AP Kid
Replies: 32
Views: 931

Time Management Struggles -AP Kid

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102453.msg1216445#msg1216445"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102453.msg1216445#msg1216445]</s>Quote from: robcat2075 on Oct 10, 2017, 04:49PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Apologies to anyone who has already pointed these things out...<br/>...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: Time Management Struggles -AP Kid
Replies: 32
Views: 931

Time Management Struggles -AP Kid

<t>I see a bit of myself in you.<br/> <br/> I did all the APs offered at my school, a number of IB classes, did really well on the ACT and pretty decent on the SAT, was in NHS, youth orchestra, jazz band, musical pit, wind ensemble and marching band (for a time), hosted a german exchange student the...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: 525 large shank leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 134

525 large shank leadpipes

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102459.msg1215987#msg1215987"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102459.msg1215987#msg1215987]</s>Quote from: matto on Yesterday at 09:44 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Just an FYI for people having the thought of using the Shires .525 large ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: 525 large shank leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 134

525 large shank leadpipes

<t>Edwards doesn't make one, I asked. I have a .525/547 Edwards and use either the #2 or 3 leadpipe in combination with Doug's G5 shank. It works really well. Same with a small shank 5G.<br/> <br/> I've been tempted to buy a Conn or Shires large shank .525 leadpipe and put Edwards threads on it, jus...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: That pesky high D....
Replies: 26
Views: 285

That pesky high D....

<t>That high Eb I've found locks in MUCH nicer in a super sharp 2nd, sharper than a regular G normally would. It has never been secure for me in 3rd for whatever reason.<br/> <br/> I was able to get a good F long before I had a usable D. I could squeal the really high Bb about as well as I could 'pl...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Transposition Shortcuts
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Transposition Shortcuts

That is amazingly helpful!

In the list, what's the distinction between Treble and Treble8? Is it marked somehow or is this assumed by the player?
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Bach 16M slides?
Replies: 8
Views: 149

Bach 16M slides?

Probably your best bet would be to contact DJ on the forum. Otherwise, luck?
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: Home Recording Studio Discussion
Replies: 96
Views: 1129

Home Recording Studio Discussion

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102198.msg1213535#msg1213535"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=102198.msg1213535#msg1213535]</s>Quote from: ddickerson on Sep 20, 2017, 11:45AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Audio signals are low voltage signals to begin with. So, it doesn't ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Need some sound isolating headphones
Replies: 20
Views: 402

Need some sound isolating headphones

<t>I've been on a quest to find a good sound-isolating (not cancelling) IEM for concentrating at work, plane trips, and for driving 100dB+ racecars between events.<br/> <br/> Aside from true earplugs, I've found the Shure and Etymotic IEMs work wonderfully and sound great too. I first had a used set...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: .500/.525
Replies: 33
Views: 395

.500/.525

My first 'real' horn was a 356R. Great horn, I wish I hadn't sold it.

I used it for jazz/symphony/concert bands in high school. I didn't know what I had, and sold it in grad school.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Eclipse photos?
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Eclipse photos?

We were at ~80% here in Menlo Park, but it was cloudy today. It was visible with the eclipse glasses though!
by ttf_Bimmerman
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 6.5a (small shank) variations
Replies: 25
Views: 304

6.5a (small shank) variations

<t>I have all of those, minus the no-letter 5.<br/> <br/> I used the small shank 5G and 5GS (and a 5GB, for that matter) for symphony and concert band, respectively, before I got the DE setup I use now. I never noticed a difference between the small and large shank versions of these.<br/> <br/> The ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Aug 07, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: 2G or not 2G ? That is the question.
Replies: 78
Views: 758

2G or not 2G ? That is the question.

<t>The one time I've played a concert series on bass I borrowed my college's Elkhart Conn (independent rotors with "Minick" engraved on the linkages), which came with a Bach 2G mouthpiece...I don't think it was any special era of 2G. The school was entirely uninterested in selling it to me once I wa...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Timing, is it a musically born skill, or is it a learned skill?
Replies: 13
Views: 341

Timing, is it a musically born skill, or is it a learned skill?

<t>Honestly I think there's a part to good timing that is innate and not learned.<br/> <br/> I've spent years trying to learn and I still have awful timing. I have had multiple teachers tell me I have bad timing, and despite all efforts to correct it, no progress has been made. I have been told to s...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Maybe dumb car repair idea
Replies: 27
Views: 447

Maybe dumb car repair idea

<t>if there's one in the junkyard, just take a big set of shears and cut the harness a few inches from the switch connector. Grab that pigtail, the switch, and then cut/splice the pigtail into your existing harness.<br/> <br/> Just go slow, take your time, and buy good quality crimp connectors/cutte...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: trombone reputation takes a hit
Replies: 26
Views: 430

trombone reputation takes a hit

<t>His job as a lawyer is to defend and advocate for his client no matter what his personal feelings may be-- everyone has the right to representation, saints and scumbags alike.<br/> <br/> I think it's neat he's a highly successful lawyer and also a good trombone player. That takes some serious tim...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach gold brass outers
Replies: 7
Views: 108

Bach gold brass outers

<t>I know they used to back in the Mt Vernon and NY eras-- my dad's NY 36 has gold brass slide tubes and my Mt Vernon 9 has them as well (and no oversleeves, which is neat).<br/> <br/> I am no Bach historian but I haven't seen post-MV horns with gold brass slide tubes come up for sale.<br/> <br/> I ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Brand loyalty (?)
Replies: 32
Views: 294

Brand loyalty (?)

<t>I'm partial to Bach horns, myself. My first pro-level smallbore was a 70s LT16M that was a gift from my dad, and it became my primary horn in short order. I like the evenness of the partials and the relative in-tune jumps between partials. I've added a few other Bachs since then and they all play...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 30
Replies: 20
Views: 212

Bach 30

<t>I wonder if that's how oddballs like my MtV 9 came about-- it is a duo bore and has very reddish gold brass slide tubes with no oversleeves.<br/> <br/> I really wonder what the specs on this horn would be, but not $3500 curious. If it's .508/.525, that's a setup I'd love to try playing.<br/> </t>
by ttf_Bimmerman
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Most efficient way to learn tenor and alto clef?
Replies: 21
Views: 247

Most efficient way to learn tenor and alto clef?

<t>Brad Edwards has a good book on the subject, if you're looking for a method book.<br/> <br/> I personally have had good success with reading pieces I already know (i.e., Rochut) and mentally reading them as if they're in Tenor clef-- you need to adjust the accidentals to do this, and you need a s...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue May 30, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Doug Elliott lessons and masterclasses across the US
Replies: 13
Views: 108

Doug Elliott lessons and masterclasses across the US

Hi Doug,

I just sent you an email about a possible stop in or near/around the SF area.

Thanks!
David
by ttf_Bimmerman
Thu May 18, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: On youths and explaining the benefits of large-bore tenors
Replies: 46
Views: 1000

On youths and explaining the benefits of large-bore tenors

<t>I have never liked .547 tenors. They have never been as fun to play, for me, as a small to medium bore horn. I enjoy playing orchestral excerpts and melodic etudes but I prefer livelier trombone sounds over the dull broad sounds I have ever gotten from any .547 I have tried. Similarly, Bass isn't...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue May 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Legally Blonde - To play or not to play - that is the question.
Replies: 14
Views: 181

Legally Blonde - To play or not to play - that is the question.

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99991.msg1193957#msg1193957"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99991.msg1193957#msg1193957]</s>Quote from: MikeBMiller on May 16, 2017, 01:33PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>It's not that the pay is all that bad - I would make about a grand fo...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Tue May 16, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Legally Blonde - To play or not to play - that is the question.
Replies: 14
Views: 181

Legally Blonde - To play or not to play - that is the question.

<t>I played Legally Blonde for a two week run a few years ago, and had a blast. Pay was poor, but I did it for fun and to get back into playing so I didn't care about the poor $/hr.<br/> <br/> Sounds like your main concern is networking for the next gig more than the poor pay--that's probably a good...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Thu May 11, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: No sizes 8-10???
Replies: 12
Views: 191

No sizes 8-10???

They definitely exist, just not as common.

I have a 9 I like and sold an 8. I don't think I've ever seen a 10 in the Bach numbering system, but who knows, one might exist somewhere.
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed May 10, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What to Do for College?
Replies: 51
Views: 987

What to Do for College?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99811.msg1193211#msg1193211"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=99811.msg1193211#msg1193211]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on May 10, 2017, 04:44PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>From my experience, courses with Labs (Chemistry, Biology, Computer Scie...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed May 10, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What to Do for College?
Replies: 51
Views: 987

What to Do for College?

<t>Another thing to note is it's never too late to go back to school, debt load notwithstanding. One of the brightest engineers I met in undergrad originally went to school for a communications degree, graduated and worked for most of a decade, then went back to school for engineering BS/MS at 30.<b...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed May 10, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Schools, Colleges, and Conservatories
Topic: What to Do for College?
Replies: 51
Views: 987

What to Do for College?

<t>I have no input on studying music at college, as I didn't. I didn't play at all between senior year of high school and first year of grad school, where a machining class reinvigorated my desire to play (aka...let's make mouthpieces, how hard can it be? Turns out, hard)<br/> <br/> Through playing ...
by ttf_Bimmerman
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why not the small bore for "legit" or classical style playing?
Replies: 137
Views: 1790

Why not the small bore for "legit" or classical style playing?

<t>For grins, a few years ago I brought both my 16M and my Edwards to a local youth symphony rehearsal that hired brass/woodwinds for concerts. I switched from the large horn to the Bach about halfway through, and switched back a few minutes later; the sound was all wrong from the section. I persona...

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