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by cmcslide
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Mahler 3 LSO live recording 1961
Replies: 6
Views: 602

Re: Mahler 3 LSO live recording 1961

I’ve heard a story, not sure how true it is, that when Solti recorded Mahler 3 with Chicago, they had enough time left at the end of the session to run the first movement again; they recorded it straight through, at the end when people’s chops were tired, and that was the take that they released.
by cmcslide
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone
Replies: 32
Views: 1486

Re: Alternatives to Lassus Trombone

For the young kids, anything where we can demonstrate a gliss or slide vibrato might work. The visual of the slide is going to sell it. If you just need a few bars of something for a kids demo, how about the solo from Buckaroo Holiday, or Bolero, or even Getting Sentimental Over You, with a pronounc...
by cmcslide
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Cases
Topic: WTS Gator Trombone Case PRICE DROP
Replies: 9
Views: 1316

Re: WTS Gator Trombone Case PRICE DROP

ihomi wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:57 pm
Gator Trombone Case only at $119.
Not the same case...
by cmcslide
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?
Replies: 19
Views: 1071

Re: What did you want to be when you were young? Are you doing that?

I knew pretty early on that there was nothing that I wanted to do more than play trombone. Got a conservatory degree, but I was far from the best player there. I was stubborn and resourceful- I was playing cruise ship contracts and gigs with party bands between losing symphony auditions. Never did w...
by cmcslide
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tommy Pederson
Replies: 16
Views: 1326

Re: Tommy Pederson

by cmcslide
Wed May 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?
Replies: 54
Views: 2420

Re: Do you play bass or tenor? Double? And why?

I started euphonium in fourth grade and trombone in seventh. I’ve been a tenor player my whole life, but last year I played a production of “La Boheme” with the reduced orchestration, which calls for one bass trombone. I’ve since bought my own Bach 50 and have fun with it!
by cmcslide
Wed May 06, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Free Digital Books from Warwick Music
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Re: Free Digital Books from Warwick Music

Great find!
by cmcslide
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 23048

Re: Coronavirus

davebb wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:40 pm
Is anyone making masks that will fit over the end of the bell yet ?
Use a SoftTone mute?
by cmcslide
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?
Replies: 24
Views: 1467

Re: Sibelius which version to buy/subscribe?

I’m a Finale user myself, have been since the mid 90’s. I’m not going to get into the which is better argument, but I know that most music software packages are currently offering extended free trials. I think Finale is free for 60 days right now because of the coronavirus situation, so students can...
by cmcslide
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Guess who this young trombone player is...
Replies: 21
Views: 1696

Re: Guess who this young trombone player is...

I remember hearing the player in question back in the early '90s when he was co-leading a big band with Maria Schneider (his wife at the time). Fantastic music! They had a young Chris Potter subbing in the sax section that night...
by cmcslide
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 258
Views: 23048

Re: Corona stuff

My university has extended our spring break. That would effectively cancel any concerts happening during the extra week off. My understanding is that there are a lot of other universities doing the same thing. I haven't heard of any other cancellations here in my town yet...
by cmcslide
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Trigger notes higher
Replies: 16
Views: 1800

Re: Trigger notes higher

Sounds like an interesting concept, but kind of unnecessary. If you think about it, how many notes does a beginning player need to play in sixth or seventh position? Really, there are only four notes (on a straight horn) that require them (C, F, B and E) and your first year players aren't even going...
by cmcslide
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Hiring Trombonists For All Major Cruise Lines
Replies: 15
Views: 1603

Re: Hiring Trombonists For All Major Cruise Lines

I thought ships were a great thing to do after college, and I also used to do an odd contract when nothing much was going on at home. I didn't get rich financially, but I did get to see the world doing it. I don't miss the shared inside cabins, but I do miss the travel...
by cmcslide
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: The One that Got Away
Replies: 22
Views: 2976

The One that Got Away

In response to the thread about the horns that you will never sell, what was the horn that you wish you had never let go? Or the one that you almost owned, but for whatever reason, you didn't get it? For me, it was my first pro horn, a Holton TR-156 (the Jay Friedman model). I got the horn in high s...
by cmcslide
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: In defense of Yamaha
Replies: 70
Views: 7481

Re: In defense of Yamaha

I got my first F-attachment horn, a Yamaha 682, when I was in college. Took it with me on a bunch of cruise ship gigs, where it took quite a bit of abuse... I retired that horn for a long time, but now I use it pretty regularly for pop and theater gigs - it has a particular bright sound and light bl...
by cmcslide
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Strangest gigs
Replies: 77
Views: 9402

Re: Strangest gigs

A few come immediately to mind, though nowhere near the level of some of the ones described here: Playing a wedding and the couple getting hitched requested "Heard It Through The Grapevine" of all things. Instrumental version, so no lyrics to be worried about, but still a bit odd. Played a wedding ...
by cmcslide
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Are we over-thinking things?
Replies: 16
Views: 1753

Re: Are we over-thinking things?

We do overthink things here - when speaking of equipment, for example, mouthpieces, what alloy and size of a bell, valves, other custom options like tuning slides or harmonic pillars or whatever. A lot of this is important stuff, but not as much as we might think. When talking about equipment choice...
by cmcslide
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Jokes and one liners from the back row
Replies: 76
Views: 9654

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: 1518

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: 1613

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: 1613

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: 2622

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: 5707

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: 102
Views: 22309

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: 5017

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: 2130

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: 444

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: 77
Views: 9402

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: 1392

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: 1446

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: 76
Views: 9654

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: 692

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: 1487

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: 2030

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: 583

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: 583

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: 1568

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: 575

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: 1278

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: 9
Views: 1704

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: 124
Views: 24334

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: 2368

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: 1761

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: 2394

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: 2394

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: 6886

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...

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