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by cmcslide
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 54
Views: 4177

Re: Jokes and one liners from the back row

I went to the Canary Islands once... didn't see a single canary anywhere. Same thing in the Virgin Islands, though, no canaries there either!
by cmcslide
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Christmas CDs
Replies: 15
Views: 568

Re: Christmas CDs

It’s not new, but Carla Bley has a Christmas album called “Carla’s Christmas Carols” featuring herself and Steve Swallow with a brass quintet. Cool arrangements!
by cmcslide
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: When worlds collide
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: When worlds collide

Playing the Christmas show at the Carolina Opry right now - if you're down for a visit come check us out! Or any time you do make it here, look me up...
by cmcslide
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: When worlds collide
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: When worlds collide

I'm playing a Christmas show right now with a group of musicians, some of whom read and some don't. Also, there are some that read Nashville numbers charts rather than standard notation. Generally, we call out a spot in a song by saying something like "second bar of the first verse" along with a mea...
by cmcslide
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Building a following for a big band
Replies: 20
Views: 1330

Re: Building a following for a big band

Do any of your players have an in with a local university? I've put on big band shows at my school and gotten turnouts north of 200 for the concerts, including shows of original music and arrangements. A university may have a built-in audience and marketing machine.
by cmcslide
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 3541

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

A trumpet playing friend of mine went through a phase of trying new horns, mouthpieces, etc. Every time tried something new, he loved it for a month, saying "this (horn, mouthpiece, whatever) changed my life!," then sent it back and went back to what he was playing before! In all seriousness, the ri...
by cmcslide
Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Bunker
Replies: 99
Views: 17079

Re: The Bunker

Q: Why do bagpipers walk around when they play?
A: They can't stand that racket either!
by cmcslide
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 15
Views: 4153

Re: Good classical trombone?

Cmillar wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:40 am

And find the old album by Miles Anderson "Miles Anderson plays his trombone again".
Miles Anderson has this album in MP3 format on his website (www.trom-bown.com).
by cmcslide
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bore size questions
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: Bore size questions

Another good option would be a King 3B - with or without the F. It's a very versatile horn and can fit in a lot of playing situations (lead, section, solo). See if her teacher has any preferences or recommendations, too - the teacher's word should have a place in any decision like this.
by cmcslide
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Duetto from Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Duetto from Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite

I don't have the book in front of me, but I think it may be in Megumi Kanda's excerpt book, "The 100."
by cmcslide
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 3396

Re: Strangest gigs

I played a big band gig for a faith healer. He opened the event by singing about four or five Elvis and Frank Sinatra songs, then spent the next three and a half hours preaching and "healing" people. We then came back out and played a couple more songs for him to sing and it was over. The whole time...
by cmcslide
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Albums
Replies: 9
Views: 1089

Re: Albums

"Four of a Kind" is a fine quartet album with Joe Alessi, Scott Hartman, Mark Lawrence and Blair Bollinger playing a lot of the standard trombone quartet repertoire - some of the music here is stuff that a good high school quartet can play.
by cmcslide
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long notes....
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: Long notes....

Long tones are a very important part of my routine, but they can't be the only thing that you do. Lip slurs (slow and fast), articulation studies, scales and technical drills all play a part too. Long tones are great, but in my opinion, they need to be balanced out with other things to truly be effe...
by cmcslide
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 54
Views: 4177

Re: Jokes and one liners New section suggestion

He is committed to his music. He loads his $5,000 instrument into his $500 car to go to play a $50 gig...
by cmcslide
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Half valving
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: Half valving

I agree with the other responses here. Half-valving is also not something which is big in jazz because so many players play jazz on straight horns! I've tried to get that effect but in practice it is too sensitive on rotary valves to really get it.
by cmcslide
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use
Replies: 15
Views: 1166

Re: Mouthpiece Manufacturers Represented by Use

My main mouthpieces are Griegos, which aren't on your list... I have three of them that I use on two different horns.
by cmcslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Finding Gigs?
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Finding Gigs?

If you don't mind driving, check out some gigs by university big bands. In Florida you should be able to catch excellent performances at the University of South Florida and University of Miami, just to name a couple of the big schools. You'd have to wait for them to go back to school in the fall, th...
by cmcslide
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Looking for Jazz Repertoire
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Looking for Jazz Repertoire

You can find recordings of both of these on YouTube, as well.
by cmcslide
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Looking for Jazz Repertoire
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Looking for Jazz Repertoire

The first two pieces which come to my mind which would fit what you are looking for are Trombonology by Tommy Dorsey and Reflective Mood by Sammy Nestico. Both pieces are 3-5 minutes long, have fully written piano parts and additionally, they have accompaniments available for different kinds of band...
by cmcslide
Mon May 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Music that influenced you as a trombonist
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Music that influenced you as a trombonist

Another vote here for "At the Opera House." It was one of the first trombone albums that I owned. Before that I was listening to a lot of Chuck Mangione, Spyro Gyra, that kind of thing. And Beethoven symphonies.
by cmcslide
Sun May 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Selfiesound Trombone Bass - Baffle Reflector Sound
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Selfiesound Trombone Bass - Baffle Reflector Sound

That's a lot of money for what it is. I usually see a sound man cut a piece of plexiglass with a hole in the middle for the mic. Mounts on the mic stand.
by cmcslide
Thu May 09, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: need a new trombone amp
Replies: 11
Views: 966

Re: need a new trombone amp

I've played in plenty of those types of situations. Mostly I just ran a mic to the PA. The danger in having your own amp is that you'll turn up and that will encourage everybody else to turn up, which means you'll want to turn up again... The times that I did run my own amp, it wasn't for volume, bu...
by cmcslide
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Compositions by David Uber
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Compositions by David Uber

The Ballad of Enob Mort is a nice solo for a decent high school student. Double Portraits for Trombone and Tuba is also very nice, and more on a college/professional level. I've used some of his duets and trios with my students. He has a lot of very nice pieces for trombone.
by cmcslide
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Kanstul
Replies: 122
Views: 17776

Re: Kanstul

From the Winter 2019 newsletter from Horn Guys: "The next era begins. We believe Kanstul Musical Instruments of Anaheim, CA may be inking a deal with a new benefactor this week. New manufacturing is on hold for the time being, but we have most models in stock." So, perhaps there is something to be a...
by cmcslide
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Jazz Styles & Analysis by David Baker on Ebay
Replies: 10
Views: 1587

Re: Jazz Styles & Analysis by David Baker on Ebay

This book is desirable. It is a collection of transcribed solos by fifty or sixty different trombone players, from early New Orleans players up to Bill Watrous, Roswell Rudd and others, with notes on the playing styles of each player. Fantastic book, but long out of print. It's hard to find because ...
by cmcslide
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Bucket mutes
Replies: 13
Views: 1376

Re: Bucket mutes

I picked up an Eazy Bucket for my 2b and really like it. It clips to the bell, but it's much easier to use than the clips on a Humes and Berg, it isn't heavy at all and it is not that expensive.
http://www.theeazybucket.com/new-products/
by cmcslide
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Styles of Bass Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Styles of Bass Lines

If you are looking to play bass lines on trombone, then you really can't look to bass players as a model. Well, you can, to some significant degree -- you just have to be aware and selective about what you can take from that model. Check out some examples of bands where some kind of a horn is playi...
by cmcslide
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Styles of Bass Lines
Replies: 12
Views: 1644

Re: Styles of Bass Lines

If you are looking to play bass lines on trombone, then you really can't look to bass players as a model. They don't have to breathe, we do! Check out some examples of bands where some kind of a horn is playing a bass line (Dirty Dozen, other New Orleans bands with tuba, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy...
by cmcslide
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Favorite Modern Big Bands?
Replies: 43
Views: 4911

Re: Favorite Modern Big Bands?

The Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra. Current lineup has Marshall Gilkes and Ryan Keberle in the bone section. Also, Marshall Gilkes himself has a couple of really great big band albums. Also, I've been listening lately to a few latin big bands (Arturo O'Farrell, Dafnis Prieto, Bobby Sanabria). Finall...
by cmcslide
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 9858

Re: Forum forgets me...

Not saying there isn't something wrong, just what worked for me to fix it. I believe that the 's' thing was something added to the site a few months ago in order to keep it a little bit more secure? Anyway, your browser may just be remembering the URL from before, that's why it is having problems. A...
by cmcslide
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Forum forgets me...
Replies: 63
Views: 9858

Re: Forum forgets me...

Make sure that the beginning of the URL reads "https://" rather than "http://". The 's' indicates a secure connection. When I had this problem I made sure to redirect my browser to access this site from "https://trombonechat.com"; when I did that the problem went away.
by cmcslide
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Favourite Jones-Lewis tune?
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Favourite Jones-Lewis tune?

Mean What You Say
by cmcslide
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Fake tux shirt?
Replies: 7
Views: 1196

Re: Fake tux shirt?

Some restaurant people wear tux shirts with the sleeves cut off to keep cool under a jacket. Maybe that would be something that would help you?
by cmcslide
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: "Website Not Secure" on Safari Mac/iphone
Replies: 5
Views: 2281

Re: "Website Not Secure" on Safari Mac/iphone

I had the same problem. I typed https:// in front of the URL and it went away. The 's' in 'https' represents a secure connection.
by cmcslide
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jazz etudes like Snidero
Replies: 9
Views: 5003

Re: Jazz etudes like Snidero

Jack Gale has a nice book of 24 jazz etudes in different styles. I also enjoy his 12 Jazz Duets.
by cmcslide
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Instruments made in China
Replies: 21
Views: 4374

Re: Instruments made in China

Shipping a tuba isn't cheap. If you buy from Wessexl Dillon, or Jim Laabs you are going to pay shipping inside the US. Have you looked into Tuba Exchange? They have lots of good used tubas at good prices. Sometims you can find a gem. I had a Weimar that was actually made from Mirafone parts. I foun...
by cmcslide
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Best Resources for Researching Orchestral Excerpts
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Re: Best Resources for Researching Orchestral Excerpts

Search YouTube for the orchestral excerpt classes from the Southeastern Trombone Symposium. You'll hear the excerpts played by players including members of the NY Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, and more. Great to just hear them played on their own. Also, Ralph Sauer recorded two CD's of excerpts wi...
by cmcslide
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)
Replies: 11
Views: 2889

Re: Playing while teaching private lessons (poll)

Another one here for somewhere between "all the time" and "show them how it's supposed to sound." It all depends on the student, what they are working on and trying to achieve at the moment. I also play duets with them. Right now, in my studio I am playing in quartets with my students too, playing t...
by cmcslide
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Switching from music ed to music performance
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

Re: Switching from music ed to music performance

Either degree will get you into a good masters program. Some great players today started out by getting a bachelor's in music ed (George Curran is one example). The education degree doesn't have to lead to a career in education; you might find a school teaching position while applying for good colle...
by cmcslide
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: creating horn section parts
Replies: 7
Views: 1936

Re: creating horn section parts

Try to pick the spots that you play so that you don't cover up the other instruments in the band. Sometimes you can play a riff as kind of a call and response with the singer, other times the guitar player may fill in those spots. For a blues based band with a horn section, check out the band Roomfu...
by cmcslide
Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop
Replies: 13
Views: 2290

Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

Rick is going to be there this year. And yes, he is fantastic! Don't know who else, though...
by cmcslide
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop
Replies: 13
Views: 2290

Re: Jamey Abersold's Summer Jazz Workshop

The word that I'm hearing is that this is the last year that Jamey's camp will exist; he's closing down after this year and won't be handing it off to anybody else. So if you want to check out the Abersold camp, do it now...
by cmcslide
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 189
Views: 48048

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

And this is my second. I'm usually just a lurker on boards like this, but here I am...

And I found this board through David Wilken's Wilktone blog. Another cool place to hang out...
by cmcslide
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: News & Announcements
Topic: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?
Replies: 189
Views: 48048

Re: Why can't I see my posts? / Why can't I message?

Hello, I'm making my first post here...

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