Search found 145 matches

by LeTromboniste
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Transposing for a G Pitched Bass Trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: Transposing for a G Pitched Bass Trombone

People have to get over the small bore. The fact they used smaller bores in earlier times doesn't mean they weren't able to make a good sound. They knew how to not make their instrument sound like a "dentist's drill". I have a couple of turn off the century tenors that are extremely small. Trust me,...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

I do get amused a bit about statements talking about the differences between great musical technicians vs. true musicians. If we are talking about composers, yes, I get the assertions. But claiming performing technicians are not fully capable of being able to understand and appreciate the music is ...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Copying mouthpieces
Replies: 29
Views: 1014

Re: Copying mouthpieces

We do not want to go mad, do we?.. :-) In my case its about modifying an excisting piece to get closer to the original, not actually copy. I should have been more clear in my original posting.. How ever, if You can make a blueprint copy at a reasonable Price, its a no - brainer.. Trond I'm not sure...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Horns used by major symphonies
Replies: 19
Views: 1429

Re: Horns used by major symphonies

Since trumpet sections were also mentioned: Why do we see hardly any rotary trumpets in the US? You do see then in German repertoire. In many cases the players don't own rotary, but the orchestra itself owns a set. Same for German trombones, although not as common. By why you don't see it as much i...
by LeTromboniste
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wessex Instruments
Replies: 32
Views: 1545

Re: Wessex Instruments

My experience buying an instrument (ophicleide) from them is this (not all relevant for trombones specifically but perhaps representative of their company and products more generally) : Pros -horn sounds good and plays good -actual copy of a good original 19th century instrument, contrary to other C...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?
Replies: 22
Views: 753

Re: Thickest, stickiest tuning slide lube?

I have a loose tuning slide on a trombone, that just keeps going back in. The only thing that worked for me was Hetman 9 USG. That was discontinued a few years back and the stuff they replaced it with didn't work for me, so I've been hanging on to what my still half-full jar for dear life. But I see...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom 42A value
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Custom 42A value

Thanks for the very useful posts.
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom 42A value
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Custom 42A value

By the way, 1200 is the price I paid for the horn (then a LT42BO with no mods) back in 2006...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom 42A value
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Custom 42A value

A Bach 42/frankenbone with the lacquer stripped. ~$1200 USD. IMHO of course. Frankenbone? Not really, the slide and bell are an original match. A customized horn/horn with mods would be more accurate. Only the slide crook and the valve+wrap are not. Upgrading the valve and swapping slide crooks are...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Composition, Arrangement, & Theory
Topic: Any recommendations for trombone sextets?
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Any recommendations for trombone sextets?

You can always look on CPDL for music for 6 voices with ranges that fit. Keep in mind that many results you'll find are too high but can be (and in some cases, should be) played transposed down a fourth or fifth. Your search will probably yield at least a couple hundred results. A few examples : htt...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom 42A value
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Custom 42A value

Would love to see some pics of your horn! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/4T7cY4s-LpMxahdJ09I-zLKvvUKvEb2RPk58pVMiyLnMIsMUJDsf1ydpLHiRs1REdclIAZEkS6ZURGNQWNbhEWeewFaaPbUYs_J1HYmQn67pS_Hcdk83MTHBTQtbd-y3Rg35qjIFp5bplADow5A2MnVGRmBImbIkIJUevHPned0lW1ePUSJpp0IDUQ6fpDMr67TLKq5zTTkTS5i9y7HlhfOUuHL-oZc...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Custom 42A value
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Custom 42A value

I have a horn I'm considering selling because it deserves to be played and I haven't touched it in over a year, and the money could help fund a much more expensive and more urgently necessary instrument - I'm not posting this in the classifieds as I'm not sure if I will decide to sell it or not (it ...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning German
Replies: 5
Views: 494

Re: Learning German

I had taken German classes year ago and now living in a German speaking country, back at it. Not super easy to learn when there's so many other things I need to do, but it's good for the brain. And it's a really cool language, so go for it. Indeed the grammar is...I would definitely not say easier o...
by LeTromboniste
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Neck guard
Replies: 22
Views: 6645

Re: Neck guard

Old coiled telephone handset cords work perfectly. I just bought something sold for organizing cables called "Twister" (search for "cleverline cable twister") that I'm going to try. Yes this! It's super practical - it'll work no matter the horn and the valve wrap (if any) configuration. On mine it ...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Why did trombones develop rotary valves for F att. rather than pistons?
Replies: 38
Views: 2748

Re: Why did trombones develop rotary valves for F att. rather than pistons?

Actually, none of Sattler's trombones with valves have survived, so unfortunately we don't know exactly what kind of valve he used. However, the valve he did invent was closer to a pumpenvalve, not a rotary. It might very well be that the first Bb/F didn't have rotary valves. But yes, the trombone w...
by LeTromboniste
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Alto trombone bad note
Replies: 15
Views: 1553

Re: Alto trombone bad note

Yes, that is a typically unstable partials on all brass instruments.
by LeTromboniste
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Replace or replate inner slide tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Replace or replate inner slide tubes

Most of those old soldered-on stockings were just nickel silver, without any plating. You could always replace them with new stockings of unplated brass or nickel silver. Raw brass and/or nickel silver slides can work very well as long as the tubes are straight and well aligned and that proper care ...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 176
Views: 16639

Re: What we're doing

Last week, Opera in Glasgow, chamber group in Aberdeen. This week Opera in Aberdeen, chamber group in s'Hertogenbosch, Holland... fly out today.. conc tomorrow. Next week Opera, Edinburgh. Don't ya just love travelling ? Chris 's Hertogenbosch (gotta love Dutch town names that start with an apostro...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: High Note Milestone?
Replies: 18
Views: 8937

Re: High Note Milestone?

There's a number of standard orchestral parts that do go to and above high D, some written for alto, some where it's debated and some what are most definitely for tenor. Also quite a few solo pieces. Certainly not notes you see on your music stand everyday, but also definitely pieces that very many ...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

Just to be clear, I never said your design as a whole was not original, or that didn't invent anything, nor did I say that you shouldn't patent what you did invent. Whether your various innovations will prove to be solutions to existing problems or to the contrary, solutions in search of problems, y...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

I dont understand why flame wars are started on jgittlesons threads. One can express his opinion without attacking or insulting anybody. That way, real discussions could take place. IMO, I don't see a lot of flaming, just honest questions. Exactly. There's a difference between question and criticis...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

The patents are filed i guess i can tell you. I took the liberty of patentimg trombones in Db, and D. Whether its a tenor or bass, i have a patent on it. Tr160 bell (150 158 and 160 same bell), flange, cross brace Getzen bass tuning crook not cut btw Getzen valves on the double bach valve and goose...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

The patents are filed i guess i can tell you. I took the liberty of patentimg trombones in Db, and D. Whether its a tenor or bass, i have a patent on it. Tr160 bell (150 158 and 160 same bell), flange, cross brace Getzen bass tuning crook not cut btw Getzen valves on the double bach valve and goose...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

Finished up the reciever and bell brace. Man what I'd give to actually get braces that fit. Nothing is more annoying that having to cut shims to get a tight fit (for brand new name brand parts they are allegedly made to fit togrther from the manufacturer), then sit there with a rawhide mallet peeni...
by LeTromboniste
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Alto Trombone Pitch?
Replies: 6
Views: 1534

Re: Alto Trombone Pitch?

Historically there have been much more altos in D and then Eb than E/F.

F altos (particularly valved) are more of a mid-late 19th century French/British thing that didn't catch on permanently, I think.
by LeTromboniste
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3492

Re: Calling all horn makers!

How did we get back on my horns? Anyone with questions on the Db horns, i have a lonely thread i encourage you to respond on, where i am more that happy to andwer any questions/engage in any dialogue about them. Can we try to keep this one a little more on topic? Thanks! Well, let's see... Neat. No...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 243
Views: 16673

Re: Db bass trombone!

The independent one has a step on the valve side, its unavoidable. No, it isn't. I've cut down more than 20 horns. If I can't avoid a major step in bore, I won't build it. Its shoddy workmanship. But hey---I apologize for getting you all riled up again. Advertise away. I'll let you be. So tell ya w...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3492

Re: Calling all horn makers!

I have to say, I'm a bit put off by the ad hominem attacks and the insults in this thread (and maybe above all, the "stay off my topics" comment - that just really goes against the spirit of this forum). I haven't seen you being insulted and attacked personally. When posting on a forum like we have ...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Calling all horn makers!
Replies: 43
Views: 3492

Re: Calling all horn makers!

by LeTromboniste
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?

Is there any historical record of how players with perfect pitch dealt with those times when there were multiple standards? The two that are a half step apart wouldn't be much of an issue but some of the others probably were. I have colleagues who have perfect pitch and have had to "unlearn" it, or...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?

I have a pair of "The King" trombones from the 19-teens; one in High Pitch and one in Low Pitch. I can't push the Low Pitch tuning slide in far enough to play in tune while I can't pull the High Pitch tuning slide far enough to play in tune. Since low pitch is 439, it should in theory be able to pl...
by LeTromboniste
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Re: Difference between low pitch and high pitch?

It's more complicated than that, and depends very much on the context and what you're talking about. And it's easy to get confused. There are two main situations that apply to trombone playing. 1) If we're talking about 19th and early 20th century brass instrument construction (a high pitch or low p...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

Are we punishing abusers out of vindictive posturing, or are we actually trying to prevent problems from recurring? Let's be clear, the problem here is sexual predators using their position of power and influence to prey on young victims that are professionally vulnerable, with a clear recurring mo...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

harrisonreed wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:45 pm
hyperbolica wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:18 pm
There should be some penalty for groping students other than destroying a brilliant career.
Wow...
There should be some penalty, but, you know, just not big enough to be of any inconvenience to him whatsoever.
by LeTromboniste
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

I don't usually get involved in discussions like this, but I just wanted to make sure a couple of ideas get heard. 2% is a low number, but you're talking about destroying someone's career and ability to make a living based on an accusation in a country where you're innocent until proven guilty. The...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct
Replies: 52
Views: 9995

Re: Two Cleveland Orchestra musicians fired for sexual misconduct

But in this case the accusers were part of SOME organization in SOME way (either as students, or think of them as "customers"). So THAT organization fell down on providing the appropriate mechanisms, communication, and training. Here is what the report says about what the orchestra knew and didn't ...
by LeTromboniste
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Bore size
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Bore size

If there are soldered-on stockings you can measure the end of the inner slide. Extruded stockings may not be as accurate. Even with soldered-on stockings, having inner tubes that don't go all the way to the end of the stockings is not uncommon. You can mesure the outside diameter and substract twic...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Webb Sackbut
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Webb Sackbut

Yikes. I wouldn't pay $1200 USD for a Webb. You can order a brand new instrument from Brad Close in California for $2500 USD and it'll be carefully built using historical techniques, and definitely worth the difference in price while staying in the relatively affordable range. Gary Nagels in Quebec ...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Cronkhite w/removable straps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Cronkhite w/removable straps?

If you're not using the straps you can just tighten them so they sit flat against the back of the case. I think there are good reasons why they are permanently attached to the case. Having them riveted to the bag over a large surface puts much less stress on that area of the bag (and the seams) than...
by LeTromboniste
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Webb Sackbut
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Webb Sackbut

The John Webb sackbuts are very inconsistenc. As John was himself. Sometimes good sometimes not so good. The best ones is not as good as Egger of course. I have heard som beautiful playing on a Giardinelli bass, tough it is not realy a sackbut. For a good price the Webb can be ok, just try first. A...
by LeTromboniste
Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Webb Sackbut
Replies: 6
Views: 1383

Re: Webb Sackbut

I would say they are nowhere near a Meinl or Egger. Lesser build quality (all those I've seen or tried had had repairs or would have needed some), more compromised towards modern trombone. They are heavier built, and feel much more stuffy and tubby than more recent and higher end sackbuts, with a da...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Good classical trombone?

A few more ideas (plus broadening up the scope, because there's too much good trombone playing that is neither jazz nor "classical", which most often is taken to mean more strictly orchestral and/or solo from the orchestral and conservatory tradition) Tenor trombone Jorgen van Rijen, a fantastic tro...
by LeTromboniste
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Good classical trombone?
Replies: 8
Views: 2070

Re: Good classical trombone?

BGuttman wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:58 am
Ben van Dyke
Ben van Dijk
by LeTromboniste
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: Opinions on the new Music Modernization Act
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

Re: Opinions on the new Music Modernization Act

I like that *something* got passed. I'd like to see a more comprehensive overview of the law, meant specifically for musicians to read, instead of the simplified news reel blurbs. Yeah, same here. Although I won't be affected by it (except if it bleeds through to future similar laws north of the bo...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 176
Views: 16639

Re: What we're doing

This weekend I did a tour with the wonderful "Torgny Hansson Wind Orchestra to Tranås in the south of Sweden. Tomorrow starts a two day vacation. To be able to do a two day cruise to Finland where I'm playing rock/pop/soul with a big band. We will leave at 3 pm Monday and will return at 3 pm Tuesda...
by LeTromboniste
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 176
Views: 16639

Re: What we're doing

Not a musical story per se but...en route to my gig today, was quite an adventure. Headed to the meeting point in France with my gear without knowing if everything would fit in the car. Turned out, through an epic game of real-life 3D Tetris, we managed to fit : -one organ+bench in their travel ches...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

I encounter treble clef mainly in two ways. One is at a gig or a jam session, where someone has a piano chart but nothing in treble clef. The other is in instruction books, where the musical examples and exercises are almost always written in treble clef. This sounds like two instances where you sh...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

Sincere thank for all the great comments above. I get the idea of the middle C ledger line connecting the bass and treble clef staffs, and thus the idea of the big grid. But I’m confused by how to figure octaves into all this. Here’s what I mean: The C one line above the bass clef staff is the same...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto on a bass trombone
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Rimsky-Korsakov Concerto on a bass trombone

Is the high Bb real? I'm looking at an original score on IMSLP and dont' see a high Bb in mvt 1 There's definitely a Bb in mvmt 1. Rehearsal mark F or 11 in the scores I have here (one of them is a print from the IMSLP soviet band score you refer to). Hi all, In Tuesday I have to participate in a c...
by LeTromboniste
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to Read Treble Clef
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: Learning to Read Treble Clef

Choose a note, and start the first day playing exercices on that note and the notes immediately above and below it, then the next day go one note further in both directions, and the next one another. After only 5 days you'll have an octave and a half where you're fairly comfortable. Start to play si...

Go to advanced search