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by Redthunder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 40
Views: 3031

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

Looks like they have had a design change recently. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/817v373U30L._SL1500_.jpg This is a picture taken from Amazon, and it shows a different strap for the valve section, mine is just a thinner piece of velcro that wraps around the valve section to secur...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl977yuqP-o At 2:10, he states that his students never hear the word embouchure. He also notes that he struggled with range for years, then got the knack through an exercise he demonstrates. Hmm. I suspect that students differ in learning styles, and that some of us ...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

Interesting that there is a debate still going on about ideas that are more than 50 years old. Has there been such a lack of pedagogical progress in the last 50 years ? On the whole, it seems like it. But obviously the existence of individuals like Doug, Dave, and others have defied it. Is it not a...
by Redthunder
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 40
Views: 3031

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

How are you finding the velco straps for the handle and the slide internally? Mine are just about flogged out, and barely hold in place anymore. looking to take it to an upholsterer to get it replaced with a better quality velco. The handle straps are fine as of right now. However I don't seem to h...
by Redthunder
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

Sorry, I think my post created a wrong impression. I was simply debating possible reasons for and against making such a film public. I do not know what is the real reason as mentioned in the second sentence of my posting. My goal is not to "alienate him" or anybody else but rather to encourage Mr. ...
by Redthunder
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

One reason for not making it public is to keep the monopoly of knowledge like often done with research in the private sector and with "divine knowledge'' in religions/cults. In the present case, may be the monopoly of knowledge is important for your teaching or mouthpiece making. But monopolies alw...
by Redthunder
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: FS: DE LT102N silver rim
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: FS: DE LT102N silver rim

RichEKelly wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:35 am
Very good shape, $30 shipped
Hi Rich,

Is this still available?
by Redthunder
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Teaching Jazz Trombone to kids

Is there any curriculum in the US, as the on for classical music, where is very clear which tunes should be played at each age? No, not that I know of. And I'm not sure there's a clear curriculum that's universally agreed upon for classical music either. Don't worry about teaching specific tunes. I...
by Redthunder
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 40
Views: 3031

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

I used a Reunion Blues Double case for a while, and I love it because even thought it's a soft case, it's very well padded and I never had any issues, even when it was dropped and on multiple occasions slipped on ice and fell right on top of it. Also has lots of room in case you only need one horn, ...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Just ran into another album I'm on, from before I was in the Note. Bill Potts big band - I'm pretty sure this was recorded in 1985, and I think the entire album was done in single takes, live in the studio. The trombone solos are me first, then John Jensen, and then trading. Dave Steinmeyer was pla...
by Redthunder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Re: Airmen of Note 1989 concert

Doug Elliott wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:48 am
Yes that's me.... and my Yamaha 354.
Not too long after I got in the band.
I was also wondering that too... it sounds great!

I'm going to show this to my student that you met over the summer the next time he complains that he doesn't like the sound of his 354 and thinks he needs a new horn...
by Redthunder
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Airmen of Note 1989 concert
Replies: 10
Views: 481

Airmen of Note 1989 concert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-pTNDjXBrY

Doug, are you in this video? At around 1:02:00 minute mark, there's a tune with a trombone soloist that looks like you!
by Redthunder
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”
Replies: 41
Views: 1125

Re: Doug Elliott’s film “The Brass Player’s Embouchure”

I remember Dave talking to me about this video when I got a lesson from him in Asheville last year. If you want to see something similar - check out the Lloyd Leno film, Lip Vibrations of Trombone Embouchures, which Dave Wilken has shared on youtube. I think it was made sometime in the 1970's, and i...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

My underscore to Matt' K's post, but I've found that lip flexibilities in myriad ways is key to a strong embouchure, more so than long tones sometimes. Yes, yes, and yes. I would argue it is the key to a strong, correctly functioning embouchure, provided that you're playing with a placement that's ...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

I firmly believe in no to minimal shifting but I've never seen it approached from this angle. It's important to note that this approach is exactly what Doug teaches, and what MattK and myself are talking about. There's a difference however between "shifting" as defined as physically moving the mout...
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Mine is a #2 and the rim actually measures about .985 which is more of a 7C size. I think Wayne Andre played the same model but I'm not sure and I don't know what the #3 is. I also don't know who made them or when. Earlier in the 1900's there was a Vega Band Instrument Co. in Boston that made trump...
by Redthunder
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: John Coffey Mouthpiece

Doug Elliott wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:36 am
I have one in my collection. It's sort of 11C -ish. Wayne Andre played one.
Interesting... Do you know if there were other models of it, or the company that made it?
by Redthunder
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: John Coffey Mouthpiece
Replies: 6
Views: 377

John Coffey Mouthpiece

https://www.ebay.com/itm/John-Coffey-Go ... SwVYtbs~tl

Just found this. Anybody know anything about these pieces? I remember reading somewhere on TTF about Brookmeyer playing on a Coffey model mouthpiece. It looks small.
by Redthunder
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 818

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

Evidently it isn't uncommon for people like me to have no problem with high range on larger rims but with inaccuracies. If the set is too low (from nose to chin) then there is too much motion. The higher the range you are playing, the distance beween notes diminishes. Ergo, with that set of factors...
by Redthunder
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hissy/fuzzy sound
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: Hissy/fuzzy sound

I had one of these, and although I didn't play it much, I remember having the same problem with it.
by Redthunder
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Is my Equipment helping?
Replies: 11
Views: 474

Re: Is my Equipment helping?

If you haven't been doing so, start recording yourself daily. In the practice room, in rehearsal, on performances or gigs. It's really the best and only way to find out if your perceptions of your own sound are accurate. Obviously there are limitations to this based on the quality of the device you ...
by Redthunder
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)

For me, it depends on the age of the student. For beginners I like to do a lot of modeling, i.e. playing a piece through in 4-bar phrases and having them copy me. I can demonstrate posture, breathing, counting, and phrasing this way. This is a great way to teach good habits with minimal explanation...
by Redthunder
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Practice routine
Replies: 14
Views: 512

Re: Practice routine

BrassedOn wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:31 pm
Yes, Rochut are Bordogni. Have we seen vocalists performing them lately? Anybody brass players performing these in recital?
So because people don't perform them in recitals, they don't carry any value?
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

The very first citation for your first reference is for the assertion that one in five women experience rape in their lifetime. The study is based on a survey not on crime statistics. The goalposts have not been moved I ask again what crime statistics can you cite to prove your assertions? Okay, we...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Again, what criminal stats back up this view? Sorry, did you even bother to examine the citations? Are you going to bother to define what research is acceptable enough, or are you going to keep moving goalposts? Much of the information cited in those links comes from the DOJ, CDC, and other public ...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Epidemic? Based on what facts? What criminal stats can you site that back up your statement? What studies show there are few false accusers? What historical record shows courts don't convict sexual crimes? I'm a little surprised that you're this aggressively questioning the existence of a widely ac...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Well, a bunch of ill informed tromboninsts posting half-baked opinions on a forum about a colleage won't solve the problems of the world. Just will make us look like a bunch of people reveling in the chance to pull someone down in an attempt to somehow elevate ourselves. As for "high school gossip"...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

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by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

No, but it does mean unless you know for sure, don't trash anyone based on "well I heard". This isn't a water cooler story and this isn't teenage gossip. This is a serious issue that has affected many people, and this isn't new either. La Rosa has popped up time and time again. You say "don't sprea...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

Yes, especially an uninformed conversation when it involves and individual's life. If you want to have a general conversation about general issues of sexual harrasment or inequality in education or the workpalce, fine. But as for idle speculation, rumor, or innuendo about an individual who may very...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

I'm not saying "don't rock the boat". I am saying that you, I, or anyone here who has any business doing it. There has been a charge, and an investigation by an outside source has been started. That is where it should be left. Yes he is highly visable, that does not mean he should be denied due pro...
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

BassBoneFL wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:27 pm
Exactly
So we should all "trust the process" and not have a conversation about this?
by Redthunder
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo LaRosa
Replies: 50
Views: 1246

Re: Massimo LaRosa

No, this should not get swept under the rug. However I don't think this subject or anyone involved in it will benefit from hearsay or idle speculation. Most everyone here and even in the media is going off at best 3rd hand or worse information. From a point of news, yes it's going on. But nobody be...
by Redthunder
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpieces For Sale, SS, LS, Tuba
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Mouthpieces For Sale, SS, LS, Tuba

bbalika wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:37 am
I don't have enough posts here yet to send you a PM, but hopefully this will count.

I'm interested in the Hammond 13s.
Just messaged you.
by Redthunder
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpieces For Sale, SS, LS, Tuba
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Mouthpieces For Sale, SS, LS, Tuba

Hi all, Hoping to clear out some pieces. All pieces are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. $5 dollars shipping for the US. Small Shank: Giardinelli New York 6D w/ Gold Screw Rim - $70 Shires 11C USA - $70 Giddings & Webster Unmarked - I got this from TTF last year, I think it came from s...
by Redthunder
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: Is this Your Wedding Band in Philly?

That's a BVT Live band - one of the two big wedding band companies in the region.

No idea who the bone player is though.
by Redthunder
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Switching from music ed to music performance
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Switching from music ed to music performance

SimmonsTrombone wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:06 am
When I was in college, the performance majors got the top trombone teachers, ed majors the secondary ones.
Some places still do this - and it's a lousy practice.

And people wonder why music education fails to produce results in many places.
by Redthunder
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Switching from music ed to music performance
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Switching from music ed to music performance

Do you have any interest in teaching besides college? How much time and energy have you invested into your skill set as an educator? I ask because I often see plenty of college students asking the same question because they don't feel an interest in education, or suspect it isn't "for them", but hav...
by Redthunder
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High range to low range
Replies: 30
Views: 1148

Re: High range to low range

Get a lesson with Doug!!!! Even just one lesson can give you enough knowledge to totally transform your playing if you take his suggestions seriously.
by Redthunder
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: WITRMPA 11C?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: WITRMPA 11C?

Watrous’ mpc of choice, he said, was a Bach 11C, which I’ve always thought of as the basic Bach small bore mouthpiece. Not much call for these anymore it seems. So many people seem to be into bigger gear. Well, if you think about what kinds of music Watrous played, and the demands placed on him as ...
by Redthunder
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: MEK
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: MEK

Bruce, I totally agree, but I'm also wondering if market saturation hasn't changed the dynamic a bit. Just looking through the classifieds here, there are dozens of mouthpieces for sale with no real value beyond about $15. I know I've got several of those myself. I'm wondering if a MEK mark II coul...
by Redthunder
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 4C history and usage
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Re: Bach 4C history and usage

I use it. I think they started after Mount Vernon. I think mine was from around 1975. It used to be that small mouthpieces were 12C and 15C. Eventually Bach went to a 7C and introduced the 4C as a "larger" version. Definitely helped us large mouthpiece players (and bass trombone doublers). In a luc...
by Redthunder
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bach 4C history and usage
Replies: 4
Views: 993

Bach 4C history and usage

Hi all, I was wondering if anybody knew much about the history of production on the Bach 4C mouthpiece. Does anyone know if there were any Mt. Vernon examples of it, or possibly older? I've seen Corp. models, but nothing older. I'm curious as to when it was introduced into the Bach small bore line o...
by Redthunder
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha YSL 646
Replies: 10
Views: 1077

Re: Yamaha YSL 646

I own several 600 series yamaha trombones now. I just recently bought a YSL 647, which is actually a straight .551 bore. It plays fantastic and based on this horn I would easily recommend any other yamaha 600 series horns. I also have a YSL691, which is the .508 bore predecessor to the 891Z, and the...
by Redthunder
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Re: Pro-Pac Straps

Edmundism wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:30 am
I had the same problem with mine. But I solved it with tying a cable tie as in the picture.



Edit Matt K: Fixed url tags.
Thanks for this! I just did this to my case.
by Redthunder
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lower Lip in the High Register
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Lower Lip in the High Register

I'm an upstream player, so I'm absolutely in the minority, and have really come to resent the idea of any kind of absolutism in brass teaching. In middle and high school, my teachers said absolutely nothing about my chops. Then when I got to college, I had people messing with me, telling me all kind...
by Redthunder
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Pro-Pac Straps
Replies: 10
Views: 905

Pro-Pac Straps

So I recently purchased a Protec Pro Pac hard case to use as an alternative to my rapidly aging Reuinion Blues case. I love everything about the case, EXCEPT - the damn straps. Pro-tec decided they'd rather try and squeeze a little more out of their customers by having the backpack straps come as a ...
by Redthunder
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure Symptoms Similar to Swelling
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Embouchure Symptoms Similar to Swelling

However, when I look in a mirror, my chops don't look like they are swollen. But, if I drink a cold drink with ice, and let the ice cool my embouchure down a bit, my embouchure plays fresh again. I googled swollen embouchure and got a lot of responses relating to medicines, allergies, etc. Has anyo...
by Redthunder
Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register
Replies: 18
Views: 1645

Re: Looking to get a mouthpiece to improve my lower register

Thanks for the good wishes! The real problem was my embouchure which wasn’t very hot and was fairly loose. Doug gave me some great things to think about and practice to get my corners substantianlly firmer which will solve my problems with low notes much better than a mouthpiece change. It shows ju...
by Redthunder
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Greg Black weights?
Replies: 9
Views: 970

Re: Greg Black weights?

Anyone compared regularweight to lightweight in his small shank pieces? I’ve only played his regular or medium weight pieces, and love the body and weight of sound, so just wondering how much % of this would you say is lost with the lightweight versions? I can definitely tell a difference. Hard to ...

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