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by imsevimse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 2h anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Conn 2h anyone?

I think it may need a different (shank) mouthpiece. It is 0.458 which is the same as my old Conn from 1902. It is close to the bore of a trumpet. I made a search and found this link on internet https://cderksen.home.xs4all.nl/Conn2H1924image.html Hope someone knows for sure and can give you the deta...
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 2h anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Conn 2h anyone?

Has anyone played a Conn 2h? Any thoughts on it? A friend of mine is looking at one. She’s a trumpet player. I thought the small bore might be just what she needs. She plays in a street band so she can really use anything but I didn’t know if there was any reason to stay away from one. Tuning or pi...
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 2h anyone?
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Conn 2h anyone?

I have not played a Conn 2h but from what I know it is a very old and small bore model. I have lots of old Conn trombones. The oldest is an old Conn from 1902. That horn is so small you need a different mouthpiece with a smaller shank than what is considered small shank today. I do not play my old h...
by imsevimse
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

Close to 400 people at the concert in Culturum In Nyköping when we played there today with the Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band. A fantastic concert hall, a bit different from what we are used to, which is a small jazz club located in a cellar. This hall had much better aucustics. The result was the bes...
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?
Replies: 28
Views: 861

Re: What bass would you mail-order if you couldn't try first?

If you've settled on a Yamaha you are probably fine with another from the factory. Yamaha are very consistent. If you like one then if you order one just like that one there is a high possibility you will ger another one exactly like that one.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

This sounds like tons of fun. A boat a and trombone, what more could one possibly want! Life jacket. Survived the boat! Tomorrow after regular job a one hour trip by car to Nyköping and a concert with "The Johan Stengård Big Band". Has been a lot of playing for me lately. A lot of fun 😀 /Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

You play in lot of bands Tom! Never been in Finland, sounds fun. Leif The secret is 1. a good job that's not associated with music with regular good money and a good employee that allows vacations. 2. a lot of musical contacts, also professional musical contacts. 3. I play at a reasonable level. 4....
by imsevimse
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

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 Tuesday...
by imsevimse
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band
Replies: 6
Views: 712

Re: The Johan Stengård Jazz Big Band

Sounds good! The video needs to pan over to the trombone section, though :wink: A little video from last monday 8/10 to promote our remaining concerts at "The Olympia Theatre". Satin Doll and pictures/videos of the band. You get to see our trombone section and the small bore instruments we use. I'm...
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

My underscore to Matt' K's post, but I've found that lip flexibilities in myriad ways is key to a strong embouchure, more so than long tones sometimes. I agree lip flexibilitis is a key to develop a strong emboshure, that is; as long as it is done right. My experience Since I began to focus on my l...
by imsevimse
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Using an upper register setting all the time
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: Using an upper register setting all the time

I don't know what you read at TTF but I know I did explain how I completely changed my emboushure in my teens (17-18 years). I changed from a smile emboushure to a puckered emboushure with firm mouth corners. I did this by using a method that made me succeed in playing high c :trebleclef: (space3) b...
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Schilke 51 vs. Hammond 12ML

For some reason the 12M (which is more shallow) and the 12MXL (which is deeper) gives a fuller sound than the 12ML on my .525 horns. I have no clue why, but I use a large shank 12ML and 12MXL on my .547 horns and there I think both works. I haven't tried a Schilke 51.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Which is better for a fun purchase
Replies: 13
Views: 738

Re: Which is better for a fun purchase

Is used not an option? If used can be an option a world of opportunities lay before you. Have you a local aftermarket? I hope you do. Fun instruments that are not quite trombones but fun for a trombone player: 1. a Holton TR-350 "MF-Superbone". Very fun to play. Some say they are impossible to hold....
by imsevimse
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Cataract surgery
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Cataract surgery

You could ask your doctor about night vision. My mother is 81 and she has done cataract surgery on both eyes and got new lenses. She has now perfect sight without glasses. The only problem now is driving her car at night time. Headlights from other cars makes driving hard without sunglasses and to u...
by imsevimse
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

Substituting in a regional orchestra this week, and speaking of that long post I made about jazz band setups and how the 2nd player gets wrecked by the drum set, guess what chair I get to play this quarter... I know the feeling. Second trombone placement has it's troubles. The drummer is one of the...
by imsevimse
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Embouchure question
Replies: 18
Views: 623

Re: Embouchure question

If you post pictures it could help. Can you buzz in the mouthpiece without leaks? Can you play any register without a leak? If the answer is Yes! then you could probably overcome the problems with practice. To develop a good emboushure needs a lot of work. There was a time when I had leaks in my hig...
by imsevimse
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

Im playing La Boheme, big opera from Puccini. Its a big experience for me and very fun. Not often I get the possibility to play such things, so I enjoy every note! I even have some few notes with the text "Solo"! Seven I think. Anyway, some magic moments in the soprano arias. Leif Good for you I be...
by imsevimse
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

I played Bruckner "Te Deum" in Tyska Kyrkan (The German Church in Stockholm) this Saturday. It was to celebrate the restoration of an 80 year old organ. It turned out to be a nice concert where the local church choire with a little help of the church choir of The Gustav Wasa Church filled every seat...
by imsevimse
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Learning lots here. So ... where does mouthpiece choice come into this? Could the o.p. get a 7B clone and lighten it up with a large shank 6.5AL? (from phone) Oh no, that would definitely not work, way to small for fluent work in double-valve register and down to pedal F. Plus funny intonation on m...
by imsevimse
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

Have you considered a Conn 72/73? If you get a good one, they can be very responsive and there's enough of them around that it's not a crime to convert one to indy. With the right adjustments they can be very snappy. Older conns are great. The 60h, 70h, 71h, 72h, 73h and the top of the line Elkhart...
by imsevimse
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?
Replies: 37
Views: 1037

Re: Lightweight bright indy bass trombone for big band ?

John - I have never seen an Olds bass trombone on the market in Scandinavia, this might be an hard find. But I'll keep an open eye for an Olds P-24G. I totally forgot about the King 7B. Those are from time to time on the market here. I'll better look out for them too ... Chris - the Rath R9 9" bell...
by imsevimse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 156
Views: 7340

Re: What we're doing

Just back from Krakow, Poland. Playing in a small contemporary ensemble (only brass player) at a music festival. Krakow is a beautiful city, the people friendly and the food and drink fine and good value. The festival staff looked after us like royalty. If only all gigs were as nice. Chris Sounds l...
by imsevimse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?
Replies: 20
Views: 815

Re: Dual Bore Tenor Bone = Slide Euphonium?

I have several dual bore horns. My take on this is a dual bore plays like the upper slide with a possible sound of the lower slide. Then it is up to the player to make that happen. The slide euphonium-like sound do happen when the gears are to big for the player to master, too dificult for the playe...
by imsevimse
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: Alternative Big Band Setups?
Replies: 7
Views: 287

Re: Alternative Big Band Setups?

One fairly common setup is the "wide front"; trombones front row stage left, saxes front row stage right, trumpets behind the trombones, and rhythm behind the saxes (drummer as close to dead center as possible). The wide front always seemed to me to actually make it harder to hear the rest of the b...
by imsevimse
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?
Replies: 37
Views: 848

Re: Euphonium Doubler - How, how long and how well do you adapt?

I have two euphoniums. One Besson 3-valve 700-series with large shank and one Boosey & Hawkes 4-valve compensating with European shank. Mouthpiece? Mouthpieces are Hammond 12XL Euphonium mouthpieces on both. I have one large shank and one small shank that I use with some wrapped newspaper to make fi...
by imsevimse
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Conn 71H
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Conn 71H

I don't know what differs in specifications except for the wrap of the valve but a Conn 71h feels smaller compared to a Conn 72h, not as broad a sound. It could be anything from the leadpipe to the bell.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

The glottis is not necessarily the starting and ending of notes with no tongue, and I think it shouldn't be used that way at all. It is entirely possible, and I think prefereed, the keep the air passage entirely open and control the air from below at it's source rather than turning it on and off li...
by imsevimse
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Accessories
Topic: .500 Leadpipes
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: .500 Leadpipes

I like Noahs pipes. I use his Conn 32H copper lead pipe with my Kanstul 1606 - the .500 Williams 6 copy. The horn becomes more distinct. It becomes more of a lead horn than with any of the original pipes. I also use a special ordered Conn 32H pipe made to fit my .508 Xeno Yamaha 891Z. The same impro...
by imsevimse
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: (Classifieds) Instruments & Parts
Topic: FS: "The Wallace" L.A. Model 2 (I think) on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Re: FS: "The Wallace" L.A. Model 2 (I think) on ebay

First time I see another horn just like mine. I have a Wallace & Williams model 2 . The same dog. Biggest difference is my horn is in brass and has no weight. My horn has the model number 2 engraved in the dimond shaped object above the dog on the bell.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Holton Superbone

NorternEuph - thank you for sharing. I could not believe my ears when I some years ago found the recordings of Ashley Alexander as a soloist with his own band. :good:

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

I think I answered those things, and Gabe elaborated superbly - things that I have said before - practice lots of different ways so you are prepared for anything, and make everything a musical choice instead of a default way you always play. Yes this is true. I agree. Music guides everything but I ...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

What strikes me as symptomatic at this forum and also the old forum is that most questions asked even though they are answered remain secrets and mysteries. I'm sure we do our best to answer, but there is not much information in this thread that help us reach next level. How to teach the thing? How ...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

I don't think I ever use the tongue or glottis to stop a note unless it's part of starting the next note as a series of staccato notes, or I specifically need a special effect. I just stop the air, which feels like using a tiny inhale as an immediate reversal to have the same effect. It has always ...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Holton Superbone

greenbean wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:23 pm
Anyone know the bore size of this horn?
.485

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

Yes Tom. When I whistle staccato i most often start the whistle with my glottis, but I don´t stop the whilstle with the glottis. Actually who does? (Yes I have seen the video) I do stop the whistle with the glottis when I whistle staccato, but I don't stop with the glottis if I whistle a sustained ...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Remington Mouthpiece Help
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: Remington Mouthpiece Help

I do not like the Remington mouthpiece that came with my Conn 88H. My favourite mouthpiece is made by Hammond. They are close to a Bach 5. They come in sizes M, ML, MXL and L. I did a special order to get a M, ML and MXL with Remington taper. I don't want to recommend my mouthpiece choice since it i...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

Are those who say they use the glottis closing their throats somehow at the end of a note? Please explain. I think I'm the one who started the talk about the glottis. It is rather unconscious and I have not worked to make that happen. To me it is something to use at the end of a note more than to s...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

I am a retired teacher, I wanted my students to be able stop the tones just by stop the air. For some that was difficult at first, for some it was easy. No, I did not recomend using the glottis. In a fast staccato lines the tonguestop is automatic. In some music the tonguestop is idiomatic. The ton...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

I am a retired teacher, I wanted my students to be able stop the tones just by stop the air. For some that was difficult at first, for some it was easy. No, I did not recomend using the glottis. In a fast staccato lines the tonguestop is automatic. In some music the tonguestop is idiomatic. The ton...
by imsevimse
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue stopping
Replies: 34
Views: 1250

Re: Tongue stopping

Toungue stops can be used if it fits the context, such as when playing strong accentuated staccatos. It's an example of a place where I use them. I don't hear much misplaced tongue stopping :idk: To end a note gracefully I close the glottis to fade, and I also strive not to close the lips when a not...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Holton Superbone

I had the distinct privilege to work at a summer music camp in Canada with Ashley for several years. During that time I sat with him in the euphonium section in the concert band, and in the trombone section in the jazz band. Many of the charts written by Frank Mantooth that were subsequently publis...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Holton Superbone

,,,My Holton TR350 superbone has seven positions..... /Tom Are your arms long enough to reach all 7? The valve cluster occupies the space between 1 and 2 on a normal slide. Have you played a Holton Superbone? The explanation is the upper outer slide near where the mouthpiece sits is longer than the...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Holton Superbone
Replies: 38
Views: 1312

Re: Holton Superbone

Ashley Alexander was the best. Unfortunately he died young in his 50-ies. My Holton TR395 superbone has seven positions. It can be heavy to hold but you can get some support from your body. You can lean the instrument on the first valve tunngslide against the torso and it gets easier.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Schilke 51- 4G.
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Schilke 51- 4G.

Burgerbob wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:07 am
The 51D is deeper than a 4G. A Hammond 12L is probably closer.
The Hammond 11 is closer to a Bach 4G rim. If you want that rimsize and very deep you could try the Hammond 11L.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Comments & Suggestions
Topic: Profile information is dull!
Replies: 12
Views: 418

Profile information is dull!

I think the profile information is dull in this forum. It could be easy to change. The problem is you have no background information about posters. The attribute "stable" is not very interesting. Change that to "profile information you want to share", "Background information" or something shorter li...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Bach 42BO for a school band?
Replies: 9
Views: 363

Re: Bach 42BO for a school band?

I think the tradition with school bands is fantastic. We don't have that as a tradition here. It really is a good way to promote windband instruments. I also think it is great the bandmaster wants the kids to have high quality instruments. It will be easier to learn. Then there is the problem that t...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 24
Views: 1432

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

There is no shame in having an everyday job to pay the bills. The only guys here who can live on their music either are employed in one of the few orchestras or they are travelling all over Europe to do gigs. Most jazz musicians are either poor or have other jobs too. Maybe a handfull jazz players c...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Hammond 11ML ,11L,11MXL

The order of the mouthpieces seem to have been mixed up :hi: Hammond large shank mouthpieces go from M, ML to L and XL. Small shanks can be XS, S, M, ML. Now the Hammond site says L is only large shank but I have both 12L and 13L small shank and even a 12XL small shank. Maybe the deeper small shank ...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 1084

Re: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.

Jay Friedman's latest article on legato from July 15. It is spot on what I need and it's very convenient he wrote this when I was only half way in this thread, it must be a lucky shot. I'm greatful!

http://www.jayfriedman.net/articles/liv ... the_cracks

/Tom

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