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by Jimprindle
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Db bass trombone!
Replies: 187
Views: 7282

Re: Db bass trombone!

Can't say I am 100% with the concept, have to hear it, play it, etc. But I am 100% behind your ambition to experiment and try something new. All the pictures show you are an accomplished brass technician. I love watching the progress of your endeavor and I wish you success.
by Jimprindle
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: What’s your favorite trombone case?
Replies: 37
Views: 2923

Re: What’s your favorite trombone case?

For my bass trombone, Bonna for over 10 years now. I have had several RU bags and BAM. Bonna fits in the overhead of most planes, great protection, light, easy to carry.

For my King Silversonic 3B, I love the classic coffin alligator style case. Inefficient, I know. Retrograde rocks.
by Jimprindle
Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Miles Anderson
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Miles Anderson

I talked to Miles on the phone a couple of years ago. He moved from Encinitas (San Diego area) to San Francisco. His wife has Parkinson's and as it progressed they moved to be nearer a therapist who specializes in treatment. Most of his time then was as a caregiver. When he moved he sent me a box of...
by Jimprindle
Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Anonymity
Replies: 20
Views: 2121

Re: Anonymity

A few years ago, as an observer, I noticed that even on a trombone site there were people attacking other people's posts, vicious personal attacks even by (allegedly) "pro" musicians, trolls, etc. So when I enrolled I wanted to protect myself and my family from these horrible posts so I just used my...
by Jimprindle
Wed May 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 3088

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

One time I was subbing in a major orchestra and during rehearsal the guest conductor stopped and addressed the trombones, "Please, play as if this is the morning sunrise, the sun glistening on the dewy leaves!" We played a little bit more, "Trombones, as if the love of your life gazed into your eyes...
by Jimprindle
Thu May 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 3088

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

...There was also one comment that went something like "Oh! Nice contrast between the Bass Trombone and the rest of the Band!! Well Done!!!"... Reminds me of a story a friend of mine told me, don't know if it was true. He was listening to a live radio broadcast of the CSO, the bass trombone was obv...
by Jimprindle
Tue May 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats
Replies: 42
Views: 3088

Re: Conductors that use trombones as scapegoats

2 stories: 1. Played the Requiem many times (on bass), one time we were called to play and a free-lance friend of mine, new in town, was excited to play alto on his newly acquired Minick alto. At the rehearsal the conductor (who we long time locals knew was a musical fool, even though he had the loc...
by Jimprindle
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Music Business
Topic: How Do You Charge for Lessons?
Replies: 19
Views: 2938

Re: How Do You Charge for Lessons?

Generally I charge per lesson, but I have had many students take advantage of what I call "Tuition". They pay for 10 lessons in advance, but are charged for 9. IOW buy 9, 10th is free. 2 advantages: 1. Parents prefer this because it keeps them from writing checks over and over for basically a semest...

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