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by imsevimse
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 117
Views: 5670

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: 647

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: 225

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: 671

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: 512

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: 1156

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: 446

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: 276

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: 1231

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1231

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: 1156

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: 312

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1156

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 1231

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: 696

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: 357

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: 329

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: 22
Views: 1044

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: 219

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: 1015

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
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Tangents
Topic: Tenor horn
Replies: 55
Views: 3111

Re: Tenor horn

My tenorhorn is a Boosey & Son and my baritone, euphonium and E-flat tuba are Boosey & Hawkes so I'm sticking to the British brass band definitions. In the windorchestra sometimes the part is called "bariton". I always assume I should use my euphonium, but would it be appropriate to choose a bariton...
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Musicians
Topic: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: Watrous, Rosolino, Fontana

All those are great players, but it's nice we appreciate different things, different styles. I like all those soloists but if you want me to say who's first man on my list from bottom up it is Curtis Fuller. Not that he is bad, it's just the others attract me more. We all dig different things.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...
Replies: 51
Views: 2469

Re: Wich rare horn would you buy EVEN...

:shuffle: It is rare I find a horn I want and not already have...

/Tom
by imsevimse
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Cut It

TR658 was the model number. Found one here
http://www.horn-u-copia.net/show.php?se ... 3D"Holton"

/Tom
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Thoughts and idea on how to improve my legato.
Replies: 14
Views: 1015

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

I'm still working on my legato, first with no tongue and then when I add the legato tongue I slightly curl the tip of the tongue and I place it somewhere between the teeth and the middle of the roof. Ive also noticed the aparture must be working effectively to make sound of ALL the air I use and to ...
by imsevimse
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Tongue position
Replies: 10
Views: 685

Re: Tongue position

lauriet wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:24 pm
Today I tried to get my tongue to start at the roof of my mouth just behind the top teeth. It felt like I had to curl the tip of my tongue up.
On legato I slightly curl the tip of the tongue and I place it somewhere between the teeth and the middle of the roof.

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Cut It

Yes, I know the inline basses are like that. I mostly play dependant so I have not experimented much with that tuning. On a tenor the valve is most used for C, B, Bb, F and E. If you go lower you are in the bass register and if you think of it the notes below E are mostly used when you play third in...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Cut It

I can see the point when going from an f to a d on fourth and back. That's a common pattern. That will be easier on rhe g-valve as well as F-Db and back were you often need to play the f on sixth position. You loose the E. Maybe not very common on fast passages on a tenor but you also loose the Bb o...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Modification & Repair
Topic: Cut It
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Cut It

Why is g better?

/Tom
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Sometimes, not very often I hear an alto sounding glorious. Pretty often I do not like alto trombones. I do believe that could be because the player use a to large mouthpiece. Many years ago I heard a very nice alto in Mozart Requiem. That was you Tom. What mpc did you use? Thank you, Sven! :hi: It...
by imsevimse
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Mouthpieces
Topic: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)
Replies: 16
Views: 619

Re: Alto and Small Tenor Mouthpiece(s?)

Tenor mouthpieces tend to feel stuffy and play flat in the high range on alto. That's why I make a separate alto backbore. Also a slightly smaller shank size as Matt mentioned above. I have a Bach 39 alto and this is a rather small alto. I play with a Bach 12E mouthpiece. It came with a Bach 15E th...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I can not find the order form for the leadpipe I bought on Internet anymore. It is possible I have ben mistaken too, I might have ordered that one from the HornGuys and not the BrassArk since I have made several orders for lead pipes from both. In that case it is probably a Shires pipe I bought. I t...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Instruments
Topic: Mt Vernon Bach trombones
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: Mt Vernon Bach trombones

I have a Mt. Vernon 12 and it's great. I have a New York 6 model VII but the original leadpipe was cracked. I replaced with a .485 T2 leadpipe from BrassArk. It saved the horn but it does not play the same as the original leadpipe. I played another New York 6 mod VII and I think the original is bett...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: What happened to education?

Parents here in Sweden usually think the school system should take care of everything for them and afterwords blames the school for not doing it right. Teachers have the responsability that every child is taken care of. Every child is important. Discipline can be difficult because parents question g...
by imsevimse
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: What happened to education?

I'm an experienced teacher myself. I worked 13 years in the Public Music School. The Public Music School was often hosted in the same locale as the mandatory Public School were ordinary teachers work. I have crossed many school yards, been in many classrooms. I have two children we put in a tax-fina...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: What happened to education?

My belief is we should return to have all schools financed by tax and make sure every child has a place in the school. I'm prepared to pay more tax to make this happen. School is a concern for the country too important to leave to the individual. We must see to all children has the same right to a g...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

Re: What happened to education?

Yes, but the educational sytem seams to be a problem in all the western contries. Seams India, Japan and other Eastern countries are doing a lot better. Sweden is just one of the countries who fails. Happens to be worse than the other Nordic countries unfortunately. Still not the worst in Europe but...
by imsevimse
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: What happened to education?
Replies: 16
Views: 584

What happened to education?

A reflection on a post in another thread! For some bands, it's about neither. It's about collecting trophies to keep the parents and the school administration happy. Overall, a fairly accurate comment on much of public education in this country at this point in time. The "keep the parents and the sc...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Reduce sound level but not as much as a practice mute

Turn on the TV loud and play soft. Nobody complain on TV, or you buy the Yamaha Silent Brass mute and use it with the head phones. Could plug in an Aebersold record and practice improvisation. The feeling of that mute is good and the feedback is enough "tromboney". Even though I play soft in the mut...
by imsevimse
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 117
Views: 5670

Re: What we're doing

The strangest clothes desicion ever. The garden party might be in a tent or in the open air. Might be a meadow with horses. Maybe reign and thunderstorm and hard winds or sunny and very hot. An hour ago a short thunder went over me and the sky opened and water was everywhere but apparently very loca...
by imsevimse
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Performance
Topic: What we're doing
Replies: 117
Views: 5670

Re: What we're doing

I will play a big band gig at a garden party tomorrow with various players in a temporary band from all around stockholm. "Dress nice" I had planned to go in my gray suit, a white shirt and tie. Unfortunately wether says thunderstorm tomorrow so I have no clue what to were tomorrow.

/Tom

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