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by brtnats
Sat May 01, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: The Backyardigans
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: The Backyardigans

There’s a Backyardigans that isn’t the kids tv show?!
by brtnats
Sat May 01, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions
Replies: 105
Views: 2944

Re: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions

There is no denying that Arnold Jacobs produced some of the best brass players as a teacher. Very true. There’s also a strong possibility his particular teaching strategy works well with one kind of student and not another. I’d think Jacobs would not have been the best teacher for analytically-mind...
by brtnats
Sat May 01, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions
Replies: 105
Views: 2944

Re: mouthpiece buzzing...opinions

I rim buzz using my Reinhardt pivot that Doug helped me understand, and I make the pivot the same way on the horn as on the rim. I can carry a rim in my pocket or on my keys, and the benefit of being able to take a few moments and buzz throughout the day has had a positive effect on my playing. YMMV.
by brtnats
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 88HNV
Replies: 82
Views: 3676

Re: Conn 88HNV

88HNV

NV

Get it?

...envy...
by brtnats
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

Has he? A quick look at his facebook profile shows him doing just fine in Italy, with a new teaching job, a summer workshop planned, and solo engagements on his calendar. Gabe, I’d say he has. Getting fired from 2 high-profile jobs and having his name blacklisted in America is a pretty steep price....
by brtnats
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:33 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Massimo La Rosa
Replies: 53
Views: 2975

Re: Massimo La Rosa

We as a culture are also still trying to thread the needle between removing someone from a job who is actively hurting people, forcing them to wear a scarlett letter, and keeping the issue alive in text for 2 years because as someone else noted, people might not know. I’m pretty sure anybody with Go...
by brtnats
Tue Apr 06, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Eb-Bb-G Travel Tenor
Replies: 16
Views: 747

Re: Eb-Bb-G Travel Tenor

Careful Andy...

...A certain forum member may see this and try to market it as an Eb Contrabaribass... :shock:
by brtnats
Fri Mar 19, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Double rotor education
Replies: 22
Views: 2062

Re: Double rotor education

I would rather keep the 72H than adding a valve. Or sell it to someone who loves singles. (like me). The independent can be played the same way as the dependent, just use it for C and B. Latter you can expand your thechnic, learn to use the second valve by it self, you can have some fun exploring t...
by brtnats
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha Xeno bells
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Yamaha Xeno bells

Both of mine are soldered (822G bass, 882V tenor). The tenor bell is much lighter than the current production 882s.
by brtnats
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire
Replies: 45
Views: 3808

Re: Highest note in the symphonic repertoire

Jazz Band parts go higher with regularity. Lead trombone players are often expected to play Bb 2 octaves above the one on top of the bass staff This often becomes a problem since parts are always written in bass clef with a LOAD of ledger lines making reading difficult -- imagine ha to immediately ...
by brtnats
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 127
Views: 10752

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

I have to be honest. I have not read all the responses in this thread. But the question itself bothers me! If you want to be good at something - practice, practice, practice. And don't take something on stage until it's solid, 100%. My early improv solos were very simple. Just minor variations on t...
by brtnats
Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 127
Views: 10752

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

I also enjoy her playing a great deal. Very nice, melodic approach. I've used her as an example for students sometimes. It's clear that her approach to improvising is quite polished and natural, unlike the stereotypical trombonist that is being considered in this thread: I would guess she's been qu...
by brtnats
Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Anyone lose a Shires alto?
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Anyone lose a Shires alto?

This ad seem fishy to anyone else?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shires-Alto-Tr ... mkOm-Zbu1g

I could totally be wrong, but this seems like a weird horn to end up at an eBay pawn shop.
by brtnats
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?
Replies: 127
Views: 10752

Re: Why Do Trombonists Suck At Improvising?

Just adding weight: 1: Trombone is a really hard instrument, 2: Improvisation requires technical fluidity that trombonists have to independently acquire, and 3: Improvisation requires opportunities to practice and fail and learn from those failures and models to emulate. See points 1 and 2. There wa...
by brtnats
Mon Jan 25, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Everything Else
Topic: SOLD: Zoom iQ7 microphone
Replies: 1
Views: 880

Re: FS: Zoom iQ7 microphone

Interested. PM sent.
by brtnats
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bariton trombone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1750

Re: Bariton trombone?

The guy is very good at the detailed brass work, and a relentless self promoter. But his design ideas and social grace are somewhat less impressive. As I remember it, he got run out of here on a rail. That was only because his stuff was the bestest ever and if you questioned any of the design choic...
by brtnats
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Technology
Topic: Notation for ipad
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

Re: Notation for ipad

+1 for Notion. I use it all the time with my students. You can also export from it directly into Forescore, which is extremely helpful.
by brtnats
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Pickett Mouthpiece visit
Replies: 6
Views: 5741

Re: Pickett Mouthpiece visit

The mp I went in with on small tenor was a 6 3/4 size, and that’s where I started. Their “lead” cup works really well with those rim sizes, but I ultimately went with something bigger. Keep in mind that depending on the rim profile you pick, the published specs may feel different.
by brtnats
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones
Replies: 45
Views: 3800

Re: Bb/F/G/Eb bass trombones

@Chris That’s why I’ve never understood why the option to convert the second valve never really caught on. Sometimes Gb/D is handy, but more often than not I’ve preferred G/Eb. I can only think of a few independent basses that have offered both tunings as a standard option, and those are the ones fr...
by brtnats
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Pedals notes in tenor trombone
Replies: 6
Views: 3864

Re: Pedals notes in tenor trombone

In my experience, that’s not always correct. My pedal tones on bass are no problem, but that’s not true of my pedals on tenor. Tenor trombones can’t always handle that volume of air; it backs up the plumbing. :) I have to play pedals differently on tenor in order to have them work. Same. I have to ...
by brtnats
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Schilke 58
Replies: 1
Views: 873

Re: WTB: Schilke 58 and Yeo Replica

Replied.
by brtnats
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: leadpipes for .508
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: FS: leadpipes for .508

If it’s too late, I’ve got one.
by brtnats
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sauer Braces
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

Re: Sauer Braces

It was GREAT on my Bach LW nickel. On a Yamaha full weight yellow brass, I still feel the effects but they’re not as pronounced. I still definitely do notice a stronger slot on the trigger notes.
by brtnats
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB: Yamaha Alain Trudel mouthpiece
Replies: 4
Views: 1403

Re: WTB: Yamaha Alain Trudel mouthpiece

I’ve got one out on loan right now. I’ll give it to you for the cost of shipping if you’ll wait till it comes back. PM for details.
by brtnats
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Sauer Braces
Replies: 18
Views: 9231

Re: Sauer Braces

Specifically, they change the slotting and projection of the horn. I notice the slots feel much more defined, and that lets you lean into them a little more heavily. The whole horn projects better, at the expense of some timbre flexibility. I loved them on large and medium bore LW slides, not so muc...
by brtnats
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: 1 Valve Vs. 2 Valve Bass Trombone
Replies: 20
Views: 3912

Re: 1 Valve Vs. 2 Valve Bass Trombone

The difference is weight and options. If you play bass for fun in amateur community groups and ensembles, you will be well served by a single-valve that pulls to E. That will get you all the notes with less weight on your shoulder. If you play semi-professionally or professionally, where there’s mor...
by brtnats
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning to double on Flügelhorn
Replies: 6
Views: 4132

Re: Learning to double on Flügelhorn

Use a tuner and drones often. Trumpets and cornets are hard enough to get in tune, but some flugels are real bears. Being aware of that in the beginning will go a long way towards fixing it.
by brtnats
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Pickett Mouthpiece visit
Replies: 6
Views: 5741

Re: Pickett Mouthpiece visit

I second this. I visited a few weeks ago and ended up with new pieces that work really well. Very professional people, didn’t try and push anything, just responded to questions and made adjustments as I asked for them. These things are the real deal. Dial in the rim size, pick your cup depths and we...
by brtnats
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Doubling on cornet: why is french horn easier?
Replies: 19
Views: 9472

Re: Doubling on cornet: why is french horn easier?

Thanks! Yes I've noticed the higher tounge position helps. I have managed to go higher if I raise the tongue a lot and play with the smallest cavaty possible. For me it starts to get necessary around f. I must experiment a bit more because I'm rather new at this, maybe I should raise the tounge ear...
by brtnats
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Yamaha 891z or HN White 3B
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: Yamaha 891z or HN White 3B

It’s your money, your choice. When I bought new, I bought the 891Z. With the right mouthpiece, it’s the best production horn I’ve ever played. Easy to control, big sound, good feel, colorful, versatile, just....fun. I like it more than any 3B I’ve ever had, and that kinda makes sense; it’s based on ...
by brtnats
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece
Replies: 21
Views: 3131

Re: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece

When this is done we’re gonna need a video.
by brtnats
Fri Jul 31, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece
Replies: 21
Views: 3131

Re: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece

The Chasons/Pickett Wycliffe model is only trumpet, but Chasons also makes their own model that has interchangeable shanks. I actually have a medium size with the trumpet and horn shanks in essentially new condition. I picked it up a bit before the quarantine hit and never had much of a chance to u...
by brtnats
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: (Classifieds) Mouthpieces
Topic: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece
Replies: 21
Views: 3131

Re: WTB/WTT: Large HORN Mouthpiece

You may want to try Chasons. You can get a trombone rim with an appropriate shank, cup, and backbore for trumpet, cornet, or horn.
by brtnats
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Use of plug-in valve
Replies: 30
Views: 4588

Re: Use of plug-in valve

I take my D valve off if I’m not going to need it for a while. That usually means a set-repertoire tour. I think the horn responds faster as a single, it’s got a good low C, and it’s a lot of fun to play that way. There absolutely is a difference; you can feel it. I’m not convinced the audience can ...
by brtnats
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Air exiting bell
Replies: 59
Views: 17123

Re: Air exiting bell

..."(in addition to frequent hand hygiene, environmental cleaning, and optimizing indoor ventilation)."... Handwashing surely is good, but I wonder why gloves have not become popular. When I have my gloves on, I know for sure I have not gotten something on my hands, and I cannot inadvertently pick ...
by brtnats
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What is your protip for buying a trombone.
Replies: 30
Views: 4028

Re: What is your protip for buying a trombone.

Just my opinion, but I’d spend more time developing sound concepts than trying equipment. If that concept is locked in, you’ll be able to judge pretty quickly whether or not a piece of equipment gets you closer or further from that goal.
by brtnats
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 60
Views: 17756

Re: Sauer and Alessi

Well, can't we talk about attack from a musical point of view ??? As a reader, this thread gets way more interesting when we talk music. Your Sulek example Gabe... Ralph recorded that more than 40 years ago, so tonally it is a child of the recording technology of the time. Although I could not see ...
by brtnats
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Max: The part you’re missing is that there is a totally legitimate argument to be had for reclaiming music with racist roots. It’s not my argument; it’s been elaborated on in scholarly and popular writing about minstrelsy for decades. Here is the briefest of examples if you care to read it: https://...
by brtnats
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I feel like people get their feelings hurt if every single forum member doesn't proclaim them wonderful for being woke enough to recognize Lassus has a bad past. And those hurt feelings are the driver of most of the flame on this thread. Seriously, Tim? That's the driver of the flame on this thread...
by brtnats
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Redthunder wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:55 am
Lol, “kid”.

Tell me more about how rude Brad is.
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Profile says you’re 27. Public profiles agree. I have tools as old as you.
by brtnats
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

I was done arguing with you, kid. But while we’re at it...

A white guy from Philadelphia doesn’t get to be the arbiter of what’s racist either. He certainly doesn’t get a free pass to explain racism to a British POC. Check your privilege.
by brtnats
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

You know, I'm really sick to death of people who have done nothing, criticizing a person who has at least done something , for not doing enough. I can’t not respond to the unbound pretentiousness you’re displaying. Your Pelosi clapback was rude for this forum, but this is beyond that. You cannot po...
by brtnats
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Charlie Vernon’s Tenor and Bass Equipment
Replies: 35
Views: 5522

Re: Charlie Vernon’s Tenor and Bass Equipment

I don't know if Steve Shires had ever done that before, but the first one I ever saw was the one built for Charlie to try. It was certainly Steve's idea. I still want to try a TruBore section built that way. But $$$. I wonder how much of that was influenced by Friedman’s preferences for lighter equ...
by brtnats
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Sauer and Alessi
Replies: 60
Views: 17756

Re: Sauer and Alessi

Ralph Sauer on LP with *really good headphones* is one of they most amazing sounds in the world.
by brtnats
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Bruce, brtnats et al: Doug Yeo is suggesting this is offensive to play this piece of music to black folks. He is correct. If that makes you invoke Nazi Germany then I really, really think you need to question your knowledge of racial history in this country. There is a lot more I could say to expre...
by brtnats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Sigh. Ok man. I’ll bite. I don’t think I said any of that. If you want to put words in my mouth, please listen to the ones I’m saying first. The titles of the pieces are racist. They were changed. The marketing was racist. It was dropped. The actual content of the music? Crappy character pieces tha...
by brtnats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

The "marketing" was driven by Fillmore Music House. As in Henry Fillmore. You're gonna sit here and write about how it's the publisher's fault, and that Henry Fillmore had no role in it with a straight face. Bad argument. Maybe I wouldn't be throwing "whataboutism all over the place" if you weren't...
by brtnats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

Not "unwoke," Bruce, very actively racist. What is the obsession with downplaying the actual racist content in this music? Paul, I have an immense amount of respect for you, but that’s the part you’re not hearing. The actual music doesn’t have any racist content. The titles used to. The marketing d...
by brtnats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

[*] And if the Weimar regime had cracked down on anti-semitism and fascism? Then the discussion of those traditions would be very different! I’m not at all against talking about racism in music, and I totally agree with Tim above, that there’s a lot of elitism built in. But I don’t understand, funct...
by brtnats
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone
Replies: 333
Views: 71177

Re: TIme to ditch Lassus Trombone

It is NOT courageous to come down against “Lassus Trombone,” a novelty piece by a 3rd-tier composer.... Courage would be coming down against .... Courage would be a long hard look at academia that perpetuates this. What signal is the defence of this piece sending about the perpetuation of all the t...

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