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by Bach5G
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sshmute for bass trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Sshmute for bass trombone

Yamaha’s advertising talks about a smaller bell although the bell diameter is 9.5”. Narrower throat perhaps.
by Bach5G
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sshmute for bass trombone
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Sshmute for bass trombone

I had to return my Sshmute to the LMS because it would not fit the bell flare of my Yam 620. Has anyone had similar problems?

I like the way the Bremner sounds/plays on my tenor. A bit disappointed.
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:53 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB Bach 5GL LS
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: WTB Bach 5GL LS

Gold or silver?
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1508

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Burgerbob wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:28 pm
Bach5G wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:14 pm
A temporary ban is appropriate for a first offense. IMHO FWIW.
I highly, highly doubt this is Schlitz' first offense.
First conviction?
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1508

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

A temporary ban is appropriate for a first offense. IMHO FWIW.
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos
Replies: 61
Views: 1508

Re: Locking Threads that Haven't Devolved Into Chaos

Hasn’t Schlitz been banned before?
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2237

Re: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?

I was listening to a Curtis Fuller recording today. I like a lot of his approach (although not a fan of his solo on Blue Train).
by Bach5G
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shipping a trombone
Replies: 29
Views: 743

Re: Shipping a trombone

Someone once suggested using several of those foam noodles (swimming) to surround the case and then fill the voids with styrofoam. Might be seasonal (spring/summer).
by Bach5G
Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Shipping a trombone
Replies: 29
Views: 743

Re: Shipping a trombone

I’ve only ever had one problem. A kid put the case (trombone inside) in a shipping crate with just a thin wrap of bubble wrap around it. Otherwise, the case was free to rattle around inside the shipping crate. Naturally the bell got crunched. The kid accused me of dropping the horn. Fortunately, the...
by Bach5G
Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Mouthpiece Weights
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: Mouthpiece Weights

That’s a lot of mpcs.
by Bach5G
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Lip balm experiment
Replies: 50
Views: 1412

Re: Lip balm experiment

We’re somewhat better behaved now.
by Bach5G
Mon Jul 12, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pinchas Zukerman, the new Prince Philip
Replies: 4
Views: 989

Re: Pinchas Zukerman, the new Prince Philip

And I'm reminded of Jerry Seinfeld's observation... "All men think they are funny."

Guilty as charged.

And a comment from Sam Burtis: never pass up the opportunity to keep your mouth shut.
by Bach5G
Mon Jul 05, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?
Replies: 42
Views: 2237

Re: Which trombonists do you think best represents your sound concept?

In the late 90s, Michael Davis and Bill Reichenbach came to town with a rhythm section that included Tom Brechtlein (I still remember his name) on drums. A great concert but Bill, I thought, stole the show. I spoke to him afterwards and said I had to go home and do my long tones. “Me too,” he replied.
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 29, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

Thank you Harrison. That was very helpful.
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

I’ve got his TB&C book and watched some of his videos. I’ve attended an informal masterclass he gave, asked questions, and had a brief lesson with him. I drove him to the airport.

What part of his teaching do you think resembles Zen? Or “a very old-school Eastern take” on teaching?
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 29, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

“ I think Sam has a very old-school Eastern take on teaching.”

Perhaps you can elaborate?
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Does anyone know to make the Edwards Power Bore valve quicker?
Replies: 15
Views: 1095

Re: Does anyone know to make the Edwards Power Bore valve quicker?

Can you send it back to Edwards for “calibration”?
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Charge for classifieds
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Charge for classifieds

A solution in search of a problem
by Bach5G
Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: What's on your stand?
Replies: 63
Views: 6682

Re: What's on your stand?

Bordogni (Encore tuba edition) and McChesney’s Harmonic Dexterity.
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Charge for classifieds
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Charge for classifieds

Is clutter a problem?
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Technical Jargon Overload
Replies: 9
Views: 567

Re: Technical Jargon Overload

When he opened the door, I thought there might be a sandwich in the microwave.
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Goal setting
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Goal setting

I’m working my way through Bordogni, (W Jacobs, Encore ed. for tuba) on bass trombone. I’m up to #26, only 95 left to go.
by Bach5G
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Frank Matheson (ex LSO) retires after 74 years.
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Frank Matheson (ex LSO) retires after 74 years.

Congratulations are in order.
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 89858

Re: Coronavirus

Epoch Times? Seriously? From Wikipedia: The Epoch Times opposes the Chinese Communist Party,[20] promotes far-right politicians in Europe,[3][5] and has backed President Donald Trump in the U.S.;[21] a 2019 report by NBC News showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertisin...
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 89858

Re: Coronavirus

“ You simply put faith in the CDC, WHO, NIH, Fauci …”


Yes.
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 89858

Re: Coronavirus

I think Bruce’s advice is sound. Get your shots. The advantages far outweigh the risks

If you don’t want to, well ok. 🤷 Although Covid passports in some form or another are likely.
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 89858

Re: Coronavirus

Peacemate wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:51 am
tromboneVan wrote:
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:35 am
You're all my brothers & sisters, and we have a common goal which is to persue our god given right to freedom
I wouldn’t bet on our believing in the same god for that matter.
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 475
Views: 89858

Re: Coronavirus

600,000 dead in the US due to Covid.

I’m glad I’m getting shot #2 of Pfizer on July 2, global new world order or not.
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Edwards vs Shires
Replies: 66
Views: 12422

Re: Edwards vs Shires

Small US family-owned company vs wholly owned subsidiary of Chinese corporation?
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

All this talk about time. You think you have good time? Try this: metronome and recording device required. Wayne Krantz: https://youtu.be/RuZoIWObnyE I guess I'll have to take up guitar. Maybe they sell metronomes that work well with guitar, b/c I haven't found one yet to work well with trombone. :...
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

All this talk about time. You think you have good time? Try this: metronome and recording device required.

Wayne Krantz: https://youtu.be/RuZoIWObnyE
by Bach5G
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

By the time I got the horn home the slide had stuck again. I managed to get it out, cleaned it and applied some Ultra Pure tuning slide grease that Joe Alessi gave me. (Really. I just couldn’t resist a bit of name dropping!). Hopefully that will fix this.
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

Good thing I took it in. I watched him as he worked. It did not come out easily. Some sort of heat source, mallet, brutane.
by Bach5G
Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Re: Stuck tuning slide?

I tend to wreck stuff. Off to the tech I think.
by Bach5G
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Stuck tuning slide?
Replies: 19
Views: 885

Stuck tuning slide?

Any advice on how to dislodge a stuck tuning slide? I’d be happy to take it in but the techs require a 4-day quarantine before they touch it (although we now know that the virus is not spread through surface contact).
by Bach5G
Sun Jun 06, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

“try everything and use what works” = trial and error. Nothing profound there. With Sabutin, there was also an element in his advice of not blindly accepting conventional wisdom but rather finding what works for you.
by Bach5G
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections
Replies: 66
Views: 2776

Re: Burtis book: Time, Balance and Connections

Sam Burtis.

I have it but don’t refer to it very often.
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 3894

Re: Pronoun Usage

Are all hipsters male?
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Gigs, Events, Jobs, & Vacancies
Topic: Orchestra restart
Replies: 39
Views: 3473

Re: Orchestra restart

Have most people been practicing or are they rusty and out of shape?
by Bach5G
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Pronoun Usage
Replies: 129
Views: 3894

Re: Pronoun Usage

I was reading a medical report which stated “they attended their physician”. It took me a few re-readings before I sorted out how many people went to the doctor (one). Still: “Costs me nothing; makes someone else's life easier.” I went on a rant a la Jordan P but a friend, more enlightened than I, m...
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?
Replies: 115
Views: 4063

Re: Risk of Bell's Palsy after covid vaccine?

Sad the way this thread has gone.

Probability and statistics? What are people going to argue about next? Real analysis?
by Bach5G
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass Trombone Mouthpiece Recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Bass Trombone Mouthpiece Recommendations

I would suggest the Yamaha Douglas Yeo signature mouthpiece. I had a chance to try it recently, and was surprised how it worked for me even Im used to the 1 1/2g. It has a "Bach" feel but obvious much more quality than the Bach 1g I think. Leif The Yeo “Replica” is an inexpensive alternative to the...
by Bach5G
Wed May 26, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Big band bass trombonists
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Big band bass trombonists

https://www.jazzwax.com/2021/05/interview-jennifer-wharton.html?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=FeedBlitzRss&utm_content=Interview%3a+Jennifer+Wharton The great journalist Marc Myers interviews Jennifer Warren, who I could swear I saw sitting in the Holman or Huffstetter b...
by Bach5G
Sun May 23, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Big band bass trombonists
Replies: 35
Views: 5030

Re: Big band bass trombonists

I have a CD by Bill Reichenbach on which he plays both tenor and bass.
by Bach5G
Thu May 20, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 164
Views: 14610

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

One could do worse than memorize a bunch of Steve Davis solos.
by Bach5G
Mon May 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recording yourself
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: Recording yourself

Click track. ... This turned to be quite easy once I sorted things out. I opened the click track on my laptop and used my Bluetooth earbuds. I used GarageBand on my IPhone to record. I sent the recording to the MD who seemed happy with it. Since then, I’ve recorded myself playing a few other things....
by Bach5G
Mon May 17, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Recording yourself
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Recording yourself

I’ve been putting off recording myself for years. But, our orchestra is putting together a project and I have to record a short segment of music.

This is turning out to be every bit as demoralizing as expected. But, I assume the worst is over.
by Bach5G
Wed May 12, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke Reichenbach comparisons
Replies: 9
Views: 956

Re: Schilke Reichenbach comparisons

Oversize 1 and 1/2.

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