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by ttf_Radar
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: Learning as B-flat on G clef, C on F clef
Replies: 10
Views: 1486

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

<t>After I learned Bass Clef euphonium in school, I went into a junior drum and bugle corp and their music was all written as if you were playing Bb trumpet fingerings in Treble clef (all the horns were actually in G at the time).  So yes I can read both now, and it has helped me easily pick up CC t...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.
Replies: 10
Views: 475

Advice on looking for and financing a new horn.

<t>I'm not very familiar with the Shires or Edwards horns, but does it really play that much better?  I'm not saying that getting a new upgraded trombone isn't a nice goal to shoot for, but how immediate is your need?  The Bach 42 is a horn that is used by a lot of professionals, so if yours is in g...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 2045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231137#msg1231137"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1231137#msg1231137]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Feb 01, 2018, 05:16AM<e>[/url]</e></URL> I'm curious about how many of the musicians here who are upset...
by ttf_Radar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 2045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230926#msg1230926"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104216.msg1230926#msg1230926]</s>Quote from: Dan Hine on Jan 30, 2018, 10:01AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>People have gotten more for less...<br/> <br/> <URL url="https://www.g...
by ttf_Radar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Musical Miscellany
Topic: Using GoFund me to finance a new horn
Replies: 130
Views: 2045

Using GoFund me to finance a new horn

<t>If he wants to beg for money for a new horn on the internet it's his prerogative, as it's my prerogative not to give him any money.  He already has a good horn (that may be in need or repair), but I am very particular these days about who I decide to give my money too, and a kid who wants to upgr...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 595

Trombone step/up

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104156.msg1230343#msg1230343"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=104156.msg1230343#msg1230343]</s>Quote from: Le.Tromboniste on Jan 26, 2018, 07:22AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>That 88H doesn't have to be a "back up horn", it can be the main...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Loosening a thight screw
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Loosening a thight screw

<t>I would try penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench or WD-40, I would avoid pliers I've twisted the head right off screws that way and had to drill them out an tap the hole, not something you want to do on a musical instrument.  Use the grippy rubber pad thing to get a better grip on it but avoid plie...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Repairs, Modifications, and Maintenance
Topic: Loosening a thight screw
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Loosening a thight screw

<t>I would try penetrating oil like Liquid Wrench or WD-40, I would avoid pliers I've twisted the head right off screws that way and had to drill them out an tap the hole, not something you want to do on a musical instrument.  Use the grippy rubber pad thing to get a better grip on it but avoid plie...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trombone step/up
Replies: 28
Views: 595

Trombone step/up

<t>I would echo what a lot of others have said here, get the 88H fixed (you'll need to do that if you want to sell it to help pay for the new one), and wait until you're in college or at least have some input from the Trombone department at the school you'll be attending.  An 88H is a good pro horn,...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Taking Trombone up later in life
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Taking Trombone up later in life

I really recommend finding a teacher, and contacting the music teacher at the local high school would be my first step.  Local colleges with a Music Education degree program or similar might also be a good choice to try to find a teacher.  Good luck with you playing endeavor!!
by ttf_Radar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Purchasing a first Trombone?
Replies: 21
Views: 615

Purchasing a first Trombone?

<t>I agree with what everyone else is saying look for a good used tenor with an F-attachment, have your teacher help with the decision.  Especially your choice of bore size.  A medium Bore is a great all around horn for someone who can only own one horn, but if you have aspirations of being a bass t...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: Dumb Question Re: Positions
Replies: 22
Views: 610

Dumb Question Re: Positions

<t>I don't know the physics behind it but yes the more tubing the farther out the slide the harder it is to lip slur or to do most anything technical quickly. Work on slurring in the longer positions slowly ensuring good tone gradually getting faster as you can play them cleanly and in tune.  You wi...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Classified Advertisements
Topic: Scammer
Replies: 14
Views: 215

Scammer

<t>Just curious but did you post looking for that particular instrument?  How do you know it's a scam, and he doesn't actually know someone selling a horn like you are looking for?  If you aren't looking for this particular horn then the PM was inappropriate, if you did post looking for that model h...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: How far can you get alone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1027

How far can you get alone?

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103442.msg1227864#msg1227864"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103442.msg1227864#msg1227864]</s>Quote from: blast on Jan 10, 2018, 01:49AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>All the youtube and forums in the world are no substitute for one-to-one ...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Trombonists
Topic: Please help ID trombonist with Miles 1959
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Please help ID trombonist with Miles 1959

It looks like JJ Johnson and Kai Winding in the middle and on the left, but I'm not positive on the ID.  Might be a good start to comprare pictures of them from that time to this video.
by ttf_Radar
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B or not 3B
Replies: 18
Views: 396

3B or not 3B

Thanks everyone, I think you've convinced me that I should hold onto it.  I'm trying to pair down the amount of stuff in my life, but I think you've all convinced me this is one of the things I should keep. 

by ttf_Radar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 3B or not 3B
Replies: 18
Views: 396

3B or not 3B

<t>I currently have a very nice older 3B that is in really good condition.  My dilemma is whether or not I should sell it.  My main interest right now lies in Bass Bone, Tuba, and Euphonium (I use a large mouthpiece on Euph which is about a Bach 2 Rim size), I rarely find myself playing lead or even...
by ttf_Radar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1227543#msg1227543"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1227543#msg1227543]</s>Quote from: jackbird on Jan 07, 2018, 06:15PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Bonesmarsh,<br/> The 4 valve 103 exists as a Jinbao clone, I think cal...
by ttf_Radar
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments
Replies: 19
Views: 368

Devices to Increase finger strength/speed for valved instruments

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103826.msg1227464#msg1227464"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103826.msg1227464#msg1227464]</s>Quote from: Exzaclee on Jan 06, 2018, 07:47PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>strength and speed are not the same thing. trying to increase your fin...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1227071#msg1227071"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1227071#msg1227071]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Jan 03, 2018, 10:08AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I liked the Mirafone H2 as a "starter" piece.  The Schilke 66 and 67 a...
by ttf_Radar
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1226866#msg1226866"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1226866#msg1226866]</s>Quote from: Davidus1 on Jan 01, 2018, 04:09PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Miraphones are not stuffy down low.  I don't know where you heard that...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: New Composition Guidelines - Reference Request
Replies: 2
Views: 246

New Composition Guidelines - Reference Request

<t>I don't know of any books on Composition for beginning bands, I would suggest contacting a few local grade school band directors and finding out what method books they typically use for children in that age group.  Review the method books to see what concepts they are teaching, what range the var...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Composition, Arranging, and Theory
Topic: New Composition Guidelines - Reference Request
Replies: 2
Views: 246

New Composition Guidelines - Reference Request

<t>I don't know of any books on Composition for beginning bands, I would suggest contacting a few local grade school band directors and finding out what method books they typically use for children in that age group.  Review the method books to see what concepts they are teaching, what range the var...
by ttf_Radar
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Beginners and Returning Trombonists
Topic: 3 newbie questions
Replies: 27
Views: 649

3 newbie questions

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103660.msg1226050#msg1226050"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103660.msg1226050#msg1226050]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Dec 26, 2017, 08:50AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Wouldn't many native English speakers pronounce "Tar" the same ...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Taking over a big band - am I insane???????
Replies: 66
Views: 1010

Taking over a big band - am I insane???????

Glad to hear things are coming together for you
by ttf_Radar
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Personal Favorite
Replies: 36
Views: 501

Personal Favorite

I haven't played a lot of different horns but out of the ones I have played my old ELKhart Conn 88H is my favorite.
by ttf_Radar
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224995#msg1224995"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224995#msg1224995]</s>Quote from: jackbird on Dec 17, 2017, 06:59PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Yes, I have a 4v compensating euph. It erases the shortcomings of a si...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224590#msg1224590"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224590#msg1224590]</s>Quote from: bonesmarsh on Dec 14, 2017, 04:47AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Ah yes, fsung. You are more correct than I was. One of the truly ter...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

Shipping by way of Greyhound seems to be very popular for Tubas.  You do have to pick the Tuba up at the buss depot.
by ttf_Radar
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Pedagogy
Topic: How far can you get alone?
Replies: 45
Views: 1027

How far can you get alone?

<t>Other than piano lessons starting at age 8 I didn't have much in the way of private training until I got into an Army reserve band and started taking some private lessons.  I participated in group lesson on Euphonium, and with a little help from my trumpet playing step father got fairly good on E...
by ttf_Radar
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224009#msg1224009"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1224009#msg1224009]</s>Quote from: jackbird on Dec 10, 2017, 06:22AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Thanks, I've been checking it out over there already. I'm arranging to...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: The switch from trombone to trumpet
Replies: 7
Views: 345

The switch from trombone to trumpet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103169.msg1221857#msg1221857"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103169.msg1221857#msg1221857]</s>Quote from: VJOFan on Nov 23, 2017, 05:54AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I recently finished my annual Remembrance Day bugler impersonation. It w...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: The switch from trombone to trumpet
Replies: 7
Views: 345

The switch from trombone to trumpet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103169.msg1221857#msg1221857"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103169.msg1221857#msg1221857]</s>Quote from: VJOFan on Nov 23, 2017, 05:54AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>I recently finished my annual Remembrance Day bugler impersonation. It w...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: The aging trombonist (and how to do it gracefully)
Replies: 81
Views: 1595

The aging trombonist (and how to do it gracefully)

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103003.msg1223917#msg1223917"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103003.msg1223917#msg1223917]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Today at 06:35 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Me too.<br/> <br/> I had a pair of music glasses made some time ago.  Wh...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Never seen a tuba like this...
Replies: 12
Views: 180

Never seen a tuba like this...

<t>Ergonomics on this look to be very good dividing the weight over both shoulders, the Bell forward design gives it a direct sound like an over the shoulder type Marching Tuba or Contra.  Very practical as a solo instrument, ergonomic for long periods of stand up playing, and the direct sound works...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<t>I think for your purposes, whatever you find available in your price range in playable condition, you'll learn how to play, and it will work.  There are a ton of variables in Tubas They basically come in 4 different Keys (BBb, Eb, CC, & F), piston valves or rotary valves, I whole array of siz...
by ttf_Radar
Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists
Replies: 152
Views: 1789

Looking for tuba advice from non-tubists

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1223770#msg1223770"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103402.msg1223770#msg1223770]</s>Quote from: BGuttman on Yesterday at 08:21 AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>When you say "up" to visit Baltimore Brass, you might be closer to The...
by ttf_Radar
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Plastic Mouthpiece for 30°F Concert... Worth It?
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Plastic Mouthpiece for 30°F Concert... Worth It?

I use a Kelly for those situations and it works fine for that purpose. 
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?

<t>Although not an ideal situation, to play tenor parts on a Bass I do keep a 5G mouthpiece in my bass trombone case for the occasions when I show up to big band rehearsal and I find out last minute I'm the only trombone player coming that night.  It isn't something I would do on a regular basis, an...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?

<t>Although not an ideal situation, to play tenor parts on a Bass I do keep a 5G mouthpiece in my bass trombone case for the occasions when I show up to big band rehearsal and I find out last minute I'm the only trombone player coming that night.  It isn't something I would do on a regular basis, an...
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: How Do I Keep My Throat and Trachea Moist in the Winter Months?
Replies: 16
Views: 445

How Do I Keep My Throat and Trachea Moist in the Winter Months?

You say you drink enough water, but when do you drink it?  I keep a water bottle with me during playing sessions and will grab a quick sip when needed.
 
by ttf_Radar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: How much to play the day before a big gig?
Replies: 12
Views: 395

How much to play the day before a big gig?

I try to do my normal warm up and run through any tough spots on the concert literature.  I don't over practice the day before so my chops are fresh for the concert.  You can't cram for a concert the day before the event, you should already know the music.  

by ttf_Radar
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Playing after Periodontal Surgery
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Playing after Periodontal Surgery

<t>I'm sure Ronkny has given you excellent advice here, and wouldn't begin to question his advice as a professional.  When I see these posts I do question why people don't ask these questions of the medical professionals who perform the procedures and are the most knowledgeable about their particula...
by ttf_Radar
Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Healthy Trombonsit
Topic: Study: earplugs for everyone
Replies: 56
Views: 952

Study: earplugs for everyone

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103183.msg1221886#msg1221886"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103183.msg1221886#msg1221886]</s>Quote from: harrison.t.reed on Nov 23, 2017, 09:58AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Haahaahaha. Ear plugs only work if you've got a great mix comin...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Military/NATO Alphabet
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Military/NATO Alphabet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221661#msg1221661"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221661#msg1221661]</s>Quote from: Arranger-Transcriber on Nov 20, 2017, 09:20PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Incidentally, this phonetic alphabet has been in existence...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Military/NATO Alphabet
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Military/NATO Alphabet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221661#msg1221661"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221661#msg1221661]</s>Quote from: Arranger-Transcriber on Nov 20, 2017, 09:20PM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Incidentally, this phonetic alphabet has been in existence...
by ttf_Radar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Practice Room
Topic: Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Playing with multiple mouthpieces - Am I doing myself harm?

<t>I've been playing multiple brass instruments for years.  I play Bass and Tenor bone, Euphonium (with a bass bone size MP), and Tuba (I occasionally pick up trumpet to play taps for veterans functions as well).  I do better and have a preference for larger mouthpieces and have never been much of a...
by ttf_Radar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: 2B or not 2B... That is the question!
Replies: 14
Views: 265

2B or not 2B... That is the question!

Sounds like a novice seller that really didn't know what he was doing.  Aren't 606s clearly marked 606 on the horn?  I know the trumpet I had was.  Hard to mistake it for a 2B if that's the case.

by ttf_Radar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Found on the Net
Topic: You can’t tell me no one else has seen this
Replies: 11
Views: 275

You can’t tell me no one else has seen this

The mushrooms I've seen trombonists with didn't look like that!!  Maybe that was just a 70s jazzer thing.

by ttf_Radar
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Chit-Chat
Topic: Military/NATO Alphabet
Replies: 19
Views: 478

Military/NATO Alphabet

<r><URL url="http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221288#msg1221288"><s>[url=http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?topic=103075.msg1221288#msg1221288]</s>Quote from: timothy42b on Nov 17, 2017, 08:37AM<e>[/url]</e></URL>Largely unnecessary, if you can get them to pay attention.<br/> <br/...

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