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by Savio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:21 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Does it matter what horn you play?
Replies: 57
Views: 2830

Re: Does it matter what horn you play?

It matters what horn you play but it matters much more what you do with your horn. Well that was a lecture. :clever: :biggrin: I think I stay out from here all of you, no harm but it's just not worth it. Im not a professional, but I begin to see why many off them stay out or leave.... It's really no...
by Savio
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

Think about this.... He always sounded the same.... You cannot tell what he is playing on. Chris Let's please lay off the lectures to people who just love trombones and trombonists and are curious about all aspects of the instrument. Gabe, you disappoint me. Its you which give the lecture here. Not...
by Savio
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

:hi: In my first post I wrote I'm also curious about what he played. We got some answers and I'm happy with that. All of us are interested in gear. And I agree, music isn't easy to talk about. As all thread's here it's easy to get out of topic, but in fact it wasn't me that brought it out... Yes I t...
by Savio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

Cant understand why this bring up so much heath? Every aspect matters of course, but music is be the biggest part of all we do. My last word…..I promiss.

Leif
by Savio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

If you read my posts, what is wrong with what I say? Please read all of them before you answer. What is wrong when Chris say we cant tell what horn it is when we listen GR play? Nobody can? I mention music. Burgerbob; I have never seen you mention that word in all your time here? Why is that? Just c...
by Savio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

What I find interesting about George Roberts is his musicality, his personality and sound. Im inspired of his playing, but nobody can copy another player. Thats impossible. We might have to choose something very different to get close. We can learn about style, music and sound but we cant copy. The...
by Savio
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

What I find interesting about George Roberts is his musicality, his personality and sound. Im inspired of his playing, but nobody can copy another player. Thats impossible. We might have to choose something very different to get close. We can learn about style, music and sound but we cant copy. The ...
by Savio
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Too bright and too much bite?
Replies: 22
Views: 1072

Re: Too bright and too much bite?

Try everything but Chris, or fossil is a wise man to listen. He have probably listen and seen most things. I don't know but have a few questions. Who say you have too bright and too much edge? Is it you, or is it the people you play with? Or is it a teacher? Sometimes we think we sound like this and...
by Savio
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: George Roberts equipment
Replies: 66
Views: 2758

Re: George Roberts equipment

That's what I want to know also. Sorry I'm not much help in answering your question. I know he played the 70h for a long time. The Nelson Riddle and Frank Sinatra time. Then he did some other stuff before he ended up with the Kanstul. There is a site somewhere with information about all his recordin...
by Savio
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Thats the one you showed me in Oslo Chris. I remember it, but the light weight slide, how did you make that? The inner slide is original but the out slide?

Leif
by Savio
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Yes Tom, brace's and the tuning screw are removed but I can still tune it. The 70h is an amazing trombone Tom, I can understand why the others in your big band like it!
Leif
by Savio
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Image
https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnFhNyFesmcYhaJsEV3XljMP4HB-Xg

Hope you can see the beauty? Took away all the braces on the slide because there was a loose joint.

Cheers!

Leif
by Savio
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Today I played the 70h in the opera Hansel and Gretel. I never used the 70h in an orchestra before but this experience was a wake up for me. It works wonderful. I did listen Chris play my 70h just some time ago so I knew that trombone could sound big and powerful. It worked wonderful, have to play i...
by Savio
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Savio travels to meet me.
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Savio travels to meet me.

One last word. It's so important to listen pro players like Chris face to face. It gives you something that can't be trough recordings, videos or internet.
Chris is so positive, understanding and inspiring. Thanks Chris!!!
And Cheers!
by Savio
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5174

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

Conrad, Im just a teacher for young kids but I have some advices that might help. (or might not :shuffle: ) First, dont try to force it in the low register, avoid any tension. Warm up relaxed and play melodies you know in the low register. Just try to make it sound beautiful and relaxed. It takes ti...
by Savio
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5174

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

But I belive there is many bass players in the US that dont play in the big orchestras? Anyway after listen Chris in that car parking house I know what loud is. We can be glad that house is still standing Chris :biggrin: I also listen Bob Hughes recording on the Alph symphony and thats a 2g I think....
by Savio
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5174

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

It is a misconception that bigger mouthpieces make a bigger sound.... Chris Thats so true! I recently listen Chris playing my 70h with 1.5 mouthpiece. My god he created a powerful, rich big sound I nearly couldn't believe it. Of course he is a professional but still, we have lot to learn from guys ...
by Savio
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Savio travels to meet me.
Replies: 19
Views: 1155

Re: Savio travels to meet me.

Would have loved to be a flie in that car park! Im just back now Chris, with lot of inspiration. Yes you all should have listen Chris trying my trombones! It was amazing :good: :good: :good: . He sounds so fantastic good. I was 2 meters from the bell and got that lovely sound straight in my ears, f...
by Savio
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?
Replies: 50
Views: 8214

Re: Your favorite/best improv trombone jazz musicians?

I listen to J.J. Johnson. When he improvise its like its not an improvising but a composition that is well planned and though of.

Leif
by Savio
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 1677

Re: How far out is your tuning slide...

On my two 70h's and my old Holton, their are all the way in. But my Conn 60 it's usually about one cm out. Strange? I had an old Bach 50h long time ago. That one was so flat I had to cut it a little bit. I also remember I had an Yamaha Eb tuba with 4 triggers. Had to pull it out 4-5 cm. It was an ea...
by Savio
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5174

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

I wonder if Jeff Reynolds played a Bach MV 1 1/2g on his LP "the big trombone" before he went to his signature mouthpiece?

Leif
by Savio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 50h
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Conn 50h

I was conducting a school band today and they had a Conn 50h small bore with F attachment in their storage. They let me borrow it and its surprising easy to play. Even I normally can't play a small bore, this one did work ok for me. Never seen or heard about this trombone before? Anybody knows more ...
by Savio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Re: Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker

I'm sure lots of nice things can be said about his musical ideas and interpretations. We can also say he was an egomaniacal and tyrannical leader, and one with a particular history of despicable sexism. He's the one who, when Abby Conant won the principal trombone job, insisted that a woman could n...
by Savio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker
Replies: 24
Views: 748

Bruckner - Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgXBp-oEIR0&t=280s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X2bbusaOzI&t=934s I have been listening a lot to this conductor today. And that wonderful orchestra. Never heard much about them but it sounds great. Muncher Philharmoniker. Anybody knows more about both the conduct...
by Savio
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)
Replies: 97
Views: 5174

Re: Who IN THEIR RIGHT MIND plays a 1.5 sized Bass mouthpiece? (August 2019)

I shouldn't say much because I may have been rambling too much before :shuffle: I play the 1.5 Symington today and also have a Mt Vernon Bach 1 1/2g close to me. Before that I played bigger stuff and did it OK but never got the sound I wanted in my head. Chris made me an eyeopener about ten years ag...
by Savio
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70H Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Conn 70H Question

Its loooong! Not all of them.. The one i had (1934)was the same as a 62H :wink: Leif Then mine is longer than yours....hermmm :biggrin: About 7 cm or 2.6 inches to be serious.... :lol: Ok that wasn't nice. I think Conn change the wrap and design about 1937-40. Then the long slide appear. About 1953...
by Savio
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 70H Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1136

Re: Conn 70H Question

Its loooong!


Leif
by Savio
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Bass Trombone Sound?
Replies: 129
Views: 7583

Re: Bass Trombone Sound?

I have written lots of stupid things about sound before, :shuffle: both here and the old forum. Maybe its just boiling down to have a goal to stretch for? Something to aim against? Each instrument group has their own character and so have the trombone. I hope we never loose that character sound beca...
by Savio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Thanks! we all try our best! I read in wiki that the sarabande comes from south america, spanish dance with castanets. When it come to Spain it was banned. When it come to Italy and France it become a slow dance. "J.S. Bach sometimes gave the sarabande a privileged place in his music, even outside t...
by Savio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long notes....
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Re: Long notes....

Yes, only long notes is like eating only meat all the time. We need some variation. The reason I ask this question is because when I go somewhere where there is other players, all I listen is fast slurs. Not so often long notes. Both Roger Bobo and Kleinhammer is mentioned. How is their approach? (m...
by Savio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Long notes....
Replies: 14
Views: 935

Long notes....

How many of you practice long notes? I always done it because it gives time to listen and think. Which is good for a slow brain.. :mrgreen:
But seriously, is the long notes less and less among today's trombone players and pedagogy?
Leif
by Savio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Bass trombone and Eb tuba
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: Bass trombone and Eb tuba

I tried an Eb tuba mouthpiece yesterday, but didn't get much out of it. I believe big bass trombone mouthpieces might have been inspired from tuba but the design have to be modified to fit a trombone? Both inside and outside?

Leif
by Savio
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Yes Chris! Looking forward to that. How George Roberts would play it I don't know. But he is known for good sound, timing and excellent musicianship. I believe everyone have to find a way? With some help...
Leif
by Savio
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Yes, it's inspiring to listen cello players and we of course get some ideas. I understand young serious student's have to play this one in auditions, then it's maybe wise to listen a experienced trombone player. I will have a look at the Yeo site. Anyway, this sarabande isn't exactly easy. I like th...
by Savio
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Thanks Tom! I have to experiment a little. Stange piece of music even for Bach? I dont think I will perform it in front of public. Its kind of chords instead of a melody. Not easy to get a shape or form on the hole piece?

Leif
by Savio
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Re: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

Thanks all!
Yes, I listen it now, it's a little peanut shape on some notes?

Leif
by Savio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4312

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

Tony Studd played in lot of ensembles. His real name was not Tony Studd:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/255111-Tony-Studd

https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/tony_studd/credits/

There is more and more of this old recordings on youtube, just make a search.
He sounds amazing.....

Leif
by Savio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Increasing lung capacity
Replies: 19
Views: 1031

Re: Increasing lung capacity

There is some tricks to do if the music allows it: Sometimes take a sip through the nose. Sometimes skip a note and take a real breath. Some conductors hold the last note forever, then set it strong, go back or just take a breath and then make a crescendo. (makes the conductor very happy) Another th...
by Savio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach
Replies: 31
Views: 1354

Sarabande from 5th suite J.S. Bach

I wonder what you all think about this? Its not exactly what I feel familiar to play, but we all play it sometimes.

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AnFhNyFesmcYhONoczADRQYGzFJypA

Leif
by Savio
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4312

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

I just listened to Nelson Riddles "The Joy Of Living" album in it's entirety on YouTube. Wow! What a tour-de-force for GR. Definitely a sound to emulate! How much "sweetening" was done in the recording studios in that period (late 50's-early 60's)? For those of you that played with or heard George ...
by Savio
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: How far out is your tuning slide...
Replies: 29
Views: 1677

Re: How far out is your tuning slide...

I like 440. Cant explain why but it feels right. Strange because I can't play in tune. Im mostly to high.

Leif
by Savio
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4312

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

Who are some famous bass trombonists who only play on a one valve bass. The only one I can think of is Micha davis of the isreal philharmonic. I believe there is lot of bass players with 1 valve. After all the most obvious one is George Roberts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQEG5iZD6w He was th...
by Savio
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4312

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

FOSSIL wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:35 am
How have these great qualities been lost ?

Big mouthpieces and small minds.

Chris
Chris, you made my day!! :good: Why do all think they need a big mouthpieces to make a great sound?
See you soon!
Leif
by Savio
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

The history of instrument development is interesting. Conn and Bach was a big part of it. Today there is a lot more companies involved. More of the small companies that specialise in making brass instruments. And I believe it’s a must because everything change. There is a lot of good trombones and t...
by Savio
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?
Replies: 64
Views: 3889

Re: Vintage Conn Bass Trombones - pictures, specifications, characteristics. Who played them?

Tom, how did you get all this nice trombones? I have the 60h and two 70h. Thanks for posting pictures of these wonderful trombones. I believe it's a big difference between 60 and 70 series. But between the different 70 series the difference is not that big. Consistency was maybe not the strongest si...
by Savio
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: Legato tongue
Replies: 10
Views: 582

Re: Legato tongue

I belive it's hard to describe with words. My method is to imagine how to sound and try to make it. There is different music, different style. Different degrees of legato.
There's lot to say, but have the legato inside the head and try to get it is one part of it.
by Savio
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve
Replies: 64
Views: 4312

Re: Famous bass trombonists with 1 valve

I belive Sven also played the music in some of the movies by Astrid Lindgren books for children? The music was composed by Georg Riedel. A Swedish jazz musician and composer. Very nice and exposed bass trombone playing. Reminds me a little of the George Roberts style of playing.
by Savio
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: got locked out

Is it viruses into the site? Wonder why my ip address was banned, don't think my Mac have viruses. With the phone it's no problems.
by Savio
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: got locked out

One week ago Chris. A little shock to see I was banned. But I'm in Sweden now and no problems to login. Wonder what happens? Anyway look forward to meet you in September!
by Savio
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: got locked out
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: got locked out

I'm locked out too. Got a message my ip address is banned. Can't login from my home. Only from computers outside my home. Don't know what I did wrong?

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