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by Bach5G
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 1955

Re: Notation programs

A couple of years ago, a notation program came out that allowed you to enter data into your tablet using an electronic pen. Just like using pen and paper. Except it wasn’t I guess, because it didn’t take off AFAIK. It seems that things got really complicated really quickly and and suddenly it was ju...
by Bach5G
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 1955

Re: Notation programs

Is that the V3 alpha? I note V2 is up to V2.3.6.
by Bach5G
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Max Schlossberg - Daily Drills and Technical Studies
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Max Schlossberg - Daily Drills and Technical Studies

Anybody use this? I pulled my old copy (I purchased it in the late 70s) off the shelf and worked through it a bit. Some very nice exercises. I see a date marked in pencil in my 4th year teacher’s printing. Just a couple of exercises, one date. I wonder what happened?. Can anyone tell me more about t...
by Bach5G
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

Has anyone directly compared these two mouthpieces? Thoughts?
by Bach5G
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 1955

Re: Notation programs

I gave NoteFlight a quick try, but I could see it had a bit more of a learning curve than I wanted to deal with.

So I had a look at Musescore. I had a go at this a few years ago and I can see it working well enough for my purposes.
by Bach5G
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Yamaha 691 - as new
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Yamaha 691 - as new

Yamaha Professional Model tenor trombones feature agile and quick response, highly accurate intonation and, most importantly, a rich full sound. They play evenly and comfortably in all registers - at any dynamics - and the tone is warm but with enough definition for clarity and projection. The YSL-6...
by Bach5G
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 939

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

I have a Yam 620G that I think is light and snappy but is dependent. I was able to compare it with an 830 and a Yeo and I preferred it. Pro horn, less expensive than either.
by Bach5G
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: Meditation by Antônio Carlos Jobim. arr Mark Nightingale

A clinic on slide vibrato?
by Bach5G
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: WTB Bach 5g Small Shank

Anyone interested in a B 5 small shank? Almost new.
by Bach5G
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass

Yellow. I’m trying to brighten up a bit.
by Bach5G
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass
Replies: 2
Views: 153

WTB: Shires vintage NY bell in yellow brass

WTB: Shires TII 5YVNY (yellow brass Vintage NY) tenor bell.
by Bach5G
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection
Replies: 21
Views: 931

Re: An Advised Persons Guide To The Science of Instrument Selection

So what mpc should I buy to improve my high register?
by Bach5G
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: Thoughts on the Yamaha YSL682B

I recall Ian explaining that the valve was based on a 19thC German design. FWIW.
by Bach5G
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Repairs/replacement of case (zipper)

The zipper in my BAM case is broken. Does anyone have experience repairing/replacing the zipper? Is it difficult? Expensive?
by Bach5G
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

If the bandmembers donate their pay to the band to buy charts, who owns the charts? If the band breaks up, what happens to the book? Something I’ve been thinking about.
by Bach5G
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 12M
Replies: 10
Views: 1206

Re: Hammond 12M

Says Hammond:

Thank you for the email. 12ML all day long.


Question:

I liked the rim and response of a Schilke 51 but found a little dark and the high range tended to thin out. What Hammond mpc might be more suitable? Large shank.
by Bach5G
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2621

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

cozzagiorgi wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:21 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:07 pm

The takeaway for me is that they were nearly all great horns but, for the most part, it’s not the horn. The exception was a 70s Corporation Bach 59. I received more compliments playing that horn than all the rest combined.
Bach 59? Whats that?
Fixed. Bach 50.
by Bach5G
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2621

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

I’ve had the good fortune of having at one time or another owned nearly all of my dream horns. In no particular order: conn 62H, Edwards and Shires basses; King 3B/F, Tennessee Williams 6, Burbank Williams 6, Minick “100H”, Elkhart 6H, 1963 Elkhart 88H, and Shires .525 and .547 tenors. I’m not parti...
by Bach5G
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

I’m not fussing too much over .001”. It’s a trombone, not a jet engine.

Any suggestions wrt what might work well in a 16M slide? I’m leaning towards a Kanstul H8.
by Bach5G
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Source for .508/.509 leadpipes?

I’ve acquired a Bach 16M slide with a set of sketchy press-fit lead pipes.

Does anyone know of a source for .509 pipes (or .508 - I’m sure 1/1000 of an inch isn’t going to make much of a difference).
by Bach5G
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

Okay. So how do you get a trill then?
by Bach5G
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: criteria for increasing flexibility speed
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: criteria for increasing flexibility speed

I have tried for years to develop a fast trill. Unsuccessfully. I wonder if it’s something some can do and some not. Slow twitch vs fast twitch muscles maybe.
by Bach5G
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Barry Rogers`
Replies: 2
Views: 283

Re: Barry Rogers`

Bach 36 I think.
by Bach5G
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: What happened to education?

Sweden?
by Bach5G
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 1955

Re: Notation programs

Noteflight looks interesting. Subscription means no huge initial investment. I think I’ll give it a try.
by Bach5G
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Scott Laskey has passed
Replies: 9
Views: 658

Re: Scott Laskey has passed

Very sad.
by Bach5G
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Adventures at Band Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Adventures at Band Camp

Ages?
by Bach5G
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Getzen 351
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Getzen 351

I compared a Getzen 351 with a Yam 354
in a store and thought the 351 was much superior. Higher overall quality, easier to play, more open. The Yam felt very much like a student horn.
by Bach5G
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: Conn 88HO w/Accessories
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Conn 88HO w/Accessories

1995 Gen II horn?
by Bach5G
Sat Jul 28, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: WTB 1 1/2g or 1 3/8g sized pieces

Getzen 1 1/2?

Yam 58?

$27.50 incl CONUS shipping
by Bach5G
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how to develop endurance
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: how to develop endurance

Join a good concert band.
by Bach5G
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Notation programs
Replies: 70
Views: 1955

Notation programs

This comes up from time to time. I’m wondering if there’s anything new out there. Musescore - free. Finale/Sibelius- the standard, but expensive for a hobbyist. Printmusic- Finale light, buggy and last updated in 2014. Presonus Notion was well regarded and not too expensive. I need enough staves for...
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart

I tried a new 88H at the LMS and, in May, compared a new 88H with a Courtois when I was in London. I was quite disappointed in the 88H.
by Bach5G
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart
Replies: 24
Views: 1385

Re: New Conn 88H’s made in Elkhart

Horn Guys say:

“February 2016: We're sold out of all Conn 88H trombones. Current Elkart, Indiana Conn trombones do not meet our standards, so we declined to reorder.”
by Bach5G
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: FS: Custom Arrangements for You!
Replies: 5
Views: 696

Re: FS: Custom Arrangements for You!

Rough cost of an big band arrangement of a pop (M Jackson, Sting) tune?
by Bach5G
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Jazz trombone advice?
Replies: 18
Views: 1178

Re: Jazz trombone advice?

I was checking out a Yam 356G today in the LMS while my guitar was having a bit of work done on it. For someone whose main thing is a .547, it would be an ideal second horn, I think. .500/.525, trigger, 8” gold brass bell. Pretty versatile.
by Bach5G
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

We’re not going to trade copies of our music for copies of other band’s tunes. Partly out of respect for copyright, partly out of not wanting to play the same music as everybody else. I’ve got some stuff that falls into some grey areas: a Zappa arr’t that I bought but which I’m sure didn’t have the ...
by Bach5G
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

We are making some progress in moving the band forward. There are 4 of us who have taken the lead. Two will take turns conducting, we’ve secured our rehearsal space for a year, and we have free use of the book until Christmas. There’s money in a band account and we’re looking at two or three gigs ne...
by Bach5G
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: WITRMPA 11C?
Replies: 2
Views: 254

WITRMPA 11C?

Who in Their Right Mind Plays an 11C? For obvious reasons, I’ve been listening to and thinking about Bill Watrous this week. I first heard him in about 1974. I was astonished then and, listening to some recordings, Bonified, MWR, I’m still impressed, although less by his speed than by his ballad pla...
by Bach5G
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 141
Views: 6594

Re: What we're doing

World Cup. Very intriguing tournament so far. Italy didn’t qualify. Germany finished last in its group. Argentina, Portugal and Spain knocked out in the 16. The only big teams left are Brazil and France and I’m told that both are on the same side of the bracket. So at least one dark horse in the fin...
by Bach5G
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How much for charts?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

Re: How much for charts?

2nd paragraph.
by Bach5G
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How much for charts?
Replies: 14
Views: 675

How much for charts?

The leader of our band is leaving the country. It might be possible for those of us who wish to continue to buy the charts.

Assuming a new cost of $75/arrangement, what would you pay? Original, commercially available stuff, like, say, a Mintzer chart.
by Bach5G
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!
Replies: 56
Views: 2887

Re: I took over a big band and I am officially insane!

Our leader, who started the band 7 years ago, just announced he is moving to another country. Leaves a bunch of interesting questions, like, the band’s bank account, ownership of the charts. I assume the $ and at least some of cost of the charts came from gigs for which no one was ever paid. 1/3 of ...
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 141
Views: 6594

Re: What we're doing

This caught my eye:

“Just like music, relationships take practice and maintenance.”

Indeed.

Trombone finished in early May. A couple of guitar things this month, and then dark until Sept.

It might be jet lag, lousy weather, or sub-clinical depression, but I’m not feelin’ it these days.
by Bach5G
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: WTB: Bach 36 slide only!
Replies: 11
Views: 687

Re: WTB: Bach 36 slide only!

I have not had to pay duty shipping US-built horns back into the US (from Canada). There is paperwork that kicks in at the $800 level. There is additional paperwork that is required at the ~$2700 level (a bond for potential duties/taxes).

The shipping cost appears reasonable to me.
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Difference between Bach 5, 5G and 5GS?
Replies: 1
Views: 482

Difference between Bach 5, 5G and 5GS?

For example, playing characteristics and sound.
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Favorite Mouthpieces?
Replies: 60
Views: 4325

Re: Favorite Mouthpieces?

Bach5G.

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